What storytellers do: 2015 in pictures

People often ask me what storytellers do! Well, every storyteller is different but here is a sample of the fun variety of stuff I did in 2015

  1. Schools are  big part of my life, in 2015, I’ve told stories for many primary, secondary and special schools. (Pics: Greenvale School, Catford & Blue Post Primary Shadwell)

In 2015 I visited literary  and storytelling festivals across the UK and beyond…(Pic: Mountains to Sea, Dublin Ireland)

3. Galleries, theatres, heritage, musums… This year I’ve performed for the British Academy, the Southbank Centre, the Royal Academy of Arts, Kensington Palace, Polka Theatre, V&A Museum of Childhood, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Sutton House and many more…

(Pic: RA, the Mall)

4. stories at many libraries, community and charity events, street parties and fetes. (Pic Peabody Summer Fete, Kings Cross)

5. Every year I do plenty of retail and corporate work. (pic: Hunter Boots store in Regents Street for winter 2015)

6. I’m privileged to be invited into people’s personal lives for special birthdays and celebrations: (Pic Sugar & Spice Hen Night, Shoreditch)

7. I love creating special commissions for all kinds of organisations including, in 2015, the Unicorn Theatre and the Conway Hall (Pic: Conway Hall Library stories about freedom of speech.)

8. But that’s just the start! Stories can be told anywhere and in 2015 I was lucky enough to visit rooftops, vaults, hilltops, derelict buildings… (Pics: Bold Tendencies rooftop car park Peckham and Safehouse 1, Nunhead.)

…forests, foreshores, cemeteries, castles…

(Pic Roccasinebalda Castello Italy.)

…and much more. It’s been a busy 2015!

But storytelling is not a solitary art, the teller is only part of the picture. A huge heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped and collaborated with me this year, who offered locations and ideas, listened to my half-formed practices, advised, retweeted, shared, supported and encouraged me, came to see me- or who booked me!

Thank you so much and have a very happy new year!