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Open Hearth: Claire McNicol with Douglas Mackay, Jess Smith & Kath Campbell

Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories and music as we welcome friends back into the Netherbow Theatre. As the darkness closes in and we gather around the symbolic fire this is the perfect way to end your day! Hosted by Claire McNicol, with Douglas Mackay, Jess Smith and musician Kath Campbell. Claire McNicol Born in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, Claire McNicol enjoyed singing and telling stories from an early age and whilst living in Scotland has acquired the tales, melodies and dances of the sister kingdom. Her work in community storytelling with children and young people has established her as a pioneer in the renaissance of urban storytelling. Douglas Mackay Dougie Mackay blends the traditional, hearth-side style of storytelling that has warmed hearts and imaginations for centuries, and more dynamic, contemporary performance telling gaining popularity across Europe. His performances are intimate, yet crafted, suiting firesides, schools and theatres equally. Jess Smith A true tradition bearer of the Scottish Traveller culture, Jess is happy telling any kind of story, especially if she can get inside its character. From an early age Jess was privileged to sit round camp fires and be enthralled within a circle of ancient kings, dragons, witches, tramps and all manner of heroes. She loves to share the rich kist of these tales which she has gathered since childhood. Kath Campbell Kath Campbell is a Scottish folk singer, composer, arranger and university lecturer from Morayshire in North-East Scotland, now based in Edinburgh. She earned her PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of Edinburgh. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.If you are a Storytelling Centre or Storytelling Festival Supporter, please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Open Hearth: George Mackay Brown 100

Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories and music as we welcome friends back into the Netherbow Theatre. As the darkness closes in and we gather around the symbolic fire this is the perfect way to end your day! A special event celebrating Orcadian poet, author and storyteller George Mackay Brown on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Hosted by Tom Muir, with contributions from George Gunn, Áine King, Gerda Stevenson and introducing Ailsa Dixon, with music from Karen Tweed and Jennifer Wrigley. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.If you are a Storytelling Centre or Storytelling Festival Supporter, please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Open Hearth: Heart of the Cosmos - Our Moon

The full moon brings forth a flood of romance. When the full moon rises in the east facing the setting sun in the west, there is a sacred marriage of lunar and solar awareness filling the hearts and minds of all in wonder. Hosted by Linda Williamson, with David Campbell, Claire Hewitt and Mio Shudo. Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories and music as we welcome friends back into the Netherbow Theatre. As the darkness closes in and we gather around the symbolic fire this is the perfect way to end your day! A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.If you are a Storytelling Centre or Storytelling Festival Supporter, please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Open Hearth: Queer Folks' Tales

Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories and music as we welcome friends back into the Netherbow Theatre. As the darkness closes in and we gather around the symbolic fire this is the perfect way to end your day! An evening of LGBT+ stories, hosted by Lauren Bianchi, with Turan Ali, Jo Clifford and James Ley. Lauren Bianchi Based at the Village Storytelling Centre in Glasgow, Lauren Bianchi is a an experienced storyteller who loves to tell real and imagined stories – myths, truths and somewhere in between. She has recently led a brilliant series of storytelling workshops and events with LGBT Youth Scotland. Turan Ali Turan Ali has been producing, directing and writing BBC Radio dramas and comedies for over 20 years. He has also been telling stories of queer lives and experiences on stage since 2012, including his Edinburgh Fringe one man show Don't Frighten the Straights (2019) which toured to Vienna, Amsterdam and the King's Head Theatre in London. His new show, An International Slut will be coming to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2022. Jo Clifford Jo Clifford is a proud father and grandmother, playwright and performer, based in Edinburgh. She is the author of over 100 plays, many of which have been performed all over the world, and is currently involved in the production of her translation of Life is a Dream at the Lyceum Theatre. She has also recently been awarded the Olwen Wymark award for “Exceptional encouragement of theatre writing”. James Ley James Ley is a playwright, screenwriter and dramaturg based in Edinburgh, currently developing work for theatre, film and television. He is best known for his stage play Love Song to a Lavender Menace, which premiered at Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh in 2017. He is also the founder of Village Pub Theatre, Leith. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.If you are a Storytelling Centre or Storytelling Festival Supporter, please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Open Hearth: Rising Voices

Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories and music as we welcome friends back into the Netherbow Theatre. For this special afternoon session we are delighted to present some of the best new young voices in Scottish and Welsh storytelling. Hosted by Shona Cowie and introducing Taryam Boyd, Ailsa Dixon and Ffion Philips. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.If you are a Storytelling Centre or Storytelling Festival Supporter, please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Open Hearth: Ruth Kirkpatrick, with Shona Cowie, Marion Kenny & Niall Moorjani

Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories and music as we welcome friends back into the Netherbow Theatre. As the darkness closes in and we gather around the symbolic fire this is the perfect way to end your day! Hosted by Ruth Kirkpatrick, with Shona Cowie, Marion Kenny and Niall Moorjani. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.If you are a Storytelling Centre or Storytelling Festival Supporter, please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Hallowe'en, Live Indoor

Open Hearth: Samhuinn Spirits

Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories and music as we welcome friends back into the Netherbow Theatre. As the darkness closes in and we gather around the symbolic fire this is the perfect way to end your day! Hosted by Bea Ferguson, with a coven of terrifying tellers including Giovanna Conforto, Fiona Herbert and more! A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.If you are a Storytelling Centre or Storytelling Festival Supporter, please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Open Hearth: Sensing Stories

Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories and music as we welcome friends back into the Netherbow Theatre. As the darkness closes in and we gather around the symbolic fire this is the perfect way to end your day! Join Mara Menzies for an evening of live storytelling as she introduces five emerging tales from new storytellers. Featuring Zebib K. Abraham, Nasim Rebecca Asl, Tim Carlsen, Sanjay Lago, Raheema Sayed and Brenda Vengesa. Sensing Stories is a creative development project from the Scottish International Storytelling Festival and the Scottish BAME Writers Network. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.If you are a Storytelling Centre or Storytelling Festival Supporter, please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Open Hearth: Tim Porteus with Gauri Raje, Wendy Woolfson & Heather Yule

Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories and music as we welcome friends back into the Netherbow Theatre. As the darkness closes in and we gather around the symbolic fire this is the perfect way to end your day! Hosted by Tim Porteus with Gauri Raje, Wendy Woolfson and Heather Yule. Tim Porteus Tim Porteus loves sharing the wonderful world of folklore, mythology and legend, but he has also developed an interest in collecting and telling modern urban tales, as well as personal family stories and reminiscences. He is a very engaging character and tells stories with passion and humour, adaptable to all ages. Gauri Raje Gauri is a storyteller, educator and workshop facilitator working with adolescents and adults from multilingual, multicultural and disadvantaged backgrounds. She works with different genres: folk tales, fairy tales, epics and myths, mainly from non-European regions, and autobiographical storytelling. She is especially interested in the concepts of witnessing in storytelling, translation, multilingualism and embodied nature of creating stories. Wendy Woolfson Wendy Woolfson is a warm and engaging storyteller who creates nurturing environments in which to share her stories. She tells stories of wonder, journeys, fairies, magic, healing and love; all from the heart. Wendy facilitates workshops on many topics; for those starting out in storytelling to those looking to deepen their practice and confidence, and sessions to explore and develop understanding of the therapeutic value within the stories. Heather Yule Traditional Scottish folktales and Traveller tales form the basis of Heather Yule’s repertoire. A fine musician, her storytelling is often enriched by music from the clarsach (Scottish traditional harp). She has performed and led workshops all over Scotland and abroad, including Iceland, Norway and the USA. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.If you are a Storytelling Centre or Storytelling Festival Supporter, please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Open Hearth: Claire McNicol with Douglas Mackay, Jess Smith & Kath Campbell

Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories and music as we welcome friends back into the Netherbow Theatre. As the darkness closes in and we gather around the symbolic fire this is the perfect way to end your day! Hosted by Claire McNicol, with Douglas Mackay, Jess Smith and musician Kath Campbell. Claire McNicol Born in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, Claire McNicol enjoyed singing and telling stories from an early age and whilst living in Scotland has acquired the tales, melodies and dances of the sister kingdom. Her work in community storytelling with children and young people has established her as a pioneer in the renaissance of urban storytelling. Douglas Mackay Dougie Mackay blends the traditional, hearth-side style of storytelling that has warmed hearts and imaginations for centuries, and more dynamic, contemporary performance telling gaining popularity across Europe. His performances are intimate, yet crafted, suiting firesides, schools and theatres equally. Jess Smith A true tradition bearer of the Scottish Traveller culture, Jess is happy telling any kind of story, especially if she can get inside its character. From an early age Jess was privileged to sit round camp fires and be enthralled within a circle of ancient kings, dragons, witches, tramps and all manner of heroes. She loves to share the rich kist of these tales which she has gathered since childhood. Kath Campbell Kath Campbell is a Scottish folk singer, composer, arranger and university lecturer from Morayshire in North-East Scotland, now based in Edinburgh. She earned her PhD in Ethnomusicology from the University of Edinburgh. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.If you are a Storytelling Centre or Storytelling Festival Supporter, please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Open Hearth: George Mackay Brown 100

Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories and music as we welcome friends back into the Netherbow Theatre. As the darkness closes in and we gather around the symbolic fire this is the perfect way to end your day! A special event celebrating Orcadian poet, author and storyteller George Mackay Brown on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Hosted by Tom Muir, with contributions from George Gunn, Áine King, Gerda Stevenson and introducing Ailsa Dixon, with music from Karen Tweed and Jennifer Wrigley. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.If you are a Storytelling Centre or Storytelling Festival Supporter, please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Open Hearth: Heart of the Cosmos - Our Moon

The full moon brings forth a flood of romance. When the full moon rises in the east facing the setting sun in the west, there is a sacred marriage of lunar and solar awareness filling the hearts and minds of all in wonder. Hosted by Linda Williamson, with David Campbell, Claire Hewitt and Mio Shudo. Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories and music as we welcome friends back into the Netherbow Theatre. As the darkness closes in and we gather around the symbolic fire this is the perfect way to end your day! A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.If you are a Storytelling Centre or Storytelling Festival Supporter, please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Open Hearth: Queer Folks' Tales

Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories and music as we welcome friends back into the Netherbow Theatre. As the darkness closes in and we gather around the symbolic fire this is the perfect way to end your day! An evening of LGBT+ stories, hosted by Lauren Bianchi, with Turan Ali, Jo Clifford and James Ley. Lauren Bianchi Based at the Village Storytelling Centre in Glasgow, Lauren Bianchi is a an experienced storyteller who loves to tell real and imagined stories – myths, truths and somewhere in between. She has recently led a brilliant series of storytelling workshops and events with LGBT Youth Scotland. Turan Ali Turan Ali has been producing, directing and writing BBC Radio dramas and comedies for over 20 years. He has also been telling stories of queer lives and experiences on stage since 2012, including his Edinburgh Fringe one man show Don't Frighten the Straights (2019) which toured to Vienna, Amsterdam and the King's Head Theatre in London. His new show, An International Slut will be coming to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2022. Jo Clifford Jo Clifford is a proud father and grandmother, playwright and performer, based in Edinburgh. She is the author of over 100 plays, many of which have been performed all over the world, and is currently involved in the production of her translation of Life is a Dream at the Lyceum Theatre. She has also recently been awarded the Olwen Wymark award for “Exceptional encouragement of theatre writing”. James Ley James Ley is a playwright, screenwriter and dramaturg based in Edinburgh, currently developing work for theatre, film and television. He is best known for his stage play Love Song to a Lavender Menace, which premiered at Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh in 2017. He is also the founder of Village Pub Theatre, Leith. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.If you are a Storytelling Centre or Storytelling Festival Supporter, please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Open Hearth: Rising Voices

Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories and music as we welcome friends back into the Netherbow Theatre. For this special afternoon session we are delighted to present some of the best new young voices in Scottish and Welsh storytelling. Hosted by Shona Cowie and introducing Taryam Boyd, Ailsa Dixon and Ffion Philips. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.If you are a Storytelling Centre or Storytelling Festival Supporter, please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Open Hearth: Ruth Kirkpatrick, with Shona Cowie, Marion Kenny & Niall Moorjani

Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories and music as we welcome friends back into the Netherbow Theatre. As the darkness closes in and we gather around the symbolic fire this is the perfect way to end your day! Hosted by Ruth Kirkpatrick, with Shona Cowie, Marion Kenny and Niall Moorjani. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.If you are a Storytelling Centre or Storytelling Festival Supporter, please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Hallowe'en, Live Indoor

Open Hearth: Samhuinn Spirits

Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories and music as we welcome friends back into the Netherbow Theatre. As the darkness closes in and we gather around the symbolic fire this is the perfect way to end your day! Hosted by Bea Ferguson, with a coven of terrifying tellers including Giovanna Conforto, Fiona Herbert and more! A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.If you are a Storytelling Centre or Storytelling Festival Supporter, please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Live Indoor

Open Hearth: Sensing Stories

Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories and music as we welcome friends back into the Netherbow Theatre. As the darkness closes in and we gather around the symbolic fire this is the perfect way to end your day! Join Mara Menzies for an evening of live storytelling as she introduces five emerging tales from new storytellers. Featuring Zebib K. Abraham, Nasim Rebecca Asl, Tim Carlsen, Sanjay Lago, Raheema Sayed and Brenda Vengesa. Sensing Stories is a creative development project from the Scottish International Storytelling Festival and the Scottish BAME Writers Network. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.If you are a Storytelling Centre or Storytelling Festival Supporter, please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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Open Hearth: Tim Porteus with Gauri Raje, Wendy Woolfson & Heather Yule

Storytellers and musicians gather round the hearth for a relaxed traditional session of stories and music as we welcome friends back into the Netherbow Theatre. As the darkness closes in and we gather around the symbolic fire this is the perfect way to end your day! Hosted by Tim Porteus with Gauri Raje, Wendy Woolfson and Heather Yule. Tim Porteus Tim Porteus loves sharing the wonderful world of folklore, mythology and legend, but he has also developed an interest in collecting and telling modern urban tales, as well as personal family stories and reminiscences. He is a very engaging character and tells stories with passion and humour, adaptable to all ages. Gauri Raje Gauri is a storyteller, educator and workshop facilitator working with adolescents and adults from multilingual, multicultural and disadvantaged backgrounds. She works with different genres: folk tales, fairy tales, epics and myths, mainly from non-European regions, and autobiographical storytelling. She is especially interested in the concepts of witnessing in storytelling, translation, multilingualism and embodied nature of creating stories. Wendy Woolfson Wendy Woolfson is a warm and engaging storyteller who creates nurturing environments in which to share her stories. She tells stories of wonder, journeys, fairies, magic, healing and love; all from the heart. Wendy facilitates workshops on many topics; for those starting out in storytelling to those looking to deepen their practice and confidence, and sessions to explore and develop understanding of the therapeutic value within the stories. Heather Yule Traditional Scottish folktales and Traveller tales form the basis of Heather Yule’s repertoire. A fine musician, her storytelling is often enriched by music from the clarsach (Scottish traditional harp). She has performed and led workshops all over Scotland and abroad, including Iceland, Norway and the USA. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.If you are a Storytelling Centre or Storytelling Festival Supporter, please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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