Friday 11 April 2014

Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2013 "Once Upon a Journey"

Storytelling festivals in all partners' countries will represent the main outcomes of the Seeing Stories project.

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2013 "Once Upon a Journey" was very honoured to showcase the newly started European cultural cooperation for the first time, hosting and actively engaging our partners from Portugal, Italy and Germany.

Held between Friday 18th - Sunday 27th of October 2013 and fully inspired by the Scottish tradition of the ceilidh and its sense of togetherness, the SISF is a 10 days celebration of live storytelling, oral traditions and cultural diversity, gathering every year a large number of Scottish and international storytellers and musicians.

Main venue is the Netherbow theatre at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in the Royal Mile, at the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. Festival events always spread to many other venues in Edinburgh and Scotland and in the 2013 they included Edinburgh's iconic Calton Hill.

Our European partners had occasion to be involved in such lively atmosphere and festival audiences could enjoy storytelling performances from Italy, Germany and Portugal - being the SISF 2013 the very first one featuring Portuguese storytellers!

We look forward to take part in the storytelling festivals in Portugal, Italy and Germany, while we also start getting ready for the SISF 2014 "Once Upon a Place".

For a retrospective look on the SISF 2013 programme:

For more info about storytelling festivals in Portugal, Italy and Germany please check Seeing Stories website.

"Open Hearth" - Scottish Storytelling Centre, Netherbow theatre

"Natural Journeys" - Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh