LINKS

STORYTELLING GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS UK

Society For Storytelling promotes oral storytelling in the UK. They provide information, support, event news and resources to storytellers and for those looking to book a storyteller.

The Scottich Storytelling Centre is right in the heart of Edinburgh upon the Royal Mile offers support and facilities for storytellers throughout Scotland.

Surrey Storytelling Guild is an organisation that promotes the art of storytelling for Adults, Young People and Children throughout the county of Surrey. They run story coaching classes in both Ewell and Farnham and open mike nights in Ewell once a month, as well as running storytelling workshops.

Young Storyteller of the Year is an annual competition open to all 15 - 26yrs old, to encourage and promote the next generation of storytellers.

Telling Tales, Alton Storytellers Here you can find the facebook group for the Alton storytellers, when and where they met and general storytelling chit chat.

New Forest Storytellers are a group of professional, local storytellers who meet and perform on the third Wednesday of each month at the Elm Tree at Hightown, Ringwood.

Settle Stories Building a home for traditional storytelling in the old Dales town of Settle.

The Crick Crack Club is the UK's premier performance storytelling promoter and programmer.

Traditional Arts Team Here you will find information about all our events and activities involving music, song, dance and storytelling, and the Young Storyteller of the Year programme.

Island Storytellers A storytelling Club based on the Isle of Wight.

StoryNight at Torriano London’s liveliest storytelling clubs for adults, MC'd by Nell Phoenix. Professional storytellers headline the evenings – these tellers are the best in the UK and beyond.

Vayu Naidu Company, Storytelling-Theatre is led by Artistic Director and Storyteller Dr Vayu Naidu, Vayu Naidu Company is dedicated to promoting Storytelling Theatre.

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STORYTELLING GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS WORLD WIDE

RIC: Red Internacional de Cuentacuentos/International Storytelling Network promotes storytellers and storytelling events throughout the world.

Storytellers of Canada is dedicated to furthering the art of storytelling and bringing the diverse peoples of Canada together through story, maintaining and practicing the oral tradition of storytelling across the country.

National Storytelling Network is the USA collection of storytellers and brings together and supports individuals and organizations that use the power of story in all its forms. They advocate for the preservation and growth of the art of storytelling.

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STORYTELLERS

Taffy Thomas’ head bursting with stories, riddles and folklore, and was the first storytelling laureate.

Giles Abbott is a brilliant and talented storyteller of the ancient oral tradition. He provides entertainment for schools and festivals as well as valuable services for businesses and media.

Belinda McKenna is a familar face to Red Phoenix audiences. She is a performance storyteller who has a is lively, engaging and although entertaining is often moving and thought provoking style.

Shonaleigh is one of the foremost Tellers on the British scene. She travels globally, drawing on her Yiddish, English and European Culture. She enables you to enter a world of image and music with breathtaking vividness. A modern day Shaharazad.

Janet Dowling is a professional storyteller who specialises in telling stories to inspire, to create and to make a difference. She tells stories with an inspiring energy that comes directly from her heart!

Carl Merry, Talespinner Journey with Carl into the "otherworld" of the imagination where heroes and heroines; tricksters and fools come to life. Become immersed in a landscape, which is both familiar and strange as the old stories weave their magic.

Katrice Horsley uses stories to deftly explore the real and imaginary worlds that we inhabit. She has a vast repertoire of stories and skills to suit a wide range of situations and abilities and through which she enables people to develop a better relationship with their communities, peers and ultimately themselves.

Hugh Lupton one of Britain’s leading storytellers.

Graham Langley is a storyteller with a unique style and a producer of storytelling events. He is a children’s storyteller working regularly in schools and libraries, museums. He performs in clubs and festivals often taking his unique “Brummie” style to tell abroad.

Kevin Walker is a storyteller who will help you peer through those windows or dare you to open and then enter through those doors.

Tony Cooper, Taleweaver A wonderful man with an amazing collection of hats and stories.

Tom Goodale has a large repertoire of stories, including ancient Greek myths, Celtic legends, Medieval romances and Grimms fairy tales. His stories run the gamut from fables to epics. As well as traditional tales he often creates stories on the fly using suggestions from the audience.

Johnny Gillett/The Journey Man draws from over twenty years of wide and varied performance.

Dave Tonge, The Yarnsmith of Norwich Teller of Saxon, Viking, Medieval, Tudor & Stuart Tales.

Ghislaine Walker I have been telling traditional tales for more than 15 years. This ancient artform has given me so much pleasure that sometimes it is hard to think of storytelling as work. Yet over the years I have seen the benefits of the tales that I tell and I am committed to providing a unique experience for those who come to listen to my stories.

