Hello all! Well, I started this year with a burst of energy, and it’s already taken me to some fun new places, conceptually and actually really. For a start, I was SO thrilled to be shortlisted for the Get A Word In Edgeways Step Up Commission 2023, with an idea for a show that I … More Travels and Reflections
Hi all! How are you this first day of winter? Enjoying the crisp air while still huggled up warm, I hope. I have a seasonal bunch of suitably festive gigs coming up – which is glorious news, as until only a week or two ago December was strangely empty in my diary. But now, it … More Festivities commence!
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!
Happy New Year all! My first gig of the year is on its way: an online telling of the Norse tale that inspired Tolkien, Wagner and countless others. The Saga of the Ring is the spectacular and tragic tale of Sigurd the hero, Brunhild the valkyrie, Fafnir the dragon and the cursed treasure that might … More Norse myth online this month…!
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
Our HorrorFest show is GO! Spooky Sussex: Forgotten Fears from Local Folktales will crawl from the shadows on Tues 26th Oct at SweetWerks, Middle Street, Brighton. Rachel Levy and I will share terrors that have haunted the footsteps of Sussex people since times far and near… black dogs, hungering spirits and the restless dead abound. … More Brighton HorrorFest: Spooky Sussex – IN-PERSON TICKETS ON SALE!
British mythology on Monday and Far Flung Tales on Thurs – both accessible online! Take your pick or come to BOTH. … More Two gigs this coming week!
Hi all! How are you doing? I hope you’re doing okay and finding plenty to keep you cheery. I’ve had a wonderful rest over August – although I’ve fitted in some interesting visits to locations of stories AND contributed to a very interesting lefty heritage/local history project, both of which I shall post about asap…! … More First gigs of the autumn!
On top of my Crecganford interview, one of my stories has been picked up by East London Radio for Tony Cranston’s Talking Stories show! It’s out now to listen online here. I tell a tale from Sussex fairy lore, and there’s plenty of other fascinating stuff from other storytellers too. Enjoy!
I did an interview recently for the fantastic Crecganford YouTube channel! You can watch it below. We had a great time chatting about the possible prehistoric beliefs behind British and Irish medieval tales: I got to share some of my speculations about the roots of British Isles folklore, and along the way we had a … More New Interview on British Myths