Festivals

New Interactive, Open-access Website Opens Up a Magical Gateway to Scotland’s Diverse Oral Storytelling Traditions

Map of Stories (mapofstories.scot) is a unique, multimedia website developed as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories, which allows audiences across Scotland and beyond to explore the rich diversity of Scotland’s oral storytelling traditions. The website is completely open-access and free to use, and features a literal map of Scotland, onto which have been placed … Continued

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Visitor Services Assistant, Scottish Storytelling Centre

Title: Visitor Services Assistant, Scottish Storytelling Centre Salary: £21,600 – £24,000 per annum (Pay Award Pending) Location: Edinburgh Hours: 35 hours per week Closing date: Friday 2 December, 12:00pm Reference number: 37/22 Overview You will play a pivotal role within the Scottish Storytelling Centre team through the provision of outstanding customer service for visitors to the Centre. In addition to your … Continued

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Dance and music in the secret poetry garden

Bring your lunch and join us for al fresco circle dance, poetry and live music on Thursday, 22 September 2022, 12 noon in the circle backgreen of our home – the Scottish Storytellng Centre. Rain or shine, enjoy the ancient dancing in a circle, known in Bulgaria as ‘horo’, but presented by Scottish dance artists … 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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Pomegranates 2022

Review by Iliyana Nedkova and Eleanor Sinclair. Video by Euan Gilmour and Nic Gareiss. Images by Iliyana Nedkova The first iteration of Pomegranates – a mini-festival of traditional international dance – initiated and curated by the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland – was conceived to mark International Dance Day on 29 and 30 April 2022 … Continued

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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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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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We’re Celebrating Book Week Scotland with a Book Sale!

It’s Book Week Scotland! From the 15 – 21 November we’re joining the annual celebration of stories, books and reading, by hosting a book sale in our independent bookshop at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Our offer? Buy any 2 books or more and get 10% off (excluding already discounted items), as well as 20% off … 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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It’s a wrap! The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021

And just like that, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 is over! We couldn’t have asked for a better return to live performance – it’s been such a delight to safely welcome audiences back into the Scottish Storytelling Centre this August, and the feedback we’ve had from performers and ticket buyers has been truly heartwarming. A … Continued

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