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Kevin Graal - storytelling to inspire

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storytelling to inspire

Kevin Graal is a highly skilled storyteller with a repertoire of interactive stories, riddles, songs and rhymes from around the world.

Storytelling in education

Kevin is also an inspiring educator, working with an impressive and extensive range of partners from schools and community groups to leading arts and educational organisations such as Tate Modern, the British Library and the British Council.

Charisma and experience combined

Kevin's innate way with words - inherited from his Irish family - has been honed by more than 30 years' experience in early years settings, schools, museums, art galleries, conference centres and training venues. His finely tuned storytelling combines careful planning with playful improvisation and is always filled with laughter, music and imagination.

Kevin Graal is a great storyteller who brings thoughts, feelings, and the music in words directly to children.
Michael Rosen
Author & broadcaster
Kevin Graal schools

schools learning through stories

Inspiring children to see themselves as storytellers.
Storytelling linked to curriculum topics & literacy goals. Big-group performances of stories from around the world. Single-class workshops on key aspects of storytelling & story-writing. Combinations of performances & workshops. Tailor-made projects & residencies on improving teamwork & self-esteem.
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Kevin Graal early years

early years playing with stories

Engaging, inclusive, educational and ... lots of fun!
Stories & arts activities for Nursery & Reception classes in schools, day nurseries, children’s centres & playgroups. Sessions linked to UK Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework. Tailor-made projects & programmes for arts centres, museums & art galleries. Publications & recordings.
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Kevin Graal performance

projects & events collaborations

Dedication and professionalism of the highest standard.

Projects & partnerships with leading UK art galleries, museums & arts in education organisations. Interdisciplinary collaborations with artists, writers, musicians & composers. International assignments for the British Council. One-off storytelling events at festivals, book fairs, libraries, theatres & community centres. Publications & media.

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Kevin Graal training

training talking matters

Practical, useful and refreshingly free of jargon.

Presentations for early years practitioners & primary school teachers. Workshops for INSET days & after-school staff meetings. Keynote speaking at conferences & for professional development programmes & events in the UK & abroad. Demonstrations for volunteers & staff on arts & community projects. Mentoring sessions for aspiring storytellers.

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Kevin Graal news: British Library

NEWS talking tales

Winter 2017-2018

Kevin’s recent and forthcoming work in schools, arts centres, theatres and libraries: from helping Year 8 pupils to research and present stories about the Space Race to writing and narrating The Remarkable Tale of Prince Unexpected, an exciting collaboration with a composer and three musicians; from a day of storytelling workshops around the Harry Potter exhibition at the British Library to a fully booked schedule of celebrations throughout the week of World Book Day 2018.

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Kevin sends out a quarterly email newsletter about his storytelling work.

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