Welcome to the East Anglian Storytelling Festival 2019.
This is our fifth annual festival of stories and we will be hosting local, national and international storytellers for a wonderful weekend of stories from Friday 14th June to Sunday 16th June at Blackbourne Community Centre in Elmswell, Suffolk.
Storytelling is a tradition as old as we are. Stories serve to teach, to warn, to touch our darkest souls, our breathless hopes, our compassion, our best selves and our moral compass.
Stories can bring us to tears or to laughter. Whether we are young or old, stories take us out of ourselves into another world, where anything is possible, and anything might happen!
At the East Anglian Storytelling Festival we think stories are really important so we try to make our festival accessible to everyone - and you can help with that. We would like to keep all the daytime events at the festival free for everyone to access and get a taste of storytelling in all it forms. That is where you come in.
We shall have ticketed events in the evenings to help us cover the cost of the venue and expenses for featured tellers, however if you can help us raise further funds, we will be able to keep all the daytime events free for all.
What is in it for you I hear - well,
Any donation under £10 you shall be thanked personally on our facebook page and website
£20 you shall be thanked personally on the day and on our facebook page and website
£50 will get you the above AND access for 2 people to an evening event with a personal thanks at that event
£100 will get you all of the above AND a dedicated 20 minute story at the festival
£500 will get you all of the above AND a full weekend camping ticket including access to each paid for session for 4 people and a dedicated page in our program
£1000 all of the above AND each storyteller shall queue up to kiss your hand in a ceremonial way. (please note you must have washed your hands)
It all began in 2015, when a group of East Anglian storytellers got together to put on a celebration of everything that was great about East Anglian storytelling and it was such a success with audiences and storytellers alike that we just kept doing it.