International Storyteller, Musician, Poet 



2019 Crow Dog, Crick Crack Club, London 2019 "Children of the sweet water" at British Museum, London

2019, "Storytales", Folk & Music Festival, Estonia 

London Zulu

2019 South African embassy, London

2019 George & Dragon, Acton, London

Transglobal Underground

2019 Albania

2019 Moovin, Stockport, Wales



- 2022 EveryDay Magic, School term project

London Zulu

- 2022 George & Dragon, Acton, London ...TBC

Transglobal Underground


2nd Exeter, UK

7th London

9th Bristol, UK

10th Reading, UK

14h New Castle, UK

16th Colchester, UK



Born in London of Guyanese parents.

In the early 80s, Tuup was recognised by a small guyanese publishing house, run by Jessica & Eric Huntley, called Bogle L’Ouverture Press.

Tuup joined the famous West London Storytelling Unit, run by artistic-director, Ben Haggarty and assistant-director, Georgiana Kebbel, a challenging innovative arts group looking at performance storytelling for adults.

In the mid 80s, Tuup formed a storytelling group with Flora Devi called “Tellers of Time" (indian dance & folk tales coupled alongside african-caribbean tales & rhythms).

Tuups' breath of experience as a professional storyteller covers 30+ years, working …..

  • in many Festivals around the world : Toronto Storytelling Festival, St Donuts Festival Wales, Jonesborough Storytelling Festival Tennessee, Kanoon Festival Iran, Makan ya Makan Festival Jordan, Delhi Storytelling Festival India, Aachen Storytelling Festival Germany, Zwolle Unlimited Festival Netherlands and many more, 

  • in all the sectors of education, from primary to on-line open university

  • in art festivals and over-seas workshops for British Council

Tuup has been commissioned by the Arts Council, BBC Radio 4 and Channels 4 on a number of projects.

He's constantly touring in international Festivals.

"Tuup is recognized as one of the most inspiring inspirational storytellers, from the african-caribbean community, as well as the wider International Storytelling community. Tuup embodies the african oral tradition of the grio »                                                                   Keith Waithe


"Times tells the story of the past

looking over the shoulder of the present

while holding the hand of the future 

Listen if you have ears to hear"

Passages from Tuup's poem                                 

Tel: 079-88-167-607​

The Orchard

7, Chesnut House