National Storytelling Week

NATIONAL STORYTELLING Week Jan 27th~3rd February 2018

 Here comes a wonderful 2019...

Stories belong to everyone...what's your story, what will you be telling and where will you be telling it?

Every year there are hundreds and hundreds of events during National Storytelling week~Thousands become involved. We have helpful advice if you need it and if your already an experianced National Storytelling can always share your experiances @ or on our FB page where over 5000 people will enjoy what you have to say and to show (Images are an absolute must!!! As they say..a picture tells a thousand stories ~what's yours for 2019...












January 27th~3rd Feburary  2018  

Society for Storytelling


Over the past 24 years The Society For Storytelling has achieved much in its mission for the promotion of the oral tradition of storytelling, the very first way of communicating life experiences and the creative imagination.

2018 marks the 18th year of its Annual National Storytelling Week. 

If You have an Event PLEASE send your details here to me at:

27th January~3rd February  PLUS days before and 4 days after; known as the "coat tails!" 

National Storytelling Week takes place in storytelling clubs, theatres, museums, schools, hospitals, spoken word venues, and care homes (where this event has been steadily growing each year!) Where ever the events take place, the web of stories will be spun with sufficient magic between the breathe of the teller and the ear of the listener.

National Storytelling Week is celebrated by all ages enjoying- Folk tales, fairy lore, figments, phantoms, dragons, serpents, storms at sea. A good teller will conjure intriguingly.

So as with every year thus far we begin at the beginning. There was the storyteller....Once upon a time.... There will be many exciting events taking place in the run up to the BIG WEEK itself so please check it out. I hope to be updating as events come in~ Please get involved with story in your community. 

First and foremost is our thanks to all who take part in The Society for Storytelling's Annual National Storytelling Week every year. Thanks must go to Kevin, Pippa, Martin, Marion,  and all the Team the SfS Admin who collected and disseminated all the information coming at them about events, venues, times and prices. Without them and their sterling work little or none of the many entertaining hours spent by audiences would have been known about.

To tellers all who have given time and made with their tale a timeless memory, our grateful thanks for the gift given - and to those who heard and listened and walked away carrying that tale with them, my hopes go out too to share the tale they heard.

The Society for Storytelling can be contacted all year round, look to the venues and events.

Remember everyone has at least one story to tell. It exists in the very air around you – Your story is the one you know best and as it is only the beginning, the stories you will tell might begin with...Once upon a time or not in my time, not in your time but in someone's time...


National Storytelling Week 2018 will run from midnight on the morning of Saturday January 27th to midnight on the evening of Saturday February 3rd 2017. HOWEVER Don't forget too that the four day prior to and the four day's after those dates, they are part are still part of the festival of storytelling too. They are equally important as they are its fringes or preferably its “Coat Tales”

so if you have a story to tell ~tell it and if you don't find someone to tell you their's.


Westminster Abbey was just one of the thousands of places where stories were

told last year during national Storytelling week. If you have an image from last

year or one for where you are going to have your event in 2018, then plaese send 

                                                                     your copy to:





Thank you so much

Del Reid


The Society for Storytelling

Coordinator for National Storytelling Week

Submitted by Paul Jackson on Sept 2nd 2017