As National Storytelling Week, begins on 1st February, I have some news to share.
I was asked by The Society for Storytelling to contribute an audio recording of me telling one of my favourite stories for children, ‘Clay Pot Boy’. It has been put into a ‘free’ National School’s Pack. (300 packs have already been requested, contact SfS.org.uk) The packs are to aid teachers in introducing Oral Storytelling to children, along with explaining many of its proven benefits to children. I was also asked to contribute to a section in the pack on, “inclusive storytelling”. With tips and comments from my various experience’s of working with children in multiple settings over 24 years. With additional comments, from my experience of working with people with Learning Disabilities.
During National Storytelling Week itself, I will be Storytelling in a Suffolk school, all week. Working with a Children’s Mental Health Charity, ‘FineNotFine’. We will be using and working with a particular story all week, primarily to look at helping children access their inner strengths. To help build upon their inner resilience and confidence. Along with having a lot of fun.
In addition, later on in February on the 15th and 16th, during half term, I will be Storytelling at RHS Wisley again, telling stories all about the weather.
I will also be appearing for a second time on the 18th at ‘The Widgeon Theatre Boat’ a unique theatre on a canal boat, moored in London. I will be telling stories in the daytime for children and than performing stories in the evening, for adults only.
I will also be at the Thenga Café, in London again for the third time, on 27th, telling a story along with others, to help raise money for the Children’s Refugee Charity DonateforRefugee’s.
I will also be in London again on Sunday 1st March, telling a story in Hackney, at an open event, where the stories are all about Witches and Witchcraft. (address 186 Hackney Road, E2 7QL).
Perhaps I might see you at one of these events.