The 19th of October marks the start of the International Storytelling Festival in Edinburgh. The festival will be at the Scottish Story Telling Centre on Edinburgh’s historic high street. Just a five minute walk from Edinburgh Waverly railway station.
The creators of the event claim that the ancient city of Edinburgh, steeped in historic Celtic heritage, is the perfect venue for a storytelling especially that of folktales. The 9 day list of events is littered with literary gems from the world of folktales. There will be many exuberant story tellers for attendees to marvel at over the period of the festival and there really is something for everyone.
From young children to mature adults, the art of live storytelling is spellbinding for all ages. Their itinerary spans many different types of mini-events within the festival. The family activities will keep the little ones happy while the inspiring live performances will entertain young and old. There will also be talks, discussions and workshops where attendees will have the opportunity of unlocking the history behind the great tradition that is story telling.
If you are looking to visit Edinburgh for the festival there are many options for you to consider. You could have a look through the itinerary on offer, source you the event that sounds most interesting and visit the city for that one day. As the venue is so close to the train station, the organisers can expect floods of people walking back and forth everyday so you won’t be the only one!
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The Year of Creative Scotland is 2012, so why not have a look at what more is on offer before planning a trip to the stunning capital city.
Disclosure: the article is a feature by Scottish Cottages.