January 22nd – Convoy to Greece with Hope and Aid Direct

February 4th – Hunting The Giant’s Daughter with Cambridge Storytellers at the Cambridge Junction

February 18th – Story gathering in Harlow with Essex Book Festival – Claim Your Space

February 18th – And evening of Love Stories with Cambridge Storytellers

March 1st – Launch of Essex Book Festival at the University of Essex

March 8th – Celebrating women’s day in Harlow at the Civic Centre

March 14th – Storyround at The Blue Moon with Cambridge Storytellers

March 18th – Meet Your Neighbour in Harlow with Essex Book Festival The festival will run from the 1st to the 31st March and I will be doing various events. More details to follow.

March 21st – NewRoz, story from The Shanameh with Cambridge Storytellers

March 31st – Grand Finale of the Essex Book Festival

April 5th/6th/7th – Storytelling at the Essex Radical Writing Retreat

April 7th/8th/9th – Storytelling at the International School of Storytelling at Emerson College, Suffolk

April 11th – Storyround at The Blue Moon with Cambridge Storytellers

April 22nd to May 14th – Storytelling in Crete with Friends of Amari

June 6th – Storytelling at the Cambridge Buddhist Centre about refugees.

June 13th – Storyround with Cambridge Storytellers

June 13th – Storytelling with the forest school at Shirley School, Cambridge

June 14th – Storytelling with the forest school at Shirley School, Cambridge

June 17th – True Life Stories at the Stir Cafe in Cambridge

June 18th – The Cambridge Bardic Trials at the Junction as part of  In Other Words Festival

June 19th – Storytelling at teacher conference around Schools of Sanctuary as part of Refugee week.

June 20th – Storytelling at the St Ethelburga’s, Centre for reconciliation and peace, in London as part of refugee week. This is a performance put together with colleagues from the International School of Storytelling in Sussex.

June 22nd – Storytelling with the forest school at Shirley School, Cambridge

June 23rd – Storytelling workshops with young people around refugee stories as part of refugee week. Sawtry Village Academy are part of the schools of sanctuary initiative and ARU have kindly given us space to be able to do the workshops.

June 27th – Fabulous stories from Barry and Sarah together with Cambridge Storytellers

June 30th to July 2nd – Don’t miss the wonderful tales at the East Anglian Storytelling Festival I will be telling stories on the Saturday night (line up) along with Hugh Lupton and Cath Edwards.

July 11th – Storyround with Cambridge Storytellers at the Blue Moon pub (great pizzas!).

July 19th – A chat with Phil on Radio 105 to talk about being the newly elected Bard of Cambridge. You can listen to the podcast here –

July 26th – A chat with Jeremy Sallis at BBC Radio Cambridge – chatting about being the new Bard of Cambridge.

July 22nd/23rd – Storytelling at Jimmy’s Farm in Suffolk to raise awareness of refugee stories.

September 6th – Storytelling at the OWL centre, Sawston

September 9th – Storytelling at Mill Road September Feast Day, Cambridge

September 12th – Storyround with Cambridge Storytellers at the Blue Moon pub, Cambridge.

September 22nd – Stand Up For Diversity with Essex Book Festival, Colchester

September 30th – Storytelling at the Daily Bread Co-op, Cambridge to celebrate their 25 years.

October 2nd – Storyround with Cambridge Storytellers at the Blue Moon pub, Cambridge.

October 3rd – Talking with Chris Mann on BBC Radio Cambridge about storytelling and events in our local area.

October 6th – Storytelling at the The Museum of Cambridge to celebrate Black History Month and stories of migration.

October 17th – Peter Chand delighting us with his stories at the Unitarian Church, Cambridge with Cambridge Storytellers.

October 19th – The 7th Annual Cambridge Contest of Liars, come and tell a few porkies at The Junction, Cambridge.

October 28th – Halloween stories at the Museum of Cambridge, an afternoon of Halloween stories, activities and fun.

October 31st – A gathering of stories of talks to address the return of relics of genocide. To be held at Pembroke college, Cambridge.

November 2nd – Storytelling with Camsight, a wonderful organisation that works to support people with sight problems.

November 12th – Storytelling at the Flying Pig as part of Cambridge Spoken Word

November 14th – Storyround with Cambridge Storytellers at the Blue Moon Pub, Cambridge.

November 18th – Cath Edwards is a not to be missed master of stories telling at the NCI, Cambridge with Cambridge Storytellers.

November 14th – Storyround with Cambridge Storytellers at the Blue Moon pub, Cambridge.

