After a sold out run at Pope’s Grotto and Twickenham Library, Alexander Pope: A Search For Perfection is back! I will be performing the show at The Old Sorting Office in Barnes on 13th October – tickets are now on sale here. Pope is a poet I avoided at Uni because his idea of poetry […]
I was a guest on BBC Radio 4’s “Saturday Live” on 20th Feb. Great fun. Programme started late because of a technical hitch and there was even a blackout in the studio (I confess, I didn’t really notice!). It’s a great programme, with Richard Coles and Aasmah Mir hosting. You can listen to the whole […]
To usher in 2016, I thought I would tell you a story about the turning of time, about renewal and about hope. Happy New Year! See you on the other side…
And now for my final story before Christmas – Why The Robin Has A Red Breast (and became a hero). Hope you all have an enchanting Christmas of love, happiness and good old overindulgence and check back on New Year’s Eve for something to see you through into 2016…
So to celebrate the solstice, today’s story is a magical tale to keep your heart warm in these dark, dark days and nights… Let me know if you have any Christmas favourites I could read!
Hey ho (ho, ho)! To brighten up your Christmas, I thought I’d share a couple of stories with you. Today’s is called Big Cattle, Little Cattle and is a traditional Russian Christmas tale with hearty borscht, glad tidings and an obscene amount of rats… Check back for more tales of snow and mayhem and don’t […]
A New Project, a new (old) story! So, a BBC World Service journalist called Richard Hamilton, working in Morocco, has discovered and fallen in love with the public, open air storytelling traditions of Marrakesh and has discovered the tradition is under threat. For years, storytellers have been able to perform in a particular square and […]