Storytellers on stage
Credit: Scottish Storytelling Centre

Scottish Storytelling Festival 2018

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Fri 19 – Wed 31 Oct 2018, Scottish Storytelling Centre.

The Edinburgh Storytelling Festival celebrates the art of live storytelling with a fun filled programme for both adults and children to enjoy. There are many activities such as readings, workshops, talks, events and exhibitions. It aims to create the sense of togetherness of a traditional Scottish Ceilidh and its tales, anecdotes, music and singing.

A Diverse Programme for All Ages

Spanning 12 days, the festival brings together a large number of Scottish and international storytellers and musicians. Events are held at the main venue, the Storytelling Centre on the Royal Mile, along with partner venues such as the National Museum of Scotland, the Royal Botanic Garden and the National Library of Scotland.

This will be the Storytelling Festival’s 30th year and the theme for 2018 is Growing Stories. Stories are like gardens. Growing and bringing people together, while needing nurture and care.

The programme has a great variety of events including family events, evening shows aimed at adults, networking days for professionals, storytelling ceilidhs, workshops, talks and exhibitions. The programme also includes Festival on Tour, bringing stories and storytellers to other Scottish regions. Other highlights include the opening and closing weekends. These large scale storytelling events are a great way to experience what the festival is all about.

Scottish Storytelling Festival Tickets and Events

For a full list of events, the festival programme and tickets is available now on the Scottish Storytelling Festival website.