Live storytelling events
We are working out a programme of events in person in pubs and parks around Dumfries and Galloway. This may take some time! Please get in touch if you are interested in hosting something.
Check for upcoming events on our Ticket Tailor page!
During lockdown we created the atmosphere of a longhouse online.
We used this as a digital venue for lovers of stories to gather and listen to stories every month. As well as the resident storytellers, Cathbad and Olaf, we invited a collection of guests to tell their tales. Now that Lockdown is over and the sun has returned, we have been taking part in more “In Person” events outdoors. As the nights draw in and the event season slows down we will be more active online though!
Whilst we have focussed on providing ‘Live’ Sessions and activities, Cathbad recorded some stories and has made them available on “The Floating Monastery” YouTube channel – want to get a wee look ?
You can browse and book your space at all the upcoming “Tales” and Wordmith Crafts CIC studio workshop by visiting our “Ticket Tailor” page.
We also have a “Lockdown Colouring Book” on sale. This was first created when an artist started drawing as she listened to the stories. The current edition is being tested out with a limited print run of only 30 copies – We have already seen improvements to be made! If you would like to be the proud owner of a copy you can buy it on Etsy
There are QR codes in the book so that you can link to an online story to listen to while you colour in.
Cluaran is also testing out new ways to use digital devices and online space to cross barriers. We have a gather space which we hope to open up for those who would like to get together online and practice telling tales. If you already know about it, follow this link and speak friend, then enter.
If you don’t know about it, keep your eyes open for more information, or visit the facebook group.