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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 […]

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Black History Month stories

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Wooden staff for Anansi storytelling

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 […]

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Storytelling at Muswell Hill Primary school

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Story Boat sailed all the way to Muswell Hill Primary school just before the end of the summer term.  I had a wonderful morning, performing oral storytelling with their Year 1 and  2 classes. Whilst waiting for everyone to come into my session, I had an opportunity to talk to the Year 1 class about their […]

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Storytelling masterclass

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It was my first storytelling masterclass, run by award winning storyteller Jan Blake at the wonderful venue Book and Kitchen on ‘All Saints Road’.  If you’ve never been there before, I can’t urge you enough to go.  You’ll be overwhelmed by the beautiful array of books including collectors’ items, for both children and adults and the culinary delights cooked […]

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Storytelling at the Eden Project

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During the Jubilee bank holiday weekend we visited Cornwall and stayed in a valley lodge on St. Tinney’s farm.  It’s a beautiful location, in rural Cornwall.  Although it rained heavily at times, the air was fresh and the woods were perfect for exploring. On one of the sunny days, we headed out to the Eden […]

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Storytelling in Gouda, The Netherlands

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This week I’m in Gouda, the Netherlands attending a 5 day workshop on ‘Storytelling for communities’.  I’m so excited at the prospect of hanging out with storytellers from around Europe whilst learning more about the craft of collecting and telling stories.  The workshop is being run by In-Dialogue in collaboration with Storybag.   Our first evening at the […]