Giant's heart -

school of storytelling

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Giant’s Heart is a school based in Scotland yet inspired and modelled on the Nordic ‘Folkehøjskole’ or Folk High School.  

Whether you wish to tell traditional folk stories, personal tales, or create your own stories and share them, the school promises to offer students a life enriching and transformational learning experience. 

As practitioners of storytelling, we have a wealth of experience to share with our students.

Podcast about Giant's Heart


with words

The way Engh paints his stories is magical, building a landscape of a simpler time. 

Imogen Rowe,




Svend-Erik is not only an authentic and impressive storyteller but also a great, emphatic trainer with the right questions in the right moment.

Zsuzsanna Takács

CEO at KRIO Institute Cell and Tissue Bank, Hungary



Svend-Erik creates a uniquely inspiring and creative learning environment based on trust and expert narrator skills.

Søren Buhl Hornskov

Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Photo by Alice Fernbank

Svend-Erik is a Danish storyteller who has worked internationally as a storyteller, story coach, and theatre director for over 30 years. He started creating his unique coaching method while teaching in a folkehøjskole in the 1990’s. The method has been described as Fluid Storyguiding by one of his students. During the pandemic, he transferred his in-depth storytelling masterclasses to the online environment, providing the original impetus for Giant’s Heart.

Let me listen to your idea, your seedling of a story or a fully composed tale which you may have told many times. You will find that my feedback always adds new dimensions to the telling.

Write me an email on svend.erik.engh@gmail.com and lets see if we can find a time for a free coaching session. First one is free introductory half hour session. If you like what you get, we can arrange for more coaching on a pay what you can basis.


is our 2-year-old's favourite, he asks to read it at least once or twice a day and joins in on 'Boos and hisss' and every 'ouch', and has us singing Nelly the elephant every time too.

Ossi Jalonen

A runestone in Edinburgh