Sef Townsend has been telling traditional stories in shanty towns and cultural centres; refugee camps and festivals for the past 25 years. Apart from regular work in London schools, he works on cross-cultural, interfaith and peace & reconciliation projects both in the UK and internationally. Last year, along with Anne Johnson, he published London Folk Tales for Children.
Time off from working in Ecuador or South Africa; Argentina or China finds him discovering new stories by sharing with the generous people he always seems to meet on these most lucky and wonderful travel opportunities . Last year he was designated ‘Education Goodwill-Cultural Ambassador’ by the international group, Dream On, for his ‘long-standing and generous contribution to its mission that benefits children and youth around the world’.