Storytelling Events

Virtual & in-person storytelling events

Scroll down to find events for children and adults where Wendy is storytelling online for libraries, Museums, Galleries and festivals with Caribbean folklore of tricksters, shapeshifters, witches, mermaids and more.


Date: Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th October

Event: Gather the Witches online festival 2020

Join Wendy Shearer for chilling tales of witchcraft and sorcery from across the Caribbean sea during a weekend of Samhain celebrations, with talented artists, dancers & musicians.

Platform: Online (pre-recorded)

Free event.  Tickets and schedule:


Date: Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th October

Time: 10.30 – 11.3 0am

Venue: Hoxton 253, ​253 Hoxton Street, London, N1 5LG​

Free Event: Witches, Scamps and Things 

Join Wendy Shearer as she takes children and families on an otherworldly trip through Afro-Caribbean folklore and Greek mythology-inspired tales that conjure supernatural beings and strange goings-on. The event will take place amongst the creatures inhabiting the solo exhibition Witches, Scamps and Things by Hackney-based artist Kelly Sweeney.


Date: Friday 30th October

Time: 11.00 – 12.00pm

Venue: Marcus Garvey Library, 1 Philip Lane, Tottenham, N15 4JA

Event: Black History Celebrations

A fun-filled hour of storytelling for families with Wendy Shearer. She will delight all ages with tricksters and shapeshifters unique to the Caribbean island countries. The library has reopened


Date: Friday 30th October

Time: 7.30 – 8.00pm

Event: Black History Storytelling for adults with Merton Libraries

Platform: Zoom online. For tickets: please email   


Date: Thursday 12th November

Time: 7.30pm – 8.15 pm

Event: Merfolk tales from Trinidad and Tobago

Inspired by William Morris’s Mermaid design in the Works In Progress exhibition at the William Morris Gallery, Wendy has been invited to share some of her favourite fairymaid and merfolk tales from the folklore of Trinidad and Tobago. This is storytelling for adults so expect tales of aquatic hauntings, chilling curses and bewitched fishermen. There will also be a chance to put questions to Wendy, who is the author of two forthcoming books for children and adults on Caribbean folktales (published by Scholastic and History Press respectively).

Platform: Zoom. Ticket details