Storytelling

Scotland’s Stories – Online Teaching Resource

Scotland’s Stories presents a variety of traditional Scottish stories in written form and a collection of tales on video to allow pupils to access and experience the living storytelling tradition. The resource acts as a springboard for creating a story-rich culture in the classroom and will support literacy and language work in the classroom from … Continued

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Creative Communities Resource

Introduction and Guidance for The People’s Parish initiative to explore the creative culture and heritage of every part of Scotland, empowering communities to shape and share their own stories of place. Downloadable Resource below includes: Getting Started Common Ground ABC of local distinctiveness Common Ground Parish Map The Way We Live Now Story Circle Guidelines … Continued

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Tales of My Travels: Marion Kenny in India

I was fortunate to be awarded Professional Development funding from Creative Scotland to attend the Chennai Storytelling Festival as principal artist and to undertake research in traditional forms of storytelling and music in India. I began my journey in the remote westernmost corner of Rajasthan. The golden forted city of Jaisalmer rises like a giant … Continued

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Stepmums, Sinners & Saints: Storytelling Shakes Up Perception of Women

Storytellers Daiva Ivanauskaitė and Franziska Droll shake up the perceptions of women and the role of stepmothers in popular culture – just ahead of Mothering Sunday – with an event on Thursday 28 March at the Centre. Is the word ‘stepmother’ still synonymous with ‘wicked’? Daiva and Franziska explore how the role of stepmother is … Continued

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Thinking Global, Acting Local Empowers Flourishing Sustainable Tales on World Storytelling Day

World Storytelling Day, on Wednesday 20 March, will be marked in Edinburgh this year with inspiring events honouring one of Scotland’s finest contemporary storytellers, Andy Hunter, who was a pioneer for how storytelling can help navigate a world of climate and communication chaos by reconnecting to nature. Re-Storying Our Planet follows Andy’s environmental journeys across … Continued

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Remembering the Legacy of Duncan Williamson as Part of National Storytelling Week

It’s fitting that Scotland’s national Centre for storytelling is honouring one of its most memorable enthusiasts, providing an opportunity to enjoy his stories told live, as well as a workshop to empower you to tell these fantastic tales. A three-fold exhibition of visual art, poetry and folk music brings to life the legacy of storyteller Duncan … Continued

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Scottish Storytelling Centre: A Must See Visitor Attraction in Edinburgh

We did a recent collaboration with myhotelbreak.com on why their guests should visit us here at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Find out what they discovered below: Having great attractions near to where you’re staying adds to a hotel break. For our guests looking for hotels in Edinburgh we highly recommend adding the Scottish Storytelling Centre … Continued

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Q&A: Nine Tales & Carols

Ahead of ‘Nine Tales and Carols’ on Saturday evening at the Storytelling Centre, we grabbed a few minutes with storytellers Beverley Bryant and Heather Yule to find out what to expect at their show, and where the inspiration came from. What has been your inspiration for ‘Nine Tales and Carols’? Beverley: ‘Over the years, Heather and … Continued

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Jess Smith’s HOTT Film Wins Coveted Folk Society Award

Congratulations to Jess Smith and all the team at Heart of The Traveller (HOTT), whose film ‘A Sense of Identity’ won the ‘Non Print Media award’ at the Folklore Society awards, held in London on Wednesday 7 November 2018, where it was praised for its range, depth, and enlightening approach. ‘A Sense of Identity’ premiered at the Scottish Storytelling … Continued

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SISF 2018 – The Story So Far

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival is on until the 31st of October and we’ve gathered some highlights and memorable moments from our recent events for you.   Opening at Stirling Castle Could there have been a more fitting and atmospheric setting for the opening of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival, an annual celebration dedicated to … Continued

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