Robert Greygrass has done countless school visits for tens of thousands of students all across the U.S. Canada, Australia, England and Germany. Robert’s style reaches all levels from kindergarten through university. Storyteller of the year 1999 by Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers.

Nell Phoenix traditional,oral,performance storyteller, based in London, UK! Here on these pages, you will find details of Nell's storytelling sessions, happenings and workshops for the young and not-so-young, for in and outside, for tellers and would-be tellers. Come on in and browse around...

Sue Bailey Jazz festival to gallery opening, school assembly to community event, there are stories for every occasion. Indoor or outdoor, from an audience of 10 to 200, aged 4 to 104.

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STORYTELLING TRAINING & RESOURCES

Emerson College provides storytelling courses for adults.

Friends of Amari is an International Association contributing to the revitalisation of the village and valley of Amari in Crete through the Art of Storytelling and by supporting local cultural initiatives.

Kindandgenerous productions Creators of the UK Storytelling Laureateship.

Myths and Legends read, write and tell your own stories, including many animated stories from all around the world.

StoryArts is full of ideas for using stories in the classroom, as well as including some stories to listen and some exercises to have a go at.

Story-lovers offers a wealth of information and the SOS (Searching out stories) section is very useful when tracking down particular tales.

Art of Storytelling Show is an American site which is part online magazine, part information site, all tied in with webisodes.

Story Bee is a fantastic American site to listen to tales, stories are stored into suitable age ranges.

Tim Sheppard's resource site for all things storytelling, with hundreds of links, books, clubs and tellers cited.

The London Centre for International Storytelling

Facts and Fiction Online storytelling magazine.

The George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling, Glamorgan

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FESTIVALS FOR, OR INCLUDING STORYTELLING

Beyond the Border Wales’ leading international festival of storytelling, a glorious 3 day celebration of traditional stories and music from around the world.

Fate [Festival at the Edge] is a celebration of story telling where you can experience tales from around the world that will make you laugh, cry and wonder. FATE is for everyone - for people looking for something new as well as for those already bitten by the story bug.

West country Storytelling Festival The 8th Westcountry Storytelling Festival will once again be hosted by Embercombe, a beautiful location near Exeter

Sidmouth Folk Festival Already shaping up to be the essential event in any discerning festival goer’s diary, the 2012 festival sees top-class line-ups taking centre stage across the board.

Whitby Folk Festival We have a strong team dedicated to making Whitby Folk Week the UK’s premier Folk Music and Dance experience.

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PERFORMANCE ORGANISATIONS & THEATRE COMPANIES

Equity - Performers Trade Union is the UK Trade Union representing professional performers and other creative workers from across the spectrum of the entertainment, creative and cultural industries.

Tightlaced Theatre focuses on fostering the talents of new writers, actors and directors by means of rehearsed readings, professional workshops and theatrical production.

Discover Fine Acting provides private tuition and general workshop offering actors continued development and enhances their acting techniques. DFA is run by Danielle Farrow, herself a critically acclaimed actress of stage and screen.

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VENUES

Butser Ancient Farm explores the everyday lives of people from the past. With huge Iron Age round houses (an excellent venue for stories!) and Roman villa the farm is also home to many ancient breeds of animals and crops.

Bricks and Bread A Sustainable Living Centre, and hub of experts, making it easier for people to live, work & build sustainably. Bricks and Bread offer business support and its large space are available for hire.

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OTHER

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust We award Travelling Fellowships to British citizens from all walks of life to travel overseas, to bring back knowledge and best practice for the benefit of others in their UK professions and communities.

Little Books is a scheme where a class or even an entire school can write their own book, get it published complete with their own drawings. Great as part of a story writing or poetry project.

Sean Caveille, Film-maker This site features Sean Caveille's film company 'Time Sequence' and his work as an independent film/video-maker, it displays a wide diversity of film, video and performing arts projects, and his work is also on You Tube.

Prehistoric Archery and Atlatl Society make, use and show all manner of bows, arrows and spears from all sort of prehistoric cultures, from ones still used now, to those deep in our history.

Travis James is a published author specialising in horror fiction, not for the faint hearted, but always a gripping read. Visit his website for more information and to read some of his stories!

Spiritual Home After coming to see my shows these very kind folk put an advert on their site for me, which I am very gratefully for and so I hereby return the favour.

CHICKEN OUT! Chickens have given us some great stories through the centuries, whether you're a veggie or meatie you can vote to give chickens a better life!

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