FEST Virtual Conference 2020

24 - 26 June 2020

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 is a place for storytellers and organisations to meet, exchange and share knowledge and experiences on different themes that touch the oral storytelling community. We will organise 6 online fora on different subjects concerning the oral storytelling scene in Europe.

You’ll have the opportunity to learn all about the FEST projects and objectives and prepare the future.

Programme

11:00 - 13:00

15:00 - 17:00

19:00 - 21:00

FEST General Assembly (FEST Members only)

 FESTNET year 4 of the European Project (Guy Tilkin & Katty Van Kerkhove)

Young Storytellers of FEST: next step towards the future (Mattia Di Pierro)

11:00 - 13:00

15:00 - 17:00

19:00 - 21:00

Storytelling Traditions in Turkey - Where Oral Literature Meets Performing Culture (Agnieszka Aysen Kaim)

Professionalising the storyteller – building a study in oral storytelling – from idea to validation (Heidi Dahlsveen & Joseph Sobol)

Joining forces: taking storytelling further on a national level
(FEST Ambassadors: Maria Vrachionidou, Agnieszka Aysen Kaim, Esther Kornalijnslijper, Sharon Jacksties & Max v. Mitschke-Collande)

11:00 - 13:00

 Workshops Envisioning and building an international programme (Arjen Barel)

Past Conferences

  • FEST CONFERENCE 2017 – TERMONFECKIN (Ireland)

    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.

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  • FEST CONFERENCE 2016 – PARIS (France)

    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).

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  • FEST CONFERENCE 2015 – KEA ISLAND (Greece)

    “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!”

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