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Customer Reviews & Feedback
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Hannah - One Night In The Iron Age
Loved the enthusiastic story telling, the choice of stories told, and the fact that the story teller in costume made it feel special.
Debbie - Stories From Lore and Patreon supporter
I love listening to stories and DD does it really well. Very engaging and also talks about background of stories, where they come from etc. which is great to hear. DD's stories are not just a performance of the story, she also engages with her audience so it feels more like you are included rather than just listening in.DD's patreon is chock full of stuff to read and listen too. Well worth the few pounds to join.
Martyn Kille - Chair, Hambledon Arts Society
People were spellbound listening to your tales and the delightful way you told them. You have a great talent to stand there in front of an audience with no script and keep everyone’s attention as the story unfolds. You made it a great evening.
Isabel - Childen's Birthday Party
DD was prompt, friendly and good at engaging with the children of all ages, would book her again
Jenny - Physic Garden, Petersfield
The family Fun Day was a triumph. I certainly enjoyed it enormously. It was wonderful to see the Garden simply buzzing with busy, happy families.
DD Storyteller did my daughters party today. It was fantastic the children were captivated and really enjoyed the interaction. I would thoroughly recommend to anyone who wants something a little different for their party. Great value too .
Rufus (4) was mesmerised by the story of the witch who lived in a pumpkin. The combination of story and craft-work was superb and Rufus treasured the pumpkin he was given.
Lucy Wood (Stansted House Marketing Manager)
Thank you for attending our Halloween event back in October, the feedback from the public was good and the children were thoroughly engaged. The Apple Mystery Story was a perfect addition to our Autumn frivolities!
Freddie (4) and I listened to a wonderful interactive tale about missing apples at Stansted Park Halloween evening. Thoroughly enjoyable and Freddie loved getting the certificate at the end. Thank you DD
Testimonials For Consultancy Work
What The Audience Thinks:
'Wonderful, a lovely mixture of history and child friendly information.'
'All four children were engaged...'
'Great level for teaching children about history'
'Very captivating and fun to hear about the history.'
'... the training was fantastic! I loved how you introduced them to storytelling techniques and methods and led up to learning the Chapel stories!
Lauren Rhodes, Venue, Events & Heritage Manager, Royal Victoria Country Park
'THANK YOU for your help with this project and the AMAZING way you have brought the history to life.
'Paul Del-A-More, Senior Project Manager, Country Parks Transformation, Hampshire County Council.
'Dawn wrote and developed two special stories for Butser Ancient Farm. She delivered the stories to test them and then trained and supported a group of volunteers to tell the stories. It has been a real pleasure to work with Dawn. She is creative, responsive, happy to make changes and very professional. Her story telling is greatly enjoyed by her audiences and her ability to share and develop those skills in others is a delight. I hope we can work with her again in the future.'
Sue Weber, Project Co-Ordinator
Buster Ancient Farm
'In every phase - conception, writing, delivery and training – Dawn has been outstanding. Her research into the specific periods dealt with in each story, as well as her understanding of our particular requirements was excellent. Dawn consulted and sought feedback at every stage of the development of the project. Her engagement with the process and, in particular, with the members of our staff and our volunteers whom she trained was utterly first class.
Dawn has developed stories, delivered costumes and props, and engendered enthusiasm and skills in our storytellers which are now tangible assets for our business. We would recommend Dawn to any prospective client without hesitation.'
Maureen Page, Director, Butser Ancient Farm.
“DD Storyteller, who comes with high recommendations from Butser Ancient Farm & Royal Victoria Country Park, was exceptionally professional in the setting up of her contract with us. She paid attention to detail and thoroughly engaged in the researching the history of Staunton Country Park in the development of her story and script. The materials she sourced were highly creative and she was flexible with the content of her story, so as to fit it with our requirements. Lastly, during the days performance of the story, Dawn had to gage attention of about 40 people in total during high winds—which she carried off with animation and grace! A pleasure to work with, looking forward to future projects with her.”
Katrina Foxton, Staunton Country Park, Hampshire.