Future Work includes:

On the afternoon of Sat 21st October I’ll be telling tales at an Apple Day at Mitcham Community Orchard and Garden. There will be apple-bobbing and smoothie-making and facepainting and an apple identification clinic (really! They will tell you whether that tree in your garden is a Worcester Pearmain or a Blenheim Orange), plus rap and cider.

During the evening of 21st Oct I’ll be telling History-of-Medicine stories at a sleepover in the British Museum. This is for Young Friends of the Museum, and features craft sessions, body parts offered to Asclepius, breakfast, and a visit to the Scythians exhibition. I think we should play “Nelson’s Eye”, myself.

In November I’ll be off to the Sharjah International Book Fair in the United Arab Emirates, to provide a mixture of storytelling and workshops.

And on 21st December I’ll be performing Gawain and the Green Knight at Ringwood in Hampshire.

Practical Details:

Merton Fruit Festival
Date: Saturday 21st October
Time: 1pm-6pm (I’ll be telling stories between 1 and 4pm)
Place: Mitcham Community Orchard and Garden
Address: Fieldgate Lane, Mitcham, CR4 3AL
Directions: Fieldgate Lane is a path that runs between Western Road (the A236) and Miles Road. You can also get to it via Pear Tree Close and Westfield Road
Transport: Colliers Wood tube and then bus 152, or Tooting Broadway and bus 355/270/280, or Mitcham tramstop then bus 118/201/280, or Mitcham Eastfields then bus 152, or Streatham Common and bus 118.

British Museum Sleepover
Date: Saturday 21st – Sun 22nd Oct
Time: 6:15pm – 9am next morning
Place: British Museum, Great Russell Street WC1B 3DG
Cost: £45
For Young Friends aged 8-15 (and their accompanying parents)
Book online or call 0207 323 8195 Friends’ sleepover: medicine through time&eventType=Young Friends’ sleepover

Sharjah International Book Fair
November 1st-11th
Expo centre, Al Khan
Sharjah, UAE