Storytelling

NEW BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT – ‘Caribbean Folk Tales: Stories from the Islands and the Windrush Generation’ by Wendy Shearer

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Wendy is immensely proud to announce her brand new book of short stories called ‘Caribbean Folk Tales: Stories from the Islands and the Windrush Generation‘ published by The History Press. It will be released May 2022 and you can pre-order it here. Caribbean islands are rich in oral stories and steeped in history where ancestors […]

Past Events

Spine Festival

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The Spine Festival of spoken word and arts activities took place throughout March across libraries situated at the heart of London’s communities. Wendy told tales at from West Africa and the Caribbean islands for the whole family to enjoy.

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British Museum Online Workshop

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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, […]

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National Army Museum

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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 […]

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Southbank Centre Book Signing

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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 […]