FISHING by Stephanïe Vandëm – A New Exhibition Inspired by Scottish Fishing Communities and Seascapes

FISHING by Stephanïe Vandëm – Opens 3 May until 15 June Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh EH1 1SR A new exhibition inspired by Scottish fishing communities and seascapes will go on display at the Scottish Storytelling Centre as part of the TRACS programme during Edinburgh Tradfest from 3 May to 15 June 2024. Artist Stephanïe Vandëm imaginatively … Continued

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2024 – Open Call for Creative Proposals

Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2024 Bridges Between | 18-31 October OPEN CALL FOR CREATIVE PROPOSALS Proposals are invited for performances at the 2024 Scottish International Storytelling Festival (18-31 October 2024). 2024 marks the 35th anniversary of the Festival, coinciding with the 35th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Since 1989, SISF has been … Continued

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TRACS appointed to Safeguard Scotland’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

The team from TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland) and music students from Sgoil Chiùil na Gàidhealtachd, the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music based in Plockton, are heading off to Kaustinen in Finland next week (14-18 February) as part of an educational exchange with Kaustinen College of Music, and to witness first-hand the … Continued

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In the Hartwood

Anyone think it’s a good idea to write and perform a faerie story about a paupers cemetery in the grounds of a decommissioned psychiatric hospital? Anyone? It’s a wet November day, on the train from Glasgow to Edinburgh, I glance out of the window and see a grand, baronial-style mansion looming out of the mist, … Continued

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Visitor Services Manager, Scottish Storytelling Centre

Title: Visitor Services Manager, Scottish Storytelling Centre Salary: £29,033 – £32,025 per annum Location: Edinburgh Hours: 35 hours per week on a rota Closing date: Monday 29 January, 12:00pm Reference number: 05/24 Overview An exciting opportunity to head up the Visitor Services team at a vibrant visitor attraction and arts venue in central Edinburgh. The role includes aspects of arts administration, … Continued

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Joint statement from Intangible Cultural Heritage Scotland Partnership

The Intangible Cultural Heritage Scotland Partnership welcomes the UK Government’s announcement of their intention to ratify the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) is a tradition, practice, or living expression of a group or community. This can include oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, … Continued

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Donald Smith receives the Hamish Henderson Award for Lifetime Service to Traditional Arts

TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland) is delighted to announce that former CEO Donald Smith has been awarded the Hamish Henderson Lifetime Achievement Award for services to Traditional Music and the Arts at this year’s MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards. The award celebrates those who have made a significant contribution to the traditional arts … Continued

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Week Two Highlights of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival – runs until 29 Oct 2023

There’s still 7 days to go before this year’s Scottish International Storytelling Festival’s (13-29 Oct) packed programme of over 125 events draws to a close. In Edinburgh, and all across Scotland, in village halls, pubs, cafes, and public parks, stories connected to this year’s festival theme ‘Right To Be Human,’ are being shared by local … Continued

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Mental Health takes a Prominent Role in this year’s Scottish International Storytelling Festival Programme

It’s World Mental Health Day and with just a few days to go until the doors open for this year’s Scottish International Storytelling Festival (13-29 Oct) we’re taking the opportunity to highlight some of the events that are themed around mental health and wellbeing, as part of a packed programme of over 125 events.  In … Continued

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Time for Another Story?

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival’s (13-29 Oct) new podcast series Another Story is the festival’s first ever podcast series. It includes six insightful and entertaining episodes featuring some of this year’s festival performers telling their favourite stories, and discussing this year’s festival theme ‘Right To Be Human’ chosen to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the … Continued

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