Daru is a storyteller, performer, artist and Forest School Leader registered with the Scottish Storytelling Forum's Directory. His storytelling is fuelled by a love of myths and nature. His mythic 'earth-tales' come from the Druid/Celtic traditions of Britain, Ireland and the world, often with a magical transformation at their heart.
Daru performs and runs workshops across the UK at many settings including woodlands, festivals, nurseries, on stage, open-mic sessions, even campfires and yurts. He delivers also in many social care settings delivering events for adults, children and young people with autism, learning disabilities, mental health problems, alcoholism and dementia - as well as men's weekends.
His workshops use storytelling as a therapeutic tool with groups and individuals, exploring inspiration and creativity, and how storytelling can assist the discovery of new personal and collective narratives. His work is interactive, using art, puppets and percussion to involve audiences, often outdoors in eco-therapy settings, combining storytelling with environmental activities designed to connect communities to one another and to the amazing world around them. Whilst telling, he embodies his stories, using characters and his compelling physical presence, communicates both subtle emotions and drama all guided by his passion for inspiring creativity.