Hi all; if you want more thoughts on the cultural and social role of stories and storytelling, I’ve contributed to a podcast! Technecast is the official podcast by researchers at Techne Doctoral Training Partnership (who are kindly funding the PhD which I started this academic year), and I was very gratified to be asked to … More Podcast! Hear me musing on stories, environment and PhD studies
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
Hello all – happy festive season, however you celebrate at this time of year. I hope you and yours have been able to have a fun time and are staying well, despite the ongoing obstacles. I have an announcement: those of you who’ve seen my recent online gigs will know that I’ve promised to tell … More The Four Branches of the Mabinogi, ONLINE
I am properly thrilled at being part of this year’s Lakes International Comic Art Festival – happening TOTALLY FREE online 9th-11th Oct. LICAF usually happens each year in Kendall, deep in the Lake District; and despite Covid-19, they’re not to be kept down. This year it’s moved ONLINE, with an absolute EXPLOSION of talks, workshops, … More Lakes International Comic Art Festival, 9th-11th Oct ONLINE, FREE and WITH A VIDEO I MADE IN IT!
Hello all! I hope you’re all surviving okay and this summer has been restful and fun as well as, well, gloomy and weird… Sorry not to have written for a while: been busy busy busy, both in all three worlds of storytelling work, family life and day job. BUT: I have news of plenty more … More Gig updates!
In the words of Joss Whedon, you can’t stop the signal – and in these gloomy times, oodles of creative comrades of mine are moving their gigs online to keep us connected and smiling. I’ll be doing the same myself where possible. Understandably, most (I’m anticipating all) of my gigs have been cancelled for the … More Gigs go online – creativity and community carry on!
An almost offensively brief message, but I didn’t want to let another day go by without paying tribute to Terry Jones. I was stunned and sad yesterday to hear he’d died, and at only 77. I didn’t even know he’d been struggling with dementia. It’s a real loss that his colour and wit and imagination … More Terry Jones RIP
Walk the green earth. Scour the sky above the chalk hills. Your troubles will follow you, whatever the age. But did a hero once walk among us? Did a mother raise her son? Did he grow to face our fears – and will that sun rise again? On Tues 11th Feb I’m thrilled to be … More Chasing the Sun
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
Hi all. First of all, some sad news – unfortunately the event at King John’s Nursery on Sat 7th Dec has had to be CANCELLED. I’m very sorry about that, but stay tuned, I hope to be telling stories there again in the future. BUT, so as not to bring a total downer, I have … More Wintery gigs update