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Scottish Storytelling Festival 2012 (19 – 28 October 2012)

To mark the 200th anniversary of the first Brothers Grimm story, this year’s Scottish Storytelling Festival is all about folktales of Europe, old and new. Exploring our fascination with fairytales across all different cultures, age groups and generations, the festival brings us live storytelling performances, exhibitions, discussions and fun family activities.

Highlights in Edinburgh will include ...

Tell-a-Story Day encourages people all over Scotland to set up their own storytelling events

Illustrating the Brothers Grimm (daily)

Brothers Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm were storytellers famous for popularising many classic tales including Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel and Rapunzel. They first appeared in print 200 years ago, and to celebrate the National Library of Scotland is showcasing a collection of story book illustrations and other Brothers Grimm exhibits.

A Tale O Twa Touns (27 October 2012)

Mercat Tours are hosting a special walking tour of Edinburgh for the Storytelling Festival, starting at the Mercat Cross beside St. Giles Cathedral. This is your chance to hear the stories of Edinburgh’s past, and discover the surprising contrast between the city’s two characters ‘Auld Reekie’ and the ‘Athens of the North’.

Tell-a -Story Day (28 October 2012)

Tell-a-Story Day is a celebration of live storytelling, encouraging people all over Scotland to set up their own storytelling events - making, sharing and listening to stories with their local communities. With support from the Scottish Storytelling Centre, anyone can organise an event. Open events are taking place across the country, to find your nearest visit Tell-a-Story Day Events.

With all this and much more to see and do, the Scottish International Storytelling festival is not to be missed. Check out the full programme online.


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