Book now for Footprints storywalks at the Devil’s Punchbowl tomorrow! I’ll be leading you through the history of human interaction with the landscape, from the deepest past to modern times, with a good strong dash of folklore and myth thrown in. … More History and prehistory in Hindhead tomorrow!
I’m really excited to announce an event coming up later this month, and a fascinating project I’ve been involved in since May. On Thurs 29th Jul, I’ll be leading storywalks at Hindhead Commons, Surrey, looking back at how human actions have shaped the landscape since the earliest times. This is is just one activity at … More FOOTPRINTS – tales of ecology and human impact in the Surrey Hills
New album Land, Sea and Sky available to PRE-ORDER! Folk tales and myths from the British isles. Buy before 30th Jul for a free extra story! … More PRE-ORDER my new CD/download NOW!
Hello all! Just to let you know of some exciting new events I’m involved in over the coming month or two: On Thurs 10th Jun (this week!) I’ll be part of an online session in the University of Sussex’s Festival of Ideas. Rave today! is a panel discussion by Sussex students and teaching staff, exploring … More Events coming up – online and in person!
Hi all! How was your festive season? As restful and nourishing as it could be, I hope. I had a good break, and am pleasantly surprised to realise I have a run of gigs ahead of me to start the New Year! But first of all, an apology: some of you might remember that I … More New Year of gigs
Some photos from last night at Glow Wild, Wakehurst Place, where I was storytelling and welcoming guests to the lantern trail, courtesy of the splendiferastic Bard and Troubadour. I can’t wait ’til my next slot there on 20th Dec. Is truly beautiful! Do go if you can. (And while I’ve always had a strict aesthetic … More Glowing Wild last night
What’s happening here…? We’re doing some recording, that’s what! I’m making a CD of some of my favourite, most familiar, trusty tales to tell. The hits, if you like! From Sussex, Wales and also a bit from Berkshire where I grew up: if you’ve seen me telling at a festival or community fair, it’ll sound … More CD on the way…
This Friday I’m doing a session at a local school for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, to celebrate their Roald Dahl day. It’s a very exciting prospect, but also a little daunting for me: after all, mostly I tell old legends and folktales; it’s actually quite a sideways step to focus on material … More Celebrating a true storyteller
Among the many new gigs I’ve got coming up, I’ll be at two really special events at King John’s Nursery, Etchingham. First, I’ll be joining all comers on Sat 12th Oct on a journey into local history on their Time Travel Trail: all sorts of fun family activities, afternoon tea, and stories delving into the … More Trails through time and the sky at night…
Trips to North Wales are always special for me. My aunt and uncle live in Snowdonia and it’s always been one of my favourite places in the world. In the last few years I’ve also enjoyed walking in the places that some of my favourite stories in the world come from; and having just been … More Story-soaked holiday