November 28th – Sanctuary in Parliament, talking with MPs around child refugees.

December 2nd – Storytelling at Mill Road Winter Fair, Cambridge

December 2nd – Bardic Event at Stony Stratford, telling stories with the Bard of Stony Stratford.

December 3rd – Storytelling with the London Migration Film Festival at the Ritzy in Brixton

December 6th – Storytelling at Tales from the Undercroft at the Journey Bar in Norwich.

December 9th – True Stories Told Live at the Stir Cafe in Cambridge. Come and tell of your momentous Christmas moments, we’ve all had one at some point in our lives.

December 28th – Christmas stories at The Croft family centre, Fulbourn hospital.


January 6th – Media launch for the Essex Book Festival arriving at our Essex doorsteps in March.

January 9th – An evening of sharing refugee stories – ‘There’s No Place Like Home’ – at The International School of Storytelling in Forest Row in Sussex.

January 10th to the 16th – A week with Ashley Ramsden devising a performance of refugee stories.

January 18th – An assembly with the children of St. Matthew’s Primary School in Cambridge to talk about where their fabulous fundraising for refugee money has been spent.

January 27th – An evening of sharing refugee stories at The Empress Pub, Cambridge.

January 29th – An exciting evening of storytelling at The Guildhall in Cambridge with Cambridge Calais Action Group

January 30th – And evening of Persian Tales – Shahanameh – with Xanthe Gresham and Cambridge Storyteller

February 3rd – Book talk at Huddersfield Literary Festival

February 7th – Sharing of refugee stories at Elda Abrahamon opening art exhibition.

February 8th – Talking with young people around refugees at Woodcraft in Cambridge.

February 10th – Story round with Cambridge Storytellers – Three Minute Tales

February 14th – Book talk at Purbeck Literary Festival

February 21st – Talk about refugees at St Colomba’s Church in Cambridge

February 23rd – Talk about refugees with year 10 students at Parkside College Cambridge

February 26th – Coffee, cake and conversation with Cambridge Refugee Resettlement Campaign on fostering unaccompanied minors.

 February 29th – Launch of Essex Book Festival with Grayson Perry

March 1st – Live chat on BBC Radio Essex

March 1st – An evening of refugee stories with Inna Space at The Proud Archivist in London

March 2nd – An evening of refugee stories at Tales from the Undercroft in Norwich

March 7th – A reading at Women and Words in Norwich. Winning entries from the recent Women and Words competition being read out and I am lucky enough to be one of them.

March 8th – A talk about refugees with the 6th form students at Friends School in Saffron Walden

March 9th – Story round with Cambridge Storytellers – Celtic Tales

March 14th – Talk at the screening of ‘Hora Chilena’ at Clare College in Cambridge

March 15th – Talk on refugees at the Stand Up For Diversity event at the University of Essex, Colchester.

March 19th to 21st – Events with Essex Book Festival on the theme of ‘Home’

March 23rd – Dominic Kelly with his riveting tales of ‘The Hero Light’ with Cambridge Storytellers

March 26th to 4th April – Talks on refugees in schools and various venues in Holland and Brussels. Venues, times and more details to follow.

April 13th – Story round with Cambridge Storytellers – Stand and Deliver!

April 15th – Fundraising afternoon and evening at the Guildhall in Cambridge.

April 16th – Talk at the Quaker Friends house in Cambridge.

April 27th – An evening of refugee stories with Cambridge Storytellers

May 4th – Interview with Cambridge TV

May 11th – Story round with Cambridge Storytellers – Personal Stories

May 13th – Lucky/Unlucky stories with Cambridge Storytellers at the Scott Polar Museum

May 20th –With Jeremy Sallis on BBC Radio Cambridge

May 25th – Peer Group storytelling with Cambridge Storytellers

May 26th – Talking with New Routes at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival

May 27th – Conference around refugee issues at the University of East Anglia

May 28th – Talk at Sawston refugee information evening

June 8th – Story round with Cambridge Storytellers – Midsummer Tales

June 20th to June 24th – Celebrating refugee week in Norwich. Details of events to follow

June 24th – Interview with Lenny The Lounge Lizard on radio in Manchester

July 1st – Storytelling at Milton Road Primary School, Cambridge.

July 5th – Workshop with Right To Remain

July 7th to 10th – The Play About Calais at Cambridge Hotbed Theatre Festival – 4 evenings of progressive plays about Calais.

