Wendy was invited by the Victoria and Albert Museum to perform “Tales from the Forest” a set of unique stories inspired by nature and the Beatrix Potter Exhibition, with stories from around the world featuring tiny animals in magical landscapes.
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 […]
Wendy took children through the Caribbean Rainforest and sun splash islands with trickster tales for Collage Arts at Karamel London.
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.
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 […]