Type of Artist:
Performance for whole school or smaller groups.
Workshops for pupils or teachers.
DetailsPreferred age range:
No of sessions per day:
Can be entirely flexible: I have material from day-long workshops to 30 min performances and most things in between: happy to do any combination within the school day.
I recommend max 30 min performance for under 5s, max 45 mins for KS1, max 60 mins for KS2+ (or two 45min halves).
Minimum 30 mins for a workshop and longer is better.
Areas prepared to travel to:
Anywhere if full fee and expenses are met. Would strongly prefer within 3 hours of Exeter.
Car @ 20p/mile or train from Exeter.
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I have PLI and enhanced DBS
Katy Cawkwell website
Schools performances include:
Magical Bag of Tales (Foundation/KS1)
Tales from the Forest (Y2+)
The Otter and the Dragon – Norse myth (Y2+)
Loki the Trickster – Norse myth (Y2+)
Tales of the Trojan Wars (KS2/3)
Perseus and Medusa (KS3/4)
The Romance of Lancelot (KS3/4)
Rhiannon - Welsh myth (KS3/4)
But my repertoire is wider than this and I regularly put together programmes of traditional tales to suit a particular theme or country
Storyplanning/ storymaking skills (KS1/KS2)
Storytelling/ speaking skills (KS2/3/4)
Q&A about story sources and my own practice (KS2/3/4)
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In collaboration with Oxford-based cellist Sarah Llewellyn-Jones:
The Boy and His Horse (KS2/3)
The Kingdom of the Heart (KS3/4)
Plus storytelling and music workshops relating to the performances (originally developed with Arts Council funding).
Rhiannon (Parthian Books)
"Katy is a gifted and charismatic performer."
Handel House Museum
The Oxford Story Museum
“It was great, it was superb, it was magical, it was enthralling and it took me back to when I was a small boy, cross legged and utterly absorbed in stories told at the end of the school day.”
Ilkley Literature Festival Blog
“Katy has a treasure chest full of stories into which she dips with great skill, weaving a narrative spell to hold her audience entranced and entertained."
Librarian, secondary school
“All the stories were beautifully crafted and perfectly chosen for the age groups. The Perseus story (my own favourite) was captivating, totally absorbing and so fluently told - we loved it!”
Librarian, middle school
Katy Cawkwell's Amazon site