Working with museums, cultural organisations and schools, I produce fun, engaging and creative approaches to learning.

Although history is my passion and forte, I have been fortunate enough to work on very varied projects, from STEM to Shakespeare and everything in between!

Do take a look at my previous projects below and contact me if you'd like to collaborate. 

 

Story Box Challenge Videos
Rays of Sunshine

Pre-Recorded Storytelling Games
January 2021

In partnership with my husband, we produced three story box challenge videos for the Rays of Sunshine children’s charity. Rays of Sunshine support seriously ill children by granting wishes and hosting activity days. Due to the Covid-19 situation they adapted their programme by providing their families with online resources to keep them entertained. Our story box challenge videos formed a part of this and in each 3-4 minute video I demonstrated a fun storytelling game, themed around wishes and magic, to inspire creative writing ideas.

Jack and the Beanstalk
Frank Wise School

KS1 SEND Zoom Storytelling
January 2021

I wrote and delivered a 30-minute live and interactive zoom storytelling of Jack and the Beanstalk, tailored to KS1 SEND pupils at Frank Wise school. The session involved the children joining me on my high energy imaginary adventure, filled with music and props and included moments where they were invited to participate in the action from the comfort of their own seats.

Plants in Danger
Kew Gardens

Online Storytelling Series
October 2020

Working alongside Kew’s digital team, I wrote and presented a five-part online storytelling series for families. The series, filmed on location at Kew Gardens, saw me travelling on an adventure around the world to learn all about what different plants need in order to grow, why some plants are in danger and what scientists from all over the world are doing in order to help preserve endangered species. The videos will be available to view on the Kew Gardens website from the end of November.

The Victorian Walk Interactive Tour
Museum of London

Vitual Storytelling Tour
October 2020

I wrote and delivered a 30- minute storytelling session for families over zoom. Using the museum’s virtual tour of the Victorian walk I took families back in time to the Victorian period to explore London’s streets and shops. The tour included a treasure hunt around their own homes and a homemade game of quoits using just paper and Sellotape. The session also included a consultation discussion, where I incorporated a series of questions to find out what families would like to see post lockdown.

The Watchman’s Tower Time Travelling Adventure
Knebworth House

Online Storytelling Series
September 2020

Working with my sister company, www.thestoryboxproducers.co.uk, we produced a five part online series in which I was a time travelling and teleporting presenter on a mission to uncover five questions behind the history of Knebworth House. This was an HLF funded project to complement the reopening of the Watchman’s Tower. The series was released via Facebook and can be viewed here.

The Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge
Harrow Green Community Library

Online Storytelling
June 2020

I wrote and produced a 20 minute storytelling video on The Emperor's New Clothes to complement the theme of the summer reading challenge, the Silly Squad, for the library's Saturday Story time during lock down. I also produced four mini Story Challenge videos, which were released daily on the library’s Facebook page.  You can find the videos here.

Rhymes in Time
Museum of London

Online Storytelling
June 2020

I filmed and presented a three-minute interactive sing a long of the Muffin Man incorporating fun historical facts, as part of the museum's Rhyme's in Time series for families to watch online. The video was released via Facebook and can be viewed here.

The Tale of Terrible Tom and the Hidden Treasure
Orleans House Gallery

Online Storytelling Series

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
Gignify Kids

Live Steamed Storytelling
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.

Pull, Crack, Snap
Museum of London

Live Family Craft Workshop
December 2019

This was a craft workshop based on the history of the Christmas cracker in which families were invited to make their own Christmas cracker whilst learning about the history behind the tradition.

Gothic Stories
Strawberry Hill House

Live Promenade Storytelling
October 2019

I was involved in the delivery of the adult learning event, Gothic Stories, which saw audiences taken on a storytelling tour of the house by guides and meeting characters acting out scenes from the story of The Castle of Otranto, along the way. I played Isabella form the story.

Sacred Rivers
Museum of London Docklands

Live Family Craft Workshop
August 2019

This was a craft workshop based on the history of the river Thames, in which families were invited to collage a square of long communal paper representing the river Thames, with something that showed what the river Thames meant to them.

What Plants Need to Grow
Kew Gardens

Live Family Storytelling

May 2020

I wrote and produced a 30 minute interactive storytelling session for children aged 4-11 based around what plants need to grow and performed this three times every Sunday throughout May, June and July.

Down at the Depot
London Transport Museum

Community Engagement Days
June 2019

I worked 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. The workshop involves a tour of Acton’s depot, sensory storytelling and crafts.

