I have provided storytelling at a wide and diverse range of places such as:
N22 Open Art Studios Wood Green, London. Two days of family storytelling and the odd song, as part of an Open Day for families.
Royal Horticultural Society Wisley. A special night time Halloween Storytelling, in the beautiful gardens.
Beaulieu Park residents community, Halloween Storytelling for families.
Halloween Stories as the special guest of ‘The Mustachio Club’ in Chelmsford.
‘The Widgeon Theatre Boat’, London Fields, Hackney Canal. Halloween storytelling for families, on a unique narrow canal boat, operating as a theatre.
Special Guest at Norwich Storytelling Club. Telling a one and a half hour story set, ‘Dark & Twisted Tales’.
East Kent Sudbury School, Margate. A Self Directed Learning Community, story share.
‘Tall Tales & Short Stories’. A storytelling evening that I curate and run, in collaboration with other professional storytellers and musicians, at The Two Brewers pub in Chelmsford.
‘Folks Fest 2019’, Storytelling in the centre of the City of Chelmsford, at a mini pop-up festival in collaboration with Mencap.
Essex Wildlife Trust, a Sold Out evening of performing ‘Dark and Twisted Tales’ at dusk in the wood.
Storytelling at a Bushcraft Birthday party for 8 year old girls, in Surry.
‘Culture in the Park’, my 2nd year of telling World stories, at this wonderfully diverse multi cultural festival. Oaklands Park Museum.
‘Into The Wild Festival’, four days of Storytelling, this was my 5th time at this fantastic festival. A festival in which I help co-curate the Storytelling, Spoken Word and Singing.
‘Folk East’, Suffolk, my 3rd year, Storytelling.
Co-facilitator at a Climate Change Workshop for ‘Extinction Rebellion’ (‘XR’) by special invitation to help facilitate people in creating/telling, their/a story.
Cambridge Folk Festival, (the biggest in Europe), by Special Invitation. Four days of Storytelling.
East Anglian Children’s Hospice, Cambridge, summer festival, all day storytelling.
HMP Family Visitor Centre waiting room, my 4th time Storytelling.
‘Larmer Tree Festival’ Wiltshire. A one hour performance to approx 100 people around a camp fire, in a woodland glade.
‘Folk by the Oak’ festival, Hertfordshire. Telling folk and fairy tales all day.
‘Village Green Festival 2019’, Southend, all day telling Oral Stories, as part of a collective of Performance Storytellers, Spoken Word Artists and Musicians.
‘Global Generation’ an Ecology charity, asked back for a 4th time to ‘The Skip Garden’, St Pancras, London. To tell stories that speak to ecological issues.
‘The Fling Festival’ 2019, Chelmsford Essex.
Anke’s Café, Southend. An afternoon of family storytelling, as part of the Spinning Yarns Collective
Telling tales and running a Bushcraft Camp Birthday Party for boys, Farnham Surrey.
The East Anglian Storytelling Festival, my 4th year, all weekend telling and listening to stories.
‘Global Generation’ an Ecology charity, asked back for a 3nd time to ‘The Skip Garden’, St Pancras, London.
Barking Folk Festival, asked back for a 3rd year. I am the festival’s sole Storyteller all weekend.
Hare Moon Storytelling Camp, Cambridgeshire.
Brentwood Prep School, asked back for a 3rd year, Storytelling for the children’s ‘enrichment’ day.
‘Roots Gathering’, Kent. asked back for a 2nd year to this micro festival, 3 days of Storytelling.
Bighat Bushcamp, Sussex, 25 Girl Scouts group, camp fire storytelling.
Supprt4Sight a Charity event back for a 4th time storytelling for people who are blind, in Essex.
Bighat Bushcamp, Sussex, a boys 10 year old birthday party Storytelling in a Wood.
Beltane Fire Festival, Kent. Asked back again, 3 days of storytelling and co-hosting the storytelling Yurt
Holly Trees Primary School Brentwood. Asked back again for some all day storytelling performances and running some storytelling workshops for the children, to understand the structure of stories on a deeper level.
