“It was an absolute pleasure working with you, thank you for taking on our interesting request and transforming the lasting footprints collection in to an amazing story for the kids. The interaction you brought and the energy was amazing, and could really see the kids and adults alike absolutely loved it!” -promotional event for Akojo Market Lasting Footprints Sustainable Jewellery Collection
Here’s just a few examples of what we do:
For International AI-powered security automation company Devo. “A Tale of Two Socks” An interactive ‘virtual pantomime’ online performance for staff, clients and families. The story was inspired by the title of their annual report ‘A Tale of Two SOCs- striving for SOC effectiveness’
“Thank you again so much for the fabulous panto event…. You’ve brought such joy to your audiences and I can’t wait to work with you again soon and dare I say it, meet you in person one day soon too!” –J Arthur (Senior manager regional marketing, Devo)
The Queen’s Storyteller” Kensington Palace, London. A story for family audiences aged 3-12 about Queen Caroline of Ansbach with lots of historical detail which would also incorporate a simple technique to help audience members make up their own stories without writing anything down. It was important that audiences were able to walk away from the session feeling confident that they could make up and tell their own stories. Here we are, learning a rhyme with actions, all about making up a story:
Two year project with UCL Medical School Public Engagement Team. Create and tell stories to medical professionals and the public at high profile events.
I interviewed breast cancer surgeons and people who had experienced mastectomies to create and tell a fairytale type story which captured the realities and contradictions of mastectomies. I spoke with women who had experienced abortion and professionals who had performed abortions and turned this into a single narrative which I performed to midwives and members of the public. I spoke with people who had experience of female genital mutilation in order to create a story which captured the cultural complexities and physical realities of the practice.The project was a huge success, attracting large numbers and excellent feedback from the most critical audiences, busy medical professionals and members of the public with lived experience of the issues.The project won Jayne Kavenagh (commissioning lead) the Provost Award for Public Engagement, a £10,000 prize and I went on to work on a number of projects with the same team. Picture shows presentation in the Grant Museum of Zoology
…Other commissions include: A crowd-pleasing science fiction hunukkah story to be told at a public menorah lighting with Chabad Islington. “Dead after Dark” a new ghost walk for adults with The Royal Parks, special tale for Under-5s to celebrate the Unicorn Theatre‘s 10th Birthday, stories for ‘Mission Invertebrate’ which explain the magic and science of invertibrates for families, “The Highgate Vampire”, a halloween tale for adults from Burgh House Museum, “Streets paved with Biscuits” a family story with biscuit tasting about the Peek Frean Factory in Bermondsey… and many more!
If you want me to come and tell stories for you, my fees are here and you can book me by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org