Janina Vigurs Storytelling
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old…
We grow old because we stop playing.”
George Bernard Shaw.
Janina Vigurs (noun; Ya-nee-na V-eye-gers) is a professional oral storyteller and play-maker, telling tales from memory that live in her heart and bones. She’s also astonishingly good at facilitating play for small people and generally mucking about. She’s been doing this for nearly 15 years and hasn’t been found out yet.
She tells folk tales, fairy tales, some of which are well known, some which bear only a vague recognition to a distant memory but all of which are relatable.
Janina quite often works in schools, nurseries, festivals, private parties and once commandeered a Shetland pony stable. It was snug.
Past and current clients include The National Trust, Penguin Random House, Exeter University, Cambridge University, Glastonbury and Ida (aged 4)…
Book me for your party
I have a range of party options including a standard one hour party, two hour party or tent of wonder. All of the party options are flexible and can be tailored to suit your occasion.
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If you know exactly what you want and have a date in mind don’t hesitate to get it booked in to avoid disappointment – click schedule a date below, get in touch and I’ll check availability! Thanks Loads!
Stories can be delicious fun and make a great addition to your small person’s birthday. Janina delights in leading riotously joyful and inclusive parties full of stories, bubbles, puppets, crafts, stickers and silliness. Every party needs games though, right? All games played are fully inclusive (meaning no one gets left out, misses a turn or feels like they can’t join in.)
Janina will arrive at your home, hall, field, or wherever you are celebrating in plenty of time to meet the special birthday person and set up, then it will be time to get down to the serious business of having fun.
One Hour Party
Book a One Hour Storytelling Party for your special occasion.
One Hour Parties cost £215
Two Hour Party
Book an extensive Two Hour Storytelling Party for your special occasion.
Two Hour Parties cost £265
Tent of Wonder
Book the ‘Tent of Wonder’
Storytelling Party for your super special day. Including a two hour party at £370
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