"Thank you so much for coming to visit us today. The children have absolutely loved it. One of our teachers said you're the best storyteller she's seen in years!"

Chalkwell Hall Infant School

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Hannah has worked with students of all ages from pre-school through to post sixteen for many years and is passionate about inspiring the next generation of storytellers.

She engages young people both in sharing and creating stories through interactive performances and workshops.

For more information on what she can provide please visit:

"Hannah was incredibly captivating. Her characterisation and ability to bring the story to life for the children was wonderful to see." Kew Green Prep School


Hannah loves to spin tales from both folk, fairy, myth and legend from around the World. She has a particular interest in European tales and exploring the female narrative in her stories. She visits storytelling clubs, festivals and arranges and promotes her own storytelling events through Spinning Yarns Theatre.

If you'd like to know more about her storytelling for adult audiences and upcoming events visit:

"Hannah transported us away from the cares of the world for two glorious hours."

Audience member at Leigh Folk Festival.

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Hannah loves bringing her eclectic reportoire of stories to fesivals and special events. There is always a wonderful kind of buzz when performing at an event, whether open air in a yurt or under a tree or in a museum or on a train, Hannah adapts to any environment and brings her energy and enthusiasm to all ages. She is happy to tailor make a set to fit a theme or just bring her own special mix of story fun. 

Past festivals & events have included:

East Anglian Storytelling Festival, The Cambridge Folk Festival, The Redbridge Storytelling Festival, Into The Wild Festival, The Roots Festival, Village Green Festival, Jimmy's Farm Festival, Highams Nordic Festival and The Leigh Folk Festival. Heritage Open Days, Essex Wildlife Trust, Letchworth Garden City Museum Exhibition, Ickworth Summer Country Fayre, The Maldon Oyster Festival, The Chelmsford Arts & Music Festival, The Orchard Project, Wildfest and Dovercourt Seaside Festival. 

"Hannah has an amazing ability to get childrens attention immediately and keep it. She is also funny, encouraging, educational and inclusive when storytelling. Children and adults absolutely love her performances, there is always much laughter and fun.


Hannah is an experienced facilitator and has worked with many organisations in both the public and private sector delivering communication skills training. She uses the craft of oral storytelling, alongside her performance training to work with companies to deliver bespoke training opportunities.

Past clients have included; Barclays Bank, DEFRA, PPC Worldwide, NHS & Cronin Solutions & Weetabix.

"Hannah is an expert and skilled communicator and I would be exceptionally pleased to recommend her services to you." Gerard Cronin, Cronin Solutions.