Wild Hillfoots Storytelling Festival

Hillfoots Tales welcome a host of guest storytellers for a special week of events celebrating the stories and legends of our people and landscape including:

Wild Hillfoots Storytelling Festival

About Wild Hillfoots Storytelling Festival

21st Oct 2021 to 28th Oct 2021
Various dates and times - see listing for details
Various Locations Edinburgh
£5
Event organiser/part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival
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External Event

Hillfoots Tales welcome a host of guest storytellers for a special week of events celebrating the stories and legends of our people and landscape including:

Thu 21 Oct (7pm): Legends at Legends

Sat 23 Oct (2pm): Story Fest Folklore

Tue 26 Oct (7pm): Three Rivers Rising

Thu 28 Oct (7pm): Wild Hillfoots’ Storytelling Workshop

Join storytellers Eleanor Bell, Joanne Dowd, Svend-Erik Engh, Laura Fyall, Claire Hewitt, Paraig MacNeil and Neil Sutcliffe for a lively afternoon and cosy evenings of storytelling, good company and a little music. Come along and brighten up your Autumn with ‘Wild Hillfoots’.

Tickets and further information: 07980 655 906 | joanne@hillfootstales.co.uk

Other Events at Various Venues or Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Exhibition: From Her Cave

Exhibition: From Her Cave

15th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

From Her Cave by Miren Asiain Lora is an exhibition at the Scottish Storytelling Centre from 15th to 31st October as part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.
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Super Duper Story Generators!

Super Duper Story Generators!

16th October 2021 - 17th October 2021

Join storyteller Beth Hamilton-Cardus from Good Yarns for an epically interactive story session that’s 100% powered by YOUR imagination!
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Global Hearth

Global Hearth

16th October 2021 - 30th October 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Scottish hosts invite international storytellers to gather round the digital hearth for relaxed sessions of stories from home and abroad. The perfect way to end (or begin) your day!
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Raking Among the Treasures

Raking Among the Treasures

17th October 2021

A special opening weekend of events celebrating the Orcadian poet, author and storyteller, and Founding Patron of the Scottish Storytelling Centre, George Mackay Brown.
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The Storm Watchers

The Storm Watchers

17th October 2021

A chance to see the recently created film of George Mackay Brown’s early play The Storm Watchers, performed by a cast of Orcadian women filming in their homes on mobile phones during lockdown.
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Open Hearth

Open Hearth

17th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

The Festival’s famous Open Hearth returns to the Netherbow Theatre for a relaxed traditional session of stories and music.
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Global Lab

Global Lab

18th October 2021 - 29th October 2021

Global Lab is an open community of creativity and co-learning, hosted by the Scottish International Storytelling Festival
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Hip, Hop, Story, Stop!

Hip, Hop, Story, Stop!

Selected dates between 18th October 2021 - 22nd October 2021

Join Claire & Fergus McNicol for dancing, stories, rhymes and raps. Active fun for all the family, from 1 to 101.
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Imagine Utopia: Kamishibai Workshop

Imagine Utopia: Kamishibai Workshop

19th October 2021

Experience the art of Kamishibai storyboard with renowned storyteller, harpist and Urasenke Japanese Tea Master Mio Shudo.
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Ladies Who Like It

Ladies Who Like It

19th October 2021

An evening of humorous, inspiring and informative contemporary collected tales about sex, presented for the wellbeing and inspiration of other women, and for those who care about them.
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Folk Tales from the Garden

Folk Tales from the Garden

19th October 2021 - 22nd October 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Enjoy family and adult sessions of stories in some of Edinburgh's community gardens. Suitable for accompanied children 3-7, or for adults interested in garden settings and lore.
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Talking Statues Walking Tours

Talking Statues Walking Tours

20th October 2021 - 27th October 2021
Various Locations Edinburgh

Explore the stories of people from history, immortalised (in bronze), but murky in people’s memories – a fighter, surgeon, scientist, philosopher, an explorer and a politician.
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Mohan: A Partition Story

Mohan: A Partition Story

21st October 2021

A moving, visceral and emotive storytelling performance by Niall Moorjani, which retells their Grampa’s experiences of the Partitioning of India.
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Rainbow Dolphin

Rainbow Dolphin

21st October 2021

Come along and join in this colourful, fun, magical, musical journey with fiddler Marie Fielding.
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Story Tours: Heart of Midlothian

Story Tours: Heart of Midlothian

Selected dates between 21st October 2021 - 27th October 2021
Edinburgh Old Town

Join storyteller James Spence and National Library of Scotland curator Ralph McLean on a journey around the closes and wynds of Edinburgh’s Old Town.
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Oracles

Oracles

22nd October 2021

Oracles is a story about family, legacy, womanhood and traditional storytelling, grounded in a mix of traditional storytelling and spoken word.
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Guid Crack Storytelling Session

Guid Crack Storytelling Session

Selected dates between 22nd October 2021 - 31st October 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

Join us online for three sessions of Edinburgh’s long-running storytelling night, with a special guest storyteller each time!
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A Necklace of Stories from the Highlands and Islands

A Necklace of Stories from the Highlands and Islands

23rd October 2021
Edinburgh Old Town

Be transported to the magical Hebridean Islands and the Highlands of Scotland through stories and legends collected by folklorist Otta Swire!
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From Floor Sweeper to Climate Pioneer

From Floor Sweeper to Climate Pioneer

23rd October 2021

Discover James Croll, the Scottish janitor born into poverty and dogged by ill health who became the self-taught father of climate science.
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What Language Do Mermaids Speak?

What Language Do Mermaids Speak?

23rd October 2021

Join Khloud Ereksousi (Arabic), Craig McCulloch (BSL), Ailsa Dixon (English), Jackie Ross (Doric) and Alex Thomson (Visual) as they retell the family story of Fittie's Purse, in multiple languages.
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The Stories of Life: Birth, Love and Death

The Stories of Life: Birth, Love and Death

24th October 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

With great warmth and precision, Johannes Geworkian Hellman and Tine Winther delve into some of life’s great events - birth, love and death – weaving story and music together.
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Spàrr | Rivet

Spàrr | Rivet

25th October 2021
Online Event

Several excellent artists come together to present an extended story based on several traditions from the Isle of Lewis and the oral history of Govan.
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Wolf Girl

Wolf Girl

26th October 2021

Storyteller Daiva Ivanauskaitė and singer Agnė Čepaitytė present the true story of Ingrid Ramm from Königsberg, a city that no longer exists.
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Handing On: Workshop

Handing On: Workshop

26th October 2021
Online Event Edinburgh

An interactive online workshop offering insights into curating and combining familiar household treasures with inspiring stories, domestic folklore and family anecdotes.
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Cottongrass

Cottongrass

28th October 2021

Harriet Grindley and Maria MacDonell, with musician Kai Dudley use words, music, image and physicality to conjure a constellation of dreams from a momentous journey of life.
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Family Day at the Botanics

Family Day at the Botanics

30th October 2021

Join the Scottish International Storytelling Festival for a day of family fun with storytellers popping up throughout the community garden in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
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John Muir and the Missionary’s Dog

John Muir and the Missionary’s Dog

30th October 2021 - 31st October 2021

Join Richard Medrington and Rick Conte from 'The Man Who Planted Trees' and storyteller Andy Cannon, on the trail of the legendary John Muir.
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