Poetry and storytelling

Poetry and storytelling

Launched in 2011, "Previously" is a volunteer-driven local history festival. In 2015, the programme runs over five days following Robert Louis Stevenson Day on the 13th November. It comes before St Andrews Day on 30th November and the start of the Winter Festivals.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Scottish essayist, poet, man of letters, novelist and travel writer, became an international celebrity for his classic tales Treasure Island, Kidnap

With her brand of magical and mythical storytelling, Xanthe Gresham Knight cuts across the lines between storytelling and theatre to showcase the female voice through time with a double debut at the @

Nothing is black or white in this powerful play from Brooklyn based Smoke and Mirrors Collaborative.

The ancient tales of the Arabian Nights are brought to vibrant comic life by the brilliant trio that is Story Pocket Theatre.

The Sheafy is the part of Woodwick Mill in Orkney where poet Willie Hershaw retreats and reflects.

Seven years after its original inception, Donald Smith’s adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic Scottish novel returns to the Scottish Storytelling Centre for two performances.

The Consulate General of Japan in collaboration with Asian Studies at the University of Edinburgh, is once again proud to present Japan Children’s Day

Touring children's theatre festival, taking place each summer, with around 15 or so productions in various venues across the city. Imaginate brings together shows by top international performers as well as Scottish theatre companies, for an audience that ranges in age from babies to 16-year-olds.

Visiting performance storyteller, Xanthe Gresham Knight from London, pays a visit to the Scottish Storytelling Centre on Friday 30 January, to present her eighth show in the “Goddess” series.