You, Me, Story! 
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You, Me, Story! 

This wonderful project, that promotes critical thinking around gender stereotypes through storytelling. 

We believe in the power of storytelling and music in shaping the understanding towards a deeply sensory approach.   In the process, children will be upskilled in storytelling and character creation techniques. 

Our project consists of:

  • Creative workshops delivered by professional storytellers in schools located in East London and East Sussex.
  • Tailored resources that focuses on SDGs 3 (good health and wellbeing), 4 (quality education), 5 (gender equality) and 10 (reducing inequalities).   The resources will be aimed at young people in KS3 and is accompanied by adult-level thinking, information and guidance for educators to inform the knowledge- acquisition, activities and exercises for children. 
  • A CPD for educators on how to use the resources.  Focusing on developing their confidence in teaching about these issues with a holistic approach. 

The project starts in February 2022 and ends in October 2022, and will be delivered by 18 Hours and Global Learning London, with storytellers Alex Etchart, Xanthe Gresham-Knight and Amy Sutton.

If you have any questions or want to be part of the project, please contact us at

Alex Etchart is an Anglo-Uruguayan social artist and multi-instrumentalist composer working in the UK and beyond. Raised in the South American folk tradition and born in the UK, Alex brings those sounds of fire and hope to contemporary social movements amplifying the voice of marginalised groups and social justice campaigns. Alex will be consulting on writing the resources and the training.

Xanthe Gresham Knight is a performance storyteller of world renown. Author of ‘Goddesses and Heroines’ with Thames and Hudson, she has created a variety of shows celebrating the feminine divine including ‘Cassandra’ for Radio 4 (Listen to the BBC podcast here), ‘Morgana Le Fey’ for The Cheltenham Literature Festival and ‘Isis and Hecate’ for the Barbican. She has performed extensively with The Crick Crack Club and the Goddess Tales were funded by the Arts Council of England. She is working with us as a storyteller and facilitator.

Amy Sutton is magical, sparky, and probably several goblins in a long coat. They make work about fairytales, death, and how the stories we tell shape us. They have toured nationally as an actor and internationally as a storyteller. Their plays and poems have won awards. Amy identifies as non-binary. She will be delivering workshops to teachers and young people.


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