Scootish Storytelling Centre Winter Festivals 2018
St Andrew's Day 30th November - Rivers of Our Being - CoHERE Folk Oratorio.
A St. Andrew's Night celebration of the diversity of European musical traditions in an original oratorio developed by the awardwinning composer Prof. Valdis Muktupavels, performed by students of the Music Section, Newcastle University. Taking inspiration from the rivers of Europe, the piece invites audiences to take a unique auditory journey across different European cultural heritages.
Developed in partnership with Heriot-Watt University, the Latvian Academy of Culture and Newcastle University. This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 693289.
Hogmanay celebration 28 & 29 December - The Burdies
Celebrate midwinter stories, songs and folk traditions by creating and developing a Folk play! A chance for all the family to participate in dance, drama, costume making and music before performing the final piece together at 3pm on Sat 29th. Light refreshments provided.
Supper with Burns 24 & 25 January
A seasonal favourite! Join us for an alternative Burns Supper in the beautiful setting of the Storytelling Court, serving up a delicious 3-course Scottish dinner - with the centre piece Haggis – and a generous helping of Burns' stories, song and lore. Hosted by storytellers David Campbell and Ruth Kirkpatrick, with clarsach player Katie Harrigan. Also featuring Donald Smith’s wonderful rendition of Tam O'Shanter! Book early to avoid disappointment!