Event Proposals Open for TradFest 2018

TradFest Edinburgh · Dùn Èideann is a vibrant celebration of folk arts in Edinburgh, now in its 5th year, celebrating music, song, storytelling, dance, folk drama, arts and crafts, literature, architecture, language and film in Scotland’s capital. We hope audiences will encounter living traditions and local cultures of all kinds, in a host of venues, … Continued

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Job Opportunity: Storytelling Network Coordinator

The Storytelling Network Coordinator leads on all aspects of oral storytelling development to assist the Scottish Storytelling Forum, the Board and staff management team to deliver the organisation’s mission and key objectives. A resourceful person is required to support Scotland’s oral storytellers in the next phase of their shared advocacy, creative development and communications. Excellent … Continued

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Opportunity: Unique Communications Role for Storytelling Festival

A communications professional is needed, with web and social media skills, and a passion for connecting with communities, schools and storytellers. Themed ‘Open Word – Open World’, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival runs from 20-31 October. Through September to November, a local campaign encourages community events across Scotland, and school visits by storytellers. Three days’ work per week … Continued

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My Experience at FEST ahead of Village Storytelling Festival

Emma Collins, Executive Director, The Village Storytelling Centre I was delighted to represent Scotland, the Village Storytelling Centre and the Scottish Storytelling Forum at the Federation of European Storytellers (FEST) annual gathering. This was held from the 21st to 24th of June in the borderlands of Ireland, with some of the conference taking place in … Continued

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Gaelic Events for English Speakers at St Giles’ Cathedral

St Giles’ Cathedral are running a series of English-language lectures exploring the history, culture and heritage of the Gaelic language from experts across a range of topics, from early literature to modern poetry and contemporary music, as well as a look at Scotland’s rich storytelling traditions with the Scottish Storytelling Forum’s James MacDonald Reid (27 … Continued

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Job Opportunity: Executive Director, The Village Storytelling Centre, Glasgow

The vision of the Village Storytelling Centre is to inspire people to find, shape and share their voices through the power of story. Executive Director £32,000 – £35,000 35 hours, permanent post, Glasgow The Village Storytelling Centre in Glasgow islooking for an inspiring and creative director who is an experienced manager, committed to making a … Continued

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New book from storyteller and children’s writer Maria Cairney

Children’s picture book author and storyteller Maria Cairney has released a new book, The Marveloso Minibeast Maloo.   Maria firmly believes in the power of rhyming text to support early reading development.Maria hopes to be able to share the first of a series of these highly interactive sessions that aim to leave you feeling fuzzily warm, hopelessly … Continued

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Trees for Life’s Rewilding the Highlands Project

Rebuilding the relation between humans and the natural world.  Trees for Life’s Rewilding the Highlands Project will involve the planting of 200,000 trees in a bid to restore the Caledonian Forest. With community engagement at its heart, the project also aims to create native woodland links between ancient Caledonian Forest fragments in the Highlands through engaging and involving … Continued

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Simply the Story: Training Workshops June 2017

Simply the Story: Join Britain’s first ‘Simply The Story’ Training When?  26th June-30th June 2017 Leadership training: 26th June to 30th June Practitioner training: Afternoon of 28th June to 30th June Where? Simply The Story training will be held at; Youth With A Mission, Stanely House14 Stanely CrescentPaisleyPA2 9LFScotlandUnited Kingdom What is “Simply the Story”? Over … Continued

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New Piece of Scots Storytelling Theatre Available Online

The Red Chair is based on acclaimed Dundee-born Sarah Cameron’s original book; a surreal story of a dysfunctional family whose father literally eats himself into a chair.  A unique solo storytelling performance told in a rich and saucy Scots dialect with physical verve and a musical score that rolls in like mist over the hills.  Devised in collaboration … Continued

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