For Roe Vs Wade

I was stunned (but not surprised) by the news yesterday that the US Supreme Court has overturned the Roe vs Wade ruling, denying women a constitutional right to abortion. So now individual states are allowed to ban abortion, and women across one of the richest “civilised democracies” in the world will suffer even more. Despite … More For Roe Vs Wade

Week of Gigs!

Gigs a-gogo this week, with LOADS of good stuff going on: Wed 4th May I will be co-hosting the always-splendid South Downs Storytellers for their sixth birthday celebration! Join us online at 7:30pm and bring your own cake! Thurs 5th I am sharing the stream with some amazing tellers at Word Spun Zoomed: Myths & … More Week of Gigs!

Barry Cryer RIP

Just heard the news that the comedian Barry Cryer has died aged 86. Very sad. I never met him, but I always felt I knew him and that we’d get on. I always really enjoyed him as a child, a teenager and an adult: he was always around on the radio and telly, and always … More Barry Cryer RIP

Gigs for December

Two very different, but very exciting, gigs coming up this December! On 5th Dec, I’ll be joining the spectacular Jason Buck online for a double-header selection of Stories of Re-Enchantment: tales to remind us of the magic in the world around us… From Native American memories of the last Ice Age, to the spirits of … More Gigs for December

ANARCHY IN BRIGHTON!

Do you like social justice? Do you like local history? Books? Music? Grand times in a lovely venue? Then go to THIS! A celebration of Peter Kropotkin (scientist, anarchist thinker and Brighton resident) and of all his theory of Mutual Aid can give us right now. There will be music from Robb Johnson! (‚ÄúThere is … More ANARCHY IN BRIGHTON!

Footprints: eco-storytelling in the Surrey Hills

Last Spring I was very lucky to be given a three-month work placement with Surrey Hills Arts, funded by Techne Doctoral Training Partnership, to develop storytelling performances about the impact of human activity on the Surrey Hills through the centuries. And I’m really thrilled to announce the results! Working with local historians, archaeologists and more, … More Footprints: eco-storytelling in the Surrey Hills