Type of Artist:
Storyteller, Poet, Trainer
Storyteller, Poetry Promoter, Book Enthusiast
Either workshop sessions (roughly 30-35 children) or performance sessions (2-3 classes; more on request).
These can be traditional storytelling, poetry, or ‘tasters’ of contemporary fiction – or a mix of these elements.
Can also do entertaining book talks for parents, and INSET for teachers
DetailsPreferred age range:
Any age. I have worked with nursery-age children, upper secondary students, and anything in between!
Adult audiences are possible too.
No of sessions per day:
Preferably four sessions at most, though could be more in a primary school (e.g. if 20 minute sessions for Nursery are part of the day).
Roughly 20-30 minutes for Early Years, 30-40 minutes for mid-Primary, and 45-60 minutes for top Primary or Secondary.
Areas prepared to travel to:
Anywhere in the UK and beyond (my furthest gig was Yokohama!).
Unless a visit begins mid-morning, overnight expenses will probably be necessary if more than 90 minutes’ travelling from home (near Halifax, Yorkshire) is involved.
Car travel would be at 40p per mile. Rail travel is often preferred, and can be cheaper (especially if lifts are offered, rather than taxis)
Please email us for details
Hold PLI (public liability insurance):
Yes - up to £10 million
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