After the success of our inaugural Storytellers Conference in Singapore (November 2018) which drew 102 participants, FEAST is now planning its second Conference to be held in conjunction with the Bengaluru Storytelling Festival. The conference will be on 22 & 23 November and will be followed by the Bengaluru Storytelling Festival (BeStFestival) on24 November 2019).Read more
Mix Up is a European laboratory that offers the public a crossroad of ideas, languages and stories, with a program of performances in multiple languages • A Cabaret of storytellers and musicians • A very young audience • A night of support to migrants • a storytelling conference • a Masterclass for 10 young European storytellers.Read more
The natural landscapes of Europe are an important part of its cultural heritage.
Observing the changes taking place in our natural landscapes allows us to study the interaction of past with future, as they reflect the passage of time and the development of new technologies and their effect on society.Read more
Join us for the very first Leeds Storytelling Takeover – an intoxicating weekend of stories from across the globe, featuring legendary storytellers – Clare Muireann Murphy, Tim Ralphs, Peter Chand, Ursula Holden Gill, Xanthe Gresham Knight as well as leading European artists Damir Avdić and Erik Valenčič. PLUS the chance to create and tell your very own stories. Friday 8 March, 12.30pm – 5pm Storytelling and Social Transformation Can performance storytelling change our worlds? How and why, and could this happen more? Join us for a lively and friendly afternoon of discussion and ideas sharing, including examples of performance projects where storytelling and social impact are happy bedfellows. For storytellers, venues, practitioners, educators, heritage organisations, scientists and anyone already invoved in this kind of work or interested in finding out more! A story exchange event organised by Adverse Camber and funded by FEST, the Federation for European Storytelling and Arts Council England. Exploring storytelling practices and building new networks across Europe Full programme for the afternoon: 12.30pm – Arrivals and buffet lunch 1pm – 1.15pm – Introduction from Takeover host, Adverse Camber’s artistic advisor, Paula Crutchlow 1.15pm – 1.45pm – Why Storytelling? with Michael Harvey on why traditional storytelling still holds power in modern times 1.45pm – 2.30pm – How Storytelling? with Ana Dusa , Peter Chand and Clare Murphy. 2.30pm – 3pm – break and networking opportunity 3pm – 4pm – Discussion groups – True Tales. Heritage & Science 4pm – 5pm – Feedback on discussions + Q&A session From 5pm – get ready to head to the MYTH OFF! Facebook WordpressRead more
www-tellers-without- borders.net Storytelling and Posttraumatic Growth – Amari/Crete 4th-11th May 2019 English and German Intensive Seminar with 3 experts on the Island of Crete in a mythical surrounding, strong and healing nature and Greek hospitality. With Minka Straube, Trauma Therapist and Pedagogue, Martin Straube, doctor of medicine, specialist for Trauma and Healing plants and Micaela Sauber, storyteller, Social Therapist and Curative Educator. This course is hosted by Friends of Amari and its Chair: Stella Kassimati, storyteller and workshop facilitator. We invite storytellers, social workers, therapists, educators and teachers to develop methods and repertoire for their work with vulnerable and traumatized people in any age. There will be space for your stories, for individual work with our experts and the group as well as designing projects to wherever your heart leads you. What is post-traumatic growth? – Some words by Martin Straube People who have been through a crisis or a trauma have experienced something which those who have not so suffered will never know. They find themselves at a crossroad in their life, one which opens different possibilities of development. We speak of a post-traumatic growth when someone who has lived through a trauma can transform the experience into a positive manner. A person who has lived through a dramatic situation will value the fact that they are still alive more highly than someone whose life has never been under threat. Having been unexpectedly granted an extension of life, the question of what to do with it is far more immediate than for someone who has never been confronted their life ending. Having experienced how others can help in extremity, human relationships and friendship are a greater gift: literally essential. Those who imagined they could never regain resilience, often feel as if a higher power has been involved, leading to a deepening of their spirituality. Having gone through fire leads to a personal maturity and strength. In spite of the cruelty of the trauma, there is a change, a transformation, a finding of one’s identity. This can be an opportunity. This opportunity is in no way a justification of the trauma, but all work with traumatised people is based on the recognition that there can be post-traumatic growth; and that it is never too late. And positive stories of transformation can serve as a roadmap to find the way out of the depths. To book: https://www.friends-of-amari.org/programme For more information on the course please email Micaela Sauber: For information about Friends of Amari and the venue, please email Stella Kassimati:Read more
The 2019 FEST Conference is a place for storytellers and organisations to meet exchange and share on different themes that touch the oral storytelling community. In Kerkrade FEST and Haus Der Märchen will lead you through a series of workshops and lectures about tales and science, the trickster through Europe, storytelling and digital arts. You’ll have the opportunity to learn all about the FEST projects and objectives and prepare the future. Stories will be shared, swapped and spiced up with jazz. Programme & registrationRead more
Report on Curricula and Good Practices This report is based on a document research, interviews and a practice led – research. The documents consisted on templates filled out either during an interview by the participants in strand 3 or by contributors who sent them through email. The last one was a result of an open call sent out to all the member organizations in FEST. In the call it was asked for long – term training examples. In addition, strand 3 did an internet search to find curricula in storytelling at university level. The practice-led research consisted of three days of workshops happening in Denmark where a new storytelling study started. The participants were a mix of newcomers and experienced storytellers.Read more
FEST is looking for Young Oral Storytellers for residencies at several international oral Storytelling festivals. Under the guidance of an expert you will explore the festival, participate in training workshops, exchange ideas and experiences with other storytellers and broaden your international network.
FEST will cover the expenses concerning travel, cost and stay.
Selected projects in year 2 of FEST NET In 2017 FEST received a European grant to set up a series of storytelling activities in Europe. The general aim of this project is to increase the number and improve the quality of oral storytelling events and activities in Europe, to develop the professional competences of the actors and stakeholders involved, to broaden the application field of storytelling and to establish a European structure for sharing and cooperation. Every Year FEST places an open call to the European storytelling community in search for organisations willing to cooperate with FEST to organise high quality storytelling events and activities. FEST Selected 31 different projects for cooperation: Open call for cooperation March 2018: 58 applications – 26 selected Open call for Oral Storytelling and digital arts October 2018: 17 applications – 4 selected Congratulations!!Read more