Storytelling

Folk Tales from the Garden


Join author Donald Smith and illustrator Annalisa Salis for an online book launch of Folk Tales from the Garden (The History Press).

This new book of stories, drawn from traditions across Britain and Ireland, connects us to the natural world through the tales, traditions, lore, plants and the wildlife of gardens, ranging from back greens to country parks. It follows the seasons, providing observations, poems and stories for each of the twelve months of the gardening year.

The book is also rooted in Scotland. In particular, Edinburgh, which features as a Garden City, with its abundant green spaces ranging from medieval enclosed gardens to Victorian flats, classical terraces to suburban gardens, parks, housing schemes and country estates.

Inspiration has been taken from garden events across Scotland, organised by the Scottish International Storytelling Festival often in partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens of Scotland, Scotland’s Gardens Scheme, and a network of community gardens.

Donald Smith, is a renowned storyteller and Director of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival for more than thirty years. Annalisa Salis is a Curator and Programme Manager for the festival, and both are based at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.

This event has different pricing levels depending on whether you wish to purchase a signed copy of the book.

Ticket & Signed Book (Posted UK/EU): £16

Ticket & Signed Book (Posted World): £22

Ticket & Signed Book (Collect from SSC): £13

Ticket Only (pay what you can): £0-8


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This event will be held on Zoom. During the event the speakers will be spotlit, but all attendees will be able to communicate via the chat function. This event will include automated closed captioning. This event will be recorded, with only speakers on the recorded version. Once you have booked a ticket you will receive a confirmation email with your log in details. This event has different pricing levels depending on whether you wish to purchase a signed copy of the book.


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    Scottish Storytelling Centre

    43-45 High St, Edinburgh

    EH1 1SR

    0131 556 9579

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