London to me has always been a magical city full of stories. I am inspired as much by the possible mythical origins of the city as I am by the writers and artists who have lived here.

 

I work regularly at the Museum of London, developing stories on subjects that may have been overlooked or forgotten, such as pavement artists, menagerie owners and unusual buildings.

Recent stories have ranged from the forgotten history behind the city's first pavements and traffic lights to the poignant tale of the creation of Trafalgar Square's lions, from the stories of the Irish Giant, the Feejee Mermaid and Spring-Healed Jack to the rare sightings of the Brentford Griffin and the ghost chicken haunting Highgate's Pond Square.

Other iconic London places where I have told include Kensington Palace, the British Museum, the tween deck of the Cutty Sark, the Royal Albert Hall and Keats' House in Hampstead. I have also performed in libraries across London, in the boroughs of Hackney, Hammersmith & Fulham, Lambeth, Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Westminster.

I was commissioned to research and devise a series of stories for children which related to different rooms of the Charles Dickens Museum. These were recorded and can now be heard as part of the museum's audio tour. One of these stories can be listened to here:

A was recently interviewed for the website Bring Your Own Baby about my storytelling. You can read this interview by clicking on the link below.

http://www.bringyourownbaby.com/index.php/news/news-archives/24apr2015/