(Mon 16 Oct: 6pm)
Join storytellers Anne Hunter, Donald Smith and Simone Caffari as they weave a Scots-Italian garland of stories, music and song in celebration of Italo Calvino’s centenary. Prolific writer and political activist, Calvino is also known for translating 200 folktales from their original local dialects, collected in the book Italian Folktales.
Storytelling is a store of collective memories, experiences and values. Relax, and delve into those Collective Treasures in the genial company of the festival’s storytellers, as they celebrate our common humanity.
Join us as we explore, question and celebrate the Right To Be Human. This year, on the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we consider the many challenges we face, from human health and wellbeing to the health and future of our planet. However, there is also a worldwide movement to meet these challenges, and to exist imaginatively, fairly and in community with the whole diversity of life. Storytelling has embraced these values from the dawn of culture and stories today can help us be more connected to the world around us, as well as our rights, showing us how to be more alive and creative as humans.
Purchase a Storytelling Festival Pass and make the most of SISF 2023!