Family Events in April at the Scottish Storytelling Centre
Join storytellers Allison Galbraith and Alette Willis for a delightful (and free of charge!) afternoon of nature stories on Saturday 22nd of April, to help launch their new book Dancing with Trees: Eco-Tales of the British Isles.
The May Day Bank Holiday brings back one of our favourites, the Singing Kettle's own Artie Trezise to perform Artie's Tartan Tales. This will surely delight both children and parents, and be prepared for lots of joining in! Later on that afternoon, fantastic storytelling duo (and big Artie fans themselves) Suit and Pace bring us Story Blanket, where they will encourage you to choose your own story from their intriguing quilt.
The following Saturday, the Centre will play host to an array of cross cultural activities for all ages at Four Nations United - a Cultural Journey in the Heart of Edinburgh. All events will be free, with some ticketed - see the listing for further information.
Later in May, join storyteller Tanya Milligan at Tiny Tales: Porridge Pots for a delicious morning of porridge based stories, songs and parachute games. And on the 27th, we have an ever popular Family Ceilidh for all ages and abilities!
Hope to see you there!
Morag & Lindsay
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Storyteller Lindsey Gibb and traditional musician Munro Gauld weave tales and tunes together from Scotland's heartland of Perthshire. Music from as far back as the 18th century and stories handed down through generations combine in a fun afternoon for all ages.
Artie Trezise returns to TradFest with a brand new show which includes songs from his Singing Kettle days and brand new adaptations of traditional stories. All the songs have a chorus so expect plenty of participation!
Join Suit & Pace storytellers Beth and Andrew and choose your own tale from their Story Blanket. You might meet an artistic tortoise, a shape-shifting witch, a goat that fibs or some very unwelcome trolls - it's up to you! Based on a traditional ceilidh quilt, Story Blanket features traditional stories from Scotland and around the world in a fun, interactive session for children.
A day of activities for all the family with BE United to embrace their core values of inclusion, connection, understanding and learning. With dance, music and storytelling workshops, language hours, kids fashion show and crafts, as well as delicious food and stalls with information & goodies, this will be a true celebration and is open to all, so bring the whole family and enjoy a taste of what Scotland, Senegal, South Africa and Spain have to offer. See website for further details.
Join storyteller Tanya Milligan for a delicious morning of porridge based stories, songs and parachute games in the Storytelling Bothy. Lots of fun and imagination for little ones and their adults. Please book in advance.
Come with family and friends to dance well-known Scottish dances and sing well-known songs. All the dances will be called and there will be easier circles for the littler ones. A fun introduction to sociable dancing with live music.