26 May 2023
Ms Amanda Owens, Librarian
Renowned storyteller Pomme Clayton brought magical fairytales and mysterious legends to life for students in Years 7 to 10 on Friday 26 May. Pomme’s captivating tales featured such things as a green snake, a grandmother spider, and a prince ‘who wouldn’t shut up’. They were performed brilliantly, sometimes with the help of unusual musical instruments and a large tambourine, which made everyone jump with perfect timing as a witch was revealed. Pomme’s stories often featured powerful, clever, funny and eccentric girl characters, a real interest of hers.
Pomme co-founded The Company of Storytellers in 1985, which spearheaded storytelling in the UK. I first met her many years ago at a performance she gave at the British Library and have since listened, spellbound, to her at festivals and venues including The Barbican, The British Council and The Royal Opera House. I was delighted to see that Woldingham students were equally entranced as they listened to Pomme’s wonderful stories. A real post-exam treat.