What is Snail Tales?
Snail Tales is a team of oral storytellers who take the spellbinding oral tradition that has entertained and enriched lives since language began, and blend it with magic, puppetry, song... and plenty of joining in. With folktales old, new, and soon to be, look forward to a fun, creative, and unforgettable adventure.
Our storytellers are the face of the new Oxford University Press Reading Tree, and a number of our projects have been supported by the Arts Council, the John Thaw Foundation, and many local authorities UK-wide. For examples of the great feedback we've received from school, theatre and festival audiences all over the world, please click here.
Storytelling is a great way to improve the imagination, which is the facet that most clearly distinguishes humans from animals, and is at the heart of several key transferable skills including hypothesising, problem-solving, decision-making, empathy, ambition, and motivation. That's why our motif is a snail...
...good storytelling is magic that stays with you for life.