Aspiring Tellers

Nell runs highly-acclaimed courses in North London for aspiring and developing storytellers. Originally devised for UAL Central St Martins, Nell’s courses provide an excellent training for students new-to-storytelling and tellers eager for a space to develop skills, understanding and repertoire.

12, 10 or 6 week courses are available at various times throughout the year (fitting in with Nell’s touring schedule). Contact Nell for details.

Nell runs:

  • Storytelling for Beginners
  • Beyond Beginners
  • UnLeashed
  • Back to Basics
  • No Holds Barred

Nell's courses are usually run in and around Kentish Town, North London.


Teacher Training

Teachers are in a unique position to enhance learning through storytelling.

Nell's storytelling workshops for teachers are lively, practical events. Nell teaches easily-grasped techniques to lift the tales off the page, to re-tell the story in your own words and to share the story with your own vision and voice.

The workshops aim to:

  • Teach the basic stepping stones of oral storytelling
  • Empower the teachers as storytellers
  • Encourage the teachers to use storytelling as a creative teaching tool

Nell also runs one-to-one mentoring sessions.

Other Workshops for Adults

Nell is also available for half-day, whole day or regular workshop sessions. The workshops are suitable for skills enhancement, inset days and workshop demonstrations. Nell has taught teachers, librarians, priests, Drama students, actors and parents.

'May you keep on weaving the yarn of your mesmerising stories forever and ever...'

Jaspreet Khan, British Council workshop, India

People did not wait for writing before they told stories

Albert Bates Lord

People are hungry for stories. It is part of our very being.

Studs Terkel