Tale Waves is brought to listeners by children’s storyteller, Gilly Stewart. Each episode is introduced by the character ‘Hetty Tale Waves’, who hands over to a different character each week, who reads a totally different story.
The series builds on years of successful storytelling by Gilly in libraries, schools and bookshops, founded on child participation, dressing-up, and lots of fun. You can read more about those sessions here and here.
Gilly writes all her own stories. She is a well known figure in an around Farnham. In 2016, she was awarded the ‘Outstanding Service to Farnham’ medal by the Town Council. She has been artistic coordinator of the Friends of Farnham Library; she has worked at the Museum for eight years, and she is now a ‘Keep Guide’ at Farnham Castle.
As well as being a fun, creative story-telling vehicle for children, with strong educational and historical resonances, Tale Waves attempts to capitalise on the increased interest in children’s radio.
All episodes of the show can be found via this link once published.