—You were an absolute superstar coping with unprecedented numbers today. I wanted to feedback as well how much the visitors loved you and enjoyed your sessions. I could hear the cheering, and we also had lots of visitors saying how much they enjoyed it so thank you so much!
Museum of London (Half-term family events)
—Master storyteller Time Out London
—Hypnotic to the point where I was as eager as a child to hear what would happen next …
Southbank Centre (Friday Tonic for adults)
—Sent shivers up and down the back of my neck Philippa Thomas BBC TV News
—Absolutely spectacular … the audiences were hanging on your every word!
Royal Academy of Arts (Gallery Late for adults)
—Great stories and originality … the whole package: costume, props, visuals …
HRP Kensington Palace (Magic Lantern performances for families)
—Inspirational storytelling! What a fantastic final piece – it all came together so beautifully. Some of the parents were very moved and were so keen to come again
Royal College of Music (storytelling with orchestra workshops for RCM Summer School, ages 9-12)
—As if you were magic – the way you were able to communicate with children on their own level …
Community projects Director, Unicorn Theatre (under-fives)
—Thank you for coming to visit us here in Milan. We have had some fantastic feedback from the children and staff who all thoroughly enjoyed your stories
Literacy Co-ordinator, British School in Milan Italy (whole school)
—Hit just the right note and was exactly what I wanted for my mythical creatures. It was a delight to work with you
Jane Ray, Smarties award winning author and illustrator (a year-long collaboration for Pop Up Festival of Stories)
—I’ll definitely be changing some of the ways in which I tell stories. Listening to Vanessa was an inspiring experience
Workshop participant, ‘Storytelling in Bookshops’ for experienced storytellers, commissioned by Walker Books
—I wanted to say a massive thank you for Saturday. We all had an amazing time! All the mums were so impressed by your performance (they all asked for your details) and the kids loved it! It made me very happy that Leon participated so well, he simply loved it!!
Emmanuelle (Leon’s 3rd birthday)
—We were very interested in your work, including it in our program presented a great benefit for our guests … your enthusiasm and positivity helped make your participation at SCRF both productive and fun. We hope to collaborate in future events
Sharjah Book Authority, United Arab Emirates