Storytelling that doesn’t care if you’re sitting comfortably
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…
London Dreamtime storynights happen once a month. Eerie, exciting, scary and fantastical stories 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!
An exciting evening that is a much-needed resurgence of the oral tradition.
—Sabotage Reviews ‘Snow City’ at St Pauls Cathedral/Barbican
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’ in Forest Hill
Read the Time Out Blog on ‘Enchanted Woolwich’ – then watch us in this two-minute film:
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 ‘Highgate Vampire’
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, an audience member at ‘The Golem of Wapping’
I often work with George Hoyle. Watch us telling some terrifying urban legends in a secret ruin in Peckham:
Lost London: the video above was shot live on the derelict Heygate Estate in Elephant & Castle (now demolished) and in London’s eerie Grant Museum of Zoology.
Other collaborators include Secret Adventures, The Embers Storytelling Collective, Crossbones‘ John Constable, Saira Niazi from Living London, Stephen Coates of Antique Beat, Chris Roberts from London Street Tours, the Londonist, White Rabbit’s Bernadette Russell and Suzette Field for London Month of the Dead.
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 celebration
Really captivating and engaging storytelling – the audience were hanging on your every word!
—Gallery Late at Royal Academy of Arts
The audience responded really, really well as you can see from the feedback
—‘Outlaws and Rebels’ library takeover for Cityread 2016
Actually quite scary, particularly given that we were about to sleep out in a wood overnight. It was everything I had hoped for
I was an eager as a child to hear what would happen next
—Southbank Centre Blog on ‘Girl Fawkes’ Friday Tonic
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