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!
A cracking photo taken by a very kind audience member at Strange Games festival near Hailsham this weekend! I had the most amazing time telling tales by their main campfire every night, and everyone who came was just LOVELY. And during the day, my youngest and had a GLORIOUS time with all the wonderful people … More Strange Games festival…!
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!
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!
A song for Jenny Flintoft, Roger Johnson and Angus Cameron, friends of Railway Roots, sadly lost to Covid-19. … More Song for lost comrades
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