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We were warned that Algebra was going to be really difficult, whereas Einstein was told that it was a hunt for a creature known as ‘ X ‘ and that when you caught it, it had to tell you its name.

Keith Johnstone (storyteller)

Story Trails is dedicated to creating fun, energising and engaging content.

I work with people of all ages and backgrounds, creating and nurturing stories that free imagination and creativity, and help us to grow.

Story Trails specialises in combining narrative curiosity with game philosophy to build interactive and engaging projects, such as:

  • Storytelling performances;
  • Transmedia stories;
  • Alternate Reality Games;
  • Podcasts.

Stories are powerful.  They capture our curiosity and, coupled with game philosophy, we can create opportunities for engagement that runs deep and provokes real change.  

The desire to play is fundamentally the desire to be.

Sartre (philosopher)

Out now: Hope Travels

Listen to Hope’s adventures as she explores our world and never gives up, even though sometimes she feels far too small.

Hope Travels is a short audio-drama series by Story Trails for all ages.  Hope is a Boggle, a tiny creature from the Enchanted Place and she’s travelled all the way to the human world.

Tweet or email your messages to Hope: @StoryTrailsUK; info@storytrails.co.uk

A little hope can go a long way!

Listen to episodes now:

Hope Travels is part of WordFest and Festival of the Earth, led by Wakefield Council, until 31 October 2021 across the Wakefield district. For more information about all of the events this Wordfest, check out: bit.ly/WordFestWFD

The Wordfest logo.  A blue square with the words 'Word Fest' i the top left and 'Festival of the Earth' in the top right.  A picture of a whale with a boy sitting on its back in a bubble, reading a book.
Wakefield Council logo

Coming Soon: Hope Returns

Hope Returns is a live storytelling show for children and their grown-ups, touring Wakefield libraries and the WX this October half-term.

Can you help Hope find her way home?

Book your free place for the live storytelling show of Hope Returns touring Wakefield libraries in October half-term: bit.ly/WordFestWFD

Hope Returns is part of WordFest and Festival of the Earth, led by Wakefield Council, until 31 October 2021 across the Wakefield district.

For more information about all of the events this Wordfest, check out: bit.ly/WordFestWFD

The Wordfest logo.  A red square with the words 'Word Fest' i the top left and 'Festival of the Earth' in the top right.  A picture of a whale with a boy sitting on its back in a bubble, reading a book.
Wakefield Council logo

Story Trails the podcast launches in 2022

Listen to the taster episodes here:

Each minisode, features:

  • an interview with a magical being from the enchanted realm;
  • a creative mission that will see your work featured on the storytrails website;
  • a chapter from the penultimate draft of my children’s book (after the ten minisodes, you can continue to listen to the book here).

The show is free to listen to, and packed with fun. Let’s spread some magic.

Storytelling is an indispensable human preoccupation, as important to us all – almost – as breathing.

Into the Woods: John Yorke (drama expert)

Listen to the latest episode of Diary of a Space Archivist now:


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