Welcome to oral storytelling's home in the UK

Oral storytelling is one of the most ancient artforms, and continues to this day as a vibrant part of culture throughout the world. The Society for Storytelling was founded in 1993 to support and promote storytelling in England and Wales. We provide a central place to find out about storytelling events, to ask for advice on using storytelling, about Workshops to help you find your individual voice as a new storyteller and this is also the place to find the storytellers who already have. Welcome!

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biographical stories; performing family tales
Gifts From Our Ancestors: Performing Family Tales with Stella Kassimati and Pelin Turgut
This is for storytellers with an interest in biographical stories to work on telling a family tale, with a view to performing together in communities where they are needed.
The Bear's Son: Tales of Hidden Bulgaria, by A Spell In Time
The Bear's Son: Tales of Hidden Bulgaria, by A Spell In Time
Tales of transformation from the wild heart of Bulgarian myth and folklore
Storytelling in Topsham: Nell Phoenix tells Little Red Riding Hood and Other Lost Girls
'Superb storyteller Nell Phoenix leads us on a winding, unfamiliar path through that most well-known of fairy tales, the story of Little Red Riding Hood.' Exeunt Magazine
ThE GaThERInG in Plymouth 2017
Here is your chance to come end enjoy an exciting line up of performances and workshops to celebrate all that is best in storytelling from the West Country
The Falcon Bride
A gripping tale of Nordic Noir