Welcome to Tales & Shapes


A very warm welcome to my website.

I am a scientist and a photographer, a public speaker and a storyteller, a landscape traveller and a gardener.

In my storytelling pages, I share what I can offer and the projects I am currently working on. They are many and varied, can be performance or talk oriented, for learning or entertainment. They all share a common thread: a deep wonder for the natural word, a deep questioning of the mysteries of life, a deep longing for reconnection, a search for how to live in harmony and peace with the world. Since June 2020, I am hosting a storytelling and science podcast: Tales of a Starry Night.

In my photography pages, I share galleries of black & white, darkroom printed photographs, as well as colour images gleaned mostly on outdoor journeys.

See below for upcoming events, and if any of this resonates with you, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

I also blog occasionally on art and nature related topics, be prepared for images, and the odd story.

Happy browsing!

Upcoming events

  • The Return of the Light. Winter Solstice online storytelling.

Friday, December 18th. 7:30-8:45pm. Via Zoom from the comfort of your own home. Bookings via Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-return-of-the-light-tickets-126734517353


  • The reindeer’s footsteps. Online storytelling on Christmas Eve.

Thursday, December 24th. 4-5pm. Via Zoom from the comfort of your own home. Bookings via Eventbrite at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/128405104123


  • Tales of a starry night. Online stories & science evenings.

An offering for winter 2021. Details to be announced in December.
For a taste, check out my podcast.

Tales & Shapes · Tales of a Starry Night

  • Postponed due to covid-19: Touching on Infinity‘ – a journey to infinity and beyond, exploring ideas from mathematics, astronomy & theology. York Festival of Ideas, June 2021.

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All drawings by Jess Wallace.
All website content copyright Tales & Shapes 2017-2020.