LIST YOUR EVENT FOR FREE

Village Storytelling Festival

The Village Storytelling Festival, Scotland's community and contemporary storytelling festival, returns for 2024 between the 25th and 30th June!

Village Storytelling Festival

About Village Storytelling Festival

Scotland’s biennial Contemporary and Community Storytelling Festival is back for 2024! Join us from 25th – 30th June as we explore themes of identity and language through a rich and diverse programme of performance from acclaimed international storytellers premiering new work in Scotland, award winning homegrown talent and exciting new emerging voices in storytelling.

We are honoured to welcome Saffron, a timely piece developed by Storytelling Centre Amsterdam and Palestinian dance artist Hala Salem, while critically acclaimed storyteller Niall Moorjani explores queerness, Scottish race and gender identities through a medieval-inspired landscape in A Faerie Tale. And Story Jam returns with more mythic mayhem as we brace ourselves for tales to make you rip up the rules and riot with the Women Who Gave No F*cks (strictly grown ups!).

For younger audiences we are delighted to welcome the amazing Story Dome, a brand-new immersive storytelling experience for children that combines all the connection and magic of live storytelling with all the wow factor of cutting-edge digital technology.

We will celebrate the diversity of our wonderful city of Glasgow, its people, their stories and the ways in which they communicate them including new performances developed in Scots, Gaelic and BSL. This year’s commissions include Inheritance, Lorna Sithole Callery’s autobiographical account of two siblings growing up in Pollok in the 1980s and 90s and Smoke and Sickle, Emery Hunter’s retelling of the Selkie myth offering an exploration of identity, trust and manipulation.

As always, we are proud to present community performances from both our local neighbourhood of Pollok and groups across Glasgow who are at the heart of our work. These include an exploration of the importance of friendship and connection for adults with complex learning needs in collaboration with Capability Scotland and insights into the how language matters for the LGBTQ+ supported by Sanctuary Queer Arts. Our wonderful Young Storytellers are back with ‘Break a leg’, a story that reminds us that being different can be cool, while the always brilliant Barrhead Folk Collective return with ghostly stories and traditional music.

And finally, together with our partners Adverse Camber, Armstrong Storytelling Trust and the storytelling community of Wales we are delighted to co-host the annual conference of the Federation for European Storytelling. Taking place alongside our festival the conference will include a diverse programme of keynote speeches, workshops, lectures, informal group discussions and events, interrogating and celebrating the role of storytelling across society.

We can’t wait to welcome you to #VSF24 and offer deepest thanks to all our supporters and, most importantly, the communities we work with.

Explore the full programme now: www.villagestorytelling.org.uk

Sponsored Links

Fayre Play
Media Shop
Tea Green
Paisley First
Renfrewshire Council
City Sightseeing Glasgow
R-CADE

Other Events at Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow or The Village Storytelling Festival

Cuba Now! Films and Conversations

20th July 2024

Havana Glasgow Film Festival are joined by Cuban filmmaker, writer and political satirist Eduardo Del Llano for this special evening of conversation and film screenings at CCA Glasgow!

READ MORE

Haiver

16th August 2024

Musician and songwriter Billy Kennedy, a key member of the renowned band Frightened Rabbit, is stepping into a new realm with his project, Haiver which will see them play CCA Glasgow in August!

READ MORE

Glasgow Americana: The Countess Of Fife

5th October 2024

Fay Fife will be joined by some of Scotland's finest musicians when 5-piece outfit The Countess of Fife perform at CCA Glasgow on Saturday 5th October as part of Glasgow Americana!

READ MORE

Oisín Leech

22nd October 2024

Oisin Leech of The Lost Brothers is hitting the road in support of his excellent, Steve Gunn-produced new album 'Cold Sea', don't miss him live at CCA Glasgow on Tuesday 22nd October!

READ MORE

Steve Knightley

24th October 2024

Renowned Westcountry songwriter Steve Knightley, former Show of Hands frontman, will bring his Winter Yards tour to CCA Glasgow on Thursday 24th October!

READ MORE

Mattiel

10th December 2024

Songwriter and musician Mattiel has announced an exclusive tour of the UK in December which will include a headline show at CCA Glasgow on Tuesday 10th December!

