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. […]

Passing down folktales

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Telling stories in Crouch End We’ve been having a few warm, balmy nights  lately.  Coupled with the sun setting way into the evening hours, we had the perfect recipe for storytelling for grown-ups outdoors. Adventure & fitness community FlyCrew invited me to be part of their summer launch by telling a few Caribbean folktales.  We set up outside […]

Storytelling at Stamford Hill school

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As part of their Black History Month celebrations, I was asked to do storytelling at Stamford Hill school.   I entertained Year 1 and Reception with Anansi and the talking Melon and how Anansi got his stories. The children’s attention was immediately captured when I showed them my huge wooden boat.  I explained that we sere […]

Wooden staff for Anansi storytelling

Black History Month stories

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Today I spent time with a Year 5 class at Campsbourne Junior School to run an oral storytelling workshop.  I’d prepared Black History Month stories which the children could take part in. Some of them had heard the tale of Ananse and the Unknown Assignment by Peggy Appiah from her book ‘Tales of an Ashanti Father’. As […]

Storytelling at Campsbourne School

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To celebrate Black History Month, I was asked to do storytelling at Campsbourne school.  Their Literacy Coordinator asked me to run oral storytelling workshops with their Year 5 classes.  I decided to take them to Ghana with a trickster tale. As we were celebrating Black History Month, I shared with them the history of trickster […]