Pre-School and Primary
I love performing my stories and poems, such as ‘Me and The Night Lion’ on the film below. I use warm, cosy ‘magic lantern’ style projections and giant pop up books of paper cut out silhouettes, illuminated throughout with fairy lights.
I often follow storytelling with practical workshops. For example, children make their own pop-ups of their own animal companions after hearing ‘Me and the Night Lion’. We may also complete a group or individual writing activity such as writing more verses for a poem.
I adapt my performances for all age groups. For infants, the stories are simple magical fairytales. My sessions have been very well recieved with pre-school sessions at my local Children’s Centre.
For older primary children we find a sophisticated storyland. The performance may include 2 or 3 linking stories and more challenging storymaking practical activities. I’ve performed my stories in many schools in the East Sussex area.
Please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in me running a storytelling session.
These are comments I’ve gathered from my storytelling performances, more detailed testimonials can be read here.
” Beautifully, wonderfully, inspiringly tingle-making. An entirely enchanting and captivating experience that children and adults love” (from a mixed age drop-in session in a children’s bookshop)
“Such fun and imaginative ideas. Will take the ideas home to develop further. Just long enough session!” (from a pre-school session at The De La Warr Pavilion)
“Really amazing way to tell a story. I know my son will talk about it for days to come and want to use his own pop-up book” (from a pre-school session at The De La Warr Pavilion)
“Ed is really good at atmospheric pauses and getting the mood just so through his voice” (from a mixed age drop-in session in a children’s bookshop)
” Absolutly wonderful, best storytelling I’ve been to” (from a pre-school session at The De La Warr Pavillion)
“Insprirational stuff! The projections work so well for interacting with viewers. The coming in and out of focus adds tremendous excitement. Lovely drawings combined with magical stories” (from a mixed age drop-in session in a children’s bookshop)
” A true and honest faithfullness to the beauty of nature and the imagination. Your drawings are enhanced by the movement and light” ( From a performance at The Electric Palace Cinema)