About Ian

Ian in the storytelling chair at Wimborne Minster Model Town

Ian was born in Gosport and moved to the Bournemouth area in the early 1990s. Since leaving school, (more years ago than he cares to remember), he has been a civil servant, a full time househusband and a teaching assistant. At the end of 2017 he ended a 12 year stint working for Bournemouth Libraries.

In his spare time Ian enjoys reading, wargaming and writing – mainly short stories at the moment, although he has finished his first novel and is working on a second. As his alter ego, Bartholomew Weever, he tells the story of the Great Fire of London in costume and character. Ian regularly tells stories at Heads & Tales in Ringwood and has also appeared as a storyteller at the Wimborne Minster Folk Festival.

“Ian, a new recruit, told us Tam Lin, the way he tells it, which was certainly a tale for Valentine’s, full of passion and suffering and loyalty.” (Heads & Tales, February 2018)

“I like the way you colour in your stories,” (Madeleine Grantham, storyteller).