Here at the Village, we’ve been very lucky to work with some wonderful placement students over the years, who are an amazing support to our small team. We’re delighted now to welcome Shuhan, who will be with us at The Village until December. Shuhan will be working partly alongside the Creative Communities team as well as assisting with social media & marketing. Here’s why Shuhan was drawn to working with us…

I am Shuhan and now studying at the centre of British Studies in Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.  Since my childhood, my memory has been always linked to storytelling. In China, we have many different folklores, and those folklores were used to accompany me every night when I went to bed. When I was a child, I was always enchanted by my grandparents and parents’ stories because the stories of them could flash some images to the age when they were used to live. 

Storytelling has its own charm, not only to the listeners, but also to the storytellers. People could be inspired from hearing others’ stories as well from telling stories to other people. The power of storytelling is one of the main reasons why I want to take my placement with the Village Storytelling Centre. Storytelling being used as a way of artistic output is more interactive than other art forms, and I am excited to see how the interaction goes and how everyone is involved in storytelling sessions! 

Besides, my degree in English language and literature did not cover much about Scotland, I also want to experience more cultural activities and natural landscapes in Scotland. I am very looking forward to being in Glasgow and starting my placement!

We’re so glad to have you on the team, Shuhan!