Many talented storytellers and performers have appeared on Lore & Legend: on this page you can find a complete list of our valued contributors and find out more about their own rich careers and bodies of work.
Tim Ralphs is a storyteller and active exponent of narrative in art. He also works as a public engagement consultant connecting academic researchers with non-specialists.
His storytelling is rooted in the oral tradition: The craft of a speaker weaving language and gesture to entrance an audience and bring a tale to life.
Carmel is a storyteller: her lively stories include traditional folktales and stories from her own life. She co-runs The Story Forge, a storytelling club at the Fat Cat in Sheffield and she teaches storytelling to children and adults. She also performs with Flying Teddy Bears.
Yorkshire Folk Tales for Children is Carmel’s first book published by The History Press in 2018.
Graham is a performance storyteller and storytelling event organiser based in Birmingham in the West Midlands. With a unique flair for imagination and adventure, he brings storytelling to life through his work with schools, libraries and museums.
Graham takes pride in training storytellers, offering advice and guidance to those who look to give stories to others.
Tamar is a bilingual storyteller, telling stories in Welsh and English. She grew up hearing the myths and legends told of in Mabinogion, but only much later was she introduced to the world of storytelling as a contemporary performance art form.
In 2013 she won the National Storyteller of the Year competition, launching her into a career as a storyteller.
Sara Pearl is a writer and researcher in English Literature, Fiction, Theory of Narrative, Poetry, Theatre Directing, Screenwriting and Psychology.
She has been inspired by her father’s ghost stories, her mother’s family histories, and her maternal grandfather’s love of local folklore and folk tales.
Jason specialises in dark fairytales that blend dark magic and uplifting love themes. Jason’s stories are told in the oldest and best ways – as live storytelling performances for modern audiences.
He has performed across the UK and mainland Europe, blending traditional and contemporary motifs, vocal sound effects and pure, unadulterated fantasy.
Kat is a storytelling consultant and a user story researcher, who draws from her past experiences with traditional storytelling to help businesses solve communication problems and transform their client interactions.
On the show Kat shares how the building blocks of storytelling are right there at the foundation of her work with storytelling in the contemporary world.
Daniel is a Scottish storyteller and podcaster who has travelled and lived all over the world, from the jungles of Peru and Uganda to the mountains of Nepal and deserts of Mexico. His performances weave together stories from indigenous cultures with Celtic legends, Norse myths and music.
He coaches storytellers through The Roundhouse, a world-first online school for oral storytellers.
Simon Heywood completed a PhD on contemporary storytelling at Sheffield University’s National Centre for English Cultural Tradition in 2001 and has lectured in creative writing at Derby University since 1996.
He has toured nationally and internationally in live and contemporary storytelling, and created original commissions for storytelling festivals.
Daisy is a Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Wolverhampton, and for her research specializes in late medieval drama.
As a theatre practitioner and storyteller, her projects include performances of the Bayeux Tapestry; Broken Shells and Unruly Woman - a collection of medieval stories about women defying the restrictions placed on them by their class and gender.
Amy first discovered storytelling at the age of 14 and became a devotee of the art, broadening her knowledge, experience and skills as a storyteller and launching a career promoting and celebrating the art form.
She was a founder of the Tales at the Edge storytelling club and the FATE storytelling festival, and was Director of the Society for Storytelling for two years.