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Scottish International Storytelling Festival

  • Venue: Various
  • Date: 20 Oct '17 - 31 Oct '17
  • Price: See website for details
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Marking the 70th anniversary of Edinburgh as a Festival City, SISF goes global and demonstrates how the traditional art of storytelling is more vital than ever in connecting people worldwide, across cultures, places and generations.

Hosted by the storytellers of Scotland, artists from across the globe gather to guide us through the labyrinths of change and weave new narratives for a re-imagined earth.

Twelve days of storytelling events in Edinburgh and beyond, three days of open table discussion around the themes of the Earth Charter. These are critical times for our planet and the SISF invites us all to connect through our differences, acknowledging where we are and where we want to go, together. If not now, when?

Started in 1989, 2017 is the 29th year of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival, which is a celebration of live storytelling and imagination.

Performance, workshops, talks and children’s events radiate out from Scotland’s capital as the best of Scotland’s storytelling talent merge with invited guests from Spain, Central and South America, offering a plethora of dreamscapes and myths celebrating oral traditions and cultural diversity.

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