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Richard is a professional storyteller and writer who works in over 150 schools museums and libraries a year throughout the UK from the Imperial War Museum Manchester to Idea Store London, from small rural schools to the largest in England.

Learning his craft from traditional Romany storytellers Richard blends the old and new producing and telling new unique, original stories, workshops, books and plays for children of all ages and key stages. He is the co-founder of 'Bring a Story to School week'

His unique stories, books and plays enthral, entertain and motivate children of all ages in all settings.

His storytelling and story writing workshops ‘Think it tell it write it’ have been adopted by many educational establishments and his story 'Hidden Gold' is currently being used by the Department for education and skills as a raising achievement resource. He teaches storytelling skills to a range of educators and other professionals.


A traditional wood carver Richard makes all of his own resources and props for his original stories including the much loved Pegz ©