READ MORE

Hen Hoose

14th December 2024

Hen Hoose unites a rich and diverse array of wonderfully talented and award-winning female and non-binary artists, writers and producers collaborating on the creation of exciting new music!

READ MORE

Sponsored Links

Glasgow's Leading Attractions
East Renfrewshire Culture
City Of Glasgow Chorus
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust
Glasgow Music City Tours
The Quay
Renfrewshire Council

Similar events you might like...

Journey

Journey

Selected dates between 3rd January 2024 - 22nd December 2024

Journey is one of Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre's two shows. It features a wide selection of kinetic sculptures including the most recent works by Eduard Bersudsky made in Scotland.

READ MORE
Wheels Of Life

Wheels Of Life

Selected dates between 3rd January 2024 - 22nd December 2024

Wheels of Life at Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre is a special show which features some of the earliest and most exquisite work created by Eduard Bersudsky in Russia.

READ MORE
Braw & Uncut

Braw & Uncut

Selected dates between 19th April 2024 - 15th November 2024

Get up close and personal with an in-the-round experience of raw, risque and raunchy cabaret at Nice N Sleazy!

READ MORE
Big Kid Circus: Loch Lomond

Big Kid Circus: Loch Lomond

16th July 2024 - 21st July 2024

Roll Up, Roll Up! The Big Kid Circus is in town with their brand new show ILLUMINATION! Catch them at Loch Lomond Shores between 16th and 21st July!

READ MORE
The Tommy Burns Story

The Tommy Burns Story

18th July 2024 - 20th July 2024

The Tommy Burns Story, which celebrates the life of the self-proclaimed 'supporter who got lucky', returns to the King's Theatre Glasgow in July!

READ MORE
The Blood Of Dracula

The Blood Of Dracula

18th July 2024 - 20th July 2024

The Blood Of Dracula is a haunting and gripping new musical from Shock Horror Theatre that delves into the depth's of Dracula's tragic existence like never before!

READ MORE
RED

RED

18th July 2024 - 21st July 2024

Join Scottish Opera Young Company for the world premiere of RED an interwoven story in four parts based on the fairy tales famously recorded by the Brothers Grimm!

READ MORE
Surge Festival

Surge Festival

19th July 2024 - 21st July 2024
Various Locations Glasgow

The 15th edition of SURGE Festival will once again transform the streets of Glasgow's Merchant City, presenting a wild variety of outdoor acts to ignite your senses and fuel your imagination!

READ MORE
Merchant City Festival

Merchant City Festival

19th July 2024 - 21st July 2024
Glasgow City Centre

Glasgow's Summer of Events continues with the Merchant City Festival, which will take place from Friday 19th July to Sunday 21st July!

READ MORE

Find other events in Glasgow

Sponsored Links

Fayre Play
Media Shop
Tea Green
Paisley First
Renfrewshire Council
City Sightseeing Glasgow
R-CADE
Glasgow's Leading Attractions
East Renfrewshire Culture
City Of Glasgow Chorus
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust
Glasgow Music City Tours
The Quay
Renfrewshire Council

Go Radio | Number 1 for Glasgow & The West - Listen on DAB, Online or on your Smart Speaker, just say "Launch Go Radio"

Go Radio

Popular Events

Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
Immerse yourself in Van Gogh's artwork like you've never seen it before when Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience comes to the SEC Glasgow this summer!
Inflatable Fun City
The amazing Inflatable Fun City is returning to Victoria Park for the Summer holidays every day between the 6th and 21st July!
FREE Open Air Cinema at QPA
Open-air cinema returns to Queen's Park Arena this summer with a selection of 'Cults & Classics' themed films!
From The Jam - Setting Sons 45th Anniversary Tour
From the Jam will tour the UK celebrating the 45th Anniversary of The Jam's fourth studio album 'Setting Sons', don't miss them live at The Barrowlands on Saturday 25th January!
Summer Nights at the Bandstand
The Summer Nights at the Bandstand festival returns to Kelvingrove Park for a ninth year with 12 nights of live music from Gabrielle, Bananarama, Echo & The Bunnymen and many more!

Popular Listings

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum King's Theatre Glasgow King Tut's Wah Wah Hut O2 Academy Glasgow SEC Armadillo Theatre Royal Glasgow The Pavilion Theatre Glasgow The Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall The OVO Hydro