"Your workshop was well resourced, well thought through and really stimulating for the children. It was a fantastic day. Thank you!" 

Teacher Catherine Hughes from Northlands, Basildon following our workshop



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"Jane called up about three in the morning, to tell us of a great fire they saw in the City..." Pepys' Diary, September 2, 1666

Help us commemorate one of the most momentous events in British history - the Great Fire of London.


Join Jonathan, playing characters including Thomas Farriner and Samuel Pepys, as well as our workshop leader, Marianne, as we bring this terrible time to the classroom in our vivid Tales of Fire workshop.

" Thank you both so much for the great workshops. The children enjoyed themselves very much and we all (teachers included) learned a lot. " 

Teacher Alexis Maskatiya from Caterham Pre-Prep, Surrey


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The workshop is perfect for Key Stage 1 or 2. For one class we can offer half-a-day's workshop and for two classes we would come in for the whole day.


Our expertly researched workshop includes:


* Dramatic scene-setting, taking the class back to the 1660s and the period just before the Great Fire with a look at the Great Plague and the weirdly wonderful Plague Doctor.


* The appearance of baker Thomas Farriner who not only has a terrifying tale to tell but will involve the whole class in a special re-enactment (starring its liveliest member!).


* The entrance of the extravagantly dressed, amusingly pompous Samuel Pepys who will share snippets from his diary and oversee a delightful diary-writing exercise.


Throughout we will use lots of relevant props, illustrations and documents from the time and there will be plenty of opportunities for questions.

Tales of Fire is a two-person, London-based company and we are happy to travel to any school within the Greater London area or home counties.


Please drop us a line for a quote and to find out more about what we can offer your school at [email protected] or phone us on 07583 000 223.


Both members have enhanced DBS certificates.







Alongside our workshops and guided walks focusing solely on the Great Fire we also offer Great Fire AND Great Plague Workshops and other plague-related workshops and walks including a popular one called The Black Death and the Medieval Experience- courtesy of our fabulous Tales of Plague

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"It's been a week since Jonathan and Marianne visited my Year 2 class and they are still buzzing! Everything was done at the perfect level for all children and, more importantly, they learnt through having fun. Thank you for helping me make memories in their learning journey. I hope you come back next year with my next class!" 

Teacher Linsay Beaver from Rowledge Primary School, Farnham