Scotland

Stories of Youth for A Decade: Strange Town

Over the last 10 years, Strange Town has staged 124 productions, commissioned 98 original scripts and performed in a variety of spaces including theatres, football stadiums, schools and prisons, showcasing local talent year-round and offering opportunities for young people on and offstage, with a recent coup in seeing their member Josie O’Brien cast as Chris … Continued

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Stories in a Time of Madness for Book Week Scotland

Where can storytelling go when reality outpaces fantasy? Storyteller Donald Smith rises to the bait with satiric glee with a special reading across three nights to launch Sham Stories as part of Book Week Scotland. Five linked subversive comedies provide Scotland’s untold Brexit chronicles. Treacherous times produce fake news and fake history, but also farce. … Continued

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St Andrews Day & Fair Saturday: Showcasing Scotland’s Diversity & Generosity

Beginning with St Andrew’s Day and running through to Burns Night, the Scottish Storytelling Centre, supported by Scotland’s Winter Festivals event fund, entertains across the colder months by showcasing how Scotland’s traditions can bring people together, home and away, in cross-generational celebration. Scotland’s patron saint, a saint shared by different European countries, was known for … Continued

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SISF 2018 – The Story So Far

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival is on until the 31st of October and we’ve gathered some highlights and memorable moments from our recent events for you.   Opening at Stirling Castle Could there have been a more fitting and atmospheric setting for the opening of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival, an annual celebration dedicated to … Continued

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30th Storytelling Festival Now On Sale

Growing Stories – the 30th Scottish International Storytelling Festival – will open in the Great Hall of Stirling Castle on Thursday 18 October at 7.30pm, heralding a wave of events across Scotland and an intensive programme in the capital city from Friday 19 October. The 2018 Festival looks to the future of storytelling in Scotland, … 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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The Stories in our Ancestors Steps

The feet of our ancestors tell more than just where they tread… Scotland’s culture has evolved over millennia, and at its heart is a close relationship with our natural environment which is showcased at seasonal festivals, such as Samhuinn in winter and Beltane in summer. This Midsummer Saturday (24 June), discover more than just treads … Continued

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