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The Village Storytelling Festival

The Aurus Project - Digging For Inner Gold: Toolkit Launch

Fri 8 July 2022

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A number of black slates each with a single chalk word which reads "never judge a book by its cover"

Image credit. Hannah Brackston

The Village Storytelling Centre and International Aurus Project Partners

Along with our international partners, we are proud to launch the Aurus Project – Digging For Inner Gold. This toolkit is for people interested in the potential and power of storytelling as a tool to improve well-being and self-esteem. It provides a practical understanding, exercises and resources which can be used by professionals who support people experiencing or are at risk of social exclusion.

Join us as we and our European partners present the toolkit and share our experience of developing this toolkit, drawing on our work with the most marginalised and isolated groups across Europe. This will include a panel discussion and Q&A.

Part of the Aurus Project Launch. For almost two years a team from Scotland, England, Greece, Hungary, and the Netherlands worked on the Aurus project, focusing on how to use storytelling in working with people and groups in vulnerable circumstances, including the most marginalised and isolated. Europe faces growing numbers of people at risk of and experiencing social exclusion. Mank think that their story doesn't matter, that they don't matter. The partners in this project believe everyone's story matters and that working with applied storytelling can help people realise their strengths and know how to use them.

Partners: The Village Storytelling Centre (Glasgow, Scotland)

Képes Alapítvány (Budapest, Hungary)

Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

DW-RS Producties (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Settle Stories (Settle, England)

Mythos (Korrisia, Greece)

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

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Part of Village Storytelling Festival 2022 #




Event Type

Talks & Events




11:30am — 1:00pm

Doors open: 11:15am


All ages


Free but ticketed


Wheelchair accessible

Tickets no longer available