Cath has a warm and witty style of storytelling and she has a wonderful sense of humour.
My repertoire is largely based on traditional and folk tales. I revel in sourcing stories, making them my own and passing them on so that my audiences can love them as much as I do
I learnt a love of folklore and stories as a small child; as an adult I told stories to my own children, and, as a teacher, worked with children through story. I now tell stories to adult audiences, family audiences, very young children, school-age children and children and young people with special needs.
I am co-host of Lichfield Storytellers and the Society for Storytelling Midlands representative. My book West Midlands Folk Tales is available from The History Press; Warwickshire Folk Tales is in preparation. Why not like my facebook page for news of my latest projects.
Adults find storytelling both entertaining and relaxing; people new to storytelling are often surprised at how much they enjoy it!
Whether in a school, a library or perhaps on a storywalk, children love stories, and the benefits are many
Small children can take great pleasure in a story session. Happily, I have a lot of experience of telling stories to and with the youngest children
As a teacher in special schools, I used stories for many years as a creative teaching technique with youngsters with SLD, PMLD and ASD
Each month Cath’s Cupboard of Customs will highlight some traditions, lore and customs that are in keeping with the time of year. In January, Cath will be looking at oak tree traditions.