Connection with stories

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Storytelling at Torriano Story Night I was absolutely delighted to be invited by Nell Phoenix to tell stories for her monthly Story Night at Torriano. It’s a wonderful storytelling club for adults in Kentish Town, that was in fact celebrating it’s 9th year this month. This post is about how I found my connection with the […]

Caribbean stories at the Museum of London

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Hello London, Hello Barbados This year marks the 50th Anniversary of independence for Barbados and other Caribbean islands.  I was asked to tell Caribbean stories at the Museum of London, Docklands as part of their celebrations for their wonderful festival ‘Hello London, Hello Barbados‘. The  Caribbean festival took place over the weekend of 13th and 14th August. […]

Greek myths

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Bringing ancient Greece to life There’s a fantastic exhibition on at the British Museum until November 2016.  It’s called: The ‘Sunken Cities’ Egypt’s Lost Worlds.  The exhibition reveals myths and political stories of ancient Greece, and part of my storytelling at the British Museum included breathing life into Greek myths about the adventures of Greek […]

Storytelling at The British Museum

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Telling ancient Egyptian and Greek myths I recently had the pleasure of storytelling at The British Museum during an exciting evening of events for their members.  The evening was part of a celebration following the launch of the exhibition ‘Sunken Cities, Egypt’s Lost Worlds‘.  Two lost ancient Egyptian cities ‘Thonis-Heracleion’ and ‘Canopus’ had been submerged under […]

Wendy Shearer Professional Storyteller - Multilingual Creativity event

Multilingual Creativity Event

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Free Word The Free Word Centre is the only international centre for literature, literacy and free expression.  In collaboration with the Culture Institute at King’s College London they held a Multilingual Creativity Lab, looking at creative approaches to engaging with and promoting multilingual skills. Free Word invited me to speak at one of their events […]