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Ursula Holden-Gill

“Very different, brilliant & rather fantastic.” (Martin Carthy MBE)
“A unique force in storytelling." (BBC 2 Folk Awards Best Duo 2017 Finalists O'Hooley & Tidow)
"A warm-hearted tornado.” (Mike O’Connor, Storyteller and Folk Musician)

“She is a magic lady.” (Ben Harris for Whitby Folk Week 2016)
Ursula Holden Gill Ursula Holden Gill is a one woman tour de force; Storyteller, Myth Maker, Comedienne & Curator. An award-winning Actress and a familiar face on screen, in recent years she has established herself as a unique and pertinent storytelling talent, both in Britain and beyond; winning audiences over in Belgium, China, Ireland and South America. Working across the performance, education and community sectors alike, to date, Ursula has generated firm links with institutions such as Action for Children, Opera North, Settle Stories, Social Services & The National Trust. From her stunningly characterised adaptations of traditional folk and fairy tales (and especially the Witching Tales of her native Lancashire / West Yorkshire border) to her signature streetwise, savvy, self – penned originals, Ursula is well known to make her crowds laugh and cry, think, reflect and roar again; all in the space of half an hour… a shape-shifting scallywag, truly one to watch! In 2012 Ursula was voted Best Newcomer at The British Awards for Storytelling Excellence.

Website: ursulaholdengill.com

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