The British Museum Schools team invited Wendy Shearer and poet Jenny Mitchell to lead a workshop exploring literary approaches to teaching African and Caribbean diaspora history. The workshop was aimed at primary and secondary teachers and other educational practitioners. Wendy shared her experience of using storytelling as a platform to engage students by blending myths, […]
Wendy held a book signing and storytelling event at her local independent book shop, Pickled Pepper Books. Families with children of all ages joined in stories from her book of African & Caribbean Folktales, Myths and Legends with music, dancing and colourful props.
The National Army Museum invited Wendy to perform stories about the legendary West African trickster, Anansi the Spider. As part of their half term events for children and families, Wendy spent the day encouraging everyone to participate with music, dance and stories about Anansi which relate to part of the Museum’s collections. Formed in Nigeria […]
Wendy told a classic West African folktale inspired by objects in the Fitzwilliam Museum collection. The story was called ‘The Wedding Treasure’ and is recommended for children aged 5+ years.
Wendy was invited by Full House Theater to perform a day of Anansi the Trickster tales for half term. Amidst the beautiful setting of Wardown House and Museum, she told stories from West Africa and the Caribbean, with families of all ages joining in.
Wendy was invited by This Book Love, the traveling Multicultural Book Shop, to a book signing event at the Royal Festival Hall, during the Just Imagine Festival. Wendy dedicated messages and signed copies of her books: African and Caribbean Folktales, Myths and Legends, plus Bedtime Stories: Beautiful Black Tales from the Past for families and […]
Wendy was invited onto Colin Murray’s 5 Live show to celebrate National Storytelling Week. Wendy was interviewed and then told a story from Trinidad about a girl called Clara which you can listen to here at 45 minutes in!