Kevin Graal is a highly skilled storyteller with a repertoire of interactive stories, riddles, songs and rhymes from around the world.
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.
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.
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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Kevin sends out a quarterly email newsletter about his storytelling work.