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National Storytelling Week
Welcome to The 14th Annual National Storytelling Week
Saturday February 1 - Saturday February 8 2014
Over the past 13 years, we have gone from strength to strength, encouraging all areas of the community to take part in creating and enjoying storytelling - this most ancient of communicative arts. National Storytelling Week has an audience of an estimated 17,000 people.
National Storytelling Week is about giving out to all cultures, tales that give a twinkle to the eye, that raise a question in the mind and stories that have survived the brightness and the shadow of man’s imagination.
The push is on to make 2014 an even greater achievement to give out to all cultures.
In the beginning was the word, so we are told, and the man who gathered the words spoke and lifted life through parable, fable, saga, tale and story - each an experience, one way or another.
Storytelling can be found enriching lives everywhere: from nurseries to schools, from bereavement aids in hospitals to strengthening communication in the business sphere, from reminiscence centres to support groups for those with special needs and in theatrical performances. The sharing between teller and listener empowers, feeding the imagination from one generation to the next.