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!
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!
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!
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!
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
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 folks! This week I had the pleasure – and the honour – of being interviewed for the Crecganford YouTube channel, on the subject of storytelling itself! It was fantastic fun. We covered how I got into storytelling, how to practice telling stories, what stories MEAN to society, and LOADS more – and talked about … More Two new videos! An interview, and a tale
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