National Storytelling Week

National Storytelling Week

The art of storytelling has been around for centuries. It is the original form of communication with stories told verbally around the world and passed down from generation to generation.

Storytelling has progressed from a verbal art form to written and visual forms. Stories come in many forms such as myths, legends, pure fiction, fables and even the way history is retold. Regardless of whether a story is told through spoken or written words, every story involves character development, story structure and visual imagery.

Everyone can tell a story, even if it’s just about their lives. When you relay an event that’s happened to your friends and family, you are telling a story.

National Storytelling Week will run from 27 January to 3 February and The Society for Storytelling is encouraging everyone to get involved. If you enjoy telling stories in public, you can attend storytelling events that are being hosted at clubs, theatres, museums, schools, hospitals, spoken word venues and care homes. If you prefer telling a story round the table, invite your friends or family over for dinner and share your favourite story.

Everyone has a story to tell. What’s yours?