ERY few people don’t love a good story, whether it’s the ones we were told as kids or those we tell to our own little ‘uns. It’s not surprising then that, over the past 24 years, The Society for Storytelling has succeeded in its mission to get us all telling tales – and listening to them – and, between January 27 and February 3, it is aiming to get us all sitting comfortably to do it again.
This year marks the 18th outing for National Storytelling Week and there is a host of events and storytelling sessions for families to enjoy.
National Storytelling Week takes place in all sorts of venues from storytelling clubs to theatres, museums, schools, hospitals and more – Westminster Abbey was one of the thousands of places which took part last year.
Wherever the events take place, the web of stories will be spun with sufficient magic, says the SFS, between the breath of the teller and the ear of the listener.
There will be lots of exciting events taking place in the run up to the big week itself, too, so don’t forget to check them out.
For more details, or to find out about events happening near you, visit sfs.org.uk/nationalstorytelling-week