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Online Live, Storytelling

Guid Crack: Season of Mists

Join us for another online version of the Centre's monthly storytelling session! This month's guest storyteller is Bob Pegg who offers a handful of autumnal tales, verse and music, with a riddle or two for good measure. Based in the Scottish Highlands, Bob has led a hugely varied career as a folk musician, storyteller and author with an extensive reportoire told in his lovely, conversational storytelling style. Guid Crack is also an open-floor section for anyone else to share a story if they wish. If you would like to share on the night please send your host a message on Zoom once you have arrived, with the name and style of your offering (max 10mins).

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Online

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Book Launch, Online Live

Sepia Time & Blue Space

Raised in a family of sea-faring Glasgow Highlanders, Archie MacAlister’s love of stories began in boatyards and sail-lofts. Wartime years in Argyll broadened his horizons as he listened to grandparents and local worthies such as the shoemaker ‘with a mouthful of segs’. Others showed him the landscape of Diarmuid and Grainne, told him of ancient times, sang songs and handed on the traditional wisdom of the Gael. As a student of architecture in Edinburgh, he was drawn to Patrick Geddes’s interpretation of the environment and a ‘scholarship placement’ in Central Europe set him on his way to explore global culture. Margaret Bennett invites you to the fireside to share a conversation with Archie MacAlister, whose compelling story-telling will lure you to the dockyards, the deck, the construction site or the pub. Bring your own glass and together we’ll launch Sepia Time and Blue Space. 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): £0-5 Please note that signed books to be posted will be sent out in the days following the event. There may still be postage delays, so we thank you for your patience. Collection will be available from Tue 6 Oct. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Online

subvenue Online

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Storytelling, Mental Health, Online Live

Mind You

First-person stories of lived experience mental health with traditional storytelling narratives. An online storytelling sharing event with Lily Asch from Real Talk and CAPS volunteers. Lily will lead an evening of first-person mental health stories from new storytellers, interspersed with traditional tales and with moments of reflection. The perfect blend of contemporary and traditional wellbeing tales, Mind You asks us to look out for ourselves but also the importance of conversation and sharing our stories. This event is led by the Scottish Storytelling Forum, supported by CAPS.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Online

subvenue Online

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Storytelling, Development

Talking Statues Online Storytelling Skills Workshop

Take part in the Talking Statues storytelling skills workshop to get all the top tips on how to tell a good story. If you could honour someone with a statue or tell the unheard narrative of a monument that exists -- Who would it be and what story would you tell? Bring along a story you have researched in relation to the above statement and learn how to perfect telling it before ahead of the Talking Statues Story Exchange on 27 October. Tickets here. Join professional storyteller Mara Menzies as she teaches us how to engage an audience, how to use voice, dramatic gesture and animation to tell a captivating story and to bring your statue to life.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Online SISF

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Online Open-floor, Storytelling

Talking Statues Story Exchange

If you could honour someone with a statue or tell the unheard narrative of a monument that exists -- Who would it be and what story would you tell? Is it your granny who did something great for the community and needs a bit of recognition or a person you feel has been unfairly written out of history? If you had the opportunity to tell the real story, fill an empty plinth, set the story straight…now is your time to imagine who should be on a plinth and tell their story. Join the Talking Statues story exchange by sharing a story or simply tuning into listen. Stories and discussions led by storytellers Mara Menzies and Ruth Kirkpatrick. Let’s get sharing, let’s get talking statues. Book for related Workshop on Sat 20 Oct.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Online SISF

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On Demand, Online Performance

Replay Past Events

Head over to Crowdcast to watch a selection of our past events on demand. Replay Past Events Scotland Online: A Directory of MusiciansThis event features special pre-recorded performances by Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy, Maeve Mackinnon (with Ali Levack & Luc McNally) and David Foley & Jack Smedley (with Jenn Butterworth). Supper with Robert Burns, by David CampbellJoin storytellers and musicians to hear the life, poetry and songs of Robert Burns.Performed by David Campbell, Ruth Kirkpatrick, Mio Shudo and Donald Smith in Tam O'Shanter flow. Leaving IonaJoin storytellers Heather Yule and Donald Smith for this special performance, as they follow the inner and outer journeys of Colmcille/Columba on the 1500th anniversary of his birth.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre

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Online Pre-recorded, Comedy, New Writing

The Laird Strikes Back

Perthshire maverick Gussie McCraig joins No.10 as a Scottish adviser. Mayhem ensues, Gussie spills the beans, is sacked, and emerges as Boris's not-so-hidden hand for COP26. Can nothing halt the irresistible rise of Scotland's greatest sleazebag in Brexit Britain? Christopher Craig returns, rampant in a Donald Smith script. Enjoy a recorded performance from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 on YouTube, available on demand until Fri 17 Sep 7pm. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre

subvenue Online

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Online Live, Storytelling

Guid Crack: Season of Mists

Join us for another online version of the Centre's monthly storytelling session! This month's guest storyteller is Bob Pegg who offers a handful of autumnal tales, verse and music, with a riddle or two for good measure. Based in the Scottish Highlands, Bob has led a hugely varied career as a folk musician, storyteller and author with an extensive reportoire told in his lovely, conversational storytelling style. Guid Crack is also an open-floor section for anyone else to share a story if they wish. If you would like to share on the night please send your host a message on Zoom once you have arrived, with the name and style of your offering (max 10mins).

