Past Events

British Museum event

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Wendy Shearer storytelling at the British Museum

African and ancient Greek Myths During half term at the British Museum, I was invited to tell stories from the African continent and Greece. My first degree was in Classics and so I have always loved reading and researching about ancient greek literature, art, and philosophy. As a Storyteller, I am now able to tell […]

My Books

Book launch

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My first edition of African and Caribbean Folktales, Myths and Legends is OUT and available to buy in all of the usual bookshops. Published by Scholastic on 7th October 2021. You can get a personally signed copy from my local independent bookshop Pickled Pepper Books. My book launch party was held at Pickled Pepper Books […]

Festivals

Eden Project Summer of Celebration

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Storytelling at the Eden Project I was thrilled to be commissioned to write three short stories for Eden Project Storytellers to perform throughout their summer of Celebration across the site. I offered a selection of stories from Africa and the Caribbean islands and they chose three of my favourites. I was later invited to visit […]

Past Events

Merfolk Tales

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Wendy Shearer - telling Merfolk Tales

  A fantastic evening telling Merfolk tales from Trinidad for the William Morris Gallery.  Inspired by their ‘Works In Progress’ exhibition, the gallery asked Wendy to share stories of the magical sea creatures and discuss the Caribbean folklore included in her new books which will be published in 2021: Caribbean Folktales and African and Caribbean […]

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 […]