Martin Maudsley- Storyteller

6th September 2018
We were very fortunate to have a visit from storyteller Martin Maudsley who delighted the children with poetry from Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris.
Martin Maudsley is a professional storyteller based in Dorset and working across the South West of England. He tells stories in theatres, festivals, schools, village halls, pubs and outdoors.
 
His repertoire of stories consists of fresh re-tellings of traditional tales from local legends and earthy folk-tales to magical myths and epic sagas. He uses poetry, music and song alongside stories, and often collaborates with other performers.
 
The Lost Words book uses words which have been removed from the English Dictionary. These words are beautiful and descriptive and still have their place in a child's vocabulary.
All the children were enthralled by Martin's storytelling and poetic imagery. It is great to have resources in school to follow up on the session.