Into the Unknown with Dougie Mackay: Fringe Q&A

How would you describe your show in one sentence? A wild storytelling adventure through Scotland’s mythic landscape Is this a new show or have you performed it elsewhere? This show was created for The Edge Festival 2017, but it has evolved a fair bit since then, gaining new stories and greater depth. Is this your first visit to … Continued

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Tasgadh – Small Grants for Traditional Arts

Tasgadh is a fund devolved from Creative Scotland, managed by Fèisean nan Gàidheal and open to organisations and individuals. Tasgadh is designed to provide support for traditional artists and organisations to create, perform, tour and showcase work. The fund can also support professional development and learning projects. The closing dates for applications in 2018/19 are: … Continued

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Forest Quarterly Grant – £200 for any worthwhile creative project

Orginial post here. Forest Quarterly Grant £200 grant for any worthwhile creative project. We don’t want to impose limits and rules on people’s creative process and encourage artists to try out new things and experiment. We want to help more and new exciting creative and artistic projects to sprout. This is why we are starting … Continued

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Where I Stand: A New Conversation – Discussion, Q&A and Networking Event @ Scottish Storytelling Centre, 3rd May 2018

Collaborate and Listen: free discussion, Q&A and networking event at The Scottish Storytelling Centre What: A chance to hear about the collaborative storytelling residency and performance Where I Stand: A New Conversation before it’s Edinburgh debut within TradFest. (Followed by an open forum, Q&A and networking opportunity) Where I Stand: A New Conversation is a performance … Continued

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10 New Encounters – Storytelling at TradFest 2018

Storytelling knows no boundaries, it takes us on a journey beyond existing facts or knowledge, it revives what is forgotten or past, it engages what surrounds us and teaches us something new. It’s the perfect gateway into Intangible Heritage. We have gathered a list of 10 storytelling events from this year’s TradFest programme that will … Continued

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Guid Crack Returns to Waverley Bar

Edinburgh’s Guid Crack Storytelling sessions began at the Waverley in the late eighties. That was when the Scottish International Storytelling Festival was also starting up, and there was a need for a spot where local talent could develop and shine. The Waverley, in Edinburgh’s St Mary Street, was already a famous folk venue. Billy Connolly … Continued

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Call for Papers: Storytelling Bridging Cultural Divides

Time: 6 June 2018: 9.00-14.00 Venue: Humanities Research Centre, University of York Deadline for submission of abstract: 15 May 2018 Workshop “Storytelling as a Way of Bridging Cultural Divides” The theme of this interdisciplinary workshop is inspired by recent studies which have shown that fictional and factual narratives profoundly affect the minds of readers: they … Continued

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Wee Folk Tales Illustrated

Kristín Linnet from the University of Edinburgh’s School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures spoke to artist Annalisa Salis about her forthcoming exhibition Storie di terra at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Wee Folk Tales is a ground-breaking collection of stories by Donald Smith, TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland) director and founding director of the Scottish … Continued

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Highland Discovery App Launch

HIGHLAND DISCOVERY APP LAUNCH Digital Development company, Whereverly, has launched the Highland Discovery app, the product of a collaboration between Transport Scotland, young people, local tourism groups and cultural collaborators, including singers and storytellers, Jess Smith and Paraig McNeill, and Greentrax Recordings. The aim of the app is to help tourists not just to visit, but feel like they belong to the … Continued

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Scotland Live Awards 2018 – Now Open For Entries

This post was originally published here Scotland Live Awards 2018 are now open! After a successful first three years with 9 new clubs being set up we are now taking applications for the 4th year of this project. We are inviting applications from new Promoters who want to follow their love of music and set up a music club. We … Continued

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