Time for Another Story – Season 2 Launches!

Following last year’s podcast success, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) organised by Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland (TRACS) launches a second series of its popular podcast Another Story (today) 21 May. Kicking off the series will be a new hour-long episode of chat, stories, music and folk song from Shona Cowie and Neil Sutcliffe, … Continued

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News From The Village Storytelling Centre

Over in Glasgow we are gearing up for not only The Village Storytelling Festival (VSF24) but also the Federation of European Storytelling (FEST) conference! It is only a matter of time before both these two things collide at the CCA on Sauchiehall Street.  We are hugely excited to welcome everyone who’ll attend these events from … Continued

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FISHING by Stephanïe Vandëm – A New Exhibition Inspired by Scottish Fishing Communities and Seascapes

FISHING by Stephanïe Vandëm – Opens 3 May until 15 June Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh EH1 1SR A new exhibition inspired by Scottish fishing communities and seascapes will go on display at the Scottish Storytelling Centre as part of the TRACS programme during Edinburgh Tradfest from 3 May to 15 June 2024. Artist Stephanïe Vandëm imaginatively … Continued

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2024 – Open Call for Creative Proposals

Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2024 Bridges Between | 18-31 October OPEN CALL FOR CREATIVE PROPOSALS Proposals are invited for performances at the 2024 Scottish International Storytelling Festival (18-31 October 2024). 2024 marks the 35th anniversary of the Festival, coinciding with the 35th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Since 1989, SISF has been … Continued

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News from G.A.S

The Grampian Association of Storytellers – GAS Delighted to give you all a wee introduction to – ‘fit we are a’ aboot’. We create a friendly spot where you can listen to, tell, and find your way into the magic and craft of storytelling. We are The Grampian Association of Storytellers – GAS for short. … Continued

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News from The Village Storytelling Centre

  Into the new year with The Village Storytelling Centre This is a huge hello from The Village Storytelling Centre in Glasgow as we see 2024 stretched before us like a wonderful canvas filled with colour and opportunity. For those unfamiliar with our work at The Village, we are Scotland’s leading applied storytelling organisation who … Continued

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Memories of Jack Martin “Comedy was in Jack’s bones.”

By Anne Pitcher    4th June 1933 – 7th November 2023 Jack Martin was an extraordinary storyteller who sadly died at the end of 2023. He will be sadly missed by all in the storytelling community, not only in Scotland but world-wide. Jack lived in Edinburgh his whole life. He became a storyteller after a … Continued

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Memories of Lindsay

By David Campbell   Lindsay Porteous  1948 -2023 A visit to Lindsay’s house in Culross was an introduction to Lindsay. His house was halfway between an obstacle course and a museum. He had collections of toys, toy soldiers, Dinky toys and model guns. Apart from the collection of stringed instruments, wind instruments, mouth organs and … Continued

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Story Harvest – Book Review

by Erin Farley Story Harvest (Orkneyology Press, 2023) brings together tales gathered by storyteller David Campbell over a lifetime of telling traditional stories. Campbell and his distinctive style of storytelling have been a mainstay of the traditional arts in Scotland for decades, and this new collection feels like both a reflection on a life well … Continued

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Danish Folk Tales – Book Review

A collection of tales that grew out of the sprawling flatlands, the oozing fjords, the dark forests and the waves that crash on the shores of Denmark. How a Viking ship carried a future king into Roskilde Fjord, how a mermaid’s laughter brought fortunes to her fisherman host, how the people of Lolland survived a … Continued

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