Storytelling in Organisations

Last week I ran a second Storytelling Workshop for the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. What a pleasure it was to return to Brandon Marsh and work with another fabulous group of the Trust’s employees. It was a stimulating and productive day with everybody contributing to an emerging story of what the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust does. I […]

RVS Hereford

The ‘First Time for Everything’ programme, sponsored by the Prudential, takes place every month at the Royal Voluntary Service in Hereford and gives older people the opportunity to meet and to try something new. There are so many benefits to joining a group activity and doing something different. The creative writing workshop had an Autumnal theme […]

Watchers of the Skies

At South Brent Old School on Saturday 27th October. Looking forward to the last performance of ‘Watchers’ for 2018 in South Brent, Devon. The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £8 in advance from Artworks or phone 07990 647717. £10 on the door. Watchers of the Skies tells the story of Edna Leigh’s dramatic voyage […]

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 […]