Guest Speaker

I was asked by the Club President to speak at the recent Charter Dinner hosted by Soroptimist International of Bolton to celebrate the Club’s 80th anniversary. The event was held in very fine surroundings at Brookfield in Westhoughton with the Mayor of Bolton and the President of Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland in […]

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 everyone contributing to an emerging story of what the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust does. The […]

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 […]