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Far away and just as long ago...

Here's a story I heard tell...

Storytelling in schools, events and performances.

Frequently asked questions

What is the cost?

Events & Schools: Half Day Rate: £150 (up to 3 hours including breaks) Full Day Rate: £275 (up to 6 hours including breaks) Single session: £100 (up to 1 hour) Virtual sessions are discounted. Please contact for more details. Parties: Start from £100 For training and commission fees please contact me. Please be aware a minimum of 4 weeks is required for a new commission and development costs are additional to delivery costs. If your event is for charity or you are working within a tight budget, then do get in contact to discuss the fee.

Is travel included?

Travel is included within a reasonable distance of my base in Essex. Other travel is charged at the cost of public transport or 40p per mile. Overnight stays will incurr an addittional fee to cover accommodation.

What do you require?

Schools: Visit the FAQ's on the relevant workshop pages. Events: For the majority of storytelling sessions I just require a space with a chair and enough room for participants to sit comfortably. Indoor spaces need to be away from a thoroughfare and with access to a plug ideally. Open air spaces, particularily festivals need to be away from amplified music, but in a visable dedicated location and have seating for adults if a family event. A back up indoor or covered space for outdoor events is always advisable for the comfort of visitors. I also need adequate breaks bulit into the day and access to a toilet and water and ideally a parking space. I'm happy to bring blankets and cushions for children to sit on and I can provide additional decoration and a gazebo on request. For parties & training events please contact for details.

Do you have public liability insurance?

Yes I have public liability insurance up to £10 million and an enhanced DBS certificate.

What stories do you tell?

I have a wide repertoire to draw upon from folk tales, fairy tales, tales from around the world, myth, legends and wisdom tales. I'm happy to theme the stories to your individual requirements. I'm equally happy telling to children and families as to adult only audiences. I also have storytelling shows that are perfect for literary festivals and performance venues. All details can be found on the events and show pages.