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Discover Seasonal Resources Around Our Celtic Roots

With The Children’s Forest, a beautiful book – co-authored by Dawn Casey, Anna Richardson and Helen Ascoli – Hawthorn Press have scaled fresh heights in its vocation to put inspiring storytelling resources into our hands. There is a practical aim at work in providing ‘stories and songs, wild food, crafts and celebrations all year round’, … Continued

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Healing Storytelling – Nancy Mellon’s New Publication & Storytelling Global Labs at SISF

Soon on our bookshelves, Nancy Mellon’s Healing Storytelling: The Art of Imagination and Storymaking for Personal Growth, is an updated version by the superb Hawthorn Press of her classic book The Art of Storytelling. Healing Storytelling is not a primer in narrative therapy, nor a guide for medical specialist. It is about the creative release … Continued

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The Henderson Zeitgeist

The centenary of Hamish Henderson, song-maker, poet, folklorist, activist and radical educator has mushroomed into a huge celebration. His life’s work was to transform Scotland’s view of itself, from the bottom up, and to re-affirm an outward-looking nation, through international solidarity. On 4th September, the Scottish Parliament resounded to Henderson’s words, and one could only … Continued

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New Anthology of Scottish Folk Tales

In recent years, seventeen new collections of folktales from Scotland’s diverse regions have been produced by ‘The History Press’ and the latest Anthology of Scottish Folk Tales brings together tales from across Scotland in one special volume. That is a creative roll call of places and people. Scotland has proved fertile folk tale territory, as … Continued

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Fringe 2019: Q&A with Strange Town on Dr Korczak’s Example

Name of your show: Dr Korczak’s Example How would you describe your show in one sentence?   Based on real events, this ‘Brechtian’ retelling generates an almost unbearable power and pathos through the simple humanity, warts and all, of the central characters who are trapped both by the inexorable forces of Nazi oppression and by … Continued

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Fringe 2019: Q&A with Alice Fernbank and Graham Dickson on The Golden Fly

Name of your show: The Golden Fly How would you describe your show in one sentence?  An epic tale of a shapeshifting Goddess who journeys across worlds in search of a golden awakening. Is this the first time that you are performing at the Fringe? No. What do you think sets your show apart from … Continued

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Fringe 2019: Q&A with Brite Theatre on (Can This Be) Home

Name of your show: (Can This Be) Home How would you describe your show in one sentence? Poetic and musical journey through the personal impact of Brexit so far. Is this the first time that you are performing at the Fringe? It is for Kolbrun, she usually doesn’t perform but writes or directs, but as … Continued

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Fringe 2019: Q&A with Stefan Smart on I am Mark

Name of your show:  I AM MARK How would you describe your show in one sentence?  A stunning solo dramatisation of The Greatest Story Ever Told. Is this the first time that you are performing at the Fringe?  Yes. What do you think sets your show apart from all the other Festival offerings?  There will … Continued

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Fringe 2019: Q&A with The Night With on The Night With… Evenings

Name of your show: The Night With… Evenings How would you describe your show in one sentence? An evening of interesting, new classical music mainly by Scottish composers and performers. Is this the first time that you are performing at the Fringe? No, I presented The Night With… Wooden Elephant last year who performed string … Continued

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Fringe 2019: Q&A with Dougie Mackay on Supernatural: Wonder Tales from Scotland

Name of your show: Supernatural: Wonder Tales from Scotland How would you describe your show in one sentence? A storytelling voyage beyond the veil and into the heart of Scotland’s mysterious nature. Is this the first time that you are performing at the Fringe?  Second. What do you think sets your show apart from all … Continued

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