Facts and Fiction

I’ve written an article for the August edition of the storytelling magazine ‘Facts and Fiction’ about the background to ‘Watchers of the Skies’ and how three generations of my family have researched and published material about astronomy in Homer’s epics. My grandmother, Edna Leigh, rediscovered an encyclopaedia of ancient learning contained within the images of […]

Coleford Festival of Words

AN OWL’S NEST IN POETRY, STORY AND FILM – AT LE PETIT HIBOU IN COLEFORD. Come and join us on the 4th July in the Forest of Dean for an evening of poetry, film, stories and music organised by artists Mollie Meager and Jane Spray. I’ll be reading poems and telling a story. To set […]

Ledbury Poetry Festival 2018

Just been to see the exhibition in The Master’s House with work from the year round Community Programme. I’ve been working with the wonderfully creative Rose Tinted Rags : Recycled Textiles & Art. Since November 2017 we’ve been busy weaving words together, knitting up beautiful phrases and crocheting stunning pieces of poetry – inspired by the motifs […]

Grange Court May 2018

Delighted to be hosting two sessions for the Ledbury Poetry Festival at Grange Court in Leominster. ‘Seen and Heard’ on 22nd May and 19th June from 1-3pm. An opportunity to play with poetry and to share your work or favourite poems with others. Contact Grange Court to book a place – 01568 737980.  

Kington Workshop May 2018

Join a storytelling and storymaking workshop in Kington on Saturday 5th May from 10am to 1pm. The session will unfold with colourful and playful activities designed to foster the sharing of stories and to develop storytelling skills and creativity.   Places are free but must be booked in advance on 01544 231732 or library4kington@yahoo.com. No […]

Rescheduled Performance

The snow delayed the first of this year’s ‘Watchers’ performances at Putley, near Ledbury, but it has been rescheduled to Friday 20th April and tickets are available from www.ticketsource.co.uk and Ledbury Books and Maps. Last week I was at Bridgwater Arts Centre and enjoyed working with the beautiful new set by Genevieve Belgard, www.genevievebelgard.com  and using […]

Watchers of the Skies – Spring 2018

The show can be seen in Herefordshire on March 2nd 2018 at Putley Village Hall, and in Bridgwater Arts Centre in Somerset on March 9th. There are two nights in the north west at Bolton Little Theatre on March 23rd and 24th, and then back in Herefordshire at Llanwarne Village Hall on April 6th. The […]

Bits and Bobs

The annual storytelling workshop took place a week ago at The Fold near Bransford, Worcestershire. A beautiful venue with a fabulous cafe and vibrant art studios to browse in. I look forward to the next one already – on October 20th 2018! Half term featured the popular Family Festival at The Courtyard in Hereford and […]

Summer 2017

I’ve enjoyed a month of researching and writing, and also having the website refreshed by Perfect Arc in Ludlow. Now looking forward to starting new writing courses and hosting the next open storytelling workshop in October. Tour dates are already going in the diary for ‘Watchers of the Skies’ for Spring 2018 and will be […]

May 2017

The traditional May Fair is now in Hereford and it has completely taken over the centre of the city bringing a different energy to daily life. As Spring moves into Summer many Story Space projects are now in full flow with writing workshops at Grange Court in Leominster for Red Spark Learning, and also with […]