Yesterday was the final Newport Substation Art Market for the year and Jackie, Dharma, Dagmara and I were there telling, singing and reading stories for children.

We are all differently involved in story, with many overlaps. Jackie is a storyteller and author; Dharma owns a bookshop and runs storytime for local children and sings beautifully; Dagmara last year made 100 copies of a story she’d written and illustrated which is now to be published commercially. She also tells stories using her own made puppets. She also makes lovely brooch people who come with their own alternative outfits!

We swapped roles all day, from storyteller to singer, to rhymer and back again. It was great to watch other people working and to work with them. Our children visitors ranged from infants to preteens and we had stories for them all.