Anthony Nanson

has been telling stories professionally and running storytelling courses since 1999.
He founded the Bath Storytelling Circle that year and instituted evening classes in storytelling at the
University of Bath in 2000. Heís worked in arts centres, bookshops, cafes, camps, castles, charities,
churches, clubs, festivals, fetes, galleries, gatherings, parties, retreat centres, schools, theatres,
universities, weddings, woods - around Britain and in Greece and Finland - and has appeared on
television and radio. He performs solo and with the company Fire Springs, with whom he co-
produced the epics Arthurís Dream, Robin of the Wildwood, and Return to Arcadia.

His flexible performance style varies from high-energy intensity on stage to cheerful informality in the
pub. At the core of his repertoire are traditional stories from Britain, Ireland, Greece, East Africa, and
the Middle East. He also tells true stories of exploration and ecological history and his own travellerís
tales and original stories. His workshops combine practical performance skills with techniques in
preparing stories - usually with a focus such as Greek myth, Celtic myth, King Arthur, Bible stories, or
nature stories.

Anthonyís concern about todayís ecological crisis informs much of his work. Heís the author of
Storytelling and Ecology: reconnecting nature and people through oral narrative, has led workshops
on ecological stories for the SfS, Tales to Sustain, and WWF, and was the keynote speaker at the
first Greek conference on storytelling and environmental education in 2007. He also writes fiction, and
teaches creative writing at Bath Spa University. He has degrees in natural sciences and creative
writing and a PGCE, has worked as a science teacher, and has lived in Kenya and Greece.
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