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Family Storytelling Events for the October School Holidays

With the October school holidays coming up next month, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival’s 2023 programme is packed with family events suitable for all ages. This year’s theme explores our Right To Be Human, and celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Over the two-weeks of the festival (13-29 Oct) children … Continued

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2023 – PROGRAMME ANNOUNCED

13 – 29 October 2023 – Right To Be Human The 2023 programme for this year’s Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) explores our Right To Be Human, and celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Just as Scotland’s consultation on a new Human Rights Bill draws to a close, storytellers, musicians … Continued

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A Wee Guide to Intangible Cultural Heritage

What is Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH for short)? Simply put, you might know it as “tradition”. Essentially, it’s the stuff in our heads, our skills, our knowledge as communities and societies – very often that which is passed down through generations. It includes traditional songs, storytelling, dancing, customs and rituals, how we celebrate at different … Continued

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Steve Byrne Appointed As New Director of TRACS

TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland) is delighted to announce that they have appointed Steve Byrne as their new Director. A noted performer, researcher, folklorist and community activist, Steve Byrne will take up his appointment from March 2023, continuing the work of TRACS and its three forums for traditional music, storytelling, and traditional dance; and … Continued

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival 14 – 31 October 2022: Keep It Lit

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) invites audiences round the hearth of storytelling this autumn, as we reveal our 2022 festival theme – Keep It Lit, a symbolic fire where experiences and memories are shared, and the torch of oral storytelling is passed on. In celebration of Scotland’s Year of Stories, the 2022 festival programme … Continued

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Imagine Online: Watch 11 World-Class Storytelling Performances On-demand in Celebration of World Storytelling Day

This World Storytelling Day, 20 March 2022, SISF celebrates the traditional art of oral storytelling with the release of 11 world-class storytelling performances, available to watch on demand for a limited period. Audiences can purchase an all-access pass from 7 March 2022 for the launch on Sun 20 March 2022, including fully BSL interpreted versions. … 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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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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SISF Reveals 2020 Programme with Tickets Now Live to Book

Set sail this autumn, as the Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) takes audiences on a voyage, exploring Scotland’s coasts and water through music and storytelling. The 2020 SISF programme is revealed today, promising an eclectic mix of online events spanning across the globe and small-scale face-to-face events, celebrating Scotland ‘a nation shaped by the sea’. … Continued

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Q&A: Nine Tales & Carols

Ahead of ‘Nine Tales and Carols’ on Saturday evening at the Storytelling Centre, we grabbed a few minutes with storytellers Beverley Bryant and Heather Yule to find out what to expect at their show, and where the inspiration came from. What has been your inspiration for ‘Nine Tales and Carols’? Beverley: ‘Over the years, Heather and … Continued

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