More Old Norse stuff to look forward to: at the end of the month I’ll be running a workshop at this activity day, using storytelling to engage and inspire local Girl Guides with Viking history and STEM subjects (a very fruitful mix of topics, you’ll find!). And best of all, to finish the day my … More Viking Adventure Day for Lewes Girl Guides!
Hello again all! Just a quick one to share this warm and welcoming pick from another new storytelling night in Sussex. The Mid Sussex Storytelling Club opened on 25th Feb at TOM’S FOOD in Cuckfield, nr Hayward’s Heath – and a fantastic night it was too. Cracking storyteller and host Jason Buck took this fun … More Happy memory of a new storytelling night
The comic is printed!! Has been so exciting doing this, I’ve loved the whole process from start to finish. And we’re really proud of the result! Kickstarter rewards will be sent out ASAP. And you can see Simon Russell and I at the Brighton International Comic Expo this weekend – more info on the Gigs … More It exists!!!
THANKYOU everyone who pledged to our Kickstarter for the Marriage of Njord and Skadi comic. The interest and enthusiasm smashed all our expectations – the total was not only met within the first three days, we even broke both of our giddy “what if…?” last-minute targets of £2000 and reaching 300% of our original total. … More We did it! Comic will exist!
It’s happening! Crowdfunding for The Marriage of Njord and Skadi has officially LAUNCHED! Simon Russell and I have written a comic exploring an old Norse myth, and we need YOU to help us print it. Visit our Kickstarter campaign to pre-order a copy, and we get closer to reaching our total! The comic tells the … More Fund our comic NOW!
Today I had a Northumbrian piper in my dining room…! An ambition fulfilled perhaps. The reason being (and cause for yet more joy this) the Once Upon Again comic is almost ready! The Marriage of Njord and Skadi is the first comic book under the Once Upon Again banner, a retelling of a Norse myth which … More Kickstarter for comic soon to launch!
Hi all – hope you’re enjoying the wintery spell that’s settled over us: it’s reassuringly fitting at this time of year, but hopefully isn’t causing you trouble wherever you are. I’ll be helping evoke some sultry Indian heat on Sunday evening with The Serpent King’s Daughter – some tickets still available so do come if … More Next gigs… and new storytelling night
So, another year over, and the flicker and sparkle of festive gigs fades away… but the New Year starts with another gig straight away! The Serpent King’s Daughter will ride (slither?) again on 13th January. I performed this as part of the Guesthouse Storytellers ensemble at their monthly night in September, and we’re really pleased … More The Serpent King’s Daughter returns…
Really sad news this week that Roy Bailey, folk singer and pioneering sociologist, died on Tuesday of heart failure aged 83. He’d been unwell for some time, but it’s still a horrible shock to know he’s gone. I was lucky enough to meet him a number of times through my friend Robb Johnson, and he … More Roy Bailey RIP
I was really sad to hear the news yesterday of the passing of Stan Lee. He pioneered a whole universe of storytelling that’s meant so much to so many of us: not just brightly-coloured superheroes, but characters with doubts and flaws and dark sides they have to overcome – people, in fact, just like us. More … More Farewell to Stan Lee