Getting Grimm at the 2012 Storytelling Festival
Join in with Scotland's vibrant and enduring celebration of traditional and contemporary storytelling from home and across the world at the 2012 Scottish International Storytelling Festival.
The Scottish International Storytelling Festival is Scotland's annual celebration of traditional and contemporary storytelling. The Festival brings together artists and audiences from Scotland and beyond in entertaining and inspiring live storytelling performances, thought-provoking talks, workshops and discussions and fun family activities.
The 2012 Festival celebrates the art and humanity of folktales across Europe, tracing the way in which the publication of the Brothers Grimm Tales 200 years ago, sparked a revival of interest in nations and regions across the continent and influenced every art form.
sessions on the folktales of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, Norway, Poland, Italy, Germany and even the Far East. Sessions include myths and legends of Arthur's Seat, stories as a medical cure, as well as sustained exploration of the Grimm fairytales. For the more adventurous can join in a traditional Halloween storytelling celebration, or visit Edinburgh’s Botanical Gardens for a family friendly trip through an enchanted wood full of stories. Spinning off from the folklore theme is a series of illuminating events exploring the relationship between stories, illness and medical science.
To learn more about the Scottish International Storytelling Festival and the great events on offer, why not browse the programme below: