I am a Devon based historian turned storyteller with over twenty years experience of delivering highly-regarded character-led history workshops to schools and heritage sites.



My aim is to transport children to another period in history and enable them to live events through the eyes of those who witnessed them.


My workshops engage children's emotions, help develop listening and enquiry skills and provide ample inspirational material for subsequent follow-up work.




What's on Offer?


Costumed characters - cross-curriculua workshops offering first-class characterisation and packed with information.


Storytelling - traditional storytelling sessions for whole school assemblies, year groups and individual classes from Reception to Yr 6.


For full details of all workshops please click the link below. Thanks.




or email




Steve Manning Storytelling

Engaging Encounters with historic characters

for Key Stages 1 & 2





'High quality sessions....versatile and useful right across the curriculum'

(St Andrew's, Yetminster)




'Your visit was absolutely inspirational and all the children (and even staff) have been talking about it ever since.'

(Diptford Primary, Devon)



'The story you told as Julius was fantastic.....your costume was perfect...our children have learned far more in one session with you than we could possibly have taught them through other activities.'

(Bruton Primary, Somerset)



'The kids and staff thought you were brilliant and thoroughly enjoyed your visit. We learnt so much. We'll definitely book you again.'

(St Andrew's Primary, Plymouth)



'As always the children loved the sessions and are already asking if you can come back again next year.'

(Dunster First School, Somerset)

Get in touch

For more information phone or email.

Mobile: 07932 002274