Welcome to the online version of the Tales in Sombre Tones touring show. Designed to be accessible to everyone, we offer an art exhibition, recorded readings of the short stories with Bsl interpretation, coverage of the shows themselves and more, all based on the illustrated anthology Tales in Sombre Tones by author Sean Walter and artist Karen Ruffles of Drawing in Dark. Both the live and virtual tours are ongoing with more material being added and improvements to our service allowing more and more people to experience art and literature in a new way, even those who are house bound. 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