Donate4Refugees, at The Thenga Café in Kings Cross, London. I was invited back for a 2nd time to be part of a company of storytellers, telling ‘World Tales’
Invited Storytelling Guest for ‘Woodlife Trails’ a bush craft company working out of Hatfield Forest, a National Trust forest. We sat in the evenings around a camp fire as I told stories.
Invited Special Guest storyteller, telling a set of countryside folk tales at ‘Othersyde’ Cambridge, a Storytelling, Spoken Word and Singing venue.
Chelmsford ‘Ignite’, attended a Storytelling Symposium.
Leeds Literature Festival; ‘Leeds Storytelling Takeover’. A weekend dedicated to Oral Storytelling.
World Book Day, telling Oral stories to school children, in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes, at John Ray Infants School, Braintree, Essex.
Essex Book Festival, telling Oral Pirate Tales and Sea stories on-board, the ex-Pirate Radio Caroline ship, docked in Harwich.
London Dreamtime Story Circle. Telling a Moon story on a full ‘Snow Moon’, evening.
Chelmsford storytelling club that I run, Tall Tales & Short Stories, Viking, Celtic and Saxon stories.
Charity Event, Family Storytelling at ‘Ruby Riot’ for Ruby, an 8 year old girl with Retts Syndrome.
‘Tipi Woods’ Forest School Group.
Palace Theatre, Southend. ‘Festival of Stories’ A day of multiple storytelling performances as part of National Storytelling Week.
Mencap; Back for a 3rd time telling Scottish Folk & Fairy Tales, for an adolescent support group.
Mencap; Back for a 3rd time telling, Scottish Folk & Fairy Tales, to the adult group.
Christ Church Infants School, Brick Lane, London. All day Storytelling at the school.
Holywells Park, Ipswich. Wassailing Apple tree celebration stories.
HMP Prison Chelmsford. Family Storytelling (2nd time) in the family waiting area.
Chelmsford City Council. Art and Culture Collective, end of year celebration with some Winter Stories.
Russian Folk tales at a child with Russian heritage, birthday party.
Southend-on-Sea, charity evening, raising money for a Mental Health Charity.
Chelmsford Storytelling Club, my own evening that I organise and run for storytellers and listeners.
Children’s Refugee Charity, ‘Donate4Refugees’, Storytelling event, Kings Cross, London.
Tipi Wood, Self Directed Learning Community, mini Family Festival.
Mencap Chelmsford, Adult group, requested Robin Hood themed stories.
Mencap Chelmsford, Adolescent group, requested Robin Hood themed stories.
Chelmsford Ideas Festival, Cultural Community Tea Party, in the Library, telling family tales all day.
Chelmsford Ideas Festival, Storytelling at a Children’s award ceremony for a Peace Poetry Competion.
HMP Prison Chelmsford. Family storytelling, prior to family visits. Collaborating with Essex Book Festival 2018
Emmerson College, Forest Row, Sussex. Telling stories as part of a Ceilidh evening.
Highwood Primary School, Halloween Party.
Essex Poetry Festival 2018, reading three of my own poem’s.
Moulsham Lodge Cub Pack, Chelmsford. Storytelling, preparing them to work on their very own stories, for a writing competition.
Leigh-on-Sea, ‘Ten Green Bottles’, music and spoken word evening.
Self Directed Learning Community, Tipi Woods, Essex. Oral Storytelling for children.
Woodbridge Storytelling Club ‘Tapas ‘n’ Tales.
Guest Storyteller at the ‘Bards Aloud’ storytelling club in Ipswich Suffolk.
Storytelling Workshop, delivering an all day workshop working with students at ‘Jump Start’ in Bury St Edmunds. In conjunction with ‘Suffolk Art Link’ a project working with adults who have a learning difficulty or disability. The project will culminate in the students eventually producing their own stories.
The ‘Ufford Arts Festival’, Ufford Suffolk. A one hour family storytelling session.
