Last Spring I was very lucky to be given a three-month work placement with Surrey Hills Arts, funded by Techne Doctoral Training Partnership, to develop storytelling performances about the impact of human activity on the Surrey Hills through the centuries. And I’m really thrilled to announce the results! Working with local historians, archaeologists and more, … More Footprints: eco-storytelling in the Surrey Hills
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!
(… or, “What I Did On My Holidays, part 1,” because I couldn’t resist a reference to my favourite Fairport Convention album.) I’ve been having all sorts of exciting chats recently about a fascinating bit of work I got involved with over the summer. Thanks to Robb Johnson, Angie Travis of the NEU, and the … More Filming Brighton’s radical heritage!
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
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!
So, you remember me talking about recording a CD of favourite folk tales? Well, I’ve been back in the studio a couple of times since – including last week when I think finishing touches were put upon it! The recording includes five tales, from Sussex, Berkshire, North Wales and the mysterious depths of medieval myth. … More CD update – nearly done!