Since 1995 Xanthe has performed in countless schools, theatres, libraries, hospitals, barges, boats, parks and woodlands. She works in long-term partnership with the British Museum and has developed numerous projects for the V & A, Whitechapel, Brunai and Courtauld Galleries. She held the post of Storyteller in Residence for the Chelsea Physic Garden and Stoke and Staffordshire Libraries and was storytelling educator for Tate Britain for four years.
Repertoire includes material from European, Russian, Celtic, Greek, Persian, Iraqi, Mesopotamian, Afghani, South American, Egyptian, Viking, Chinese, Native American, Indian and Sufi traditions.
Xanthe fires up the children. She takes them to a magical world, opening up a Pandora’s box, unlocking the imagination and bringing exhibits to life. Pascale Guychard, Education Officer Tate Gallery
With a few props, exquisite timing, a few rhythmic repetitions and some participation, stories were bought to life to beautiful effect. Harry Browne, The Irish Times
Your passion and energy will live on through your stories. Come back soon! Kate Frood, Eleanor Palmer School, Camden
Xanthe is an excellent collaborator to work with. She is completely professional, delivers work to deadline, adapts very well to circumstances and is open to suggestions from clients. Her work for us begins from the collection and from traditional stories and she is very skilled at developing these narratives and offering audiences genuine insights into different cultures and lived experiences. She is an outstanding performer and we have always received very positive feedback from audiences on sessions she has run for us. Richard Woff, Head of Schools and Young Audiences, British Museum