‘Ufford Arts Festival’. A two hour adult storytelling, shared with an acoustic singer. Alternating story and song.
‘Maldon Oyster Festival’, all day Family Storytelling, with a Sea & Pirate theme.
‘Tipi Woods’ (Forest School) Storytelling for a family group in the woods.
Braintree Pagan Moot, contributing stories to a storytelling evening for the club.
‘Into The Wild’ Summer Festival 2018. 4 days of Storytelling & co-hosting the spoken word stage, for the 3rd time.
‘Folk East’ Festival in Suffolk. 3 days of Storytelling, 3 times a day, for the 2nd year running.
‘Beside The Seaside Festival’ 2018, Storytelling out of a Beach Hut, Dovercourt, Essex.
Harlequin Fayre 2018, back for a 2nd year, 3 days of Storytelling and MC’ing, Norfolk.
‘Kenya In The Park’, walkabout Storytelling at, “The largest Kenyan Festival in Europe”.
Kingsfleet Primary School, Felixstowe, Suffolk. Pirate stories and songs for the 5-7 yr old children
‘Jimmy’s Festival’ 2018. 2nd year running, Family storytelling at the festival.
‘Root Camp’ A residential cooking camp for teenagers, in Suffolk. Week 2 students.
‘Voice Box’ spoken word/music event at ‘Twenty One’, Southend-on-Sea. I perform here every month.
‘Root Camp’ A residential cooking camp for teenagers in Suffolk. Week 1 students.
Oakland’s Museum Park, Chelmsford, ‘Cultural Day’, providing family Storytelling for the whole day.
Chelmsford Art & Culture Festival 2018, I was commissioned to curate 9 days of Storytelling and Storytellers across Chelmsford.
National Trust, Summer Fayre, Ickworth House, Bury St Edmunds Suffolk, my 2nd Fayre for them.
East Anglian Storytelling Festival 2018, my 3rd year.
Barking Folk Festival 2018, back for a 2nd year, 2 days of Family Storytelling.
Amsterdam Storytelling club, invited to perform a ‘real life’ story that I crafted.
Dutch International Storytelling Centre in Den Haag, invited to perform a ‘real life’ story that I crafted.
‘Calder Bookshop Theatre’, Waterloo, London. Invited storytelling guest for a Charity fund raising event.
‘BIG KID Foundation’ Creating and providing a Storytelling workshop and performance for Young People deemed ‘at risk’.
Brentwood Prep School, My 2nd year running, giving a Storytelling performance as part of the children’s ‘enrichment day’.
‘Roots Gathering’ Festival, Kent. Performing a specially commissioned Story that I wrote and performed for the festival finale.
‘Support 4 Sight’ Chelmsford, a charity working with people with a sight impairment, a Storytelling performance.
‘Spring Wood’ May Day Celebration, Ipswich. family storytelling for the 2nd year running.
‘Beltane Festival’ 3 days Storytelling & co-hosting for ‘Into The Wild’ festival organisation. My 2nd event for them.
‘The Green Room’ at Ten Green Bottles Café/Bar, Spoken Word and Music night. Leigh-on-Sea.
‘Support 4 Sight’, Braintree, a charity working with visually impaired people. Storytelling in their Braintree club.
St Marys Primary School, Woodham Ferrers. Essex. Oral Storytelling, for World Book Day
BUPA The Lodge Nursing Home, Hatfield Peveral. Essex. A Family Day Storytelling.
Gateway Club for teenagers with learning disabilities, Folk Tales and Fairy Tales, for National Storytelling Week.
Mencap, an evening telling Folk & Fairy tales to adult service user’s, for National Storytelling Week.
Guest Storyteller at 21 The Parade, an evening of Oral Storytelling, poetry and song, for National Storytelling Week.
Guest Storyteller at Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, children’s stories as part of National Storytelling Week.
Cambridge Storytelling Club, as part of a troupe, telling real life ‘Ancestor Stories’. Cambridge.
