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Celebrate Scotland’s Bard with BurnsFest

From 20-27 January, the Scottish Storytelling Centre will pay homage to Robert Burns with wonderful events celebrating his life and legacy. Part of the Scotland’s Winter Festivals programme, there’s a feast of live storytelling, music, workshops, dance and children’s events in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, showcasing how a poet born in 1759 is … Continued

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Warm Up with Family Friendly Folk Drama this Winter

This winter, Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland (TRACS) are once again on a mission to rejuvenate midwinter traditions in Scotland with seasonal folk dramas, to enrich community life and ensure all ages can get involved over the coldest of seasons, connecting the old and new through song and dance, signifying the death and rebirth of … Continued

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Jekyll & Hyde return for an alternative festive treat

A bit sick of Christmas? Come indulge your dark side with a modern dramatisation of RL Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Real life or nightmare? Dark or light? And are these guys separate or just two faces of the same story? Writer Donald Smith has reworked Stevenson’s masterpiece into Jekyll … 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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Discover the Art of the Storyteller this Christmas

Have you noticed how personal advertising is getting? Pulling on the heartstrings of emotional connection to elicit sales from you during this “most wonderful time of the year”? Well, it is a wonderful time of year, but it doesn’t have to be maneuvered by multi-billion corporations. Instead, it should be about taking a break from … Continued

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Storytelling Centre Showcases St Andrew’s Story in Cultural Diversity Celebration this Winter

Beginning with St Andrew’s Day and running through to Burns Night, the Scottish Storytelling Centre in association with Scotland’s Winter Festivals entertains across the colder months by showcasing how Scotland’s traditions can bring people together, home and away, in cross-generational celebration. Inspired by St Andrew himself, ‘Fisherman’s Feast, Sailor’s Rest’ on St Andrew’s Day has … Continued

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Bristol Based Jazz-Tinged Klezmer Music Merges with Spoken Word to share Jewish, Palestinian & British Storylines

Chai For All perform the Arts Council England-funded multi narrative music and spoken word show this Saturday, 4th November at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh.  This performance piece which is part of a ten-gig UK tour, is Chai for All’s re-telling of the Balfour Declaration story of 1917 in its centenary year, to educate, invite … Continued

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Antigone to Annville – Female Defiance throughout History

From Ancient Greece to Victorian Scotland, the Storytelling Centre is excited to host two productions this October which explore female duty and defiance in two contrasting showcases. ANTIGONE Mon 2 – Wed 4 October, 8pm (1hr) Oxygen House celebrate their 30th anniversary by returning to their spiritual home at the Netherbow Theatre with a powerful, … Continued

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Reflecting on Belonging with Annie George this Fringe

Share your Story This is what Annie urges us all to do in her one-woman show, which focuses on personal and political identity as an immigrant. Drawing on family memories and juxtaposing her own journey with the contrasting struggles of her grandfather, Kerala poet PM John, it’s a personal story as well as a general … Continued

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Fringe 2017 Q&A: Cantrip Teasel

Scotland’s dark and mysterious past is hidden deep in its songs and legends. Heather Yule, Jeanie Roy Collins and Alison Bell are Cantrip Teasel, and present The Strange and the Eerie: Ballads and Stories of Auld Scotland from Mon 21 – Wed 23 August. Alison gave us some insight into their show… How would you … Continued

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