How the Fireflies Came - Stories from Old Japan with Nicola Grove.


Japan is a land where the spirits of mountains, forests and lakes are still very much alive and present.  Meet Yamamba, the terrifying mountain woman, the Dragon King and his snot nosed son, and a grandma with a disposable skin!

Details: www.b-l-a-s-t.co.uk          Tickets: www.bishopscastletownhall.co.uk

Bishop's Castle Town Hall, Shropshire, 8.00pm.  £7.

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Stories start with you and me ...

"We all have stories, don't we"



Brian Marshall

Trustee & Campaigner,


I work as a storyteller, trainer and researcher in disability education, health and social care and the arts, specializing in narrative and story, communication, oracy in the curriculum and disability issues. I believe passionately in the value of the lives of all individuals, linked to each other through our shared stories.

About Dr. Nicola Grove

Coming Up

N&B Find Out More

Nicola storytelling at the Openstorytellers Bardic Chair Storytelling Competition 2015


The Curious Case of Miss Fanny Fust - BBC Interview

BBC "Ouch" interview with Nicola and Clemma about our developing work on

the true story of Fanny Fust, an 18thC heiress with learning disabilities abducted by a fortune hunter - funded by Heritage Lottery Fund and the Brigstow Institute.  Thanks to our collaborators at Bristol University, Josie McLellan and John McTeague, and to Simon Jarrett from the OU who told us the story originally.


12th January BLAST! Beautiful Lies and Startling Truths

Fanny Fust


Blast poster Jan 18