From the ancient Egyptians to Pinocchio and peg dolls, wooden toys made by craftsmen and used by storytellers have a long and magical history.
A fifth generation master storyteller who learned at the feet of traditional Romany and West Country masters, woodcarver Richard O’Neill brings this magic to the Bradford Literature Festival. See him craft a brand new toy, talk about the process and tell his amazing stories while he does it. Find out about a whole range of amazing characters like the Truglies© and Branch Buddies©.
Richard is an award-winning storyteller and woodcarver. His combination of original stories and woodcarving makes for a fun and imagination filled journey through the history of craftsmanship and storytelling that will enthral the whole family.