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The Village Storytelling Festival

Connecting Stories: Storytelling in the Early Years in a Post Lockdown World

Thu 7 July 2022

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Close up of a baby's head from behind, looking outwards towards a room which is blurred

Image credit. Andy Gunn

Sarah Rankin, storyteller | Daiva Ivanauskaitė, storyteller | Andy Gunn, film maker | Starcatchers, workshop leaders

Join us for a screening of 'Connecting Stories' (add link), a short film about the challenges and unexpected positives of welcoming a baby during a global pandemic. Afterwards participate in a talk and Q&A with artists and participants. All ages welcome.

In the second half, participate in a Storytelling for Early Years Workshop, for artists, practitioners and those interested in learning about skills and the benefits of exploring storytelling with early years children in a post lockdown world. This workshop will be inclusive to adults who bring their children.

This workshop is jointly led by Starcatchers, Scotland’s Arts and Early years organisation. For 15 years they have offered inspirational creative arts experiences for the youngest children aged from birth to 5 years and the grown-ups who care for them. Alongside a range of beautiful productions and immersive community work, Starcatchers’ professional development and training programme, Creative Skills, focuses on empowering early years professionals to tap into and implement creativity in their own settings, ensuring the best developmental outcomes for every child. Discover more at

If you hold a full festival pass, you may attend this workshop without additional charge, but you YOU MUST book a ticket as places are extremely limited. Parents who wish to attend are welcome to bring their child(ren) though please book a ticket at no extra cost. Sessions will be relaxed to accommodate children's attendance

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Part of Village Storytelling Festival 2022 #




Event Type

Talks & Events




10:30am — 12:30pm


All ages, under 16s must be accompanied by an adult


Tickets: Free For Festival Pass Holders
(but they must still book a ticket)
Free for accompanying children

Sliding Scale £5/10/15

Booking fee: 10% booking fee


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