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International Storytelling in County Armagh

The Storytellers of Ireland are inviting everyone to a two day celebration of International and local storytelling in Co. Armagh.

The Storytellers of Ireland are inviting everyone to a two day celebration of International and local storytelling in Co. Armagh. Please see below for the full programme.

Saturday 24 June

8pm Tí Chulainn, Mullaghbawn, Co. Armagh

International Storytelling Concert with Eddie Lenihan from Ireland and European Storytellers; Abbi Patrix, France, Sonia Carmona, Spain, Markus Luukonen, Finland, Csenge Virag Zalka, Hungary, Senem Donatem, Turkey.

(Entrance £5)

Sunday 25 June

2pm – Family Storytelling in Tí Chulainn, Mullaghbawn

Bi–Lingual Storytelling in small theatre

(Entrance Adults £5/Children £3/Family £10)

3.30pm – Family Storytelling in Tommy Makem Centre, Keady

(Entrance Adults £5/Children £3)

Founded in 2003, Storytellers of Ireland / Aos Scéal Éireann is an All-Ireland voluntary organisation with Charitable Status. Our aim is to promote the practice, study and knowledge of oral storytelling in Ireland through the preservation and perpetuation of traditional storytelling and the development of storytelling as a contemporary art. We aim to foster storytelling skills among all age groups, from all cultural backgrounds. We also aim to explore new contexts for storytelling in public places – in schools, community centres and libraries, in care centres and prisons, in theatres, arts centres and at festivals throughout the entire island of Ireland.

The Federation of European Storytelling is a European network of organizations and associations active in the field of storytelling. The FEST network aims to empower the world of storytelling in Europe through sharing, learning and relationship building.Its goals are to: – Help raise the quality of storytelling in Europe; – Encourage and support the professional development of storytellers; – Welcome and support new generations of storytellers; – Help improve the status of storytelling so that it is considered as an art form; – Act as a centre for the sharing of information and skills throughout Europe; – Allow members to meet, share ideas and network and to promote potential collaborations; – Provide a link between European and non-European storytelling organizations; – Act, in the long term, as an advisory structure in the field of storytelling for the European Institutions as well as UNESCO, and other relevant authorities and institutions.FEST is not about promoting individual storytellers.

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