Sharing, Stories and Gifting

Receiving the Social Coin

In these times of money driven lifestyles receiving a coin that serves a different purpose is a wonderful experience.

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to the Schumacher College to tell the tales of my 6 month pilgrimage around England collecting and telling Transition Tales; Tales of Our Times.

I was going to tell my folk tales to staff and students of the Economics of Happiness short course, and the MSc students, invited by the Head of New Economics, Julie Richardson. Everything fit. Here was a gathering of new minded people, paradigm shifters, and nothing inspires paradign shifters more than sharing stories of the positive changes that are happening all around us every day, if you know where to look…

Read on…


Passing the Social Coin on







Meet Me and My Book… and the Buzz Tour

Well it’s been a while since I have been out and about and now I am all set to tell stories and poems and show off the beautiful hardback  limited edition of  Tales of Our Times.



On Wednesday 16th April I will be at Totnes library from 10.30-12.30 signing books and taking orders for a paperback version of the Tales.  (this book is likely to cost under £10). With me will be Eve Carnall of  the Buzz Tour, who will be setting out to walk from Totnes to Scotland on the 19th April. I will be walking the first 2 days with her; why not join us!



Then on Tuesday the 29th April I will performing  at the Barrel House, Totnes, as part of Transition Town Totnes’ Creative Salon evening.



Watch this space and my facebook page for announcements about up and coming performances in Buckfastleigh and Chagford in May.




Don’t forget you can always buy a raffle ticket for just £2 if you want to win a copy of the hardback book (worth £50). This is a rolling raffle and as soon as the cost of the book has been covered a draw will take place at my next performance and you could be the lucky winner!

Tales of Our Times




In June I will be on tour.

2nd June – House Concert, Cardiff

4-5th JuneThe Woodland Farm, Pembrokeshire

6-12th June – Wales – venues to be confirmed

13-14th June – Sprint Mill , Kendal

16th June –  Sheffield with musician Jerry Simon (TBC)

17th June – Nottingham

18th June – Cambridge

20th JuneCafe Mila Godalming (TBA)

21st June – Zu Studios Lewes (TBC)

Stefan plays Debussy at Zu Studios

22nd – June – 27th June – south coast – venues to be confirmed.




Then in August you can join me and fellow storyteller Helen Rafael Sands for a walk Up the Dart.(3-10th Aug)

4th August – Stories on Vere Island (public event )

8th August – Stories at Dartmeet (public event)




Watch out too for Live Improvised Poetry and Music evenings coming up in the autumn. At the moment I am exploring doing a couple of recordings for BandCamp with various musicians;  Matt Calder of Sculpture Music for one. Let me know if you love to improvise and might want to perform with me.




Meanwhile I am getting ready to write my third book. I have been fundraising. There are just 27 days left to sponsor me. You could also read my new anthology of poetry Searching for Love” from just £3 on self publishing site LeanPub. This is an ebook  I have published as a fundraiser for Flip Flop – the book everyone is waiting for.



You will be able to follow the writing process here very soon! You will also be able to leave comments and get involved with the story.




I hope to catch up with friends old and new as I get out and about this summer! That means You!