Storytelling for a Learning Journey
From the Ice Age to World War Two
Choose from ten humanities topics.
Launch or deepen your topic with stories from that culture.
Enhance your work as teachers – Enrich students’ learning.
Bring the topic to life with a dynamic interactive show.
Keep the buzz going with a choice of follow-on activities.
Find an affordable package from three high-value pricing options.
Shows and Workshops
Book one or more Storytelling Shows
Add optional Follow-on Workshops
You can book me for an hour, a morning or a day.
Ten Topics to Choose from
Click on a topic or scroll down to find out more, including follow-up activities and discussion points.
Hunter-gatherer stories of shape-shifters and animal spirits invite us to question our place in the natural world. What animal would you turn into if you could. How would you use this power? How might it use you!? Make up a story.
ISIS AND OSIRIS. The classic myth of a god losing her loved one… and discovering the value of compassion. The Ancient Egyptians loved prayers and spells! Make up an Egyptian chant from the names of the Gods. Use rhythm and repetition to make it catchy.
GODS AND HEROES
GREEK MYTHS. Do the Fates control our lives or are we free to choose? From November 26th to December 7th I am taking A GENUINE GREEK HOPLITE HELMET 2,500 YEARS OLD inherited from my grandfather into schools. Book your date with GODS AND HEROES now!
EYE-POPPING, JAW-DROPPING TALES of forgotten Arthurian magic explore the necessity and the challenges of working as a tribe! List all the impossible things you heard in today’s story.
Will POMPEII erupt before Captain Lycos can rescue his badboy gladiator brother? Originally composed for the British Museum, this adventure story examines similarities and differences between the Roman world and our own.
Monsters beware! BEOWULF walks this way… What does it mean to be a hero? Imagine that Grendel’s arm continues to move after being torn from its body! What then?
THE NORSE MYTHS confront us with the problem of what to do about evil in the world. Loki is a trickster, a half-clown, half-magician, who can flip between good and evil. Do you know any real-life tricksters? What makes someone a trickster?
URBAN LEGENDS and Supernatural Tales! What does it mean to face our deepest fears? List all the things that scare you. How many are natural and how many supernatural? Can you think of antidotes to your fears?
World War Two
TRUE STORIES, including: my great-aunt’s memories of life in occupied France; a thrilling account of heroism and survival from the ill-fated Dieppe raid of 1942. What surprised you most about the stories? List the every-day details and strange facts that give these stories the ring of truth.
BLACKSMITHS, saints, dragons and smugglers populate these lesser known folk-tales. The stories link to history, geography, literacy and local studies topics. Make up a rhyme about one of the stories or characters.
Storytelling for All
other storytelling programmes
SHOWS to audiences of all ages and sizes of traditional tales brought to life for the 21st century: dramatic, funny, interactive and thought-provoking.
WORKSHOPS enable participants to re-tell a short story, first in pairs and then working out to a wider audience. They often follow a SHOW and lead to a STORYSWAP in which different groups exchange stories.
TRAINING sessions, from anything between an hour and a day in length, enable educational professionals and others to use storytelling effectively in their working environment.