Beyond Notability: Edith Blake

Beyond Notability (BN) is an academic project. Click here to find out more about it. I was commissioned to devise & tell four stories about women from the BN database– including their contradictions and complexities. When I looked at the shortlist, I jumped at Edith Blake because my finely honed nose-for-a-story could sense interesting complexity. … Read more

Beyond Notability: Charlotte Stopes

Beyond Notability (BN) is an academic project. Click here to find out more about it. I have been commissioned to devise & tell four stories about women from the BN database– including their contradictions and complexities. I was expected to undertake some of my own research as well as getting help from the BN team. … Read more

Top ten storytelling nights for adults in London

 “I was as eager as a child to find out what happened next.” Adult storytelling nights are flourishing in London. A good story has the power to transport you from the daily grind to the wonder of childhood. But be warned: some tales are definitely not for children! On the right night, you’ll find material … Read more

Important Update

Hello friends! You might know that, due to an illness, I have not been able to tell stories for a few months. Space for Storytelling has NOT been affected and continues as usual. Happy to say that I am on track to get back to normal for March 2024- events from March onwards will go … Read more

Up After Dark

We love our audiences, we love the city and we love the people in it. We belive London should be for everyone and art should be everywhere and this is why, even as it gets more challenging to find suitable spaces, we persist with these events. I loved having the chance to talk about the … Read more

The Creative Process

“The Viy: Gogol’s Vampire” We had an amazing night storytelling with music at Leighton House in Kensington on Thursday November 2nd 2023. Onstage were myself, my sister Katherine, drummer Sam Kelly and George Hoyle (who goes by the artist name, ‘Cunning Folk’. ) After The Snow Queen and Baba Yaga, this is our third fully-scored … Read more

‘Storytelling Apprentices’

Hello, I reckon it’s time I gave you an update on the second strand of our Space for Storytelling project- the apprentices! As soon as I heard about the Storytelling Apprenticeships in Scotland, I wished we had something similar here in London. In 2022, Janis Mackay storyteller and facilitator of the scheme, generously shared her … Read more

Storytelling guides for Walker Books

I’ve loved creating this series of storytelling guides for Walker Books. I’ve done eight in total! Each one is themed for a different book or character. Heres one for Maisy Mouse. Heres one for ‘Bear Hunt’ … …this is for a Rosen/Riddell collaboration. I hope you find them useful!

Run your own Storytelling Co-Operative!

(updated Sept 2023) We want to connect people because our world is full of disconnection. We want to change minds because our world needs change. Storytelling is the most powerful tool we have to reach others. Storytelling brings people together with wonder, empathy, fun, hope and inspiration. Our goal with story co op was to … Read more

Storytelling for adults

Over half of my storytellng work is with adults. This can be outdoor events, festivals, academic collaborations, corporate work or unique commissions. For example, last night, George and I had the privilege of leading 50 students from Salt Lake City Utah into one of London’s most beautiful secret corners and telling them ghost stories connected … Read more