Museums and Galleries

Listening to stories in a unique space, beside a special object or painting, awakens the imagination. Pomme has been working with museums, galleries, archives and collections for more than 30 years – researching, creating and bringing collections and exhibitions to life through engaging narrative performance. She sees her role as a guide to the imagination, taking the audience inside an object or collection to reveal hidden worlds of culture, history and myth. Allowing audiences to look deeply whilst listening to a story ignites the imagination, enabling audiences to dream into the object and discover the past.

Pomme has: created and led promenade performances through galleries; created performances for exhibitions; facilitated workshops linked to artefacts and collections, and led staff training in storytelling and creative writing skills for museums and galleries.

“Thank you for your amazing storytelling performances last night. You were a huge hit  and the Members really engaged with your performances over the course of the evening.” The British Museum, Members Evening

“Thank you for gracing us with your wonderful performances last night. You were, as ever, a pleasure to work with and your storytelling held the audience captivated.” The Horniman Museum

She has created stories and performances and led workshops for: RAF Museum (2022); Totally Thames – site specific performances and workshops along the River Thames (2021/2018); The Swedenborg Society (2021/ 2011/2102); The National Trust (2019); The Tower of London (2018); The Welcome Collection (2018/2015/2014); English National Opera (2018); The Royal Opera House (2017/2016);  The Royal Shakespeare Company (2013); The National Gallery (2013/2012). She has worked with The British Museum since 1995 creating performances for many galleries and exhibitions. In 2010 she was commissioned to write and perform six interlinked stories for A History of the world in 100 objects which she performed over the year.

“I really loved seeing your storytelling and your insights made the exhibition even more enjoyable.” Audience member, The British Museum, Pompeii exhibition

“Sally Pomme Clayton is a gifted storyteller who can bring the wonder of the most powerful stories from the past to life for audiences of any ages.” The Guardian

“Pomme provided the team with well-structured and thought provoking training in the art of making stories and telling stories. Her enthusiasm for this skill was obvious, and her calm and helpful nature really assisted us in bringing to life the stories we had chosen. She was encouraging and good at making helpful suggestions, while leaving participants the space to make their own choices and decisions. We felt guided and supported, and now feel better able to see the potential in the multiple people stories we have at our disposal.”
Staff training for Sarah Castle and Learning Team, Royal Air Force Museum

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