Like many long established storytellers, Paul has built up a rich repertoire of tales from some of the far edges of the world, particularly stories from north west coastal tribal groups such as the kwakitutl, Tlingit’s and Tsimshian along with beautiful Siberian tribal myths and wonderful Russian and European wonder tales. His style is often referred to as unique, simply soothing and magical. “It is interesting why we choose certain stories” he says. “perhaps in them, there is something that we are seeking; Droplets of almost unimaginable love, insightful thinking or simply age old wisdom”
Paul never expected to be a storyteller. Always creative, 47 years a professional artist and sculptor, but always in his work, no matter the discipline~there were stories. In hindsight the root of the magic perhaps happened some 55 years ago when an aunt, living as a missionary in Africa started to send him the local folk tales of Tanzania. To reflect that cultural flavour Paul now loves telling African dilemma stories and plays along side them his west African kora that he’s been blessed with for the past 25 years
Paul has worked extensively with adults, children and families, having worked in over 2300 schools and a myriad of other locations and organisations including Greenpeace, RSPB and English Heritage as well as for local authorities and museum services in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex. The big events he has performed at include Latitude and Glastonbury, as well as numerous literary festivals across the UK.
In late 2018 Paul took a professional storytelling tour across China, visiting six cities, travelling 5000 miles and telling to over 2,000 children.