Performances and Bookings

Sue is always equally delighted to tell stories and tales to children, teens or to adults in a wide variety of venues and situations, including schools, libraries, societies and so on. She has shared stories at well over a hundred schools as well as at W.I. Groups etc. and at festivals and events, including Grassington Festival, Bowland Festival, Cloudspotting Festival, Lancaster Unlocked, Lancaster Fireworks, Dalemain Marmalade Festival, Lytham Arts Festival, Pennine Festival of Wonders, Settle Storytelling Festival and Burnley Literary Festival.  She is an Equity member.

She can offer performances of 30 minutes or 1 hour, and can also offer a follow-up storytelling workshop if required. In schools she can offer full days (usually of 4 sessions and a lunchtime activity) or half days of 2 sessions. Storytelling with KS1 children will typically involve short tales with plenty of listener-participation, whilst longer and more complex stories will be told to KS2 and KS3 children.

An Extensive Repertoire

Sue has a good repertoire of traditional stories, including myth, folk tales, fairy tales, wonder tales and local legends, and has available five “off the peg” themes which she can adapt for different ages and interests. These include “A Pocketful of Cultures”, “Environmental Tales”, “Realms of Magic”, “Seasonal Tales” and “Tales from a Victorian Fireside”.

She is also always pleased to produce “made-to-measure” programmes for individual bookings, to match specific events, interests, locations or topics.

Sue lives in Nelson, Lancashire, and is happy to travel by car to bookings up to 100 miles away.

What Others Think

Thanks for the brilliant time my class spent listening to your stories. They really loved it and have written their own stories far more imaginatively in the light of your visit” KS2 teacher, March 2011

“Sue has surely left a lasting impression with her passion for storytelling. With her layer upon layer of techniques, sounds and movements Sue never strayed from her actual storytelling, continuing to hold a captive audience” High School Librarian, February 2012



“Everyone really appreciated the relaxed and interesting atmosphere you created and your rapport with our members was very evident.” Salvation Army Live at Home Scheme Assistant Manager, July 2011

“A roller coaster of wonderful stories and songs.” Turning Hare audience member, July 2011