Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2020

Edinburgh is a City of Literature

Event Date: 
17 October 2020 to 30 October 2020

From 17-31 October 2020, the Scottish International Storytelling Festival will take audiences on a voyage, exploring Scotland’s coasts and water through music and storytelling.

Time zone in Edinburgh, UK (GMT+1)

This year's programme, 'In the Flow', consists of an eclectic mix of online events spanning across the globe, as well as featuring some small-scale face-to-face events celebrating Scotland, ‘a nation shaped by water’.

‘In the Flow’ will present Voyage, a series of new work developed by storytellers and musicians for Scotland’s ‘Year of Coasts and Waters’, supported by the Scottish Government Festival Expo Fund.

Premiered as a pre-recorded studio broadcast, Voyage includes interpretations of the slave passage across the Atlantic and Scotland’s part in it, the colonisation of Iceland, James VI’s ‘Hamlet’ voyage to Elsinore, Johnson and Boswell’s Tour to the Hebrides, and the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition.