Who I Am

Hello and welcome to Lauren and the Story Box, thanks for dropping by!


I'm Lauren Grierson and I am a freelance storyteller, presenter, writer and producer of both live and digital storytelling sessions for London museums, galleries, historic buildings, schools, nurseries and libraries. I have been fortunate enough to work on very varied projects, from STEM to Shakespeare and everything in between. My client list includes;​

Kew Gardens

Historic Royal Palaces

Museum of London

Museum of London Docklands

Royal Academy of Arts

London Transport Museum

National Trust

Knebworth House

London Museum of Water and Steam

Orleans House Gallery

Strawberry Hill House

 
 

My mission is simple, I don't just tell stories, I offer adventures. I bring stories to life by turning them into wholly immersive and interactive experiences, offering a chance to be transported into the magical world of the story itself. Whether it's delivered live, or online, participants of my storytelling become the characters on an enthralling quest with a mission to complete. But, no matter what the subject matter, in the end it is seeing the children's faces light up with excitement and their imaginations bursting that makes me come away happy and feeling very privileged to be doing what I do.

On a more personal note, I also love tea (like REALLY love tea), dislike peanut butter with a passion (yes, really, I can't stand it) and when I am not working I love being out and about, exploring new places with my little boy. And on that note, I am also a wife to my lovely husband Ian, mum to my one year old son, Ernie (aka. Captain Chaos) and live with two exceptionally naughty but lovable house rabbits, called Marmalade and Cottontail.

Find my social media channels and contact me using the links below. Alternatively keep scrolling down to read more about my work

 
 

"It was a pleasure to work with The Story Box Producers on a series of five short films about the history of Knebworth House. The team were very responsive to our original brief and took great care with the historical details. They provided music and illustrations to enhance the viewer experience and were happy to make changes to the films when we requested them. We were delighted with the final products."

Katherine Dunstan, Education Officer, Knebworth House

What I Do

My sessions build confidence, educate, entertain and encourage creative thinking and teamwork. Play lies at the heart of all my sessions and is used as a tool to enable the children to discover and explore their imagination. You can see some of my past digital and live projects using the links below or keep scrolling to read more about what I can offer.

Live Interactive Storytelling

I tell stories for both children and adults. So, whether it is an interactive adventure for children or a guided tour or performance for adults, I will work with you to create a bespoke session to fit your specific requirements.  I can produce sessions of any length or frequency and source props and materials, including, if you wish, craft activities alongside.

Digital Storytelling and Presenting

Whether you are looking for a bespoke series or a one-off video to engage your online audience, I can work alongside your digital team as a presenter or storyteller or offer you the full filming package, through my sister company

The Story Box Producers

Live Streamed Storytelling

Whether you have a virtual tour you would like delivered or a storytelling session you wish participants to be able to interact in, I can offer one off or regular sessions over zoom.

Drama and Storytelling Clubs

I can work with your school or nursery to provide a regular weekly drama or storytelling club. My clubs are not limited to set themes as I like to work with you to cater my clubs to suit the needs of each individual school or nursery.

I can write bespoke stories and sessions for you but if you'd like some idea of subjects I've covered in the past use the link below to see my story repertoire.

 
 

"I was already sold on Lauren’s work ethic, passion and professionalism but this further evidenced to me how much she cares about what she is producing and will take the time to make sure she gets it just right. I was further surprised to discover that digital storytelling is something new to Lauren, self- taught during lockdown. She is clearly adaptable and able rise to a challenge. The final product was delivered seamlessly, with very positive feedback given post premiere. We reached over 2K viewers and numerous shares, which is more than I could have hoped for as a small library with a small number of followers – where value for money for us is vital."

Jacqui Grange, Volunteer Coordinator & Committee Member, Harrow Green Community Library

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