Puku B

Vanessa is an experienced archaeologist, qualified teacher, museum educator and storyteller who has combined her skills to present the past in an engaging way for new audiences.  In addition to being the founder of Puku B and co-founder of Hystorics she educates audiences in archaeology ranging from toddlers to postgraduates and adult learners in a range of venues including Thames Explorer Trust and the British Museum.

Kate is a qualified teacher, museum educator and storyteller who has a passion for bringing the past alive to audiences of all ages. Kate is co-founder of Hystorics along side presenting at the British Museum and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

We have come together to focus on daily life, particularly in prehistory, with a living history display, hands on activities and stories. This can be either a general display from Neolithic through to Iron Age or a single period, e.g. Bronze Age.  Where our presentation is tailored to the local area including up to date research e.g., for Cressington linking to the Havering Hoard and Devon linking to finds such as the Whitehorse Lady find, of course with materials linking to the newest discoveries at Must Farm.

Using a range of original and adapted stories we make the past come alive and drawing audiences into the experiences of earlier occupiers of the landscape and drawing on objects to make the stories tangible.  Hands on activities include from cordage making, weaving and art.

Era’s:- Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Viking, Maya (no costume display for Maya)

Contact Details:-

Email :- [email protected]

Telephone:- 07811 411 447 – Please note I cannot pick up the phone if I am teaching – this includes some evenings as I teach online for a global audience

Location – Willing to travel nationwide.

Available for Weekdays and Weekend events, also available for Schools also able to do Virtual talks via Zoom (storytelling and Costumed)

I looked at the children and they were mesmerised – but so was I. With that story the Mesolithic was brought alive

St Augustines Primary

The resources and knowledge you provided were impeccable. You have a clear passion for history which shined through today. All pupils and teachers were engaged, and we have all taken so much away

Kew Woods Primary.

Vanessa is an utterly enchanting storyteller, and my daughter really looked forward to seeing her each week. I always enjoyed listening in while she was in class. You really are extraordinary at what you do!

Parent from online storytelling club