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THE GLENS 
STORYTELLING
FESTIVAL

18th to 24th OCTOBER 2021

There's no stronger connection between people than storytelling...

 
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Listen to fine stories and music in the heart of the Glens of Antrim

Due to continuing caution over Covid-19 restrictions this year's Glens Storytelling Festival cannot take place in its normal format as we would not want to compromise the health and safety of our community and visitors. 

Members of the Glens Storytelling and Cultural Heritage Group have got together to create a virtual festival with events on seven days from Monday 18th to Sunday 24th October 2021. This is felt to be essential to hold a space for next year's festival and to remind our listeners of the beauty of The Glens area and of its rich heritage of storytelling and music.


Our local tellers and musicians have recorded stories many of them set in our stunning landscape and we will also be offering live zoom sessions and virtual sessions tailored to groups within our community including children and people who are living with dementia.

This year’s festival is being organised thanks to funding received by the Armstrong Storytelling Trust 

www.armstory,org.uk and from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This is enabling us to organise a wide range of events for audiences both at home and abroad. We are partnering with Libraries NI for the children’s sessions and the festival will feature not just local storytellers but those from around the world.

 
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Armstrong Storytelling Trust

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Libraries NI

 

All Storytelling Events Are FREE Apart From the

"Storytellers Toolkit Workshop"

We Welcome Donations

 

Find out what's on over the Storytelling Festival 2021

  • Story Circle
    Sun, 24 Oct
    Via Zoom
    24 Oct, 20:30 – 22:30 BST
    Via Zoom
    Join us for some closing tales
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  • World Tales
    Sun, 24 Oct
    Via Zoom
    24 Oct, 19:00 – 20:15 BST
    Via Zoom
    Join storytellers Peter Chand, Maja Bumberák ,Masako Carey, Nandi Jola, Kathleen Rappolt, Tim Tingle as they share stories froma round the globe.
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  • Storyteller's Toolkit a Workshop with Daniel Morden
    24 Oct, 16:00 – 18:30 BST
    Zoom Webinar
    Daniel Morden teaches a workshop to help you sharpen up your telling skills after over a year on Zoom! Participants strictly limited to 20.
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  • Stories in the Landscape (3)
    Sun, 24 Oct
    Live Via Social & Youtube Channels
    24 Oct, 15:00 – 16:30 BST
    Live Via Social & Youtube Channels
    Local storytellers share their tales told at beautiful locations in the Glens of Antrim
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  • Ballyeamon Barn Session
    Sat, 23 Oct
    Via Zoom
    23 Oct, 20:30 – 22:30 BST
    Via Zoom
    Join Liz Weir’s weekly zoom session of storytelling , songs and tunes live from Ballyeamon Barn, Cushendall.
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  • Glens Festival Story Swap
    Sat, 23 Oct
    Via Zoom
    23 Oct, 19:00 – 20:00 BST
    Via Zoom
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  • Stories in the Landscape (2)
    Sat, 23 Oct
    Live Via Social & Youtube Channels
    23 Oct, 15:00 – 16:00 BST
    Live Via Social & Youtube Channels
    Local storytellers share their tales told at beautiful locations in the Glens of Antrim
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  • Young Tellers Session
    Sat, 23 Oct
    Via Zoom
    23 Oct, 12:00 – 13:00 BST
    Via Zoom
    Join younger storytellers Natasha Manganaro, Lily Ann O’Loughlin, Caleb McKeever, Aisla Dixon and Lois Kennedy via zoom for an hour of stories
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  • Music and Song Session with Colin Urwin and Friends
    Fri, 22 Oct
    Live Via Social & Youtube Channels
    22 Oct, 20:30 – 22:00 BST
    Live Via Social & Youtube Channels
    Join Colin and other local musicians for a session of tunes and songs
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  • Women Of America
    Fri, 22 Oct
    Via Zoom
    22 Oct, 18:30 – 20:00 BST
    Via Zoom
    Join Hilarie Spangler, Donna Ingham and Donna Washington for a rich mix of music and storytelling!
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  • Stories in the Landscape (1)
    Fri, 22 Oct
    Live Via Social & Youtube Channels
    22 Oct, 15:00 – 16:00 BST
    Live Via Social & Youtube Channels
    Local storytellers share their tales told at beautiful locations in the Glens of Antrim
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  • Come Hear Our Songs & Stories!
    22 Oct, 14:00 BST
    Via Zoom
    A special session for residents of care homes, folks and sheltered accommodation with storyteller Liz Weir and friends.
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  • Tullycarnet Yarnspinners with Len Cabral
    21 Oct, 20:00 BST
    Via Zoom
    Join us for a really special evening of storytelling from both sides of the Atlantic hosted by Storyteller in Residence Liz Weir from her home at Ballyeamon Barn near Cushendall.
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  • One World Many Voices
    Thu, 21 Oct
    Zoom
    21 Oct, 18:00 – 19:00 BST
    Zoom
    A multi-language storytelling event. Join storytellers Sef Townsend, Jörg Steinkämper , Maja Bumberák, Madeline McCully, Rebecca Lemaire, Isabelle Hauser, Nandi Jola and Masako Carey as they share short tales in English and Arabic, German, Hungarian, Irish, Spanish, Swiss German, Xhosa.
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  • Tales Out Of School : a story and reminiscence session
    21 Oct, 15:00 BST
    Via Zoom
    Join storytellers Sharon Dickson and Denise Weir for an interactive session aimed at over 55s. Listen to some stories and maybe they will spark memories of school days that you will want to share.
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  • So, you want to tell stories?
    20 Oct, 18:30 – 19:30 BST
    Via Zoom
    An introduction by Liz Weir & Stephen O'Hara
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  • A Cauldron of Tales with Vicky McFarland
    20 Oct, 16:00 – 17:00 BST
    Via Zoom
    Children aged 5- 11 are welcome to cosy up warm this October and join Vicky McFarland as she offers up stories of witches, fairies, monsters and more!
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The Glens Storytelling Videos 2021