Museums and other sites

Stories and workshops for museums, heritage sites, outdoor settings, churches; libraries, festivals. In fact anywhere with a story to tell and ears to listen!

I write and perform stories and deliver creative writing and History workshops in a wide range of settings.  I regularly create bespoke stories and workshops for individual venues and projects and many of my schools workshops can be adapted and delivered in your setting too.  Over the years I've been involved in a whole host of projects: from writing and delivering stories about soldiers practising digging WWI trenches in Northumberland; to imagining conversations between grotesques in a church in Lincolnshire for a digital project.

If you have a project in mind then get in touch and we can scope out some ideas.

I'm also very happy to bring a selection of stories to your venue to enhance your family learning; these can either be themed to a particular time of year, an area of your collection, or a theme.  I regularly tell spooky stories for Halloween, wintry stories for Christmas time or stories themed to events such as World Book Day or Heritage Open Days.

I can also deliver stories virtually - either live, or recorded.

Contact me for more information and I can scope out some stories for you.

Here are some of the lovely people I've worked with:

Bamburgh Bones, Accessing Aidan Project  |  Bowes Museum  |  Buckfast Abbey Storytelling Festival  |  Captain Cook Birthplace Museum  |  Darlington Library  |

DLI Collection  |  Durham Botanic Gardens  |  Hartlepool Museum  |  Head of Steam Museum  |  Hylton Castle  |  Kirkleatham Museum  | 

Newcastle University Culture Lab with Heckington Church  |  Peregrini Lindisfarne Landscape Project  |  Preston Park Museum and Grounds  |  

River Tees Rediscovered  |  Rothbury Trenches Project  |  Southwell Minster  |  Sunderland Libraries.

Here's a gallery of some of my work:

Recording Crimea War story for KS1 resource, DLI Collection

Y3 pupil's writing from writer in classroom residency (online). Literacy Loans project, Tees Valley Museums

Stories about carvings & grotesques for Newcastle University Culture Lab, Heckington Church, Lincs, 

Family storytelling, Hartlepool Museum

Family storytelling, Tees Valley Museums' live online Togetherfest

Col. Spence's War, KS2 WWI project written & delivered for Preston Park Museum

KS1 storytelling, Buckfast Abbey

WWI storytelling for KS2 & 3, Hylton Castle

Writer in classroom residency with Y3/4. Museum in Your Classroom project, Tees Valley Museums

WWI family storytelling, Preston Park Museum

Y6 pupil's mini poem from 4 day writer residency. Kirkleatham Museum's Lost Words exhibition

Historical enquiry workshop, Southwell Minster

Storywalk for River Tees Rediscovered project

Australian stories at a family storytelling session, Captain Cook Birthplace Museum

Roman stories at a family event, Piercebridge Roman Fort

Recording Stockton and Darlington Railway stories for Head of Steam Museum's learning resources

Cuthbert stories on Lindisfarne with KS1 class for Peregrini Project

Outdoor family storytelling, Bowes Museum

Props for spooky family storytelling, Preston Park Museum

Creative writing workshop linked to Lost Words exhibition, Kirkleatham Museum

Stories for KS2 pupils, Buckfast Abbey storytelling festival

World stories for family event, Durham Botanic Gardens

Anglo-Saxon princess story for online family resource, Kirkleatham Museum

Interactive historical enquiry workshop, Southwell Minster