National Storytelling Week (26th January - 2nd February) is an extravaganza of storytelling which takes place in schools, churches, pubs, museums and theatres around the country.

The week is run by the Society for Storytelling which was set up to promote one of the oldest art forms in the world. Storytelling is an age-old form of human communication: a way to tell others of our experiences, dreams, ideas and feelings, whether through the spoken word or in writing. 

Performance storytelling can be a powerful experience, both entertaining and moving. Story is also the traditional medium of communication from generation to generation, a tool for education and therapy. National Storytelling Week was conceived to increase public awareness of the art, practice and value of oral storytelling.

National Storytelling Week

To find out more, visit sfs.org.uk

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