Storytelling for Children

PERFORMANCESJanice Witherspoon Celtic and Environmental Storyteller

I have a large repertoire of animal tales, nature tales, traditional tales and folk tales and can put together a programme for your group’s needs or for that special birthday party or celebration.

Examples of one hour long programmes suitable for all the family.


Find fish in the forest and see painted cats who come to life amidst other fishy goings-on under the sea.


Meet beasties big and small with tales of fiery dragons and little ants, queen bees and dancing trees.

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storytelling-with-childrenEvents and Schools Where I Have Told for Children

Michael Hall Steiner School Advent Fair

Kids’ Tent, Forest Row Festival

Storytelling at the Forest Row Market

Tale of the Pig Fair

Pericles Theatre Workshop

Tribal Fit Family Camp

Stoneywish Nature Reserve, Ditchling

Headington Quarry Church of England Eco Fair

Lifeways Childrens’ Camps

Forest Row Primary

Ashurstwood Primary

Greenwich Steiner School

St. Charles Borromeo Primary

Hartfield Primary

Carinish Primary, N.Uist

Lochmaddy Primary, N.Uist

Oriel High School, Crawley


Celebrating and honouring the seasons of the year and their associated festivals brings us closer to the rhythms of nature and allows us to fully enjoy the constant change that they bring. Simple ritual can help us ground the deeper meaning of the festival and stories help us engage with it through the imaginative realm.

In my work as a gardener at Findhorn and Emerson College and as storyteller in residence at Old Plawhatch and Tablehurst Community Farms, I have organised and taken part in a wide variety of celebrations with story.

Examples include : Imbolc Festival, Spring Equinox Fire, Mayfair, Midsummer Festival, Raw n Wild Food Festival,  Harvest Festival, Celebrate Samhain, Remembering the Ancestors on All Souls’ Day, a Gathering for Advent, Celebrate Solstice.  I have also organised special events such as Stories with the Cows and Story Tree Walks.

Please contact me if you would like me to bring stories to your special event or put together a programme for a special time of year.

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