Marisa Latimer

Marisa learnt many songs, stories and ballads from the renowned Scottish Tinker Storyteller, Sheila Stewart, and was taught how to use ‘conyach’ – how to blend the heart and soul.


She worked as Learning Resource Assistant and Playleader at Bidwell Brook Special School. She recently led a group of 4-6 year olds through a series of weekly workshops, culminating in a performance that blended storytelling, puppetry, role-play games , song and mime.


Marisa recently learnt by-heart, the full version of Robert Burn’s “Tam O’ Shanter” performing it in the traditional setting of a Burns Night Ceremony. 

“It’s taken me years to memorise it and I thought I’d never get there, but I did, and now I carry it with me where e’er I go.” She hopes to make Burns Night a yearly feast of increasing grandeur, and ‘to store a treasure trove of literature from the depths of history…to weave its thick,  heavy threads through time. ‘