Below you will find the different collections that I have curated and written. These sessions cover a diverse age range of audiences and can be delivered in a variety of settings
Small People Like…
Songs and Stories, 2-5 year olds
Songs and Stories combines a classic children’s picture book and a singing session for children aged 2 to 5. Sessions run from 30 -45 mins depending on the average age of the child. The session includes new and familiar songs, musical instruments, and movement. An Arts and Craft activity can be added to this session. This collection has been been performed in Libraries, Schools, Nurseries and Arts Centres.
We had the best feedback from the families, like ‘she’s amazing’, ‘that was brilliant’, ‘wow she’s good!’. So please come back next year!Miriam Wild, Children & Young People’s Programme Coordinator
Manchester Literature Festival
Little Feminist Folklore, 6+
Based on the lives of real heroes, this collection of tales has strong female leads going on exciting adventures, overcoming the odds and taking on powerful villains. From rocky mountain passes to hidden houses in the woods, these tales support the notion that anyone can be anything with a little knowledge and a lot of bravery. Little Feminist Folklore is more than dragons and talking spiders and castles in the sky (though this magic is an important ingredient). By sparking children’s imagination, these tales encourage children to reach higher, think deeper, and live more compassionately. The tales show humans rising above that which is expected of them and in doing so, raising the mountain higher for others to get a better view. Little Feminist Folklore is suitable for libraries, schools, museums, tents and arts centres for audiences aged 6 plus (although younger children may enjoy it.) This is an ever growing collection that currently includes tales about Malala Yousafai, Irena Sendler and Emmeline Pankhurst.
Our little (and older) visitors have loved hearing Felicity’s inspiring and spellbinding tales. Her special story, ‘Mother Hunger’, inspired by Emmeline Pankhurst, was the perfect tale for our recent celebration of Emmeline Pankhurst’s birthday, and gave a brilliant introduction to the history of women’s equality to younger listeners. Thank you Felicity!”Rachel Sills, The Pankhurst Centre
Grimm: Traditional Tales, EYFS & KS1
A series of 5 interactive fairy tales based on the stories by the brother’s Grimm. These stories get children up on their feet, singing songs and inhabiting the world that the Grimm brothers recorded on their travels through Germany. Stories to pick from:
- Hansel and Gretel
- Little Red Riding Hood
- The Musicians of Bremen
- Snow White and Rose Red
- The Mouse, the Bird and the Sausage
Each story lasts 45 minutes and is suitable for around 15-20 children. I can also offer accompanying craft activities, and lesson plans to explore the stories further. This project is suitable for EYFS and Key Stage One.
Flick’s Greek, KS2
- Odysseus and the Cyclops
- The Birth of Pandora
- The Fall of Persephone
- Orpheus and Eurydice
Each story lasts 15-20 minutes and comes with an accompanying workshop exploring the Gods and Goddesses in Ancient Greece, culminating in a short piece of creative writing. This session lasts an hour and a half. This project is designed to support Key Stage Two studying the Greeks. This session works in Schools halls, libraries, museums and galleries. I also have a Greek session commissioned by Manchester Art Gallery, you can find out more here.
Bigger People enjoy…
Black Shuck, Adult audiences
Black Shuck is a series of ghastly, ghostly and gruesome stories inspired by some macabre local history. These stories are for 14 plus and aim to send a chill down the listeners spine. It works best round campfires, after dinner entertainment, sleepovers in ghoulish places and any event that aims to give the heebiejeebies. Each story comes in its own set, with some eerie songs and you can book me for multiple sets.