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Queer Folks' Tales

Welcome to Queer Folks’ Tales, a new storytelling series where queer storytellers from a diverse range of backgrounds, ages and cultures share stories of LGBTQ+ lives, past and present. Sometimes hilarious, often moving, occasionally shocking, the mix of stories across the year will be as varied as the range of storytellers we are inviting. Household names will feature alongside new and diverse queer storytellers from the different communities of Scotland and many of the stories told in the Queer Folks' Tales evenings will be true stories of LGBTQ+ experience in Scotland today. Hosted by Turan Ali, featuring Emma Christie, Val McDermid & Niall Moorjani. Turan Ali has been producing, directing and writing BBC Radio dramas and comedies for over 20 years. He has also been telling stories of queer lives and experiences on stage since 2012, including his Edinburgh Fringe one man show Don't Frighten the Straights (2019) which toured to Vienna, Amsterdam and the King's Head Theatre in London. His new one-man show An International Slut will be coming to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2022. Emma Christie was born and raised in a book-filled house in Cumnock, an Ayrshire coal-mining town. She spent five years working as a news reporter with The Press and Journal before her debut novel The Silent Daughter was shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2021 and shortlisted for the Scottish Crime Debut of the Year 2021. She also established the Caledonia Crime Collective, a group of seven Scottish writers hoping to support new voices in the tartan noir genre - and beyond. Val McDermid is a celebrated and best-selling Scottish crime writer who has sold over 17 million books to date across the globe and has been translated into more than 40 languages. She is perhaps best known for her Wire in the Blood series, which was adapted for television starring Robson Green and Hermione Norris as Dr Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan. Her most recent TV series Traces aired in a BBC1 primetime slot in January of 2021 with a second series is currently in production. She is also an experienced broadcaster with regular and hugely popular appearances on a remarkable range of TV shows from Question Time to Have I Got News For You. Niall Moorjani is a non-binary, mixed Scots-Indian writer and storyteller. They are fascinated by the the fantastical, the historical, and the liminal. They have written and performed shows all over including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Scottish International Storytelling Festival. They are also the founder and host of the Tales At The Tavern open mic story night in London. Niall's work has been described as "genius reinvention of the form" (Fringe Of Colour) and "A Master Storyteller" (Jess Brough). Image credits: Turan Ali (Red Eye Photography) Emma Christie (Maria Jose Fernandez Hidalgo) Val McDermid (Charlotte Graham) A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

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Queer Folks' Tales

Welcome to Queer Folks’ Tales, a new storytelling series where queer storytellers from a diverse range of backgrounds, ages and cultures share stories of LGBTQ+ lives, past and present. Sometimes hilarious, often moving, occasionally shocking, the mix of stories across the year will be as varied as the range of storytellers we are inviting. Household names will feature alongside new and diverse queer storytellers from the different communities of Scotland and many of the stories told in the Queer Folks' Tales evenings will be true stories of LGBTQ+ experience in Scotland today. Hosted by Turan Ali, featuring Emma Christie, Val McDermid & Niall Moorjani. Turan Ali has been producing, directing and writing BBC Radio dramas and comedies for over 20 years. He has also been telling stories of queer lives and experiences on stage since 2012, including his Edinburgh Fringe one man show Don't Frighten the Straights (2019) which toured to Vienna, Amsterdam and the King's Head Theatre in London. His new one-man show An International Slut will be coming to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2022. Emma Christie was born and raised in a book-filled house in Cumnock, an Ayrshire coal-mining town. She spent five years working as a news reporter with The Press and Journal before her debut novel The Silent Daughter was shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2021 and shortlisted for the Scottish Crime Debut of the Year 2021. She also established the Caledonia Crime Collective, a group of seven Scottish writers hoping to support new voices in the tartan noir genre - and beyond. Val McDermid is a celebrated and best-selling Scottish crime writer who has sold over 17 million books to date across the globe and has been translated into more than 40 languages. She is perhaps best known for her Wire in the Blood series, which was adapted for television starring Robson Green and Hermione Norris as Dr Tony Hill and DCI Carol Jordan. Her most recent TV series Traces aired in a BBC1 primetime slot in January of 2021 with a second series is currently in production. She is also an experienced broadcaster with regular and hugely popular appearances on a remarkable range of TV shows from Question Time to Have I Got News For You. Niall Moorjani is a non-binary, mixed Scots-Indian writer and storyteller. They are fascinated by the the fantastical, the historical, and the liminal. They have written and performed shows all over including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Scottish International Storytelling Festival. They are also the founder and host of the Tales At The Tavern open mic story night in London. Niall's work has been described as "genius reinvention of the form" (Fringe Of Colour) and "A Master Storyteller" (Jess Brough). Image credits: Turan Ali (Red Eye Photography) Emma Christie (Maria Jose Fernandez Hidalgo) Val McDermid (Charlotte Graham) A booking fee of £1.25 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter please add a full price ticket to the basket. Your discount will be automatically added at checkout.

Location Scottish Storytelling Centre

subvenue Netherbow Theatre

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