“If you thought that August was the only month that Edinburgh has top quality international festivals, then you would be wrong.” When: 20-31 October 2017
Where: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Contact: +44 (0)131 556 9579
Marking the 70th anniversary of Edinburgh as a Festival City, SISF goes global and demonstrates how the traditional art of storytelling is more vital than ever in connecting people worldwide, across cultures, places and generations.
Hosted by the storytellers of Scotland, artists from across the globe gather to guide us through the labyrinths of change and weave new narratives for a re-imagined earth.
Twelve days of storytelling events in Edinburgh and beyond, three days of open table discussion around the themes of the Earth Charter. These are critical times for our planet and the SISF invites us all to connect through our differences, acknowledging where we are and where we want to go, together. If not now, when? Performance, workshops, talks and children’s events radiate out from Scotland’s capital as the best of Scotland’s storytelling talent merge with invited guests from Spain, Central and South America, offering a plethora of dreamscapes and myths celebrating oral traditions and cultural diversity.Great stories well told have the ability to evoke indelible images in the mind of the listener, offering visitors and locals a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the extraordinary tales, music and characters that bring both our contemporary and traditional culture to life.