Supergreat Kids' Stories

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Supergreat Kids’ Stories create fun tales to make you laugh and cry with some of the best storytellers from around the world, recommended for ages 5 to 105! Supergreat Kids’ Stories is a co-production between Wardour Studios and storyteller Kim Normanton.


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Latest Episodes | From October 2021

EP. 57

23 mins
Bouki Dances The Kokioko
Do you like dancing? This lively story from Haiti in the Caribbean told by musician and storyteller Tuup, contains a special dance, a song and a trickster. See if you can learn the song and make up your dance.

Episode here

EP. 58

17 mins
Loki and The Wall of Asgard
The Gods and the Giants are always fighting. In this story from Norway, Emily Hennessey tells us how the gods have a wall built around their city to keep the Giants out.

Episode here

EP. 59

20 mins
Fox at a Party
Can you imagine a cheeky fox inviting himself to your birthday party? What do you think might happen? Have a listen to this fun, interactive story told by Irish storyteller Kate Corkery and find out.

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EP. 60

19mins
The Magic Orange Tree
In this bonus story to celebrate our first year of podcasting, Kim tells a tale from Haiti about a magic orange tree, which provides delicious oranges for a hungry little girl.

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Your Lovely Words

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"Thank you for such captivating reading! Sascha (6) has listened to them all, in the car, at bed times and all the time :) recommended them to most friends in Edinburgh! The two favourites are 'How the whale got its sad song' and 'Odon the Giant'!"


by Maria and Lev

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"We look forward to it every week!
Have tried a number of kids stories podcasts this is way and beyond my, and more importantly, my 3.5 year olds favourite. Thoughtfully curated and delightfully told tales! I love the variety of readers and the themed stories. I don’t think my 3.5 can pick a favourite but loves many of the animal tales and the recent 3 wishes - or what he calls the ‘sausage on the nose story’ - makes him giggle every time. Thank you!"


by Sharron Lovell

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Our Storytellers

Kim Normanton

Kim Normanton has been telling traditional stories in schools and museums around the UK for twenty years.

She began telling stories in her children’s school and her interest just grew ‘bigger, and bigger, and bigger’. As a qualified teacher (UK QTS) with a specialism in Early Years and Key Stage 1, she particularly enjoys stories for 3 – 8 year olds, with an emphasis on participation and fun. She uses rhymes and singing and has a world repertoire from African fables to Indian fairy tales. Kim has produced many feature programmes for BBC Radio. Her interest in storytelling has emerged on the airwaves. She’s produced programmes about Cinderella, Creation Stories and Indian folktales.

To learn more about Kim go to kimnormanton.com

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Godfrey Duncan

Godfrey Duncan (who likes to be known as Tuup) was born in West London, of Guyanese parents. From the age of about 20 he took the name Tuup, a name born out of a vision he had one night.

TUUP joined the West London Storytelling Unit, run by Ben Haggarty and Georgiana, an Innovative Arts group looking at Performance Storytelling for Adults.

In the late 80s he formed a storytelling group along with Indian dancer Flora Devi called “Tellers of Time” (Indian tales & dance & Afro-Caribbean tales & rhythm.)

TUUP has been retelling traditional stories for many years. He is one of the most inspirational storytellers from the African-Caribbean community, as well as the wider International Storytelling. If you liked Tuup’s stories about the snake king and the whale and want to contact him, his website is here.

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Pamela Marre

Pamela Marre has always been surrounded by her Jewish family stories. She began working with them in experimental theatre in the late 70’s with various improvising groups and in a duo with Japanese artist Kazuko Hohki.

In the late 80’s Pamela started linking the stories together and working as a solo storyteller. She works with traditional storytelling material from all cultures. Pamela’s interest in history and the spoken word, led her to work for many years at Imperial War Museums where she captivated adults and visiting school children with her stories. Kim has vivid memories of Pamela running an evacuation re-enactment day – mesmerising children with her version of the Pied Piper.

Contact Pamela via kimnormanton.com

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Peter Chand

British Indian storyteller Peter Chand is one of Europe’s most renowned storytellers and is constantly in demand for his tales of wisdom, love, and the supernatural.

He has shared his tales across Britain and has also performed in Norway, France, Austria, Canada, and Singapore, amongst other countries. He is also a respected trainer, leading workshops with teachers, librarians, budding storytellers, and anyone trying to find their voice and gain confidence when performing in public.

Peter is also part of the organising team of Festival at the Edge, which is the oldest storytelling festival in England, and is currently Storyteller in Residence at The Story Museum in Oxford. If you want to contact Peter please go to www.peterchand.com Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/peterchandstories

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Tiernan Douieb

Tiernan Douieb is a stand-up comedian, or at least was until the coronavirus made that less fun to do. He’s also a writer, podcaster, actor, very amateur juggler (he can catch one ball), noodle fan, experienced sigher, and very tired dad.

He has performed all over the world in most of the best comedy clubs and theatres and also several of the worst ones.

Tiernan is the regular host, writer and everything for the Partly Political Broadcast, a comedy politics podcast that was one of The Observer’s Top Ten Political Podcasts of 2018. They didn’t do a chart in 2019 so I think it still counts.

He also co-runs Comedy Club 4 Kids, shouting jokes at other people’s children mainly because his own daughter is a much tougher audience.

Tiernan has written for TV, articles, podcasts, adverts, other comedians and a variety of angry but creative post-it notes on the van parked right outside his flat that’s been there for ages and is doing his head in. He has also done some of that acting, including in C4’s Fresh Meat and a beer commercial for beer that he’s never actually enjoyed.

Once he saw a squirrel eating a cornetto like a human would and that’s probably up there in his top 5 life moments.

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Nadine Wild Palmer

Nadine Wild Palmer is a writer and creator of: stories, books, songs, poetry, scripts, comedy, music and theatre. Nadine’s debut children’s novel The Tunnels Below, is published by Pushkin Press.

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Kate Corkery

Since growing up behind the counter of a little sweet shop in Ireland, Kate has loved listening to stories.

Straight after University, Kate spent 3 years teaching in Kenya where she picked up a little Swahili and a lot of great African folk tales.

Since then she has gone on to tell and collect stories throughout Ireland, The UK and Europe, and has been invited to perform far and wide internationally. In recognition of her extensive tours to China and South America, Kate was awarded ‘World Good Will and Cultural Ambassador 2019’ – for her “outstanding talent, passion ,depth and hard work”

For over 20 years Kate has delighted audiences big and small in schools, libraries, museums, theatres and festivals. As well as solo work, she has also joined forces with other wonderful tellers along the way. With Winston Nzinga, she forms half of the dynamic Celtic/Caribbean duo “Spud and Yam”- www.spudandyam.co.uk and with Anne Johnson she is a core member of Everyday Magic www.everydaymagic.org collaborating on writing and recording educational materials and bringing exciting storytelling and music projects to London schools.

She loves to share myths, legends and reminiscences from her native home and was honoured with a BASE award for most outstanding storytelling performance in “Sweetshop on the Shore” – her autobiographical show – highly acclaimed as “an Irish’ Under Milk Wood’.”

For further info contact katesay@hotmail.com

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Emily Hennessey

Emily is a storyteller based in the Lake District, UK. She tells stories from across the world for anyone who will listen!
With a Swedish background, Emily has a particular passion for Norse mythology and Scandinavian folktales. Work and travels in India have also infused a great love of Hindu myth and epic.
www.emilyhennessey.co.uk

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