Scotland

SISF 2019: Q&A with Margaret Grenier

Tell us an interesting feature of traditional storytelling in your country. Storytelling of our oral histories has been carried through song and dance for the Indigenous people of the Northwest Coast of Canada for thousands of years. Our word for oral history translates to coming from the ice, meaning that our stories go back to … Continued

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SISF 2019: Q&A with Michael Williams

Tell us an interesting feature of traditional storytelling in your country.  Traditional storytelling in Canada consists of different strands reaching back to Indigenous storytelling traditions, European traditions, and other immigrant and local traditions. I grew up in a multi-cultural neighbourhood in Hamilton, Ontario, where the city’s steel mills attracted families from around the world. As … 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 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 Faux Theatre on Celeste’s Circus

Name of your show: Celeste’s Circus How would you describe your show in one sentence? A charming, modern puppet show, especially designed with a retro aesthetic to engage and enthral youngsters. Is this the first time that you are performing at the Fringe? An early version of what would later become Celeste’s Circus was first … Continued

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Fringe 2019: Q&A with Neil Adam and Judy Turner on Sing Me A Song: The Robert Louis Stevenson Show

Name of your show: Sing Me A Song: The Robert Louis Stevenson Show How would you describe your show in one sentence? Dive into the adventurous life of Edinburgh’s favourite son, as told through his letters, published writings and poems (set to music by Neil Adam) – you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll learn heaps. Is … Continued

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Edinburgh TradFest 2019

The past, present and future of traditional music Visit Edinburgh Tradfest site Edinburgh Tradfest has a rich story. With its longer tap roots in the Edinburgh Folk Festival, it was launched by Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland (TRACS) in 2013 to provide a distinctive platform for folk arts in the capital city. Edinburgh is a … Continued

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo announces £150,000 funding boost for young Scottish artists

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and Creative Scotland have today (Wednesday 10 October) announced the launch of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Youth Talent Development Fund to nurture youth engagement and participation in traditional Scottish art forms. Arts and cultural organisations will be eligible to apply for a slice of the £150,000 funding pot which has been donated by the charitable … Continued

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Tasgadh – Small Grants for Traditional Arts

Tasgadh is a fund devolved from Creative Scotland, managed by Fèisean nan Gàidheal and open to organisations and individuals. Tasgadh is designed to provide support for traditional artists and organisations to create, perform, tour and showcase work. The fund can also support professional development and learning projects. The closing dates for applications in 2018/19 are: … Continued

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Storytelling Centre Wins at Scottish Culture Awards

Celebrating the rich, cultural scene of Scotland, the Sunday Herald’s third annual Culture Awards took place at Glasgow’s SWG3 on Thursday 12 July 2018 where the Scottish Storytelling Centre were awarded Best Performing Arts Venue. Amidst tough competition from three fellow shortlisted venues – The CoachHouse, Stirling, The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen and Glasgow’s Theatre Royal … Continued

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