Malcolm’s interest in traditional storytelling was sparked during his four years working in Cameroon from 1977 to 1981, when he encountered the magic of tales being told around a fire.
Malcolm was a founder member of A Bit Crack – Storytelling, through which he has organised a regular monthly storytelling evening in Newcastle on Tyne for over 25 years. He was a partner in organising the North Pennines Storytelling Festival for many years as well as numerous other storytelling events. He teaches a module on Storytelling at Newcastle University and is a regular teacher with the School of Storytelling at Emerson College. He is a member of the European Storytelling and Peace Council, dedicated to exploring ways in which story can be a vehicle to bring peace both within ourselves and within communities.
Since 2008, he has embarked on a number of performance projects which explore the human relationship with the more-than-human world. These include: ‘Where Curlews Call’, ‘Shearwater’ and ‘Gone Cuckoo’, which he has done in collaboration with scientists, archaeologists and musicians. He will perform in Topsham with his son Joshua Green.
Malcolm is also an experienced walk leader and in 2013 and 2014 led ‘Dreaming the Land’, two six-day walks across Northumberland, using story and other creative activities to help people to engage with the place.