Scottish International Storytelling Festival,
Fri 20 – Tue 31 Oct 2017, Scottish Storytelling Centre.
The Edinburgh Storytelling Festival celebrates the art of live storytelling with a fun filled programme for both adults and children to enjoy. Activities include readings, workshops, talks, events and exhibitions. It is inspired by the sense of togetherness of a traditional Scottish Ceilidh and its tales, anecdotes, music and singing.
Spanning 12 days, the festival brings together a large number of Scottish and international storytellers and musicians. Events are held at the main venue, the Storytelling Centre on the Royal Mile, along with partner venues such as the National Museum of Scotland, the Royal Botanic Garden and the National Library of Scotland.
The theme for 2017 is Open World – showing how the traditional art of storytelling is more vital than ever in connecting people worldwide, across cultures, places and generations. These are critical times for our planet and the festival invites us all to unite through our differences, acknowledging where we are and where we want to go, together.
The programme has a great variety of events including family events, evening shows aimed at adults, networking days for professionals, storytelling ceilidhs, workshops, talks and exhibitions. The programme also includes Festival on Tour, bringing stories and storytellers to other Scottish regions. National Tell-a-Story Day takes place each year as part of the festival. The event encourages communities to set up their own storytelling events in their local areas.
Other highlights include the opening and closing weekends. These large scale storytelling events are a great way to experience what the festival is all about.
For a full list of events, the festival programme and tickets will be available soon on the TRAC Scotland website.