Global Lab – Day 1: Politics of Folktales

Scottish International Storytelling Festival
Netherbow Theatre
Storytelling, Workshop

An opportunity to discover the power of storytelling and role of storytellers in the 21st century. Each day features keynote stories, talks, discussions and workshops in open sessions, allowing for shared reflection ahead of the evening’s storytelling performances.

Are folktales still subversive, fantastic and anarchic, or mainly entertainment? Are they told for more personal, family or social issues? How do you read an audience and draw out interpretations that they can develop in heart, mind and action? Learn from the approaches of accomplished tellers Jan Blake, Heidi Dahlsveen and Ruth Kirkpatrick.

Lunch included in ticket price.

Full Programme


If you are a Storytelling Festival Supporter, a Storytelling Centre Supporter or a Scottish Storytelling Forum Member select a full price ticket to book at a discounted rate.
A booking fee of £1 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. No booking fee is applied to tickets purchased in person from the Scottish Storytelling Centre Box Office.
21 Oct
11:00 - 16:00