Woodbridge Storytelling Club event. Woodbridge Suffolk. 2018
‘Winter Folk & Fairy Tales’ Chelmsford. An event that I organised and ran, with the support of 6 other Storytellers).
Spoken Word event, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.
Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Art, Storytelling Weekend. Somerset.
‘Pint of Tales’ Storytelling event in Southend-on-Sea.
National Trust ‘Wood and Craft Fair’ 2017 at Ickworth House in Suffolk. 2 days family storytelling.
Spoken Word event, Palace Hotel, Southend-on-Sea.
Woodbridge Suffolk, Storytelling event, ‘Tapas and Tales’.
‘ArtSeaMusic Festival 2017’ Family storytelling, Wivenhoe, Essex.
Special Guest, ‘Into The Wild Summer Festival 2017’ in Kent. 3 Days of storytelling.
‘Folk East 2017’ Storytelling for 3 days, at Glemham Hall, Suffolk.
‘One World Garden’, Hylands House, Chelmsford. A storytelling special event for the service users of Mencap.
Special Guest, ‘The Estuary Fringe Festival 2017’. Southend-on-Sea.
‘Mencap’ day centre, telling Thai folk tales to inspire service users, for their Thai shadow puppet workshop that followed.
‘Harlequin Fayre 2017’ 3 days Storytelling in Norfolk.
‘Jimmy’s Festival 2017’ 2 days Storytelling in the ‘Wonderwood’ at ‘Jimmy’s Farm’ in Suffolk.
‘The East Anglian Storytelling Festival 2017’ 3 days Storytelling in Norfolk.
‘Refugee Week’ and ‘Ancestor Stories’ at St Ethelburga’s, Centre for Peace, Bishopsgate, London.
‘Barking Folk Festival’ 2016, family storytelling for 2 days.
Leigh-on-Sea Storytelling event.
Brentwood Prep School. All day Storytelling, as part of a school ‘Enrichment Day’.
Storytelling at a 6 day Bushcamp/Nature Experience with adolescent’s, in Staines, Surry.
Storytelling at a 2 day Bushcamp/Nature Workshop as a teaching aid for Teacher’s, in Staines, Surry.
‘Spring Wood’ May Day 2017 open wood event, Storytelling in Spring Wood, Ipswich.
Guest Storyteller, For the children’s Refugee charity ‘Safe Passage’, in Southend-on-Sea.
‘Winterfest’ 2016, Arts event in Brightlingsea.
Woodcroft Nursery School, Chelmsford
‘The Skip Garden’, Kings Cross, London for a Children’s Birthday Party, in a Yurt
Storytelling at Poetree Walks Suffolk
Special Guest, Storyteller, ‘CompassFest 2016′ Compass’ Inn Suffolk.
Special Guest, Storyteller, ‘Spill Festival 2016’ Ipswich.
Adolescent Mental Health Hospital, Storytelling and a Storytelling Workshop.
Chelmsford Storytelling and Spoken word bi-monthly event.
‘Hare Moon’ storytelling festival 2016
Blackmore Folk club Essex
‘ More Winter Tales’ and Spoken Word Festival
Bards Aloud Storytelling club Ipswich
The Fold, Essex Storytelling club
Sussex Storytelling club
East Anglian Storytelling Festival 2016
Hatfield Peveral Childminders Summer Party.
Telling stories as part of an Outdoor Nature Based Project with year 7 boys, for an Essex School.
v Suffolk Poetry and Storytelling Club
Emerson College Sussex
Ashdown Preparatory School Forest Row Sussex
Steiner Pre-school Forest Row Sussex
Guest Storyteller, for 270 children at ‘Chatham Green Project’ Farm and Countryside Day
‘Blooming Moulsham’ Child-minding after school group
‘The Wilderness Foundation’ adolescent ‘Out There’ programme
‘Global Generation’ at ‘The Skip Garden’ St Pancras, telling stories.
A Street Party celebration for the Queen’s 90th birthday
Children’s ‘Bushcraft Holiday Club’ in Thaxted, Essex.
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