Inspiring literacy confidence through workshops for all ages!

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story telling



creative writing

A range of extra workshops for all ages, including adults and SEN, which covers public speaking, debating, children's art and more.


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Suitable for year 2 upwards,  developing aspects of storywriting, playwriting, essays; whatever you feel is appropriate for your needs.

Workshops include writing and creating poetry, reading it, and performance.      Suitable for KS2 and above.


I also recite my own original poetry, or poetry by others if you prefer, including those recommended for the National Curriculum.

Suitable for FS upwards.


Using a combination of my own stories and others collected from around the world, the audience gets a chance to boo, hiss, join in, participate or just sit back and be entertained.

Suitable for year 3 and upwards.


DRAMA WORKSHOPS comprise anything from a simple hour session with individuals and small groups, to a full week, or longer,  working with a specific group to a specific aim. I specialise in devised and improvised pieces.


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No-one should be made to feel "less"

simply because they haven't yet discovered

what switches on their light.

It's up to all of us to help others shine.

Alan Barrett

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Simple, effective and fun training days for anyone who wants to improve or develop their delivery of Poetry, Storytelling, Drama or Public Speaking.