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Kevin Graal - children's storyteller

Kevin Graal – children’s storyteller

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storytelling to inspire

Kevin Graal is a highly skilled children’s 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 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 children's storyteller news: Sunday Stories at Kew

NEWS Kevin Graal – children's storyteller

Autumn & Winter 2018

Kevin’s recent and forthcoming work in schools, art galleries, museums, outdoor spaces and on training courses: from researching and performing a new series of weekly storytelling sessions in the Marianne North Gallery at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, to a busy schedule of school visits, launching early years programmes at Jerwood Gallery and at Hastings Museum, and devising and delivering continuing professional development courses for early years teachers and children's librarians.

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NEWS public storytelling events

Kevin lists his public storytelling events on Twitter @KevinGraal

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NEWS by email

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

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