Unfortunately the FEST 2020 Conference in Bursa was cancelled because of the COVID-19 outbreak and the national measures taken to fight this virus.
FEST would like to thank SEIBA International Storytelling Center for all the hard work they put in the preparation of the 2020 conference.
We can’t meet in person but that doesn’t mean we can’t meet at all, that is why FEST decided to take our yearly international conference for oral storytelling online.
The 2020 FEST VIRTUAL CONFERENCE will take place 24 -26 June 2020
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 we will lead you through a series of workshops and lectures about tales and science, the trickster through Europe, storytelling and digital arts.
The 2018 FEST Conference is a place for storytellers and organisations to meet exchange and share on different themes that touch the oral storytelling community. This year we’ll lead you through a series of lectures and workshops concerning storytelling and heritage in the Balkans, Storytelling as a performing art in contemporary theatre, storytelling and digital arts.Read more
Since County Louth is part of the border region between Northern Ireland (U.K.) and the Republic of Ireland, the theme of the conference was Storytelling in Borderlands. On Friday 23 June we traveled to Co. Armagh to visit Emhain Mhacha (Navan Fort), the seat of the ancient Kingdom of Ulster, and Armagh City, which is now the Ecclesiastical Capital of Ireland.Read more
A rendez-vous for exchanging and sharing on different themes, in a framework of workshops and conferences, guided and directed by tellers and teams of both associations (La Maison Du Conte and APAC) as well as by outside participants (professors, researchers as well as artists in other disciplines).Read more
“Once upon a time there was a small island that was called Kea. From a distance, it looked just like any other island. But it held a secret! This secret was only known to the nymphs, the good ladies and the fairies that lived at the water sources. I heard someone say that whoever drinks from the sources where the nymphs live, sorrow will not touch him again. They also say that whoever learns the secret from the good ladies becomes a child again and that whoever steals the spells from the fairies becomes wise forever!”Read more
Västerbotten is known as Sweden?s storytelling region. It is almost the most northerly Swedish region and is larger than Denmark but with a population of only 250,000. This makes for good contact between the inhabitants and the municipality and, once the interest and value of oral storytelling had been established, the municipality saw its value to the region and became a willing funding partner. Skellefteå then adopted the title of Storytelling City, rather than to allow the title to go to the neighbouring city of Umeå, this year selected as European Capital of Culture.Read more