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Merry Met Virtual Traveller!

My name is Dawn Nelson and I am an author, consultant and performance storyteller. Stay a while, grab a coffee and I'll tell you a story. 

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As a writer, storyteller and consultant I specialise in heritage, nature and landscape interpretation, creating resources and performance stories that bring the history, and the unique qualities of heritage and community sites, to life for visitors of all ages.​ 


My experience includes the production of performance stories, traditional interpretation boards, folklore and storytelling videos, podcasts, articles for publications, accessible audio tours using soundscapes and walking tours that explore the history and heritage of the South Downs. I am a regular storyteller with The Weald & Downland Living Museum and you can find me there during the holidays. I also work with schools, youth groups and community organisations. For examples of my clients click here

From copy and scripts, to performances, workshops and storytelling sessions, get in touch to find out how we can work together, below and click on the events button to find out where I am next.


I am proud to be Portsmouth Education Partnership's Pupil Poet Laureate 2023/2024. To find out more about this project click here



'I'm so glad we caught the tale of Idun, you told it fantastically! What a magical evening!', Hannah Fletcher

I and my step granddaughter 4 yrs were entranced by a story teller who told us about the queen rat, her treasure and a hapless labourer who cleaned out the cess pits during the night. Most entertaining and not a sound was heard from the spellbound audience both adult and children of all ages. That tells you something.'  

Steve H, Visitor at Weald & Downland Museum Review via Trip Advisor.

'Your storytelling skills are on another level! Amazing. Seeing how enthralled the children were with your

words was pure magic'. Lisa Hall

'Absolutely love listening to DD Storyteller. Her stories are so engaging and she provides a wealth of information about them too. It's great that there is the opportunity to listen online as I am too far away to attend in person. Brilliant nights entertainment, thoroughly recommended.' Alison Scott

Storyteller Dawn Nelson has worked an indescribable magic from Year R all the way up to Y12. From Norse and Greek myths, to local tales and folklore from the land, I have had the genuine joy of watching the children listen, sing and join in with call and response (as if they all knew beforehand that they had a part to play!). 

Young people's ability to focus for long periods is often underestimated because of increasing reliance on technology. What today proved to me is that if you put a brilliant storyteller in front of them with a hoard of fantastic stories, they will listen, they will stop fidgeting, they do fall into the depths of the narrative to emerge triumphant at the other side.'

Bryony Hart, Teacher Of English & Whole School Literacy, Portsmouth Grammar School


Cerridwen's Cauldron retold
by Dawn 

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