Indian-inspired evening at School of Storytelling

An exciting gig on the way! Back in September I was very lucky to be asked to join The Serpent King’s Daughter at Guesthouse Storytellers in Newhaven: this group performance retold A Digit of the Moon, a tale-and-collection-of-tales drawing on Hindu traditions and set down by F.W. Bain in 1898. We had such a great … More Indian-inspired evening at School of Storytelling

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