That from July 2022 I will be reducing my Storytelling to a much smaller group of projects and performances and will no longer generally visit schools. (Though of course you can always ask!)
Its a massive and heartfelt thankyou from me to all the children, teachers and TA's who over the years have made me SO welcome to their lovely schools.
Since 1994 I have visited over 2500 schools in a period of 28 years and told over 50,000 stories! I have loved pretty much every minute of it and consider myself to be blessed to have had this aspect of my creative journey.
I am in the process of writing a series of fantasy books about a world I started drawing in 1977. I then spent from 1977~1994 making sculptures from that world. It was then I began my Storytelling career, and somewhere a long that narrative path, I began to learn how to play multicultural instruments…To be honest I was very slow in learning..
Being Dyslexic has advantages ~Storytelling for instance, but now 28 years after beginning the storytelling, I am using the strategies that 'Telling' gives to you to help me create a series of fantasy adventures.
It involves noit only creating over 20 main Protagonists, it also means I get to create maps of my world,along with illustrations, histories for 29 countries as well as developing crazy adventures, with obstacles to overcome and resolutions to find that are authentic to the books and their aim;
To spark the imaginations of others!
This autumn I will be starting a series of talks about this world as I now begin Book 5.
If your interested in a step into my world of Words, Illustrations and Sculptures please send me an email and I will put you on my list to let you know where I will be performing my talks.
Hopefully in the years to come I will be able to take these explorations of creativity into schools .