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Online

subvenue Online

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Book Launch, Online Live

Sepia Time & Blue Space

Raised in a family of sea-faring Glasgow Highlanders, Archie MacAlister’s love of stories began in boatyards and sail-lofts. Wartime years in Argyll broadened his horizons as he listened to grandparents and local worthies such as the shoemaker ‘with a mouthful of segs’. Others showed him the landscape of Diarmuid and Grainne, told him of ancient times, sang songs and handed on the traditional wisdom of the Gael. As a student of architecture in Edinburgh, he was drawn to Patrick Geddes’s interpretation of the environment and a ‘scholarship placement’ in Central Europe set him on his way to explore global culture. Margaret Bennett invites you to the fireside to share a conversation with Archie MacAlister, whose compelling story-telling will lure you to the dockyards, the deck, the construction site or the pub. Bring your own glass and together we’ll launch Sepia Time and Blue Space. 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): £0-5 Please note that signed books to be posted will be sent out in the days following the event. There may still be postage delays, so we thank you for your patience. Collection will be available from Tue 6 Oct. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Online

subvenue Online

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Storytelling, Mental Health, Online Live

Mind You

First-person stories of lived experience mental health with traditional storytelling narratives. An online storytelling sharing event with Lily Asch from Real Talk and CAPS volunteers. Lily will lead an evening of first-person mental health stories from new storytellers, interspersed with traditional tales and with moments of reflection. The perfect blend of contemporary and traditional wellbeing tales, Mind You asks us to look out for ourselves but also the importance of conversation and sharing our stories. This event is led by the Scottish Storytelling Forum, supported by CAPS.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre Online

subvenue Online

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Storytelling, Development

Talking Statues Online Storytelling Skills Workshop

Take part in the Talking Statues storytelling skills workshop to get all the top tips on how to tell a good story. If you could honour someone with a statue or tell the unheard narrative of a monument that exists -- Who would it be and what story would you tell? Bring along a story you have researched in relation to the above statement and learn how to perfect telling it before ahead of the Talking Statues Story Exchange on 27 October. Tickets here. Join professional storyteller Mara Menzies as she teaches us how to engage an audience, how to use voice, dramatic gesture and animation to tell a captivating story and to bring your statue to life.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Online SISF

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Online Open-floor, Storytelling

Talking Statues Story Exchange

If you could honour someone with a statue or tell the unheard narrative of a monument that exists -- Who would it be and what story would you tell? Is it your granny who did something great for the community and needs a bit of recognition or a person you feel has been unfairly written out of history? If you had the opportunity to tell the real story, fill an empty plinth, set the story straight…now is your time to imagine who should be on a plinth and tell their story. Join the Talking Statues story exchange by sharing a story or simply tuning into listen. Stories and discussions led by storytellers Mara Menzies and Ruth Kirkpatrick. Let’s get sharing, let’s get talking statues. Book for related Workshop on Sat 20 Oct.

Location Scottish International Storytelling Festival

subvenue Online SISF

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On Demand, Online Performance

Replay Past Events

Head over to Crowdcast to watch a selection of our past events on demand. Replay Past Events Scotland Online: A Directory of MusiciansThis event features special pre-recorded performances by Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy, Maeve Mackinnon (with Ali Levack & Luc McNally) and David Foley & Jack Smedley (with Jenn Butterworth). Supper with Robert Burns, by David CampbellJoin storytellers and musicians to hear the life, poetry and songs of Robert Burns.Performed by David Campbell, Ruth Kirkpatrick, Mio Shudo and Donald Smith in Tam O'Shanter flow. Leaving IonaJoin storytellers Heather Yule and Donald Smith for this special performance, as they follow the inner and outer journeys of Colmcille/Columba on the 1500th anniversary of his birth.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre

subvenue Online

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Online Pre-recorded, Comedy, New Writing

The Laird Strikes Back

Perthshire maverick Gussie McCraig joins No.10 as a Scottish adviser. Mayhem ensues, Gussie spills the beans, is sacked, and emerges as Boris's not-so-hidden hand for COP26. Can nothing halt the irresistible rise of Scotland's greatest sleazebag in Brexit Britain? Christopher Craig returns, rampant in a Donald Smith script. Enjoy a recorded performance from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 on YouTube, available on demand until Fri 17 Sep 7pm. A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre

subvenue Online

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