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Marion Leeper

Marion has been telling stories ever since she can remember. Her sparkly, multi-sensory storytelling enchants the youngest children, people with special needs, and adults too. She works in and around East Anglia, in schools, libraries, museums – even, once, a nuclear bunker – and appears at festivals including Womad and the East Anglian Storytelling Festival. She has taken her early years show, Stories in the Dark, to the prestigious storytelling festivals Beyond the Border and Festival at the Edge. As first Bard of Cambridge in 2016 she has performed at many local spoken word events, and has toured her adult shows, The Kitchen Cat and Orlando Furioso, around the UK and the US. She writes about using stories in education (her book Developing Early Maths through Story) is published by PPS books. Choose an existing show from her website, or she can tailor a storytelling session or workshop especially for you.



Glenys Newton

Glenys is currently the Bard of Cambridge having stepped into the mighty shoes of Marion Leeper who was the previous Bard. She has been telling stories for a few years now and has told in pubs, theatres, churches, festivals, schools, libraries, village halls, literary festivals and basically where anyone is prepared to listen. Glenys won the prestigious The Moth storytelling competition in 2014 to tell the first Moth story ever to be told outside of America. She loves to tell biographical stories, her own and those of others and in 2016 toured in the UK, Holland and Belgium with a performance of refugee stories having volunteered in refugee camps across Europe. Glenys works closely with the Essex Book Festival in creating events to tell the stories of the people of Essex. She has had two books published, non fiction, and you can find details, along with a blog, on her website – and events for the rest of the year. You can book Glenys for storytelling sessions or a workshop tailored to your needs and wishes.