News From The Village Storytelling Centre

Over in Glasgow we are gearing up for not only The Village Storytelling Festival (VSF24) but also the Federation of European Storytelling (FEST) conference! It is only a matter of time before both these two things collide at the CCA on Sauchiehall Street.  We are hugely excited to welcome everyone who’ll attend these events from … Continued

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The Treasure of a Warm Welcome

By Claire McNicol In 2022, I took part in a collaboration between the National Library of Scotland with Learning Officer Beverley Casebow and the Welcoming, an organisation which does what it says on the tin, offering support for New Scots to integrate in their new communities. Given the turmoil that was going on in the … Continued

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Getting to know…Anne Dignan

Anne Dignan, recently welcomed onto the Scottish Storytelling Forum’s Directory of professional storytellers, has quite a story of tragedy and transformation to tell. In her early forties, she received the shocking news that she had dry macular degeneration [MD]. This meant the loss of her central vision, for which there was and still is, no … Continued

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News from G.A.S

The Grampian Association of Storytellers – GAS Delighted to give you all a wee introduction to – ‘fit we are a’ aboot’. We create a friendly spot where you can listen to, tell, and find your way into the magic and craft of storytelling. We are The Grampian Association of Storytellers – GAS for short. … Continued

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News from The Village Storytelling Centre

  Into the new year with The Village Storytelling Centre This is a huge hello from The Village Storytelling Centre in Glasgow as we see 2024 stretched before us like a wonderful canvas filled with colour and opportunity. For those unfamiliar with our work at The Village, we are Scotland’s leading applied storytelling organisation who … Continued

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Memories of Jack Martin “Comedy was in Jack’s bones.”

By Anne Pitcher    4th June 1933 – 7th November 2023 Jack Martin was an extraordinary storyteller who sadly died at the end of 2023. He will be sadly missed by all in the storytelling community, not only in Scotland but world-wide. Jack lived in Edinburgh his whole life. He became a storyteller after a … Continued

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Memories of Lindsay

By David Campbell   Lindsay Porteous  1948 -2023 A visit to Lindsay’s house in Culross was an introduction to Lindsay. His house was halfway between an obstacle course and a museum. He had collections of toys, toy soldiers, Dinky toys and model guns. Apart from the collection of stringed instruments, wind instruments, mouth organs and … Continued

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Story Harvest – Book Review

by Erin Farley Story Harvest (Orkneyology Press, 2023) brings together tales gathered by storyteller David Campbell over a lifetime of telling traditional stories. Campbell and his distinctive style of storytelling have been a mainstay of the traditional arts in Scotland for decades, and this new collection feels like both a reflection on a life well … Continued

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Danish Folk Tales – Book Review

A collection of tales that grew out of the sprawling flatlands, the oozing fjords, the dark forests and the waves that crash on the shores of Denmark. How a Viking ship carried a future king into Roskilde Fjord, how a mermaid’s laughter brought fortunes to her fisherman host, how the people of Lolland survived a … Continued

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Creative Coven – Weaving Creative Threads

Buy tickets – Weaving Creative Threads in Remembrance of the Scottish Witch Hunts – Scottish Storytelling Centre, Sun 2 Jun 2024 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (tickettailor.com) Admission is £49, with a suggested donation of £6 which will go towards the Creative Coven’s Memorial Grove for Scotland’s Accused Witches. This living, breathing memorial will be … Continued

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