Many of these pictures were snapped on people’s phones but I hope they give you a flavour of the fun variety of 2014.
We kicked off the year with a dark excursion into the south east of the city. “London Dreamtime present The Fairies of Deptford Creek”… We’re in an abandoned railway arch, It was cold. My face is picked out by the beam of a torch..
At Imagine 2014 I had the task of combining ideas from 90 children over three workshops in five hours and then telling the story on stage that same afternoon. Here we are in the Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre doing the sound check waiting as the audience starts to arrive…
In February we also continued our award winning series of storytelling events about medical ethics with UCL.”Secrets from the Soul” was about Female Genital Mutilation Click here for more info. The Grant Museum Bloomsbury has some pretty interesting skeletons in their cabinets…
We had a fantastic celebration at Boutcher CE Primary School when our book was published! You can see the book here.
I worked with Walker Books through the second half of the year, promoting some of their cutest new picture books for under fives with multi-sensory interactive story sessions…
Over the Summer I was storyteller with the Southbank Centre for Lollibop 2014. This picture sums it up actually:
In August I was at In the Woods Festival. It was so much fun that I only just remembered to snap a late photo of our midnight storytelling session in this beautifully-decorated clearing.
Sorry it’s so blurred!
All the London Dreamtime events this year were all beautiful. Here’s just a couple… The Minesweeper Boat with designer Lucy Williams…
…and Woolwich Docks (with some local kids who joined us at the last minute.) Photo by Chris Basu.
September: Telling ‘Icarus’ on the roofgarden atop the multi storey car park in Peckham
with Bold Tendencies..
…Waiting to go aboard the Morganster for the Greenwich Tall Ships festival. (with the wonderful people from Your Active Kid)
..Aboard HMS President telling tales of London’s buried rivers for Londonist: (Photo by Jose Farinha)…
…and at the Royal Academy of Arts for their Renaissance Christmas late.
(Photo by Benedict Jones for the RA)
Here’s a couple of lovely pictures from a Russian Christmas Spectacular at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hyde Park….
…and an esoteric celebration at Atlantis Bookshop in Bloomsbury, the oldest Occult bookshop in London….
…Looking forward to more storytelling for 2015. Maybe our paths will cross somewhere in London?