LGBTQ+, Storytelling

Queer Folks' Tales

with Turan Ali, Finn Anderson, Giulia Galastro and Harry Josephine Giles

(Thu 13 June: 7:30pm)

Welcome to the third year of Queer Folks’ Tales, our multiple five-star rated hugely popular bi-monthly storytelling show!
★★★★★ “Utterly fabulous” (The Q Review)

June sees yet another fabulous line up for Queer Folks’ Tales. As always, queer storytellers galore from around Edinburgh and Scotland share stories of LGBTQ+ lives, past, present and future. Sometimes hilarious, often moving, occasionally shocking, the mix of true and fictional stories is as varied as the range of storytellers we invite. Household names feature alongside new and diverse queer storytellers from the different communities of Scotland. Many of the stories told on Queer Folks' Tales evenings will be true stories of LGBTQ+ experience in Scotland today. Hosted by Edinburgh’s Turan Ali, joined by acclaimed singer-songwriter Finn Anderson, stand-up comedian Giulia Galastro and author, academic and spoken word artist Harry Josephine Giles.


Turan Ali produces, directs and writes BBC Radio drama and comedy. He is also an on-stage queer storyteller and a stand-up. He and his shows have toured internationally and his latest solo show Horny Old Poof is touring to Vienna, Istanbul and the UK tis summer. He is the host and producer of the bi-monthly Queer Folks’ Tales in Edinburgh and monthly True Story Nights in Vienna.

Finn Anderson is one of Scotland's most enchanting songwriters and storytellers, working in the music and theatre worlds. He weaves together folk balladry and pop song writing, specialising in dramatic arrangements and striking lyrics. A pianist with a dynamic baritone voice, he has toured widely, released two albums and an EP and has supported many well-known names.

Giulia Galastro is a self-described "tiny Edinburgh-based comedy person" and a trainee clown. She is a prolific and much-in-demand stand-up comedian, performing widely. She hosts two of Scotland’s most inclusive comedy nights, the weekly Open Comedy at Artisan Roast on Leith Walk and bi-weekly The Other Show at Edinburgh's Monkey Barrel Comedy. Open Comedy won the Chortle Award for Best Open Mic (Scotland) in 2023 and 2024.

Harry Josephine Giles is a non-binary writer, singer and poet who grew up on Orkney and currently lives in Edinburgh. In 2022, they won the Arthur C. Clarke Award for their novel Deep Wheel Orcadia. They obtained a Masters of Arts degree in Sustainable Development from the University of St. Andrews in 2009, and another MA from Theatre Directing from the East 15 acting school.

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    • £10.00
    • 13 June 2024
    • 150 minutes
    • 19:30
    • Scottish Storytelling Centre
    • subvenue Netherbow Theatre
    • 16+
    • warning
      May contain strong language/swearing, with scenes of a sexual nature.
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