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Welcome to Tales in Sombre Tones - now a community interest company! Inspired by the illustrated anthology Tales in Sombre Tones by author Sean Walter and artist Karen Ruffles of Drawing in Dark, we are on a mission to create accessible art and literature for everyone. We currently offer recorded readings of the short stories with BSL interpretation, and a gallery of the artwork on here for you to enjoy now right now. We are also developing tactile 3d prints for the blind/VI and other access materials which we will be incorporating in a nationwide touring show. To keep up with news, sign up at the bottom of the page. To suggest or request, contact us.

Charcoal illustration of the base of the 199 steps in Whitby, UK. The moon is obscured by clouds and The Barghest, a large wolf-like creature, is climbing the steps.


Original illustrations

Sean Walter in a top hat reads a story in front of a projection of a woman doing a British Sign Language interpretation of the story.


Readings with bsl sign language

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