I have been fortunate enough to work as a storyteller on very varied projects, from STEM to Shakespeare and everything in between for children in museums, galleries, schools and nurseries across London and beyond.


Please have a look at my previous work below and get in touch if you'd like to discuss a session.

 

Harrow Green Community Library

Online Storytelling

In June 2020 wrote and produced a 20 minute storytelling video on The Emperor's New Clothes for the library's Saturday Story time during Lock down. I also produced four mini Story Challenge videos. These videos will be coming soon! You can find the videos here from the 11th July.

Museum of London

Online Storytelling

In June 2020 I filmed a short interactive sing a long of the Muffin Man as part of the museum's Rhyme's in Time series for families to watch online. This video will be available to watch at the end of July.

Orleans House Gallery

Online Storytelling

In May 2020 I wrote and produced a series of three storytelling videos for Orleans House Gallery. I wrote 'The Tale of Terrible Tom and the Hidden Treasure', Inspired by Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves from The Book of A Thousand Nights and A Night, which can be found in the Orleans House Gallery exhibition. You can find the videos here.

Gignify Children's Festival

Live Steamed Storytelling

In April 2020 I wrote and performed a 30 minute live streamed version of The Wind in the Willows for Gignify Kids online festival. You can find the video here.

Strawberry Hill House

Adult Learning

In October 2019 I was involved in the delivery of the adult learning event, Gothic Stories. I played Isabella in a reenactment of a scene from The Castle of Otranto. 

Kew Gardens

Family Learning

Since April 2019 I have been working with the Learning Manager to produce their weekly Sunday Stories. I wrote and produced a workshop based around what plants need to grow and performed this three times every Sunday throughout the summer.

London Transport Museum

Community Engagement

Since June 2019 I have been working alongside Artburst as an Early Years Facilitator to deliver the Down at the Depot outreach programme for the local community in London Transport Museum's depot in Acton.

Royal Academy of Arts

Family Learning

In September 2018 I produced a thirty-minute storytelling workshop on The Tiger Who Came to Tea. I delivered the workshop three times to groups of 50 ticket holders to compliment Judith Kerr’s lecture as part of The Festival of Ideas.

Strawberry Hill House

Schools Programme

I have been working with the Learning Manager since September 2017 to write and deliver their schools programme. I have delivered workshops for KS1 up to KS3.

Museum of London Docklands

Family Learning

Projects have included, a thirty minute show for families entitled, The Archaeology of Cross Rail in July 2017, The Railway Children, a storytelling session in April 2019, Sacred Rivers, a craft workshop based on the history of the river Thames in August 2019, and Pull, Crack, Snap, a craft workshop based on the history of the Christmas cracker in December 2019.  

Museum of London

Family Learning

Projects have included specially commissioned storytelling sessions, Paddington Bear, in October 2017 and The Inventions of Nelly Norris, in April 2018. I also produced and presented a live interview show with the child stars of Paddington in October 2017. 

Roald Dahl Storytelling Tour

Primary Schools

I produced and toured a Storytelling workshop across schools in Ealing, Richmond and Hammersmith based on the works of Roald Dahl throughout September 2017.

Jane Austen Book Week Storytelling

Primary Schools

I produced and delivered a Jane Austen Storytelling Session for St Elizabeth's Primary School, International Book Week 2017.

National Trust, Osterley Park and House

Adult Learning

I wrote and delivered Osterley After Dark, a ticked, eerie storytelling tour of Osterley House, regularly selling out for groups of up to 25. This was on a seasonal basis throughout 2016 and 2017 for Halloween and Museums at Night.

Historic Royal Palaces

Family Learning

As a freelancer I produced and piloted Palace Story Time in summer 2016, a weekly drop in storytelling session.

Orleans House Gallery

Schools Programme

Projects have included writing and delivering a series of WW1 theatre workshops for local schools in 2016 and delivering Shakespeare workshops at the Garrick's Temple for local schools throughout 2017 and 2018.

Mr Jollysocks' Storytelling Adventures

Nurseries

Since 2016, I have been producing and delivering my own series of weekly early years storytelling sessions, complimenting the EYFS curriculum, in nurseries in Ealing, Richmond and Kensington.

Let's Make Theatre Drama Clubs

Primary Schools

Since 2015 I have been producing and running lunch time and after school drama clubs under the title Let's Make Theatre. These are immersive adventures, focusing on a different stories throughout the term. I currently run clubs in Richmond, Mortlake and Kingston.

National Trust, Osterley Park and House

Family Learning

In October 2015, I wrote, produced and delivered a weekend of interactive drama and storytelling workshops for Osterley's Pumpkin Festival.

Orleans House Gallery

Family Learning

I've been freelancing here since 2015 with projects including specially commissioned storytelling sessions for the Picture Gallery Exhibition, family learning event days and weekly workshops including Queen Caroline’s PicnicMy RichmondDraw and Explore and A Christmas Adventure

Arabian Nights Book Week Storytelling

Primary Schools

I produced an interactive bespoke storytelling session for all year groups at St Elizabeth's Primary School based around Arabian Night's for International Book Week in 2015.

 

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