Hi I’m Vanessa, I tell stories which are real, magical and engaging from start to finish.

My company is called London Dreamtime. Find out about our work and how much it costs.

I am friendly – contact me with questions, bookings, commissions or just to say hello!

“London’s resident storyteller”

Time Out London

“Storytelling Phenomenon”

Nest Collective

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LATEST NEWS

George and I perform a new season of secret shows for adults in enchanted corners of London. Latest dates here.

Our free, fully accessible Festival in Southwark in its second year!

George funded by Arts Council England to develop innovative new musical scores for storytelling performances.

Vanessa profiled in Stephe Harrop’s new book “Contemporary Storytelling Performances” (Routledge) as as one of a rising generation of interdisciplinary, innovative female storytellers.

Successfully crowdfunded Space For Storytelling a groundbreaking free provision for Londoners, (new season launching this September).

Programming Hounslow’s “Summer of Stories” festival 2024.

Vanessa and George’s series of after-dark performances for adults with The Royal Parks are now in full swing.

What People Say

—Such a wonderful series of events, can’t thank you enough! The Royal Parks (12 days of storytelling events)

—Sent shivers up and down the back of my neck Philippa Thomas BBC TV News

—Absolutely spectacular … the audiences were hanging on your every word!
Royal Academy of Arts (Gallery Late for adults)

(c) Nicolas Laborie Visuals

—You were an absolute superstar coping with unprecedented numbers today. I wanted to feedback as well how much the visitors loved you and enjoyed your sessions. I could hear the cheering, and we also had lots of visitors saying how much they enjoyed it so thank you so much!
Museum of London (Half-term family events)

—One of our best UK storytellers! Elaine Walters Southwark Library Services Change Management

—Inspirational storytelling! What a fantastic final piece – it all came together so beautifully. Some of the parents were very moved and were so keen to come again
Royal College of Music (storytelling with orchestra workshops for RCM Summer School, ages 9-12)

—As if you were magic – the way you were able to communicate with children on their own level …
Community projects Director, Unicorn Theatre (under-fives)

—the children and teachers were absolutely raving about the sessions Camelot Primary SE15

—Thank you for coming to visit us here in Milan. We have had some fantastic feedback from the children and staff who all thoroughly enjoyed your stories
Literacy Co-ordinator, British School in Milan Italy (whole school)

—Hit just the right note and was exactly what I wanted for my mythical creatures. It was a delight to work with you
Jane Ray, Smarties award winning author and illustrator (a year-long collaboration for Pop Up Festival of Stories)

—I’ll definitely be changing some of the ways in which I tell stories. Listening to Vanessa was an inspiring experience
Workshop participant, ‘Storytelling in Bookshops’ for experienced storytellers, commissioned by Walker Books

—I wanted to say a massive thank you for Saturday. We all had an amazing time! All the mums were so impressed by your performance (they all asked for your details) and the kids loved it! It made me very happy that Leon participated so well, he simply loved it!!
Emmanuelle (Leon’s 3rd birthday)

—We were very interested in your work, including it in our program presented a great benefit for our guests … your enthusiasm and positivity helped make your participation at SCRF both productive and fun. We hope to collaborate in future events
Sharjah Book Authority, United Arab Emirates

—Great stories and originality … the whole package: costume, props, visuals …
HRP Kensington Palace (Magic Lantern performances for families)

—Hypnotic to the point where I was as eager as a child to hear what would happen next
Southbank Centre (stories for adults)

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Contact

For commissions, bookings or if you have any questions, email me at vanessa@londondreamtime.com.
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