Storytelling at Test Valley Festival June 2016

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 →

Tsukumogami: Japan’s Household Spirits

Imagine going to boil some water, but your kettle transforms into a raccoon and runs away. Or turning a light on, to find your paper lampshade grinning at you and waggling a long tongue. You might have a spirit problem, but these are no ordinary poltergeists. Meet the tsukumogami. Tsukumogami (付喪神) is the collective name given to a type of... Continue Reading →

Small Ways to Celebrate Imbolc

Imbolc (pronounced 'EE-muk' or 'IM-bulk') falls on the 2nd February. It is the Pagan equivalent of the Christian Candlemas, and similarly it is also a festival of lights. Imbolc marks the return of the Goddess after her journey to the underworld. With her comes the first signs of Spring - the evenings are slowly becoming lighter,... Continue Reading →

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