North of Caithness, on the islands of Orkney, the ocean is a magical place. The seals are its people. Those angels, who fell from heaven and landed amongst the waves. Sometimes they come ashore to moult or have pups. Sometimes, on the night of the solstice or during a full moon, you will catch a... Continue Reading →
In the city of Ise, you will find many shops selling charms in the shape of dogs. These things are homage to the Okage Inu (thankful dog) of local legend.
Where there are castles, there are also stories. Himeji is no exception. This vibrant, serene city is also home to one of Japan's most famous ghost stories.
Live in England (preferably Hampshire)? Want to hear some fairy tales? On Sunday 12th June, along with my friend and fellow storyteller Claire, I am are going to be storytelling at Test Valley Garden & Literary Festival! We're doing short performances of lesser-known fairy tales, including White Bear King Valemon, Bremen Town Musicians, and Snow White Fire... Continue Reading →
This week, I became captivated by the song Storytime by Nightwish, which is what inspired my topic for today's post: Stories. I love a stories, in any form, no matter where they come from. Stories are magical, beautiful creatures which appeal to our creative natures and inspire us like nothing else. In the words of Nightwish, they... Continue Reading →
On the August 16th, I went to Mannington Hall for their fairy tales and fables day. As part of this event, I got to have my first forays into storytelling a public speaking. The whole way there, mum kept asking 'are you nervous yet?' and I was just like 'no,' because OMG I GET TO... Continue Reading →
For one day, and one day only! Fairy tales and fables, at Mannington Hall! An old country hall surrounded by lily ponds, woodland, and gardens is magical enough in itself. But next month at Mannington, there's going to be trails with fairies and other creatures to find, an exhibition of old fairy books, fundraising events... Continue Reading →
Originally, fairy tales were shared orally. They were told amongst adults, and passed on simply by being remembered and retold. However, nowadays such gatherings are less mainstream. The invention of new media, such as the print, the internet, and films, has provided us with a variety of alternative ways to obtain stories. So, how has... Continue Reading →