There’s no stronger connection between people than storytelling…
Listen to fine stories and music in the heart of the Glens of Antrim…
Organised by Antrim Glens Tourism, this 5-day community storytelling festival will celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the Glens of Antrim. The festival will include storytellers and musicians from both within and outside the local area and will comprise a programme of events, performances and sessions designed to appeal to children, young people and adults of all ages, cultural backgrounds and interests.
The Festival will take place in a range of different community locations including Cushendall, Cushendun, Glenariffe, Ballycastle , Rathlin Island, Carnlough, Glenarm Ballygally, Whitehead and Islandmagee. In addition there will be walks, children’s craft sessions and storytelling workshops to enhance the skills of adults and children.
STORYTELLING VISITS TO SCHOOLS & NURSING HOMES WILL BE TAKING PLACE THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL
Meet The Storytellers…
Find out about each of our Storytellers featuring in the Glens of Antrim 2019 Storytelling Festival by hovering over their picture and clicking on who you want to find out more about. The artists telling us tales include John Spillane, Emily Hanna-Grazebrook, Sal Tonge, Daniel Morden, Marianne McShane, Roy Arbuckle, Ruth Kirkpatrick, Liz Weir and more…
Create fabulous memories, sharing amazing stories
“This year the festival is extending its scope further along the Causeway Coastal Route
including The Gobbins and Whitehead to enable visitors and locals the opportunity
to listen to stories in inspirational settings.”
Liz Weir 2019
The Glens Storytelling Festival Venues 2019
Our Storytellers are telling their tales in venues all along the North Antrim Coast from Rathlin to Whitehead. Why not see if we are telling tales somewhere near you?
1. Laragh Lodge, Glenariffe Forest Park
2. The Old Church, Cushendun
3. Ballygally Community Centre
4. Slemish Barn, Aughafatten, Broughshane
5. Ballycastle Golf Club
6. Cushendall Library
7. Ballycastle Library
8. Carnlough Library
9. Whitehead Library
10. The Gobbins Visitors Centre, Islandmagee
11. Whitehead Railway Museum
12. Laragh Lodge, Glenariffe Forest Park
13. Manor House, Rathlin
14. Cushendall Golf Club
15. Joe’s (McCollam’s) Bar, Cushendall
16. Glenarm Forest Entrance
17. Glenarm Castle Tea Rooms
18. Bridge Community Hall, Glenarm
19. Glenariffe Community & Recreation Centre
20. Londonderry Arms, Carnlough
Do you want to develop your own storytelling skills?
Join a storytelling workshop, where you can learn some tips on this craft. Or if you are feeling brave why not attend a story-swap where you can have a go telling a tale yourself.
FOR THE KIDS
Younger members of the family can enjoy “not so scary” stories and there will be other special children’s activities such as quizzes, crafts and fancy dress…
Thank you to our partners and sponsors:
Antrim Glens Tourism would like to thank Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council and Mid and East Antrim Council as well as all our sponsors for their support. Also our partners Lurig Drama Group, Glens Red Squirrel Group, Libraries NI, Glenarm Walking Group the Armstrong Storytelling Bursary and The Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership.