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”The story is told eye to eye, mind to mind and heart to heart”
Scottish Traveller proverb
Box Office 0131 556 9579
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR
Welcome As winter changes to spring we celebrate
2012, the Year of Creative Scotland, with tales, music and traditions at
the home of Scotland's stories.
January is Burns month, with our annual favourite Supper with Burns
and regular events that take their inspiration from Scotland's great bard.
There's also another chance to catch the fantastic Dream or Not, a BSL
theatre performance for both Deaf and hearing audiences with a saucy side!
February means Valentine's and we provide our usual alternative to
the saccharine sweetness with Café Voices: Cupid's Arrow, as well
as welcoming three fantastic productions as part of the Middle
Eastern Festival of Spirituality and Peace (MESP).
We kick off spring in style this March with girl power courtesy of International Women's
Day, some St. Patrick's Day craic with An Irish Jaunt, crowning our coveted Tall Tales
Oscar winner and celebrating traditional arts with a packed Ceilidh Culture programme!
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By phone: Call the box office on 0131 556 9579 and book your tickets by
credit or debit card.
In person: The Centre's box office is open Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm.
Event and training enquiries
For training events contact Davide on 0131 652 3272.
For all other events contact Daniel on 0131 652 3273.
We try our hardest to make sure event details listed here are correct, but to avoid
disappointment please check with the box office and book in advance. Sometimes the
Exhibition space is not accessible to the public because of a private function
booking. Please call ahead to check.
Stay in touch
Why not sign up to our email bulletin and receive regular updates on events
Or you can become a member of the Scottish Storytelling Network to receive
discounts on training and access to special events. Call our outreach team on
0131 652 3272 or visit www.scottishstorytellingcentre.co.uk
We are open 10am-6pm Monday to Saturday
Visiting the Centre is free, with a small charge for entry to the John
Knox House. As a four-star attraction we provide you with a café, a
Storytelling Court, a free exhibition space and bookshop.
Families are welcome!
Highchairs and baby changing facilities are available. Events with
this symbol are particularly suitable for children and families.
The Centre is accessible
Accessible to wheelchair users, there are audio loops in our
performance areas and Braille signage throughout. Please let us
know if you'd like any of our publications in a different format or if
you need help once you're here.
Diary of Events
Until Mon 9 Jan Pusong Pinoy: Children First 4
Fri 13 Jan Café Voices: Old & New 4
Fri 20 Jan - Sat 25 Feb A New Look At The Old Town 4
Sat 21 Jan Dream or Not 4
Tue 17 Jan Tiny Tales 4
Sat 21 Jan Oor Rabbie 5
Mon 23 Jan Café Ceilidh 5
Mon 23 - Wed 25 Jan Supper with Burns 5
Fri 27 Jan Guid Crack: Inspired by Burns 5
Sat 28 Jan
Burns Family Festival Day
- Burns in the City! 5
- Burns Songs & Music 5
- Rabbie as a Laddie 5
- Simply Burns 5
Thu 2 Feb LGBT Families: Our Stories 6
Sat 18 Feb LGBT Families Day: Storytelling for Children 6
Fri 10 & Sat 11 Feb Passing Through 6
Sat 11 Feb The Story Kist: Inclusive Storytelling 6
Tue 14 Feb Tiny Tales 6
Wed 15 Feb Café Voices: Cupid's Arrow 6
Thu 16 Feb Greyfriars Bobby 7
Fri 17 Feb You and Me… to the Sea…! 7
Fri 17 Feb Scottish Tales of the Sea and Shore 7
Tue 21 & Wed 22 Feb When Abel met Cain 7
Fri 24 Feb Theseus and the Minotaur: A Love Story 7
Wed 29 Feb Tyi Wara - The Earth Hero 7
Fri 24 Feb Guid Crack 8
Thu 1 Mar Translating Storytelling 8
Goddess: International Women's Day & Women's History Month
Fri 2 Mar - Wed 28 Mar I Am Woman 8
Fri 2 Mar I Am Woman: Preview 8
Wed 7 Mar Café Voices: Female Power - Past, Present and Future 9
Thu 8 - Sat 10 Mar Goddess 9
Fri 9 & Sat 10 Mar Gifts of the Goddess 9
Fri 9 Mar Ancient and Modern Goddesses 9
Sat 10 Mar Making Your Own Red Shoes 9
Thu 15 Mar A Time to Keep 10
Fri 16 Mar An Irish Jaunt 10
Sat 17 Mar Through New Eyes: BSL Performance 10
Tue 20 Mar Tiny Tales 10
Thu 22 Mar The Coming of the Unicorn 10
Sat 24 Mar Tall Tales Oscar 11
Fri 30 Mar Guid Crack 11
Fri 30 Mar Movings of the Spirit 11
In this Year of Creative Scotland…
Until Mon 9 Jan | 10am-6pm | Free
Pusong Pinoy: Children First
Founded in May 2009, Pusong Pinoy (Heart of a Filipino), is a non-profit
organisation which supports marginalised children in the Philippines and has become a
global family of "Heroes", with over 30,000 books donated to established literacy
programs. This exhibition captures the essence of their work in promoting literacy to
eradicate poverty, where too many children have never seen a book, or have limited access to books.
See http://pusongpinoy.org for more details.
Fri 13 Jan | 7pm (2hrs) | £5 | 14+
Café Voices: Old & New
Join storyteller Helen East for a celebration of the old and the new. Stories are the
perfect platform to reflect on memories and inspire aspirations for the future. An openfloor
opportunity to bring stories, songs, poems or music to this relaxed evening in the
Fri 20 Jan - Sat 25 Feb | 10am-6pm | Free
A New Look At The Old Town
In 2003, William Highet produced a series of successful streetscapes of Melrose which
encouraged him to embark on the ambitious project of painting the south side of the
Royal Mile, Edinburgh, in November 2000. The Old Town has always intrigued Highet,
and over the period of time that he worked on the canvases in this exhibition, he
developed a familiarity with the architecture. The series of paintings took more than two years to
complete, and the result is an impressive testament to his architectural expertise and artistic flair. The
work is now part of The City of Edinburgh Council collection and is usually housed at The City Art
Sat 21 Jan | 7.30pm (1hr) | £10 | Adults (18+)
Dream or Not
Presented by Actual Signs, this storytelling theatre performance is a representation,
using a visual language, of sexuality within adult relationships. A fun, flirty and highlycharged
play delivered by male and female sign language users who cleverly show
both perspectives of this adult theme. The expression used within the performance
relates to the use and meaning of signed languages and exposes parts of the language usually wellhidden.
The performers include a BSL storyteller and a university lecturer, who present three different
short stories in three different settings to illustrate how men and women think when they have one thing
on their minds. For both Deaf and hearing audiences, however, this show will be performed in BSL so
will be most suitable for people with some interest in or knowledge of BSL, including those attending
BSL classes. www.actualsigns.com
In association with Scotland's Winter Festivals, we have a packed
programme of Robert Burns related events, including storytelling, music, songs and haggis! For
people who know everything, a little or not a lot about Scotland’s favourite son.
Tue 17 Jan | 10am & 11.30am (40mins) | £6 per child | Age 6mths-2yrs
Enjoy Scottish songs and stories for the small in honour of Robert Burns, but watch out
for the Loch Ness Monster! With storyteller Claire McNicol.
Sat 21 Jan | 4pm (1hr) | 6+
Join Foolish Notion for the perfect introduction (or refresher!) to the life and work of
Robert Burns. With live music, lots of participation and a witty storytelling style, discover
the history of Scotland's famous bard through his best-known work – including Tam
O'Shanter, Tae a Mouse and Address to a Haggis. Foolish Notion is Wendy Weatherby
(cello) and Andy Cannon – one of Scotland's most acclaimed folk musicians and one of Scotland's
finest storytellers working together to create a unique theatrical experience.
Mon 23 Jan | 2pm (2hrs) | Free | All Ages
Join Linten Adie and friends from the Scots Music Group for a relaxed afternoon of
music and song celebrating Scotland's favourite son, Robert Burns.
Mon 23 - Wed 25 Jan | 7pm (2hrs) | £20 | Adults
Supper with Burns
A seasonal favourite – an alternative Burns supper at Edinburgh's famous
Burns pub, The Tass, hosted by storytellers David Campbell and Linda Bandelier.
Expect a generous helping of Burns' stories, song and lore served with the traditional
haggis, neeps and tatties. Book early to avoid disappointment!
Fri 27 Jan | 7.30pm (2hrs 30mins) | By donation (suggest £3) | Adults
Guid Crack: Inspired by Burns
Glasgow Museum’s Storytelling Fellow Kati Waitzmann takes to the stage with tales
that haunt the Ayrshire coast. Enjoy a storytelling exploration of magic, strange deeds, a
fair maid who blush'd a sweet consent and tim'rous beasties. Accompanied young
Burns Family Festival Day
Sat 28 Jan
A fun-packed day for all the family! Interactive stories, music, song and laughter all inspired by
Robert Burns. For friends from Scotland and all over the world!
10.30am (1hr) | £5/£3 | 5+
Burns in the City!
Kicking off our Burns Family Day
with a bang, join storyteller Tim
Porteus and friends for a fun-filled
morning of getting to know Rabbie
as he travels into Edinburgh for the
first time. Plenty of stories, songs,
poems and laughter for all the family.
12pm (1hr) | Free | All Ages
Burns Songs & Music
A celebration of all things Burns
with live music and song in the
Storytelling Court. Grab some lunch
or tea and cake in the Storytelling
Café and listen to the sounds of
Burns, or just drop-in to the Court
2pm (1hr) | £5/£3 | 8+
Rabbie as a Laddie
Storytelling & Puppetry
What made Rabbie the way he was Was Rabbie an
awfu' laddie Where did his wonderful words come
from Join storyteller and puppeteer Sylvia Troon
for an interactive session of stories and fun.
3pm (90mins) | £6/£4 | 12+
Music and Spoken Word
Experience the romance and humour of Scotland's
most famous poet in this enchanting programme of
song, story and verse. Combining atmospheric
readings of some of his best loved poems and
personal thoughts with songs inspired by his verse,
Simply Burns is an event that celebrates the very
best of The Bard. This captivating revue is a hit with
devotees of Burns as well as with those who find it
all a bit daunting. It's witty, entertaining, and
engaging… who knew Burns could be so much fun
Thu 2 Feb | 7pm (2hrs) | £5 | 16+
LGBT Families: Our Stories
Join LGBT Youth Scotland, The LGBT Centre for Health & Wellbeing and the Scottish
Storytelling Centre for an evening of storytelling about the different and diverse ways
LGBT communities choose to create their families. Hear from mums, dads, partners,
boyfriends, girlfriends, co-parents and friends about the highs and lows of assisted fertility, co-parenting,
adoption, fostering and more. You will also have the chance to tell your own story, sharing your journey
with other parents and people hoping to parent. This event will be in a relaxed and safe environment
and will be facilitated by people with personal experience of parenting in diverse families.
Sat 18 Feb | 2pm (1hr) | £5 | 5-8yrs
LGBT Families Day: Storytelling for Children
Join the Scottish Storytelling Centre and LGBT Youth Scotland for an afternoon of
storytelling, aimed at 5-8 year olds, but younger and older children are welcome. The
afternoon will explore the diverse makeup of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
families in a child friendly way. The storyteller facilitating these events has worked with LGBT Youth
Scotland to create stories that reflect how LGBT families are created and what makes them so special.
