Caribbean Folktales

Meeting Grace Hallworth

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When I began researching and writing stories for my new book of Caribbean Folktales, one of the first things I did was to speak with my fellow Storytellers about their favourite stories from these islands. Pippa Reid who is the London representative for the Society of Storytelling offered to put me in touch with Trinidadian […]

Caribbean Folktales

Bold, Brave, Chilling Stories

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Word Spun Last night’s Word Spun event was superbly hosted by Hannah Brailsford from Spinning Yarns Theatre. I was thrilled to be asked to take part and join 4 other marvelous female storytellers sharing stories of bold ladies and brave girls. Hannah Need, Pyn Stockman, Su Squire, and Suzanne Arnold told stories with bloody endings, […]

Caribbean Folktales

La Diablesse

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Wendy Shearer Writer and Professional Storyteller

In my first book of Caribbean Folktales to be published by The History Press , I’m writing about a variety of characters who feature commonly in Caribbean folklore. Some of them are supernatural figures who may be considered vengeful spirits or spirits who protect elements of the earth.  Others are tricksters in animal form who […]

Past Events

British Museum

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Wendy Shearer storytelling at the British Museum

Wendy Shearer performing Greek myths from Homer’s ‘Iliad’ and ‘The Odyssey’.  There were over 200 people attending each day during half term to listen and join in with her storytelling at The British Museum.  These sessions were part of the ‘Troy: Myth or Reality’ exhibition.

Primary Schools

National Storytelling Week 2020

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Storytelling stage at Trafalgar Junior School

Trafalgar Junior School in Twickenham invited Wendy to take part in their 10th Annual Storytelling Festival during National Storytelling Week. In previous years, renowned storytellers Taffy Thomas, MBE, and Sally Pomme Clayton have also visited their school, sharing stories with the entire school and being one of the judges for their Storytelling competition. Wendy was […]

Storytelling

Caribbean Stories

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Wendy Shearer - Professional Storyteller Photography by @MarcoCervi

‘As dawn kissed the sky, she looked out of her window and saw a ball of flames darting through the tamarind trees. The shape-shifting Soucouyant had found her victim.’ I’m very excited to announce that I’m writing a new book – a collection of Caribbean Folktales which will be published by The History Press. These […]