Stories have been an essential part of my life since before I could talk. As my father was blind he would tell, rather than read me, stories to send me to sleep. As soon as I could talk, I became the 'teller of the world' for him, describing everything I could see (and some things I couldn't) as we walked together.

Training with Ben Haggarty, one of the driving forces of the story telling revival in the UK, I have developed my own engaging and playful style. With a wide repertoire of world folktales, I offer workshops and performances in all kinds of settings and to all age groups.

And they walked, and they walked and they walked... (© Kathryn Holt)

Recent projects

Story Tent

A fun-filled hour of storytelling and craft creation for pre-school children and their parents. More details...

In schools

I give storytelling performances and run story workshops, matching sessions to the particular setting to enrich the curriculum.

In the community

I have told stories in day centres for the elderly and for the mental health charity MIND.

Teacher training

I am a visiting tutor, running storytelling workshops for the University of Herts Education department. I run staff training in storytelling for schools.

What people say

"Haunting, riveting, very moving and thought provoking - the stories she told will stay with me for a long time. Audience feedback

"She is meticulous and thorough in her research and planning, but playful and spontaneous in her delivery."
Emily Gray, Artistic Director, Trestle Theatre Company


University of Hertfordshire

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