FREE Storytelling Sessions at William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow

Of course, we all associate William Morris with fabrics, and if I say “African textiles” you’re probably already imagining rich colours and sophisticated designs. This Easter the beautiful William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow have invited me to tell African Folk Stories in connection with their current exhibition. Social Fabric – African Textiles Today explores the beautiful […]

Sneak preview of Alexander Pope: A Search for Perfection

Be one of the first people to see Alexander Pope: A Search for Perfection! I will be performing a sneak preview of my latest show at the Pope’s Grotto Preservation Trust symposium “The proper study of Mankind is Man” on Saturday 21st May 2016 at Radnor House School, Twickenham. As it will be the first time I […]

Alexander Pope: A Search For Perfection tickets now on sale!

Great news! Tickets for my latest storytelling piece Alexander Pope: A Search For Perfection are now on sale for performances at Pope’s Grotto during the Twickenham Festival on Saturday 18th and Saturday 25th June 2016. You can buy single or family tickets and I will be telling stories throughout the day giving you the chance to both listen to […]

Imagine Children’s Festival, Royal Festival Hall, London

On Monday morning, 15th Feb, at the Royal Festival Hall in London, I ran an hour long session for blind children and their siblings at the Imagine Festival. My brief was to involve the children in a highly interactive storymaking session. This would draw on previous work I’ve done in Norfolk with blind children on behalf […]

StoryMaking and Voice Workshops, Chandigarh

So, I taught the last of five workshops, one each in Kolkata, Delhi, and two in Chandigarh. These are the kind of workshops I would love to do more often with teachers in UK. Essentially, it puts staff in touch with their memory, their imagination and with the natural storyteller in all of them. It […]

Chandigarh II

Apparently, in Chandigarh, I’m only an hour & a half from the Himalayas. You’d never guess. The land around is flat, fertile farmland. The city itself, in architecture, layout and outlook is resolutely modern. Our hotel has abstract paintings all along the hall. All the buildings I’ve seen are white (or mostly white) and block […]