As an independent worker I can set my rates according to the employer - from £350 a day for a large corporation like SKANSKA at the Kent County Show to nothing at all for a special needs school.
My work in Canterbury with TEFL teachers has been praised by student/teachers from all over the world. This costs between £65 to £80 for a 90 minute session for as many as fifty students.
For educational establishments I can offer creative story making sessions for students or tutors involving games and fascinating exercises for £200 a day (negotiable). These are especially suitable for students who don't like literacy - working in groups with adaptations of old stories can engender acting, imagination, literacy, confidence and other life skills. Have a look at Oracy into Literacy.
I adapt to any audience or situation which means that I can usefully attend weddings, naming ceremonies, circumcisions, funerals and divorces.
Past clients include
Castles and historic homes.
Lies told to European detectives at Bramshill Police Staff Training College.
Youths in Bournemouth for a summer.
‘Special needs’ homes and schools.
Women’s Institutes across Kent.
Africa Days at Quex Park, Kent.
Hornimania Festival at the Horniman Museum, South London.
Dickens Festival, Broadstairs.
Adult trainers in Denmark.
Midwives in France.
Thousands of TEFL teachers from all over the world.
A weekend with ALBSU adult literacy students.
Management training in a Piccadilly theatre.
Medieval banquets, even for the World Symposium of Magnetic Resonance Physicists.
Innumerable days for English Heritage, National Trust and English Nature.
Life skills with prisoners and young offenders.
Schools far and wide with my ‘Oracy into Literacy' scheme.
Broadcasts on BBC Radio Kent.
Ghost walks for Canterbury Tales.
Celtic tales for street children in Goa, India.
Two 10-week courses in ‘Practical Storytelling’ for the Workers Education Association in Faversham, Kent.
Whitstable Oyster Festival.
Earthwise Festival 2004.
Dorset’s ‘Sting in the Tale’ Storytelling Festival 2005.
Neuro-rehabilitation patients and staff in Buckland hospital.
Diversity stuff for Cummings Power Generation.
Two ‘Winters Tales’ Festivals in Sandwich and was elected as ’King of the Fools’.
SfS Gathering 2006 workshop, ‘How to be an Idiot’.
‘Festival at the Edge’ 2008.
Kent County Show 2009.
'Wise Words' Festival in Canterbury
Addington Street Historical Fair, Ramsgate for many years.
Special needs children in the Isle of Sheppey.
'Age Concern' with dementia sufferers in Sandwich.