Norse myths comic!

First look at an interesting new thing I’ve been working on with illustrator Simon Russell… Thanks to Simon, I’m getting to fulfil a long-held ambition: writing scripts for comics! We’re working on a version of one of my favourite Norse myths, the Marriage of Njord and Skadi. Has been great fun to collaborate on telling … More Norse myths comic!

Ancient British myths, and a question of names…

Hello all. I wanted to share some thoughts, and also a poser that’s been nagging at me recently. It’s a technical hurdle I’ve set myself…: I’m doing a session soon at my daughter’s school, on ancient British myths – they do “The Celts” every year so I thought I’d offer my services. It’s kind of … More Ancient British myths, and a question of names…

A Welsh Dreaming? People, Place and the Past in the Mabinogion

One thing that was on my mind a lot this last summer is the Mabinogion – specifically the fourth branch, “Math ap Mathonwy”. For those of you wondering what these unfamiliar words mean, the Mabinogion is a cycle of interrelated Welsh stories found in two manuscripts from around about the fourteenth century; there are four … More A Welsh Dreaming? People, Place and the Past in the Mabinogion

Spring sprung

Well, it’s been a great way to start the season, with three gigs in one week. Telling to each of the classes at Hertford Infant School for World Book Day; a beautiful evening under the trees at Wilderness Wood; and then the whole of Benfield Primary School as part of their Book Week, including a workshop using … More Spring sprung

Great weekend of storytelling under the belt

Wow, what a brilliant way this is to spend some time. Friday morning, I was being the scop/skald in a homemade feast hall, telling Anglo-Saxon and Norse myths to the amazing Yr 4 kids at Hertford Junior School. Hopefully have some photos to share soon. Students were really sharp and interested: favourite moments were where they … More Great weekend of storytelling under the belt