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).