About Vanessa

(c) Phil Barnes

“Storytelling Phenomenon” Nest Collective

 “Absolutely Spectacular” (Royal Academy of Arts)

Narrative, wonder, connection.

My trailblazing events for adults have led to a partnership with TimeOut Magazine, a TEDx talk in Stormont NI and many TV /radio performances.

I’m founder and lead storyteller of London Dreamtime. My C.V. includes groundbreaking collaborations with dozens of major museums, cultural institutions, publishers, film makers, artists, academics, scientists and unique individuals!

I bring my expertise in live events, story and wonder to all my work.

George and I created London Dreamtime together. We can teach you to tell stories for all ages. We can help you find the perfect storyteller or guide you to the narratives you need.

Contact me with questions, to book me or work with me.

Contact Vanessa

“We absolutely loved your events – they were such a huge success!” Festival Director, Henley Literary Festival

“Utterly Spellbinding!” @CerayeSand

A connection with wonder. Storytelling brings us together, offers new perspectives, transports us and creates empathy.

I have worked with hundreds of corporate, faith, heritage, festival, community & media partners all over the world. I perform, teach, curate events amd make sure that every single story hits its mark.

A few highlights: Creating & hosting an afternoon of storytelling with Guy Garvey for Meltdown at the Southbank Centre, fairytale walk for Fulbright Scholars, new commission for families at V&A Museum, new commission for adults at Science Museum, live stories for adults on the roof of the London College of Fashion, stories for Royal Academy of ArtsKensington PalaceRoyal Botanic Gardens KewHarrods,Selfridges, Shakespeare’s Globe…  “Beyond Notability” new academic project for 2023-4 at University of London. Curating seasons of storytellers for The London Eye, Samsung KX consultant and guest on The Curse of the Highgate Vampire (Discovery+) TEDx talk about storytelling and magic…(more)

(c) Nicolas Laborie

Amazing…. I can’t think of anything to improve on it. –Workshop Participant “Telling Client Stories” PECAN

“All commented on how wonderful the performance was….It was perfect. Burgh House, Hampstead

Amazing- everyone loved your stories!” – Butterfly London PR (for their company’s fifth birthday celebrations)


dynamic, inclusive and incredibly engaging”

Mekella Broomberg (RSL)

Thanks again, I have rarely seen that group enjoy themselves an be so inventive and creative as with you” –Camberwell College of Arts (UAL)

vanssa in the maths gallery of the science museum London. She has a lanyard which reads LATES.
Late storytelling at The Science Museum

(c) Cathy Cooper


For commissions, bookings or if you have any questions, email me at vanessa@londondreamtime.com.
You can also find me on Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin and Facebook.