The FreeBee Library is a community library on my garden wall. It caters for readers from nine days to nine decades old, and is expanding quickly.
Mr Biggles started as an idea – as a storyteller, I have been lots of books as part of my research into the history of folk tales. Many of the European stories feature bears, especially those from Germanic areas. Those…
About ten years ago I started writing a reworking of Dylan Thomas’ play for voices, Under Milk Wood, as one about the village that raised me from birth to young womanhood. In Under Lyth Hill, my fictional trendy vicar Rev. Freddie Brown recites his prayers for the people and place he loves.
Most EmmisStories sessions start with a story about a character or theme, and are followed by activities that come out of that. These can be art, craft, music, drama or subject led. Tailor made packages and teacher packs are available by request. Please follow the link for more information: https://emblabee.org/the-storytelling-sessions/
Tom Thumb and Thumbelina, story precis and activities, EYFS/KS1/KS2
The marvellous thing about storytelling is that it can take something ordinary out of the real world and make it extraordinary.
Bob is one of my popular storytelling characters. He’s funny, overly fond of chocolate cake, a bit silly, but kind, friendly and he loves being outdoors making things. Here, Bob makes a scarecrow, an insect house, and Bob’s Brillinut Book!
Find out all about him and what he like to do here. Bob is available for visits to groups, via the internet and in person. Get in touch with us for more information. Bob is great with all primary aged children, especially EYFS and KS1.
This tale is one of the lesser known from the collected tales of Grimm brothers, but is perfect for a dark, chilly night. A poor man chooses Death as the Godfather for his son. When the boy becomes a man, Death trains him to be a Doctor and together they perform. All is well until a beautiful princess falls ill…
When this time of year comes around, there are a few certainties that are absolutely inevitable. Way back in the before times, All Hallow’s Eve never had anything to do with anything sweet or fun. It was very much a different thing altogether. But then, so was I, back then.
Monday, 14th October 2019 – Day of the Blood Sun When the sun shines outside, it is especially hard being one of the undead. Honestly, all those movies and books and things about attractive people hanging about looking moodily pale and…
Let us go then, you and I,
When street lights are spread lights out in the sky
Like box-set Netflixers fixated on sofas