July 9th and 10th – Storytelling at Ely Folk Festival

July 13th – Story round with Cambridge Storytellers – Nautical Stories

July 16th – Biennial Conference event at Gates Cambridge talking about Migration in the 21st Century

July 19th – Workshop with Right to Remain

July 22nd to 24th – Storytelling at East Anglian Storytelling Festival I will be doing a performance of refugee stories on Friday 22nd July at 9pm

July 28th – Storytelling at the Key Theatre, Peterborough

August 11th – Storytelling at the Key Theatre, Peterborough

August 19th to 21st – Storytelling at Emerson College Sussex

September 3rd – Storytelling at Stourbridge Fair in Cambridge

September 7th – A talk at Stand Up For Diversity at The Hub in Chelmsford

September 8th – Storytelling with Camsight, Cambridge

September 12th – Storytelling with Camsight, Burwell

September 14th – Storyround with Cambridge Storytellers

September 15th – Storytelling with Camsight, Sawston

September 25th – Storytelling at Cambridge River Festival

September 27th – Sharing refugee stories in Swavesey

October 8th – Fire In The North Sky at the Junction, Cambridge with Cambridge Storytellers.

October 8th – Sharing refugee stories at Amnesty Conference

October 12th – Storytelling with Camsight, Girton

October 12th – Storyround with Cambridge Storytellers

October 24th – Tuup – Stories from the Rainforest with Cambridge Storytellers, celebrating Black History Month in Cambridge

November 7th – Storytelling with Camsight

November 9th – The Saragossa Manuscript by Micheal Dacre with Cambridge Storytellers

November 23rd – Storyround with Cambridge Storytellers

December 12th and 13th – Recording TED Talks in Antwerp


January 8th – With Sue Dougan at BBC Radio Cambridgeshire in the Chat Room.

January 9th – Filming at the Royal College of Arts with Red Bee Media to make an advert for the BBC and to be able to trumpet the great delights of Radio 4.

30th January – Cambridge Storytellers hosting the captivating Ben Haggarty at The Junction, Cambridge.

14th February – Boobiebellion event in Saffron Walden. Breast Cancer awareness

18th February – Story Round at CB2 Cafe, Cambridge with Cambridge Storytellers

25th February – Story evening with Cambridge Storytellers

10th March –  With Sue Dougan at BBC Radio Cambridgeshire in the Chat Room.

29th March – Storytelling picnic at The Old School House, Dorset with Amabel Clarke

8th April – With Sue Dougan at BBC Radio Cambridgeshire in the Chat Room.

15th April – Story evening with Cambridge Storytellers

18th April –  Telling Stories event at SJE Arts

28th April  – Stratford Literary Festival

15th May – St Ives Literature Festival

16th May – Radio 4 Saturday Live

20th May  –  Cambridge Storytellers An evening with Robin Hood and Friends. Come and listen to stories from the Greenwood at CB2 Cafe Cambridge in the basement. £8/6 entrance or free with Cambridge Storytellers membership of just £25 a year. What a bargain!

2nd June – Launch of book ‘No Wonder We’re All Mad’ by the Difference Press

8th June – Spark London Hackney

13th June – Book Festival at The Bookshop in East Grinstead, Sussex

17th June – Story evening with Cambridge Storytellers

19th to 21st June – Storytelling at the Cambridge Literary Fringe Festival

25th June – BBC True Stories Pilot Show Spark London Exmouth Market, London

5th July – Competition to find the Bard of Suffolk (fingers crossed!), at the Suffolk Eisteddford

24th to 27th July –  Storytelling at the East Anglian Storytelling Festival in Ipswich

29th July – Cambridge Storytellers are hosting International storyteller Ashley Ramsden with his not to be missed performance of ‘Tistou.’

5th September – Storytelling at Stourbridge Fair, Cambridge

12th September – Wise Words Literary Festival in Canterbury, Kent

13th September – Sing for Water at the Thames River Festival, London to raise money for Water Aid

20th September – Storytellling at Refugee Aid Fair, 9 Rochester Gardens, London NW1 9SD – 11am onwards.

10th October – Charmouth Literary Festival Dorset

11th October – Ryedale Book Festival

15th to 18th October – Isle of Wight Literary Festival

21st October – Wolds Words Festival in Lincolnshire. The festival is on from the 21st to 25th October.

31st October – Kilburn Literary Festival in London.

2nd November – Talk about refugees at the Cambridge Stand Up To Racism

27th November – Storytelling with Cambridge Storytellers

4th December – Storytelling about refugees at the Friends Meeting House in Cambridge