Globetrotting Mr. PiG has plied his trade in schools in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, the Netherlands, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey and the U.S.
As well as telling tales in numerous International Schools he has shared stories and run workshops in schools for street children in Indonesia and the Philippines and performed in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan on behalf of the British Council.
Clive’s dramatic storytelling style is suitable for all ages. From his vast repertoire of myths, legends, fables and folktales from around the world and his store of original tales and poems, he is able to tailor his shows to enhance topics and share stories to suit the occasion.
During the course of a day he performs several storytelling sessions lasting from 30 minutes to an hour. Often he kicks off Book Week, or rounds it off with a whole school assembly. Equally happy with small or large groups, he’s able to perform in the classroom, the library, drama studio or theatre.
These highly entertaining sessions can be followed with storytelling and creative writing workshops. He also runs storytelling workshops for teachers and parents sharing his Top Ten Tale Telling Tips.
Some schools have booked him for four or five days but he’s happy to come into a school for just one or two days if his trip can be combined with other schools in the same or neighboring country.
World Book Day
Bangkok Patana, Thailand
“Thanks so much for spending four days at Bangkok Patana School. Our students, teachers and parents all had a wonderful time. I have never heard so many compliments about one person – your ears must be burning! It really was a fabulous experience for all of us. I was amazed how you could make such a positive connection with such varied audiences. How on earth can you know so many different stories off by heart? We were all entranced; it was lovely to see the attentive and excited faces of our Patana family. What a great way for us to celebrate World Book Day! Thanks so much. Do come back to our school again!”
Sally Flint Head of Libraries
British School Manila, Philippines
“The icing on the cake has been the attendance of Clive PiG.
His storytelling and workshops have been unbelievably dynamic.
Watching his energy and enthusiasm for his craft has been inspirational and I have no doubt he will leave BSM having inspired a new generation of storytellers.”
Simon Mann, Head of School
BIS Jakarta, Indonesia
“Clive Pig’s visit to our school was a riproaring success! It was definitely money well spent, as he worked his socks off, performing 27 separate sessions over 5 days. He has an almost hypnotic knack for commanding the attention of a hall full of squirming small children, all of whom lived, breathed and felt each of his stories. In fact, age is immaterial when it comes to Clive’s wide repertoire, with all students (and staff!) aged 3-13 utterly engaged and entranced, leading to inspirational drama and writing. Clive was a gentleman, charming everyone he met on campus, and was quite flexible, offering at the last moment to perform an extra assembly at the end of the week. He even performed at Sekolah Bisa, a local charitable school set up and run by our IB students, and was just as well received there, even though they have very little understanding of English.
In the words of Josephine (Year 7): ‘Clive Pig was really, really entertaining and funny and the best poet we’ve ever had.’
and William (Year 2): ‘Clive made the stories so funny! He used silly voices for the characters and music. I felt happy and scared and excited and was sad when it finished.’
We are sincerely hoping that we can welcome Clive back to BIS again soon.”
Jo Osman, Literacy Leader, BIS Jakarta
Enka Schools, Istanbul
I cannot express enough gratitude for Clive and his ability to light up our students’ faces with story. Students were active participants in making ancient folk-tales come to life! Clive’s famous suitcase of props is outrageous and his sense of timing is impeccable. The other school we were sharing Clive with raved about his visit as well. My jaw hit the floor as our primary school principal who is usually quite reserved came up to Clive and shared how wonderful his performance was for everyone in the room.
Need a storyteller to liven up your library? Look no further than Clive PiG!
George DUVOISIN, Library Coordinator
The International School of Moscow
“Clive’s professionalism and flexibility, coupled with his enthusiasm and energy made this our best Story Week ever! ”
Katrina Ruffin. Upper Primary Literacy Leader