Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Half-Term Fun with Storyteller Vanessa Woolf...

Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop, Hatfield, is proud to host an exclusive event featuring London Storyteller Vanessa Woolf on Wednesday 27th October 2010. From 2pm sharp, and more poignantly for FREE, Vanessa shall be regaling those gathered with a performance "Three Little Foxes". ‘The Three Foxes’ is a distinctively Victorian tale which Lewis Carroll, the "Alice" author used to tell to children. The ‘lost’ story has never been published in full, although part of it survives in his strange work ‘Sylvie and Bruno’ and was never heard read in public until Vanessa started to perform it this year. Lewis Carroll was a visitor to Hatfield House where he met a real life princess (Queen Victoria's granddaughter) called...Alice

For more information telephone 01707 258363. The storytelling performance will be approx half hour duration.

Visit the London Storyteller's website HERE and read the accompanying blog HERE...

Vanessa writes of herself:

"My first play was written when I was seventeen and resulted in me being expelled from school. Since then I have done various jobs. I have driven a lighting truck through Spain with the James Bond crew (click on the barrage balloon above to hear me talking some more about this), squelched under London in pitch-dark sewers, traded antiques and sold hot chestnuts. I am the proud guardian of four chickens, two boys and a cat. My short stories have been featured in numerous anthologies, live lit events, websites and magazines including Smoke, Tales of the Decongested, Liar's League, One Eye Grey, Litro and the Evening Standard.

I have told tales professionally in theatres, in prison, on board ship, in libraries, hospitals, forests, shops and of course, pubs. I have lots of experience working with children and I lead storytelling sessions for all ages.

“The staff were particularly impressed with the way you tailored your material for the age group (under threes)” Kintore Way Children’s Centre London SE1

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