Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

October 19-28, 2012

Once Upon a Story - Folktales of Europe

Love Folktales? The Scottish Storytelling Centre has an amazing festival planned, including performances, conferences, workshops, family gatherings, music, and film. The exhibitions include Kate Leiper: A Visual Treasury and Illustrating the Brothers Grimm.

"Folktales are a universe of dream, humour, fantasy, fear and wisdom. They power ancient cultures and new media alike. Their fascination remains because they touch our humanity in places that reason fails to plumb or language cannot always fathom.

Where better to experience this art than in Scotland, the ancient home of storytelling, and of Celtic hospitality. Sit at the hearth of stories and be transported into other worlds. The 2012 Scottish International Storytelling Festival celebrates the art and humanity of folktales across Europe, tracing the way in which the publication of the Brothers Grimm Tales 200 years ago, sparked a revival of interest in nations and regions across the continent and influenced every artform. Today storytelling itself is once again flourishing across Europe and the Festival offers an unrivalled opportunity to hear the best of the wordspinners to meet storytellers from Scottish and European traditions to participate in workshops and international networking, and if you wish, to travel on to regions of Scotland where traditional arts continue to thrive."


You can attend:
Voices of Scotland
Meet the Fairy Queen
The Enchanted Museum
Cecile Corbel: Composing for Studio Ghibli
Story Gatherers - Ireland's First Collectors
Once Upon: Folk and Fairy Tales of Ireland
The Enchanted Wood
Meet the Storyteller: Story Gatherers – Russian Folk Traditions with Grigory Bondarenko
Once Upon: Folk and Fairy Tales of Brittany

There are workshops and events planned throughout Scotland for this festival. To look at the detailed program, click here:

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