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Scottish International Storytelling Festival storytelling walk

Missed buses and a late arrival as grim weather beckons – even the direst of days hit pause as the first of many stories came to life in front of…

SISF: The Tempest and the Teller review

Sitting in the corner of the stage with the lights dimmed, Alexander Mackenzie successfully builds an atmosphere of anticipation for his show The Tempest and The Teller, a bold re-interpretation…

SISF: Open Hearth – New Moon

As the moon wanes, the International Storytelling Festival ends another week with Open Hearth – New Moon, a whimsical culmination of folk tales and comedic short stories that help devise…

SISF: Greyfriars Bobby and his Four-Legged Friends: Amazing Edinburgh Animals! tour review

A tour named Greyfriars Bobby & his Four-Legged Friends is clearly geared towards young children, and yet this sold-out tour is still comprised mostly of adults eager to revisit their…

SISF: Open Hearth review

The second weekend of the Scottish International Storytelling festival culminates with Open Hearth. Gary Green and Margaret Grenier from Canada, and James MacDonald Reid from Scotland, share their heartwarming stories…

SISF: Stories from the Yukon review

The audience files into this event like they would any other; there is the usual rustling of jackets, ‘Is this seat taken’s, and squeezing together to fill every seat in…

SISF: Corryvreckan: Inspiralled Tales review

With the Scottish International Storytelling Festival in full flow, an evening of tales steeped in Scottish folklore is exactly what the druid healer ordered. The audience is seated to the…

‘Untangling the complicated narrative that was Orwell’s life’: Life with my Father, George Orwell review

Richard Blair spent the first six years of his life in the company of one of the world’s most influential writers: his father, George Orwell. In his appearance at the…