Writing and Performing Workshop For Queer Folks’ Tales Storytellers

We have a training and performance opportunity for aspiring LGBTQ+ storytellers in Edinburgh. The Scottish Storytelling Centre and Bona Broadcasting Ltd together produce Queer Folks’ Tales a bi-monthly storytelling evening for LGBTQ+ stories to be told live on stage. The events for 2022 are funded by the City of Edinburgh’s Diversity and Inclusion Fund and … Continued

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Visitor Services Assistant

Overview Title: Visitor Services Assistant Salary: £18,600 – £20,139 per annum Location: Edinburgh Hours: 35 hours per week, Fixed term – 30 June 2023 Closing date: 12noon Monday, 30 May 2022 Vacancy Ref: 16/22 You will play a pivotal role within the Scottish Storytelling Centre team through the provision of outstanding customer service for visitors to … Continued

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2022 – Open Call for Creative Proposals

Open Call for Creative Proposals “Interpreting Scotland” Through the struggles of recent times, storytelling has been embraced as an art form because of what it offers to communities, families and artists at a time when human contacts and relationships have been under pressure. What now for our personal and collective narratives? Help re-shape Scotland’s sense … Continued

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TRACS Traditional Arts Mentoring

TRACS is delighted to be delivering a programme of Traditional Arts Mentoring, with the support of Creative Scotland. The aim is to support professional development in the traditional arts through sharing knowledge, skills and experience. What is mentoring? Mentoring is a process in which an experienced individual helps another person to develop goals and skills … Continued

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Tenement Tales: Shared Stories in Shared Domestic Spaces (East Lothian)

In the shadow of the 650 year old Preston Tower, I told short tales to older residents of Prestonpans in East Lothian, accompanied by musician and storyteller Alan Hunter. “felt like she had a box seat in a theatre…” The goal of Tenement Tales was to make stories, connections and live entertainment accessible and safe … Continued

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2021 Festival is revealed!

The programme for the 2021 Scottish International Storytelling Festival was revealed today as the festival theme ‘Imagine’ promises an eclectic mix of online events spanning across the globe and small-scale face-to-face events. Over 100 performers will take part in the festival and countries represented include USA, Colombia, Canada, Italy, Spain, England, Kenya, Northern Ireland, Holland, … Continued

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe at the Scottish Storytelling Centre 2021 Is Live!

After 18 months without live events, the Scottish Storytelling Centre is delighted to invite audiences back into the venue this August for the 2021 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with a programme of live and online shows that covers music, storytelling, spoken word, theatre and visual art. Eight live shows will be presented in the Netherbow Theatre, … Continued

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Book Launch – Folk Tales From The Garden By Donald Smith With Illustrations By Annalisa Salis

Folk Tales from the Garden connects us to the natural world through the tales, traditions, lore, plants and wildlife of gardens, ranging from back greens to country parks. It follows the seasons, providing observations, poems and stories for each of the twelve months of the gardening year. In Folk Tales from the Garden, you can … Continued

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Open Call for Creative Proposals

Imagine something different. Imagine pasts, futures, or a timeless other. Dip into dreams and desires, old and new, lost worlds and worlds still to become. Imagine from the outside in, and the inside out. What would a different world look like in your dreams? We’re eager to know! SISF 2021 extends an invitation to storytellers, … Continued

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An Evening Without Borders – TRACS is Inviting Europe for a Ceilidh

This World Storytelling Day, Sat 20 March 2021 at 7.30pm, TRACS is hosting a European Ceilidh to reach out to our friends, celebrate and strengthen our connections across Europe. As Lorenzo, one of our participating storytellers, put it so beautifully “If our stories have no borders, why should we?”. Of course, a traditional Ceilidh includes … Continued

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