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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“We absolutely loved your events – they were such a huge success!” Festival Director, Henley Literary Festival
A few highlights: I’ve told stories at the V&A Museum, Royal Academy of Arts, Kensington Palace, National Geographic Store, Southbank Centre, Harrods, Royal Opera House Thurrock, the Royal Festival Hall, Selfridges, Royal College of Music, the British Academy of Arts and Sciences, Guildhall Art Gallery the Hay Literary Festival, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the Waterloo Vaults… but that’s just the start…
Museums and Heritage: Design Museum, London Guildhall Crypt, Museum of London Docklands, V&A Museum of Childhood, The National Trust (various), London Transport Museum, 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, special story-walk and performance for Fulbright Scholars for 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, “Training to Teach” for doctors at UCL Medical School, “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.
“Amazing…. I can’t think of anything to improve on it.” -Workshop Participant “Telling Client Stories” PECAN
Weird and wonderful: Aboard the Morganster tall ship, in a mausoleum in West Norwood Cemetery, 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…
plus TV and radio appearances and countless schools, festivals and community organisations all over the UK 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)
Site-specific London: I’m a scavenger of the city’s strange stories, history and folklore, I regularly lead walking tours and story walks. I’ve had site-specifc commissions for Peckham’s Multi-Storey Car Park (Bold Tendencies) Richmond Bridge (for Cityread) Sydenham Woods, Ham Common, Lord Leighton’s House, Sutton House (for the National Trust London Project), Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre and many more.
(Pics © Jen Farrant and Andrew Mohammed)
Partial list of venues I have worked in since 2011: The Camden Roundhouse, V&A Museum, the Conway Hall, Sadlers Wells, National Geographic Store, Kensington Palace, Totally Thames Festival Blue Ribbon stage, V&A Museum of Childhood (Bethnal Green) , In the Woods Festival, National Theatre Outside Space, Royal Opera House Thurrock, ICA, Waterloo Vaults, Battersea Power Station, University of Greenwich, The Hospital Club Covent Garden (Private members club), Lollibop Kids Festival, Unicorn Theatre, Hay Literary Festival, Fitzwilliam Museum (the antiquities museum of Cambridge University), the Museum of London Docklands, East End Women’s Museum, 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, Bradford Literary festival, Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Apple Store Covent Garden, Lilian Bayliss Theatre, aboard the Cutty Sark, aboard the The Golden Hinde, Guildhall Crypt, The Big Green Bookshop, The Royal Festival Hall (and many other spaces in the Southbank Centre) “Bold Tendencies” Multistorey Carpark, the Design Museum, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Hyde Park, Brent travellers site, ‘Seven Stories’ Children’s Literature centre in Newcastle, the Discover Story Centre, The Story Museum in Oxford, ‘BNY Mellon’ Boat Race main hospitality (aka “Oxford and Cambridge boat race”), aboard HMS President, aboard the Minesweeper Boat, aboard the Tall ship ‘Morganster’, aboard the Tall Ship Jantji, aboard the Docklands Community Boat, in the Garden Museum, Lloyds Bank Building, Farmopolis, the Grant Museum, Shrewsbury Book Festival, RoccaSinibalda Castle in Italy, the Petrie Museum, Ironbridge Museum of Enginuity, The Wool Hall, Lavenham Suffolk, The Bussey Building, Sutton House in Hackney, the John Cass Art Museum, the Cinema Museum, Mayors Thames Festival, Cuming Museum, the Wandsworth Museum, Lauderdale House, Burgh 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, Milan, Florence Nightingale Museum, Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, Polka Theatre, Bedford Park Walled Garden, Regents Park (Klezmer in the Park Festival), Nunhead cemetery, West Norwood Cemetery, Brompton Cemetery, BBC Radio London, Raleigh Windmill Essex, Royal Free Hospital Medical School, the roof of the Heygate Estate, Safehouse 1, London Jewish Cultural Centre, Dulwich Books, the Lyric Hammersmith, Jacksons Lane, Tower Bridge Foreshore for Thames 21, Toynbee Hall Aldgate, Bishopsgate Institute (for their Ghost Conference), Waterstones (lots of them!), Dilston Grove Gallery, Atlantis Occult Bookshop, the London Transport Museum and a great many schools, 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