Photo: Mishko Papic

Sherry Robinson    Sherry is the illustrator for Sussex Folktales for Children.  She has collaborated with Xanthe for 15 years performing original and traditional material on cello, harp, accordion, bodhran and hammer dulcimer and recording 3 CDs.  She is a musician with Seefin,  a string trio who compose inventive, unexpected blends of music, with a unique feel that’s infused with the influences and rich colours of Irish and European styles.
Arash Moradi  Arash was born in the Kurdish city of Kermanshah in Western Iran. He is the eldest son of Iran`s leading tanbour player Ali Akbar Moradi. Arash started learning this ancient art form from an early age and has performed all over the world, most recently on BBC radio 4 and as a soloist at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Arash’s music stuns all audiences of The Shahnameh with its passion, skill and effortless dexterity.
Nina Perry  Nina has been working as a radio producer and composer for broadcasting and film since 2003. The BBC have called her work ‘fantastically original.’ Nina’s sound design for the Goddess Tales was inspiring and caused the stories to unfold in unpredictable and highly satisfying ways.
Shabina Aslam  Shabina has been Associate Producer of LIFT, Diversity Director for Radio Drama at the BBC and Associate Director for Theatre Venture, London. As director of the Goddess Tales, Shabina is a visionary with inexhaustible wit. As dramaturge she is both rigorous and insightful.
Annmarie Woods  Anne Marie has designed for Opera North, The Riverside, The Barbican and Red Ladder Theatre. She received the Manchester Evening News Award for Best Theater Design. Her work for the Goddess Tales took the storytelling to a new plane of visual sophistication!
Crick Crack Club  Xanthe is proud to belong to the Club that has been the driving force for the re-visioning of storytelling as a contemporary performance art for adult audiences, for over 20 years. Their promotion of excellence continues to influence storytelling as a contemporary performing art in England, Wales and Northern Europe.
EverydayMagic  The heart of Everyday Magic is storytelling, complemented with other art forms. Artists work closely with teachers and schools to devise programmes which develop children’s imagination and creativity. Xanthe has been working with the Company of Players and Tellers for four years under the inspired leadership of Anne Johnson.
MythStories  Myth Stories work with communities to keep oral heritage alive, promoting and commissioning storytelling. Their ‘astonishing’ and ‘wonderfully creative Museum’ is crammed with objects and living stories. Xanthe was invited to develop the tale of Wild Edric (link to multimedia page) as part of a new Museum exhibit in 2008 with artist Louise Frances Evans
  Adverse Camber Productions  Adverse Camber is an independent producing company, based amongst the historic mills of Cromford, Derbyshire. The company creates a world in which traditional stories and extraordinary storytelling performances are an essential part of life. We work with outstanding ensembles of the UK’s best storytellers and musicians from the UK and across the world to produce powerful, absorbing new performances for adult audiences.
18 Hours 18 Hours produce inclusive, sustainable, accessible, high quality, diverse events and cultural experiences, education and research in Hastings. Director Mandy Curtis has been a mentor to Xanthe since 2020, supporting her with the Hastings Storytelling Festival Goddess Day, Kitchen Goddess series and the ACE funded Goddess Lounge.
Red Rebel Brigade Thanks to Laura Coppin of Extinction for her brilliant work on The Goddess Lounge and for the Goddess Festival in Hastings. Laura is a member of the Red Rebel Brigade. ‘Red Rebel Brigade symbolises the common blood we share with all species, That unifies us and makes us one. As such we move as one, act as one and more importantly feel as one.
Arts Council of England Thanks to the Arts Council of England for funding The Goddess Lounge. Ace aims to create a country transformed by culture that brings us together, happier and healthier with events that excite, inspire, delight and enrich our lives.
Wordsmith Design Thanks to Erica Smith for her design for the Goddess Festival, Kitchen Goddess and The Goddess Lounge. Erica is an experienced hands-on designer with a history of working in the communications industry. Skilled in typography, book design, information design, web design including WordPress.
Quest Graphics Thanks to Robert Barker for designing, maintaining and updating my websites.