One of Yorkshire’s most popular storytellers comes to Doncaster One of Yorkshire’s most popular storytellers is coming to Doncaster this November for a night of hilarious tales. Gervase Phinn, a former teacher turned schools inspector, writer and lecturer, will be speaking at Doncaster Deaf Trust on Tuesday 26 November. Labelled “a born raconteur” by The Guardian and “one of the most accomplished public speakers of any kind” by The Times Educational Supplement, the evening promises to be one of hilarity and entertainment. Bobbie Roberts, our chair of trustees, said: “Gervase Phinn is a Yorkshire icon and will no doubt have the audience in stiches as he recounts tales from his long and successful career. “He has so many stories to tell, but it is the way that he does it which encapsulates an audience. “We can’t wait to give him a very warm welcome him to Doncaster Deaf Trust!” The author, poet, broadcaster, lecturer, educational guru and after-dinner speaker is perhaps best known for his warm-hearted reminisions about his life as a schools inspector in the Yorkshire Dales and for his best-selling novels in the Little Village School series. Phinn has also written a huge range of books, plays and children’s literature. In 2004 he was voted ‘Speaker of the Year’ by the Association of Speakers Clubs and in 2018 received the Variety Yorkshire Legend Award. Tickets for the evening cost £12 and come with a two-course dinner on the night. Money raised from the evening will go towards the Trust’s new care home appeal. They can be bought from Doncaster Deaf Trust in person, by calling 01302 386700 or by emailing [email protected].