Starting with Stories 2

A hands-on introduction to live storytelling and the associated skills, with leading storyteller and trainer Ruth Kirkpatrick.

Starting with Stories 2

About Starting with Stories 2

A hands-on introduction to live storytelling and the associated skills, with leading storyteller and trainer Ruth Kirkpatrick.

This participative session takes you a step further in developing your own storytelling talent in various contexts and situations.

Let out your inner storyteller at work and in play and learn to hone your skills.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Starting with Stories 2 are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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Exhibition: The Somewhere Else

5th October 2019 - 31st October 2019
In this series of etching prints, artist Fiona Watson expresses her overwhelming visual memory of Canada, evoking the silence and minimalist aesthetic of its snowy landscapes.
Open Hearth

Open Hearth

19th October 2019 - 27th October 2019
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Global Lab

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21st October 2019 - 25th October 2019
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23rd October 2019
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Garden of Tales: Stories from Lithuania

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23rd October 2019
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Scotland & Canada: Stories from the Great Plains

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24th October 2019
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25th October 2019
Join Gary Green, Born and bred in Newfoundland and Labrador, for an evening rich with North Atlantic lore!
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26th October 2019
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26th October 2019
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Scotland & Canada: Spirit & Tradition

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27th October 2019
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Scotland & Canada: Stories from Orkney and Quebec

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28th October 2019
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28th October 2019
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Evening Twilight

Evening Twilight

29th October 2019
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31st October 2019
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Song-Walking Workshop

Song-Walking Workshop

6th November 2019
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Bal Folk: Dance Workshops and Social

Bal Folk: Dance Workshops and Social

6th November 2019
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7th November 2019
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9th November 2019
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Tiny Tales: Farmyard Tales

Tiny Tales: Farmyard Tales

12th November 2019
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The Remarkable Deliverances of Alice Thornton

14th November 2019
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Café Voices: War and Peace

Café Voices: War and Peace

14th November 2019
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Rosa

Rosa

15th November 2019 - 16th November 2019
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The World’s Room

The World’s Room

15th November 2019
The World's Room is a home for traditional singing in Edinburgh organised by the Traditional Music Forum and held in the Waverley Bar, St Mary’s Street.
The Remarkable Deliverances of Alice Thornton

The Remarkable Deliverances of Alice Thornton

16th November 2019
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Bal Folk: Dance Workshops and Social

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Loud Poets

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Guid Crack Storytelling Session: Never Give Up

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Ian MacKenzie Memorial Concert

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Feast of Fools: Christmas Special

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Magic School

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