This event is open to all children, not just those from LGBT families.
Fri 10 & Sat 11 Feb | 7.30pm (1hr) | £10/£8 | 14+
Passing Through by Alistair Rutherford is set on a wet winter's night. At the Dockers
Social Club there's been a terrible mistake. They booked 'The Ace of Spades' thinking it
was a Motorhead tribute band but they got Tommy the Magician instead. Tommy made
a sharp exit and is nursing a pint and a bruised ego in the pub down the road when Alice stomps in
from the rain. She's soaked, been stood up and that's it, she's had it forever with romance.
What neither of them realise is that some magic might just be around the corner… Or is true love just
another conjuring trick, a sleight of hand Peapod Productions return to the Storytelling Centre after
this summer's 5* sell-out performance of The Garden. www.peapodproductions.co.uk
Sat 11 Feb | 11am (1hr) | £5 - Family ticket £16 (4 people) | All Ages
The Story Kist: Inclusive Storytelling
As the days get lighter join us for stories of sunshine, star-shine, moonshine and candle
light. Interactive stories and games for children with additional needs, their families,
friends and carers. A chance to share experiences with lots of fun for everyone! With
storytellers Ailie Finlay and Marie Louise Cochrane.
Tue 14 Feb | 10am & 11.30am (40mins) | £6 per child | Age 6mths-2yrs
"Love is a comforting wave or a hug.
Love is a noo-noo, a sniffy, a snug.
Love is memory wrapped in a jug…
Time to get The Love Bug!"
Bring love to share in this cosy session with storyteller Maria Cairnie for little ones to get interactive with
Wed 15 Feb | 7pm (2hrs) | £5 | 14+
Café Voices: Cupid's Arrow
Songs, stories and music for love with Janis Mackay, David Campbell and acclaimed
musicians, at the Centre’s popular monthly open-floor event.
Thu 16 Feb | 11am (45mins) | £6 per child | 4-8 yrs
Storyteller and puppeteer Poppy Browne takes us on a playful adventure into the times
of Greyfriars Bobby, through the eyes of Nelly the Victorian maid. Puppet fun for all the
family in the mid-term break!
Fri 17 Feb | 10.30am (40mins) | £5/£3 | 7+
You and Me…to the Sea…!
Scottish tales and songs of the sea with Lea Taylor and Heather Yule. Meet selkies,
changelings and talkative fishermen on an unforgettable voyage of adventure. Funded
by Enterprise Music Scotland. www.emusicscotland.co.uk
Fri 17 Feb | 7.30pm (1hr) | £6/£4 | 14+
Scottish Tales of the Sea and Shore
A veritable delight of stories and songs from the sea. Learn about the real Selkie of Sule
Skerrie from the hearthside of Marion MacRae, based on traditional music, song and
story, as told by singer and storyteller Lea Taylor, accompanied by clarsach player and
storyteller Heather Yule. An innovative performance guaranteed to delight, enthrall and
entrance – not to be missed. Funded by Enterprise Music Scotland.
The annual Edinburgh International Festival of Middle Eastern Spirituality and
Peace brings together people from a wide range of backgrounds to explore
spiritual, secular, educational, artistic and cultural approaches to peace and mutual understanding.
Tue 21 & Wed 22 Feb | 7.30pm (55mins) | £10/£7 | 14+
When Abel met Cain
A powerful portrayal of the Israel/Palestine conflict in a turbulent and vivid storytelling
journey. An intense and gripping performance of myth, wonder tale and real life stories.
In their quest, storyteller and musician join powers to probe into the darker side of the
human psyche and find light. The audience is guided through cobblestone paths, paved with memories,
love, fears, melodies, battles, tenderness, laughter and tears that stretch from despair to redemption.
Performed by Raphael Rodan and Anastasis Sarakatsanos. "hugely absorbing" (Scotsman), "Inventive
and skilful storytelling" (Broadway Baby).
