Tag Archives: Diane Wolkstein

Honouring she who goes before – ten female storytellers

Those storytellers who go before us are an everlasting well of inspiration that we must not forget. Each carrying the tradition of stories in their own way, keeping it alive, so that we may follow behind. It is our responsibility to drink from this well, to feel connected to it, and most of all to […]

Love in the Shadows

I will be performing  Love in the Shadows with my little shadow theatre on 28 November 19.30, St Micheal’s Church, Ewell. It was Pliny who wrote that the art of shadows was first invented by a ‘Corinthian maid’, who drew around the silhouette of her lover cast by an oil lamp onto the wall. He […]

Tales from the Statue – Radio 4 extra

Tales from the Statue is a radio programme I made in 2003 with producer Arlene Gregorius. It is being repeated on BBC Radio 4 Extra – Thursday 29 May, at 6.30 am and 8.30 pm and you will also be able to listen on iplayer. Tales from the Statue is about the Hans Christian Anderson […]

Diane Wolkstein – a life of stories

The American storyteller, author and folklorist Diane Wolkstein died suddenly on January 31st . She was in Taiwan translating the great Chinese epic ‘Monkey King or Journey to the West’. She died doing what she loved. It is hard to believe that Diane has gone. She had a far reaching impact on the whole world […]