The Railway Children
Museum of London Docklands

Live Family Storytelling
April 2019

I wrote and delivered a thirty- minute storytelling session based on the story of the Railway Children for children aged 4-11. The session was designed to complement the museum’s transport themed holiday activities and ran on several days throughout the school holidays.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea
Royal Academy of Arts

Live Family Storytelling
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.

The Inventions of Nelly Norris
Museum of London

Live Family Storytelling
April 2018

An original STEM based story, which I wrote and performed, based on a fictional character, Nelly Norris, who was always inventing things too late. The story was aimed at children aged 4-11 and was designed to complement the museums invention themed holiday activities and current exhibition.

Paddington Bear
Museum of London

Live Family Storytelling
October 2017

I wrote and delivered a thirty minute storytelling session based on one of Michael Bond’s Paddington Bear stories. This was designed to complement the museums Paddington 2 film exhibition in collaboration with Studio Canal.

Live Interview Show with the Stars of Paddington
Museum of London

Live Children's Show Presenting
October 2017

I produced and presented a live interview show with the child stars of Paddington in October 2017. The show was 30 minutes long and involved me interviewing the two actors, facilitating questions from the audience and hosting a silly marmalade sandwich making contest with the two actors.

Schools Programme
Strawberry Hill House

Primary and Secondary School Workshops
September 2017

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. The workshops consist of a storytelling tour of the house followed by dressing up and a craft activity. I also deliver the KS3 Gothic Comics sessions, which involve working with students to create their own Gothic comic story using ipads, props, costumes and locations within the house.

Roald Dahl Storytelling Tour
Ealing, Richmond and Hammersmith Schools

Primary School Workshop
September 2017

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

The Archaeology of Crossrail
Museum of London Docklands

Live Family Storytelling
July 2017

I delivered a thirty-minute storytelling performance for families aged 4-11 in the large lecture theatre. This was a ticked event designed to coincide with the archaeological Crossrail dig.  Families were invited to become archaeologists with me in an imaginary dig, using layers of fabric and props.

Jane Austen Book Week Storytelling
St Elizabeth's Primary School

Primary School Workshop
May 2017

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

Shakespeare and the Garrick’s Temple
Orleans House Gallery

Primary School Workshops
2017/2018

I delivered Shakespeare workshops, on location at the Garrick's Temple for local schools throughout 2017 and 2018. Workshops were two hours long and involved the children helping me to act out parts of the story with a craft element at the end.

WW1 Theatre in Twickenham
Orleans House Gallery

Primary School Workshop
October 2016

I wrote and delivered a two- hour WW1 theatre workshop based around the different types of theatre during WW1 within the local area of Twickenham. The workshop was an immersive experience for KS2 school children, who were invited to step back in time and create their very own theatre piece.

Palace Story Time
Historic Royal Palaces

Live Family Storytelling
June 2016

I produced and piloted Palace Story Time in summer 2016, a weekly drop in storytelling session using props and costumes within Kensington Palace's Queen's  Apartments.

Mr Jollysocks' Storytelling Adventures
Ealing Nurseries

Nursery Workshops
May 2016

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.

Osterley After Dark
National Trust

Live Promenade Storytelling
October 2015

I wrote, produced 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 2015, 2016 and 2017 for Halloween and Museums at Night.

Stephen the Clumsy Pumpkin
National Trust

Live Family Storytelling
October 2015

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

Let's Make Theatre Clubs
Hounslow, Ealing and Kingston Schools

Primary School Drama Clubs
September 2015

In 2015 I started 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. In 2020 I rebranded these to Story Box drama clubs with a focus on storytelling. I currently run clubs in Richmond, Mortlake and Kingston.

Palace Parties
Historic Royal Palaces

Children's Storytelling Parties
July 2015

I have been leading interactive storytelling tours and workshops for children's birthday parties at Hampton Court Palace.

Family Learning Sessions
Orleans House Gallery

Live Family Storytelling
May 2015

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
St Elizabeth's Primary

Primary School Workshop
May 2015

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.

Eerie Evenings
Historic Royal Palaces

Live Promenade Storytelling
April 2015

I was involved in the delivery Eerie Evenings, a regular ticketed evening event, aimed at an adult audience. This saw audiences taken on a storytelling tour of Kensington Palace. My role as a guide involved telling stories of the Palace's history and the people who lived and died there in a creepy, atmospheric character and I performed this regularly throughout 2015

 

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