The International
School of Storytelling

Performances and Events

Come and enjoy our performances and events in the Storytelling Hut at Emerson College and elsewhere!


Saturday April 21st 2018 

A tale of ancient light and sacred secrets weaving together spoken word and music.

Storyteller, SARAH DECO, brings together tales from the three Abrahamic religions drawing from the oral traditions, stories and legends of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The story follows a stone, containing primordial light, given to Adam and Eve by Raziel, Angel of Mysteries. This stone brings wisdom and transformation as it passes from one generation to the next. Sometimes lost for eons, it rolls on through ancient time and in its long and eventful journey approaches our own .






Saturday May 12th 2018 

Peering into rockpools one day, Rosie finds a beautiful sea green stone. "Careful" says her brother Wills. “Stealing from the sea is bad luck”. As a tragedy unfolds, Brenda wonders if this was true.
A young woman is abducted by an evil sorcerer, a finman. Imprisoned on the ocean floor she arranges and rearranges translucent coloured stones into beautiful mosaics while she longs for her home on the islands. 
A timeless tale based on an ancient mythology from the Orkney Islands meets a modern day story of grief and loss set on the Dorset coast. In an hour long performance two storytellers weave the tales together, accompanied by music, song and percussion”

This performance will be given by Annie Sheppard and Alex Langridge who are two graduates from our 2015 three month course: The Heart and Craft of the Storyteller.




Saturday June 2nd from 9:30am until 6:00pm

Emerson College

What is the role of storytelling as we face the challenges in the 21st century? 

Join the International School of Storytelling community for the Graduation Day of our students on the flagship 3-month course Storytelling Beyond Words.On this course students hone their storytelling skills, learning their craft and exploring the wisdom within folktales, wonder tales, myths and legends. On the day, our graduates will be sharing their individual projects and research questions in a celebration of performances, workshops, discussions, story and song, addressing a variety of personal, social and environmental 21st century challenges. 

We look forward to welcoming you to share their stories and discoveries!

Open to all. No tickets required. Some recommended ages restrictions may apply.

Keep an eye on the website or facebook for the full programme of events, talks and storytelling nearer the time.