Scotland

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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Wanted: Street Performers, Early Doors!

Scotland’s getting ready to go outdoors. Check out those flowers pushing through the snow and frost. And the growing buds. That’s called spring. And starting now is the build-up to May Day, or Beltane in Gaelic. Traditionally, after being cooped up for the winter, we went green-wild at Beltane. Spring seemed to take forever. Then, … Continued

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Job Opportunities at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

Applications are now open for two new positions at the Scottish Storytelling Centre: Administration and Development Officer and Retail and Box Office Supervisor. The Scottish Storytelling Centre is a vibrant arts venue with year-round, seasonal programming of live storytelling, theatre, music, exhibitions, workshops, family events and festivals. It’s a busy environment with lots going on and a … Continued

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SISF 2017 Advanced Programme

Picture Above: Guest Collective for 2017: The 3Troubadours Marking the 70th anniversary of Edinburgh as a Festival City, SISF goes global and demonstrates how the traditional art of storytelling is more vital than ever in connecting people worldwide, across cultures, places and generations. After traversing the world over the last 10 years, storytellers from all continents … Continued

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Sisters Showcase Art of the Storyteller

On the 1st of July, storytelling sisters Mary and Marion Kenny come together to present the latest in the Art of the Storyteller workshop and performance series. Read on to learn more about their backgrounds and storytelling inspirations… How long have you been telling stories and where do you perform? Mary: I have been telling … Continued

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Alice Fernbank Helps us Get to Grips with Characterisation

Experienced storyteller with a background in theatre arts, Alice Fernbank, leads a two-part workshop devoted to exploring how we embody the characters in the stories we tell and the songs we sing on Friday 2nd and Friday 23rd of June at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. During the workshop, she will share a variety of physical … Continued

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Enjoy a Scotland and German Fusion of Storytelling at Glendale

Escape the daily grind with a weekend retreat and let Highland Bard George Macpherson show you the special, secret and beautiful places in Skye, alongside special storytelling guest, Regina Sommer from Germany. SKYE STORYTELLING AT GLENDALE | Sat 3 – Sun 4 June  RESIDENTIAL (£150) includes accommodation at Hamara Lodge on Fri 2 and Sat … Continued

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Q&A: James Brown is Annie

Barry Gordon, JBiA guitarist, answers some quick questions ahead of the gig tomorrow evening at the Biscuit Factory, which promises a fusion of sounds from four nations, as well as tasty food too. Tell us about your band, James Brown is Annie, and your plans for 2017? James Brown Is Annie (or, JBiA for short) … Continued

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Q&A: Lynne Campbell, Songs & Stories of Scotland

Lynne Campbell, storyteller and singer, presents Songs & Stories of Scotland at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the 27th of April. Revisit familiar tales and songs, and learn new ones in Lynne’s personal account of Scotland’s cultural heritage. We had a chat with her about the show and her background: Tell us about your show, … Continued

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Adam Sutherland Errogie Collection Launch

Loch Ness fiddler & composer Adam Sutherland is releasing a new collection of contemporary Scottish folk melodies .  Entitled ‘The Errogie Collection’ it is illustrated with fantastic photographs by Somhairle MacDonald. Adam is launching the book as part of the Scot’s Fiddle Festival on Saturday 19th November with a session of tunes and stories from 11.30-12.30pm. Hamish … Continued

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