Commissioned Projects

2Comissions---Exeter-RespectDavid particularly enjoys researching and devising commissioned projects to suit specific themes and particular needs. Examples:Tales I’ve been Told, an evening of intercultural storytelling with teachers of English from around the world, commissioned by the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language at their annual conference “I love watching you tell.”  – Jane Arnold, Professor of ELT methodology in the English Language Department at the University of Seville (Spain)

Polish Folk Tales, intercultural storytelling and storymaking workshops in Devon primary schools commission, Ethnic Minority Achievement and Anglo-Polish Organisation

“I will remember the children’s facial expressions and the sounds they made – the WOW factor.
Superb!” – Hannah Rowland, Year 1 Teacher, Yeo Valley Primary School, Barnstaple

Tales of Ice and Snow, a site-specific family event commissioned by Spacex Art Gallery, Exeter

“Working with David to create a unique storytelling event was a joy. He created a bespoke day using traditional tales and made all of Spacex’s unique spaces integral to the stories, engaging the children’s imagination and captivating all ages throughout the event.” – Claire Bryden, Activities Organiser, Spacex Art Gallery, Exeter

World War Two in Devon, a site-specific event commissioned by the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter as part of the interpretation of an Imperial War Museum travelling exhibition.

3-commissions-ww2-imperial-war-museum“David told an excellent set of stories, which were well researched and well delivered. The stories made an excellent addition to our activity programme”  – Helen Lisk, Community Activities Officer, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

Devon Castles, a family event specifically commissioned by the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter120commissions20-20devon20castles

“Great storytelling – lots of listening, thinking and speaking/participating skills”  – Kate Osborne, Access Officer, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter

Pirate Tales, a family event specifically commissioned for the Pirates Weekend at Overbecks, National Trust  “The children were enthralled throughout. David has gone above and beyond to exceed our and our visitors expectations.” – Alan Edwards, Assistant Property Manager, Overbecks, National Trust4-commissions-hans-christian-andersen

Hans Christian Andersen tells his Own Tales, an in-role storytelling and storymaking workshop commissioned by Ford Primary School, Plymouth

“I just wanted to email you to thank you for the wonderful day you and Mr Andersen gave us yesterday. The children all went home buzzing and enthused and I have had one mother come in this morning to tell me all about our day as  recounted to her by her son and how much he had enjoyed it.” – Jo Davie, Year 3 Teacher, Ford Primary School, Plymouth