Festivals

Burns Night – Celebrating the Nation’s Favourite Scot

It’s that time of the year, when Scots and Scots-at-heart gather to celebrate one of the country’s lyrical sensations and national treasure, Robert Burns. Born on a stormy night in Alloway on the 25th of January 1759, the 18th Century poet continues to touch people with his timeless prose, illustrating topics such as injustice, hypocrisy … Continued

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A Tale of Celebration – 30 Years of Growing Stories

It’s the 30th anniversary of the SISF, with 66 events in Edinburgh and 27 around Scotland, including strong collaborations with local and international organisations and a Scotland-wide Storytelling Campaign that encourages communities and individuals to engage with storytelling.  A birthday is the perfect time to reflect on the journey and achievements of the past 3 … Continued

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Into the Unknown with Dougie Mackay: Fringe Q&A

How would you describe your show in one sentence? A wild storytelling adventure through Scotland’s mythic landscape Is this a new show or have you performed it elsewhere? This show was created for The Edge Festival 2017, but it has evolved a fair bit since then, gaining new stories and greater depth. Is this your first visit to … Continued

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Where I Stand: A New Conversation – Discussion, Q&A and Networking Event @ Scottish Storytelling Centre, 3rd May 2018

Collaborate and Listen: free discussion, Q&A and networking event at The Scottish Storytelling Centre What: A chance to hear about the collaborative storytelling residency and performance Where I Stand: A New Conversation before it’s Edinburgh debut within TradFest. (Followed by an open forum, Q&A and networking opportunity) Where I Stand: A New Conversation is a performance … Continued

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10 New Encounters – Storytelling at TradFest 2018

Storytelling knows no boundaries, it takes us on a journey beyond existing facts or knowledge, it revives what is forgotten or past, it engages what surrounds us and teaches us something new. It’s the perfect gateway into Intangible Heritage. We have gathered a list of 10 storytelling events from this year’s TradFest programme that will … Continued

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My Experience at FEST ahead of Village Storytelling Festival

Emma Collins, Executive Director, The Village Storytelling Centre I was delighted to represent Scotland, the Village Storytelling Centre and the Scottish Storytelling Forum at the Federation of European Storytellers (FEST) annual gathering. This was held from the 21st to 24th of June in the borderlands of Ireland, with some of the conference taking place in … Continued

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