The Theatre of Storytelling

The range of theatre As with theatre performances of plays, there are many different aspects of storytelling. I’m exploring in this post the theatre of storytelling and how the lines of theatre and storytelling cross each other, blur and stand apart. I’ve always loved the theatre – visiting it and being a part of it. For me, […]

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Sharing Caribbean folktales

This weekend I’ll not only be telling a couple of my favourite Caribbean folktales, but children will be able to record their own version of it with me.  This will happen at the Southbank Centre as part of the Imagine Children’s Festival on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th February.  It’s such a great idea and […]

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Winter stories at Southbank

The gift of giving It’s been a wonderful lead up to Christmas 2015 telling magical winter stories at Southbank. I was really pleased to be part of their charitable season of giving where Natwest were fundraising for the Evelina Children’s Charity in their Natwest Family Fun Zone. Every day in the run up to Christmas, […]

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Night of Festivals

Storytelling in Barking Last weekend Abbey Green and Barking Town Centre was transformed for the Night of Festivals.  There was a vibrant carnival parade, Samba and Latin American Music, and performers including myself throughout the day. Art Reach had organised the event to celebrate values of freedom through artistic innovation as part of the 50th […]

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Mozilla Festival 2014

It’s been a brilliant two days of interactive storytelling, creativity and open source coding.  My daughter went along to the Mozilla Festival 2014 with her dad Matt Shearer. Matt’s BBC News lab team were running a demo at the Science Fair.   Children were getting stuck in for the giant ‘Maker Party’.  From coding Minecraft to […]

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