Storytelling for Adults

A connection with wonder. Storytelling for your event, festival, gallery, business -or just for an adventure!

We can transport you with stories or help you to find and tell your own.

Storytelling that doesn’t care if you’re sitting comfortably – LeCool London

Vanessa Woolf has made a career for herself by leading Londoners into obscure areas of the capital at night and telling them magical stories by candlelight… -Time Out

“London Dreamtime storynights” are honoured to be the only storytelling included in Time Out’s  “50 Best Nights Out in London”!

Our events happen once a month. Eerie, exciting, scary and fantastical tales for adults in the city’s hidden corners: derelict housing estates, muddy foreshores, tunnels, urban forests, midnight cemeteries – or even just in your own front room!

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A fantastic night … London Dreamtime has a lots of other events over the summer and I do urge you to go to at least one if you can.Badwitch reviews ‘Into The Greenwood’ outdoor event in Forest Hill

I cannot think of a better way of starting the weekend.Sadie Takes the Stage reviews The Snow Queen at The Union Chapel

Just thought I’d say a big thank you to you for a great event! I fell straight into the story and didn’t sleep too well that night!
—Andrew, an audience member at outdoor event ‘Highgate Vampire’

I was an eager as a child to hear what would happen next. —Southbank Centre Blog on ‘Girl Fawkes’ Friday Tonic

Previous London Dreamtime events have been awarded ‘Critic’s Choice’ in Time Out London and named as one of the ‘Ten Hottest Tickets in Town’ in the London Evening Standard.

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I’ve heard nothing but good things about the stories … For me the first one had the most shock factor! I did not see the end coming! A really good mix of tales – well-balanced and well-executed —C. Grosvenor-Hargreaves, Lloyds Banking Group Halloween office

Really captivating and engaging storytelling – the audience were hanging on your every word! —Gallery Late at Royal Academy of Arts

Vanessa from London Dreamtime created an excellent experience for us, telling a secret story in a themed private event. Her approach to choosing the right story for the theme was very diligent and resourceful. Great communication on the concepting stage with a dash of surprise. —G Soikok

Actually quite scary, particularly given that we were about to sleep out in a wood overnight. It was everything I had hoped for. -Awesome Campouts

Just wanted to thank you for everything over the last couple of days – you’ve been amazing! —Late night tales for adults over three nights at Dodds Gin Soho Pop-Up Shop

Excellent. Really fantastic. Turned a medical thing into an emotional concept for a woman. —Healthcare professional audience member, UCL, on ‘Secrets from the Soul’, our award-winning public engagement performance at Grant Museum of Zoology

Enchanted Woolwich with Saira Niazi from Living London.
Above: Lost London.  Shot live on the evicted Heygate Estate in Elephant & Castle (now demolished) and in London’s eerie Grant Museum of Zoology

You’re a fantastic storyteller, and the way the story came across was both vivid and captivating. I’ve loved Wapping for quite sometime, but Sunday enhanced my appreciation greatly
—Carl,  audience ‘The Golem of Wapping’

An exciting evening that is a much-needed resurgence of the oral tradition.
Sabotage Reviews ‘Snow City’ at St Pauls Cathedral/Barbican

Contact

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