Words and pictures

If you want to publicise my events, here are all the words and pictures you need!

There are three versions:

1. Vanessa Woolf (adults),

2. London Dreamtime  and

3. Vanessa Woolf (children and family)

Phil Barnes

1. Vanessa Woolf (adults)

“storytelling phenomenon” The Nest Collective

“Absolutely spectacular … the audiences were hanging on your every word!” Royal Academy of Arts

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

Vanessa Woolf is “London’s resident storyteller” (Time Out). She tells stories for adults that are real, exciting, magical and engaging from start to finish. She performs nationally and internationally, her clients include the Southbank Centre, the Globe Theatre, Royal Academy of Arts, Kensington Palace, Royal College of Music, V&A and the British Academy of Arts and Sciences.  She has appeared on national TV and radio talking about London stories and storytelling and created storytelling podcasts for Guardian and Londonist. Her TEDx talk on ‘Finding Magic’ was recorded in Belfast Stormont Buildings. Her sell-out adult storytelling night “London Dreamtime” has been running for twelve years.

2. (London Dreamtime)

Vanessa is “London’s resident storyteller” (Time Out)

“storytelling that doesn’t care if you’re sitting comfortably”- LeCool

“Storytelling Phenomenon” The Nest Collective

Secret storytelling adventures in hidden corners of London. George Hoyle and Vanessa Woolf bring magical words and beautiful music to derelict houses, midnight forests, freezing cellars, starry rooftops and the strangest places in the city. Their candlelit adventures for adults are included in Time Out’s definitive “50 Best Nights Out in London”…  and have been featured in the Evening Standard, Run-Riot and Le Cool.  They have created events about the Highgate Vampire, the Brompton Cemetery Time Machine, the Jewish East End, Tudor magician Doctor Dee, the highwaymen of Richmond, the women killed by Jack the Ripper and many more… and when they are not outside they can also be found in very nice bars and private members clubs. They created series of seven sell-out evening performances in various London museums for UCL’s  Centre for Medical Education. (The project won UCL’s Provost Award for public engagement.) Other credits include the Southbank Centre Friday Tonic, Daylight Musica at the union Chapel, the Garden Museum, the British Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cityread London, London Month of the Dead, the Royal Academy of Arts, HMS President, Deptford Lounge, the Museum of the History of the Women of the East End and many more.

3. Vanessa Woolf (children/families)

Vanessa has “one of the planet’s coolest jobs” (Lonely Planet Kids)

Vanessa Woolf tells stories that are real, exciting, magical and engaging from start to finish, often using props and music. She performs nationally and internationally, live and virtually, her many clients include the Royal Academy of Arts, Kew Gardens, Shakespeare’s Globe, National Geographic, the London Eye, Kensington Palace, Royal College of Music, V&A, Selfridges, Big Fish Little Fish, the Unicorn Theatre, the Conway Hall and many more. She has worked with Walker Books, Usborne and Harper Collins to create literary festival workshops and has curated afternoon of family stories with Guy Garvey for the Southbank’s Meltdown Festival.

“Her playful, inclusive method of storytelling makes the audience feel like they are helping her to create the story” Bea Colley  Southbank Centre Imagine festival

“vibrant and brilliant and an absolute joy for children and adults alike.”  Simone Schuemmelfeder, on “Mountains to the Sea” festival, Dublin

“inspirational storytelling! What a fantastic final piece”story workshops for Royal College of Music.

Don’t like the pictures above? Here are more to choose from. Most of the other photos on my website can be used too, just ask.

(Credits are listed underneath, please credit all photos. Larger versions available on request.)