Speaking for Writing
August 31, 2016
Come and see my new show 'Disgusting Creatures', premiering at the rather wonderful Story Museum in Oxford.
Come out from behind the sofa!
Emerge from the duvet!
Conquer your fears!
Or at least stare at them right in their grotesque face: complete with 10,000 eyes, d...
March 31, 2016
Excited to announce that I am in the process of developing a new storytelling piece for families, to be ready in time for summer holidays.
Titled Disgusting Creatures: 'Why is the Cockroach?' and Other Creepy Creations, this collection of original stories will explore...
March 3, 2016
Very excited to share extracts from two excellent written responses to my Creative Curators session on Dystopian Fiction at Stoke Newington School.
Following two storytelling sessions exploring creating stories from physical objects (more about that here) student...
I'm totally blown away by the responses to this session with year 5 at Jubilee Primary School.
We devised our own creation myths, based on stories from the Aboriginal Dreamtime tradition. Pupils followed this 1 hour session by creating their own written versions of th...
February 5, 2016
Another discovery made this week is what I believe to be an innate understanding we (and children in particular) have of story structure.
Often in Tellings I might ask ‘what happens next’? It’s a leading question – an invitation to debate.
When I create stories w...
November 26, 2015
Today I delivered the final session of the Creative Curators project @ Stoke Newington School with Year 9 students.
Last week saw the students providing objects as a stimuli for starting a story which we crafted together in the classroom. I saw two classes, resulting...
Ballet and Borsch: back to my roots in Ukraine
February 27, 2019
Why am I talking about antisemitism?
September 11, 2018
Artists Need Theatres Too
February 3, 2017
New Storytelling Piece in development
Dystopian Fiction: Student Responses
How the Redback Spider got its venom (and other stories)
In praise of Oral Storytelling (2 of 2)
In Praise of Oral Storytelling (1 of 2)
Creative Curators: Dystopian Fiction