Storytelling Events

Virtual & in-person storytelling events

Dates when Wendy is performing in the day for children and families or in the evening for adult audiences at public events with libraries, Museums, Galleries, festivals and much more.  See photos from past events.


Guest speaker & storyteller at the Royal Festival Hall, Skylark Cafe

Date: Wednesday 25th May

Time: 2pm – 3pm

Address: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

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Rewilding Cinderella in Brighton

Dates, Times & Venues:

Saturday 28th May: 2pm-4.30pm, 6pm-8.30pm 

Venue: Waterhall Rewilding Site, Waterhall, Saddlescombe Road, BN45 7DB

Tickets £10-12: https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/rewilding-cinderella-164078/

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Sunday 29th May: 2-4.30pm

Venue: Waterhall Rewilding Site, Waterhall, Saddlescombe Road, BN45 7DB

Tickets £10-12: https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/rewilding-cinderella-164078/

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Thursday 2nd June: 7pm-10.30pm (online)

A preview of the online recordings plus LIVE tellings with Q&A discussion.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rewilding-cinderella-tickets-328025522167

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Saturday 4th June: 2pm-4.30pm

Venue: Onca Barge, Brighton Marina, The Waterfront, BN2 5UU

Tickets £10-12: https://www.brightonfringe.org/whats-on/rewilding-cinderella-164078/

A fairy tale performance like no other. 13 artists have formed a Storytelling Choir and offer a radical reweaving of Cinderella in this storytelling concert. This amazing outdoor performance takes place amidst Sussex hills, with stories from England and Iran, Haiti and Russia, Japan, Bulgaria and Scotland are woven together with poetry and song, to explore the global, local and intimate journey of the wild ash girl.  Storytellers will guide audiences across the hills and through the forest as they tell their stories. You will be invited to join in songs, poetry and a forest spell!

Join world-renowned artists and performers Wendy Shearer, Tunde Balogun, Hannah Battershell, Marina Evans, Sophie Gibson, Joanna Gilar, Kestrel Morton, Nana Tomova, Gauri Raje, Laura Sampson, Fleur Shorthouse Hemmings, Philippa Snell and Heulwen Williams. This is a 13+ event.

About the Storytelling Choir


Bedtime Stories for the National Literacy Trust

Date: Tuesday 31st May

Time and Venue:

11:00-11:30am at Hastings Library, Brassey Institute, 13 Claremont, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1HE

12:00-12:30pm at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, John’s Place, Bohemia Rd, Hastings TN34 1ET

In collaboration with the National Literacy Trust, join Wendy Shearer, one of the author’s of Bedtime Stories: Beautiful Black Tales from the Past for a reading and party storytelling of the tale ‘Mary Seacole’. Wendy will also be signing copies and you can receive one at the event or purchase one from your independent Book Shop.


Hendon Pageant Festival at the RAF Museum

Date: Thursday 2nd June

Times: 10.30, 11.30, 13.30, 15.00

Address: Royal Air Force Museum London, Grahame Park Way, Colindale, NW9 5LL

Join Wendy Shearer for stories of flight and royalty in faraway lands where you will meet larger-than-life characters from East & West Africa! Everyone is invited to join in with music and movement

Tickets: https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/whats-going-on/events/raf-museum-hendon-pageant/


Women Who Give No F*cks at Cranborne Earth House

Date: Saturday 16th July

Time: 7.30pm

Venue:  Cranborne Earthouse, Dorset, BH21 5R

The Crick Crack Club presents a StoryJam production called ‘The Women Who Gave No F*cks’ with Wendy Shearer, Sarah Liisa Wilkinson, Nell Phoenix, Lucy Lill, Alys Torrance, & Laura Sampson.

Join us for a fantastic evening with six tip-top tale-tellers as they slam down the stories. You the audience vote and award the prizes for the most death-defying, world-creating, super-woman in myth or legend. These are the Women Who Gave No F*cks.

Get your tickets here.

(Suitable for adults 18+)


The Viktor Wynd Museum Online Event

Date: Sunday September 11th

Time: 8-9:30pm

Venue: Online Zoom Event

Hosted by The Last Tuesday Society and The Viktor Wynd Museum, Wendy will be telling stories gathered from many islands, with themes of magic and mystery, love and loss.

Buy tickets here.


Surrey Storytelling Night

Date: Friday 23rd September

More details soon.