"If there were things like this in every community there'd be no trouble"
"His ability to communicate with such a varied group is amazing. He makes everyone feel special"
youth worker, 'Leicester
"...supreme detail in his every expression and movement..."
"So much good feedback... the stories really did their work in bringing people together"
Interfaith worker, London
"Sef is a wonderful storyteller
...he is a lovely,
we had a great time
Adult learner of English,
Burton on Trent
"One of our most popular, charismatic and talented storytellers. Another extraordinary night of storytelling for grown-ups!. " Nell Phoenix, London’s StoryNight at Torriano
"I loved Sef Townsend being his gracious, gentle self, telling stories that took no prisoners with their fiercely political messages." Marion Leeper, Cambridge Storytellers
Great storytelling! He is a genius! - Unexpected, really entertained the children -
Very inspiring - A wonderful storytelling session which we all loved! The Korean storytelling was really enjoyable for children and adults. The storyteller was very engaging.
Audience responses to sessions at London's Victoria and Albert Museum
"I would dig through snow to hear Sef Townsend." Shonaleigh Cumbers
"...we were deeply moved by the painful conversations stimulated by the stories at times, this was clearly a reflection of the huge trust and respect that had developed amongst the group....
they organise activities for themselves and are incredibly supportive of each other in times of crisis.....
. . . I believe that much of the credit for this and for the fantastic friendship that we now share with these refugees is almost entirely due to your story telling project..."
Manager, 'Salusbury-World' Refugee Centre, London (commenting on intergenerational project run together with colleague Sharon Jacksties)
... if I could recommend one thing in particular: make a beeline for one of Sef Townsend’s story-telling sessions and you’ll be captivated – and the kids will love it too.."
London Korean Links
Storytelling workshop with children at Beijing International Bilingual Academy
Working with British-Bangladeshi poet and storyteller Shamim Azad
Workshop with education professionals, Santiago, Chile