Fri 24 Feb, 7.30pm and Sat 25 Feb, 3pm & 7.30pm (1hr + Q&A) |
£10/£7 | 14+
Theseus and the Minotaur: A Love Story
Breaking News! Modern TV meets ancient myth in an exclusive interview with Theseus,
heroic monster killer and King of ancient Athens. For the first time he reveals his secret
loves, fears and betrayals as he travels through the Labyrinth. His task is to kill the monstrous Minotaur
who waits patiently in the centre of the maze for his human prey, but their encounter is not what either
expects. Set to a smouldering backdrop of Flamenco music and dance, both man and beast reveal the
very heart of human identity.
Wed 29 Feb | 7pm (1hr) | £6/£4 | 8+
Tyi Wara – The Earth Hero
Born in a mythical realm, the hero Tyi Wara descended to the earth. His destiny was to
reveal the secret of agriculture to the Bambara people of Mali. In a unique fusion of
physical storytelling, contemporary dance and live music featuring the kora, drum and
balafon, this exciting new production unites the traditional with the contemporary, exploring issues of
social collaboration, the importance of work and respect for the earth.
Fri 24 Feb | 7.30pm (2hrs 30mins) | By donation (suggest £3) | Adults
Fair Women and Foul… Edinburgh's monthly storytelling session returns with guest
Peter Snow, honouring the fairer sex. Accompanied young adults welcome.
Thu 1 Mar | 7.30pm (2hrs) | Free (but ticketed) | 16+
Can storytelling connect us if we speak different languages Can it cross geographic
frontiers and bring us closer together Can we find ourselves in stories told by speakers
of other tongues If you are curious and want to find out, join us for this special story
performance event. Storytellers, including Michal Malinowski, James MacDonald Reid and Ewan
McVicar, present tales from Poland, Russia, Georgia and Scotland. It is a unique intercultural treat and it
is all on us! This event is funded by a grant from the UK's Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
and organized by the Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies.
International Women's Day & Women's History Month
Strange Theatre presents Goddess, a series of events in collaboration
with the Scottish Storytelling Centre to celebrate the 101st International Women's Day (Thu 8 Mar)
and Women's History Month during March 2012.
Fri 2 - Wed 28 Mar | 10am-6pm | Free | All Ages
I Am Woman
We are used to seeing women in images; often this portrayal is predictable, derogatory
and even damaging. What happens when a group of female artists are let loose and
invited to express how they see the female experience A feast for the eyes that is both
beautiful and challenging, enjoy a range of work on display from established, emerging
and community artists. Many pieces will also be available to buy.
Fri 2 Mar | 7pm (2hrs) | Free | All Ages
I Am Woman: Preview
An opportunity to be amongst the first to see the artwork displayed and meet the artists
Wed 7 Mar | 7pm (2hrs) | £5 | 14+
Café Voices: Female Power – Past, Present and Future
Poetry & Storytelling
On the eve of the 101st International Women's Day, Strange Theatre's Rachel Amey
will present some of her own performance poetry and invite guests to share their
stories, songs and poems in this informal gathering. Rachel co-created Strange
Theatre's 2011 International Women's Day production, Mother, à la carte. Her other recent work
includes performances at The Arches, CCA, Blind Poetics, Cargo's Margins Festival in Glasgow,
Jackson's Lane Theatre in London, The Traverse, The Tron, Confab, Glasgay and Theatre Portal.
Thu 8, Fri 9 & Sat 10 Mar | 7pm (90mins), plus 3pm on Sat 10 | £9/£7 | 14+
A rippling. There's something bubbling under the surface. Set between two worlds. The
first, an ancient Scottish landscape of female dynasties and river goddesses where the
figureheads of a matriarchal community face a changing of the tides. The other, a
disconnected urban Scotland with complicated contradictions of female power where three women
negotiate their evolving identities. The earth is trembling with the promise of a new wave.
