you connected with the children straightaway
— Lindsey Hudson, Head, Alfriston Primary
 
got adults and children creating wonderful stories

— Eleanor Fell, BBC Learning

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.

 
 
the ‘must-have’ story-teller for any event!

— Mr Laurence Stead, Head of Middle School, St. Christopher's School, Hove
 

Ten Topics to Choose from

Click on a topic or scroll down to find out more, including follow-up activities and discussion points.

 

STONE AGE

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.

 Created by VectorBakery from Noun Project

Created by VectorBakery from Noun Project

 
 Created by Gustavo Ribeiro Vieira from Noun Project

Created by Gustavo Ribeiro Vieira from Noun Project

Ancient Egypt

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!

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 Created by Ervin Bolat from Noun Project

Created by Ervin Bolat from Noun Project

Celts   

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.

 

 

Romans   

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.

 
 Created by Yang LIU from Noun Project

Created by Yang LIU from Noun Project

 

 
 Created by Tresnatiq from Noun Project

Created by Tresnatiq from Noun Project

Anglo-Saxons    

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?

 
 

Vikings   

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?

 Created by Amber Parrow from Noun Project

Created by Amber Parrow from Noun Project

 
 
 Created by Vignesh Nanda Kumhar from Noun Project

Created by Vignesh Nanda Kumhar from Noun Project

VictorianS   

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.

 Created by Lluisa Iborra from Noun Project

Created by Lluisa Iborra from Noun Project

 

 
 Created by Icons Producer from Noun Project

Created by Icons Producer from Noun Project

Sussex Stories    

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.

 
you inspire me
— Megan, year 5 student, Berrywood Primary School