I am “London’s resident storyteller” (Time Out)
Stories for your school, gallery, nursery, gig, party, corporate event, press launch – or anything else! Whatever the event, I’ll tailor my approach to suit you perfectly.
My stories are real, exciting, magical and engaging from start to finish.
(Scroll down to find out who I work with. Flick to the very bottom of the page for a long, long list of clients.)
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It’s easy – just drop me an email and ask about the dates and times you have in mind. I have an enhanced CRB and comprehensive public liability insurance.
“We absolutely loved your events – they were such a huge success!” Festival Director, Henley Literary Festival
A few highlights: I’ve delivered a TEDx talk about storytelling and magic, curated & hosted an afternoon of storytelling with Guy Garvey for Meltdown at the Southbank Centre, led a fairytale walk for Fulbright Scholars, told stories at the V&A Museum, Royal Academy of Arts, Kensington Palace, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Harrods, Royal Opera House Thurrock, Selfridges, aboard The London Eye, for the British Academy of Arts and Sciences, Guildhall Art Gallery the Hay Literary Festival, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the Waterloo Vaults, Southwark Cathedral, on a Luxury Steam Hauled Pullman… but that’s just the start…
Museums and Heritage: Design Museum, London Guildhall Crypt, the Museum of London, V&A Museum of Childhood, The National Trust (various), the Royal Parks (various) London Transport Museum, Royal College of Music, the Garden Museum, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Lauderdale House and many more.
Academic: University College London (UCL): Provost award-winning public engagement projects. Educational stories about medicine for medical students the Royal Free Hospital, guest lecturer for Camberwell College of Arts… story events for the children of students at Kings College London. Specially commissioned tour and performance for the College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota… Regular performances and workshops for undergraduates and practitioners in childcare and social care.
Corporate/Business: Performances, training or workshops for Lloyds Bank, Johnson & Johnson, BNP Paribas International, Charles Russell Speechlys. “Training to Teach” for doctors at UCL Medical School, National Geographic Store, “startup storytelling” for entrepreneurs, promotions and projects for Pret A Manger, Start Rite shoes, Arthritis Research UK, Hunter Boots, Ward Homes, Peabody Housing trust, PECAN, Renaisi and many more. Specially commissioned literary shows for Walker Books and Harper Collins.
“Amazing…. I can’t think of anything to improve on it.” -Workshop Participant “Telling Client Stories” PECAN
Weird and wonderful: In a remote castle in the clouds in Italy, in the dank underpasses of Elephant and Castle roundabout, aboard HMS President, in the crumbling attic of a Pop Up Gin Shop in Soho, in the Arts Club Mayfair, late at Atlantis Occult Bookshop, in the Apple Store Covent Garden, on the roof of the evicted Heygate Estate, lost in the woods with Secret Adventures, by the “Brompton Cemetery Time Machine” after dark and at midnight in Safehouse1, interpreting extraordinary objects for a national exhibition by the Crafts Council, hosting a storytelling seance room for A Curious Invitation Masked Ball…
plus TV and radio appearances and countless schools, festivals, libraries and community organisations all over the UK and in various countries across the world… but especially in London!
All commented on how wonderful the performance was….It was perfect.
Amazing- everyone loved your stories!
– Butterfly London PR (for their company’s fifth birthday celebrations)
(Pic right © Andrew Mohammed)
Partial list of venues I have worked in since 2011: Many hundreds of SCHOOLS…. and… The Camden Roundhouse, V&A Museum, Kew Gardens, the Conway Hall, Sadlers Wells, National Geographic Store, Kensington Palace, Totally Thames Festival Blue Ribbon stage, V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green, the London Eye, Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (United Arab Emirates), Stormont Parliament Building (Belfast NI), In the Woods Festival UK, Rich Mix, National Theatre Outside Space, Benjamin Pollocks Toy Shop Covent Garden, Royal Opera House Thurrock, the ICA, the Waterloo Vaults, Battersea Power Station, Camberwell College of Arts, University of Greenwich, The British School in Milan (Italy), The Hospital Club Covent Garden (Private members club), Southwark Cathedral, Unicorn Theatre, Hay Literary Festival, Fitzwilliam Museum (the antiquities museum of Cambridge University), the Museum of London Docklands,The Royal Festival Hall, the Clore Ballroom (and many other spaces in the Southbank Centre!) “Bold Tendencies” Multistorey Carpark, Jamie Oliver’s ‘The Big Feastival’, Museum of the Women of the East End, Stratford-Upon-Avon Literature festival, Dodd’s Ginshop in Soho, The Arts Club Mayfair, JW3, the Jewish Museum London, Harrods Knightsbridge, Queen of Hoxton Rooftop Wigwam, the Museum of London, Bradford Literary Festival, Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Apple Store Covent Garden, The Royal Parks- (Kensington, Richmond, Hyde & Green), The Lilian Bayliss Theatre, aboard the Cutty Sark, Guildhall Crypt, The Big Green Bookshop, the Design Museum, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Brent travellers site, ‘Seven Stories’ Children’s Literature centre in Newcastle, a steam-hauled luxury Pullman, the Discover Story Centre Stratford, The Story Museum in Oxford, ‘BNY Mellon’ Boat Race main hospitality (aka “Oxford and Cambridge boat race”), aboard the Minesweeper Boat, The Century Club Soho (Private members), aboard the Docklands Community Boat, in the Garden Museum, Lloyds Bank Building, ‘Farmopolis’, aboard the The Golden Hinde, Kensal Green Cemetery, the Grant Museum, Shrewsbury Book Festival, RoccaSinibalda Castle in Italy, Burgh House Hampstead, the Petrie Museum, Ironbridge Museum of Enginuity, aboard the Tall ship ‘Morganster’, The Wool Hall, Lavenham Suffolk, The Bussey Building, Sutton House in Hackney, the John Cass Art Museum, the Cinema Museum, Lollibop Festival at Hatfield house, Mayors Thames Festival, Cuming Museum, the Wandsworth Museum, Lauderdale House, Lord Leighton’s House, Selfridges, summer residency in the main Atrium in Westfield White City, the Green Note Camden, Tailspin storytelling club, Tongue Fu spoken word night, International Storytelling Festival in Ispra (Italy), Florence Nightingale Museum, Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, Polka Theatre, Bedford Park Walled Garden, Regents Park (Klezmer in the Park Festival), aboard HMS President, Kensington Gardens, West Norwood Cemetery, The East London Mosque, Brompton Cemetery, BBC Radio London, Raleigh Windmill Essex, Royal Free Hospital Medical School, Safehouse 1, London Jewish Cultural Centre, Dulwich Books, the Lyric Hammersmith, Jacksons Lane, aboard the Tall Ship Jantji, Tower Bridge Foreshore for Thames 21, Toynbee Hall Aldgate, The Bishopsgate Institute (for their Ghost Conference), Waterstones (lots of them!), Dilston Grove Gallery, Atlantis Occult Bookshop, Nunhead Cemetery, the London Transport Museum and a huge number of special needs schools, nurseries, gardens, parties, fairs and libraries.
We had a building full of smiling children and grown ups and the feedback has been glowing with positivity.
-Design Museum Family Day