After the performance you are invited to join the creators of the play in the Café for drinks, socialising
and informal discussion. In February we will be consulting our audiences as we devise the play. If you
would like to influence the development through our workshops or social media please get in touch with
us through our website, facebook or twitter. www.strangetheatre.co.uk
Fri 9 & Sat 10 Mar | 12pm-7pm | Free | All Ages
Gifts of the Goddess
Browse, buy and sample from a wide selection of stalls right next to the Café. You'll find
all sorts of treats on offer including jewellery, crafts, handmade cards, relaxation
treatments, feminist literature, music, information from women's organisations and
activities to keep the children entertained.
Fri 9 Mar | 2pm-5pm | £30/£26
Ancient and Modern Goddesses
An interactive theatre workshop exploring female power through stories of Celtic
Goddesses, such as Brigit the maiden Goddess of fire, Riannan of emotional wisdom,
Madron the water of life, and the Old Woman Cailleach, the hag of winter and the
Scottish mountains. The afternoon will also explore the idea of the goddess in modern times, including
representations of female identity and women at different life stages. Explore goddess characters
dramatically in a practical drama workshop for professional and non-professional theatre makers, which
is for anyone interested in exploring Scottish mythology, female archetypes and theatre. Facilitated by
Caitrin Skinner for www.strangetheatre.co.uk
Sat 10 Mar | 10am-4pm | £36/£32
Making Your Own Red Shoes
An all day workshop exploring three stories from the famous Women Who Run With the
Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Facilitators Lesley O'Brien and Margaret Smith retell
The Red Shoes – a dark story where desire dances out of control; La Loba – The Wolf
Woman, a mystical tale of awakening and recovery of the creative self and Seal Skin-
Soul Skin, a story about losing your sparkle and finding it again. Tease out the themes of the stories by
dipping into different artforms and along the way discover new paths to insight and creativity. A
workshop for women, to mark International Women's Day, with time for personal reflection and group
Now in its tenth year, Ceilidh Culture is Edinburgh's annual traditional
arts festival and a great opportunity to get involved with the traditional arts, whether it is music,
song, dance or storytelling – right here in the heart of Scotland's capital city. Look out for more
Ceilidh Culture events in April at the Centre.
Thu 15 Mar | 7.30pm (2hrs) | £8/£6 | 12+
A Time to Keep
Poet and songwriter Lise Sinclair from Fair Isle performs an intimate acoustic set of
songs from her forthcoming CD A Time to Keep, based on George Mackay Brown's
collection of short stories of the same title. Tying Scottish and Nordic cultures across
time, Lise will be joined by the album’s co-writer, Astvaldur Traustasson of Iceland, as well as a host of
players from Orkney and Shetland – Bryan Cromarty, Inge Thomson and Ewen Thomson – plus
Icelandic translations by Adalstein Asberg Sigurdsson. Funded by Creative Scotland and Scotland's
Fri 16 Mar | 7.30pm (90mins) | £6/£4 | 14+
An Irish Jaunt
Join charismatic Claire McNicol, mighty Alexander Mckenzie and dauntless David
Campbell, along with the acclaimed piper Hamish Moore, who invite you to an Irish
celebration of story, music and song.
Sat 17 Mar | 7pm (2hrs) | £8/£6 | 14+
Through New Eyes: BSL Performance
A night of storytelling in British Sign Language to celebrate the eve of ‘BSL Day’,
taking place throughout the UK on Sun 18 Mar. Combining live performance with film,
this evening will present new perspectives on old fables and showcase innovative
signed stories for both children and adults, introducing the audience to a wide range of signing styles,
from ‘plain’ BSL to richer and more visual forms of the language. Performed in BSL with only the
introduction and closing remarks interpreted into English, this performance will be most suitable for
people with some interest in or knowledge of BSL, including those attending BSL classes.
