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National Storytelling Week

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The sixth annual National Storytelling week will be held from the 28th of January to the 4th of February 2006

”Over 700 nationwide storytelling events and performances were organised this year for National Storytelling Week in Schools, Arts Centres, Museums, Libraries, Theatres, Book Shops, Storytelling Clubs, Retirement Homes, Pubs, and a London shop window! Once again there was great support from BBC National Radio and Local Radio Stations around the country, and also the Local and National Press.


Over 480 Schools, Ethnic Educational Centres, Libraries, Museums and Art Galleries applied for The National Storytelling Week Guide published last year. This will be available again, and email copies will be free.


For National Storytelling Week 2006 the aim is to involve as diverse an array of ethnic traditions in the British Isles as possible.


We know that storytelling stretches from its simplest application in the nursery right through to the personal stories and bereavement aids in hospitals, strengthening communication in the business sphere, and as an aid to learning in education. There are also professional storytellers working with prisoners to try and connect them back with their families.


We are informing you early because we would like to ask as many people as possible to join in the celebration of one of the oldest traditions of the world! The more organisations that take part, the more interesting the week will be!

Call The Society for Storytelling now for further information, or if you would like be involved. Contact Del Reid on 020 8866 4232 or Tina Bilbe 0118 9351381.

The Society for Storytelling has a website at


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