Performances

I perform in schools, galleries, arts centres, festivals and theatres. Recent highlights have been ‘Imagine’  at The Southbank Centre, and ‘Lost Magic’ with Brian Moses at The Stables Theatre.

I include loud, joyful interactive songs, poems and stories alongside quiet, reflective pieces. I use giant books, projections, props and lots of music.

I’ve set my poem ‘Glitter’ to music below. It’s a favourite at my performances.

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Slideshow of photos by Chris Broughton from storytelling event at Hastings Pier.

The film below gives a sense of the quiet, cosy side of my performance work. My performance of ‘Dolphins Keep Me Safe in Dreams’ begins with goblins whispering and gossiping to a little girl as she lies in bed. After one minute a dreamy melody comes in and we’re transported across the sea with the dolphins.

This is a song of mine I play a lot: ‘What You Do if A Bear Was Chasing You’. The version here is from the launch of ‘The Waggiest Tails’ and has special words to fit in with the doggy theme of the event:

Also from the ‘Waggiest’ launch, here’s my poem ‘Daisy’. I smuggled in a cat poem!

I read my poem ‘Zip Wire’ below, from ‘Poems About Emotions’ published by Wayland Books:

This song ‘Knock On The Door’ is about asking for help when you’re worried:

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Audience Feedback:

” 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)

“Inspirational 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)

“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)

I often perform this song  when I perform poems from ‘Look At Him Go’ as it’s also about growing up:

“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)

” 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)

Please fill in the form below if you know of a venue where I could perform or have any queries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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