John’s versatility and adaptability meant that he was able to work with whatever situation he was presented with. His ability to engage children (even in difficult circumstances) was second to none. He completely brings a story to life using minimal props and costumes, using voice and facial expression to engage children with the story. It is wonderful to see such an animated performance which children whole-heartedly enjoyed.  Librarian, Newham, 2019

Don’t miss John Kirk’s genius storytelling. He’s brilliant!  John Kirk brings stories to life in an amazing way and encourages children’s reading, writing and listening skills.  Jeremy Strong, author of “The Hundred Mile an Hour Dog”


That was excellent John. Thanks so much for showing me and thanks so much for doing it in the first place!  You had me laughing within the first couple of minutes.  Well done! I loved it!  Nigel Auchterlounie, author of “Dennis and the Chamber of Mischief”


What an amazing event.  Parents, children and staff were in awe from start to finish.  Librarian, Walthamstow, 2018


It was absolutely brilliant! Such a creative, inspiring and practical way of engaging the children. It is so evident how passionate John is about inspiring young minds and even us adults too!  Teacher, Chingford, 2018


A sensational performance delivered to nearly 400 children. They were engaged, enthralled and completely overwhelmed by the experience. They loved it!  Teacher, Clacton, 2018


Fantastic storytelling.  If you want storytelling that really promotes books and reading as well as being fun, John is the best I’ve found for this.   Librarian, Wakefield, 2017


The way John involves all children, to keep them engaged is simply a gift!  Teacher, Cobham Primary School, Kent, 2017


I must say that I haven’t experienced so much spontaneous feedback from staff and pupils for any other storytelling visit. You made such a fantastic impact on adults and children alike!  Teacher, Kings Mill School, Driffield, 2016


It is always a bit unnerving when you hire someone as you never know whether they are any good but you were brilliant.  Many staff went out of their way to find me to tell me that and that they would recommend you and wanted to invite you back again.  Teacher, Gusford Community Primary School, Ipswich, 2015


You capture the children’s imagination and were able to keep them totally engaged for the whole session with a quality performance that focused on the skills of storytelling.  Teacher, St Bernadettes Primary School, Bristol, 2015


From the very beginning John had the children captivated and fully engaged. The children enjoyed every minute of the day and they were truly inspired by the story telling.  Teacher, Courthill Infant School, Bournemouth, 2015


The staff said you were the best story teller they had ever experienced.  Teacher, Sauncey Wood Primary School, Harpenden, 2014


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