National Storytelling Week

National Storytelling Week takes place in storytelling clubs, theatres, museums, schools, hospitals, spoken word venues, and care homes (where this event has been steadily growing each year!) Where ever the events take place, the web of stories will be spun with sufficient magic between the breath of the teller and the ear of the listener.

National Storytelling Week is celebrated by all ages enjoying- Folk tales, fairy lore, figments, phantoms, dragons, serpents, storms at sea. A good teller will conjure intriguingly.

So as with every year thus far we begin at the beginning. There was the storyteller….Once upon a time…. There will be many exciting events taking place in the run up to the BIG WEEK itself so please check it out. I hope to be updating as events come in~ Please get involved with story in your community.

First and foremost is our thanks to all who take part in The Society for Storytelling’s Annual National Storytelling Week every year. Thanks must go to Kevin, Pippa, Martin, Marion, and all the Team the SfS Admin who collected and disseminated all the information coming at them about events, venues, times and prices. Without them and their sterling work little or none of the many entertaining hours spent by audiences would have been known about.

To tellers all who have given time and made with their tale a timeless memory, our grateful thanks for the gift given – and to those who heard and listened and walked away carrying that tale with them, my hopes go out too to share the tale they heard.

The Society for Storytelling can be contacted all year round, look to the venues and events.

Remember everyone has at least one story to tell. It exists in the very air around you – Your story is the one you know best and as it is only the beginning, the stories you will tell might begin with…Once upon a time or not in my time, not in your time but in someone’s time…


National Storytelling Week 2021 will run from January 30th to February 6th. HOWEVER Don’t forget too that the four day prior to and the four day’s after those dates, they are part are still part of the festival of storytelling too. They are equally important as they are its fringes or preferably its “Coat Tales”

so if you have a story to tell ~tell it and if you don’t find someone to tell you their’s.


Jan 29 2025 - Feb 05 2025


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