Stories and songs are vital for human survival. They carry our emotions, memories and values. They bind us together as families, communities and a nation, especially through tough times. The Scottish International Storytelling Festival will continue to channel that flow with an increased focus on wellbeing in the year of Covid-19. The 2020 Festival took place not in packed theatres, but through live and pre-recorded broadcast events, and through small-scale safely distanced person-to-person events, including ones in outdoor locations.
What makes it special?
From storytelling performances to panel discussions, and an engaging family strand of storytelling activities around Halloween, there’s something here for all Festival-goers to get involved with.
With the art of storytelling no one performance is the same, with each storyteller using improvisation to help bridge the connection between teller and listener.
The festival launched in 1989 and continues to grow and evolve, engaging more people in the magic of storytelling.