Jan Blake

Artist - Jan Blake

Jan Blake is one of Europe’s leading storytellers who has been performing world-wide for over 30 years. Specialising in stories from Africa, the Caribbean, and Arabia, Jan has a well-earned reputation for dynamic and generous storytelling. Recent highlights include Hay Festival, where she was storyteller in-residence, the Viljandi Harvest Festival in Estonia and TEDx Warsaw.   Her own storytelling company and school is the Akua Storytelling Project.  In 2011, Jan was the recipient of the Thüringer Märchen Preis, awarded to scholars or performers who have devoted their lives to the service of storytelling.

“Blake has, over the course of the past couple of decades, firmly established a reputation as one of the world’s greatest storytellers.” André Naffis-Sahely

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