Tue 20 Mar | 10am & 11.30am (40mins) | £6 per child | Age 6mths-2yrs
Spring is in the air and the Garden Guzzler is hungry again! Join Sylvia Troon and her
garden fairyfolk for songs, rhymes and weathery adventures!
Thu 22 Mar | 7pm (1hr) | £5/£3 | 8+
The Coming of the Unicorn
"Stories are something you carry with you, something to last your entire life, to be
passed on to your children, and their children for evermore." Duncan Williamson
Join us in celebrating the release of Duncan's posthumous collection of wonderful folk
and fairy tales for children, collected from the traditions of Travellers, as well as the crofters, farmers,
and shepherds he met along the way. The Coming of the Unicorn includes tales of cunning foxes and
storytelling cats, hunchbacked ogres and beautiful unicorns, helpful broonies and mysterious fairies, rich
kings and fearsome warriors, as well as stories about ordinary folks trying to make their way in the
world. Linda Williamson and David Campbell come together to celebrate Duncan's unique storytelling
voice, full of colour, humour and life.
Sat 24 Mar | 7.30pm (2hrs 30mins) | £8/£6 | 14+
Tall Tales Oscar
Hilarious, mysterious or plain ridiculous – listen to tall tales, ferocious fibs and fables
performed live on stage by Scotland's finest tellers, then you decide who wins the
lucrative accolade of Oscar the Leprechaun! Scotland's annual tall tales storytelling
competition is hosted by last year's outrageously amusing winner, Jack Martin. A guaranteed crowdpleaser
we recommend you book in advance.
Fri 30 Mar | 7.30pm (2hrs 30mins) | By donation (suggest £3) | Adults
Edinburgh's monthly adult storytelling session at The Waverley Bar presents an open
floor special for the Ceilidh Culture festival. Accompanied young adults welcome.
Fri 30 Mar | 8pm (1hr) | £10/£7 | 14+
Movings of the Spirit
Music and Storytelling
Through story and song Mairi Campbell and David Francis explore the life of Mairi's
grandfather, Duncan Campbell: Highlander, seanachaidh and itinerant preacher.
Training and Development Events at the Scottish Storytelling Centre
Whether you're an aspiring or experienced storyteller, or are interested in the role storytelling could
play in your home, community or professional life, the Scottish Storytelling Centre can help. We
offer a range of exciting and innovative CPD in-service days and skill development workshops for
storytellers, teaching, social work and care staff, volunteers, parents and carers.
January Fri 13 Unfolding Your Story Map
Sat 14 Unlocking the Story
Fri 20 Help! Funding applications and project proposals
Sat 21 Beginning with Children 0-4
Fri 27 Learning to Collaborate
Sat 28 Starting with Stories 1
February Sat 4 Sensing Scotland's Stories
Mons 6-27 A Journey Through Fairytales
Sat 11 Beginning with Children 5-7
Sat 25 Starting with Stories 2
March Fri 9 Ancient and Modern Goddesses: Theatre workshop
Sat 10 Making Your Own Red Shoes
Sat 17 Signing Stories
Wed 28 Scottish Step Stories
Sat 31 Telling Scottish Folktale
Sat 31 Traveller Traditions
April Sat 7 Storytelling and Puppetry
Sat 21 Starting with Stories 1
Sat 28 Stories Count
Pick up a training programme leaflet at the Centre or visit the website
www.scottishstorytellingcentre.co.uk. For more information on storytelling training across Scotland,
please contact Davide Panzeri on email@example.com or 0131 652 3272.
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Come and discover the fascinating history and dramatic conflicts
of the oldest house on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, exploring the life
and times of firebrand reformer John Knox and Mary, Queen of
Scots. This beautiful 15th century building, with ornate
carvings and painted ceiling, is now part of the
Storytelling Centre. Allow yourself 30mins to 1hr to visit
the House and exhibition. The upper floors are not
accessible to wheelchair users, but we have an
interactive panel on the ground floor to ensure that
nobody misses out.
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Council and a wide range of charitable donations.
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