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Taking
Storytelling into
Communities

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The Armstrong Storytelling Trust is a registered charity set up to promote the art of storytelling, develop new storytellers and preserve and enhance access to stories by taking stories into schools, care homes for old people and communities throughout Northern Ireland.

Charity Registration Number: NIC  107622

Watch Liz Weir, our Storyteller in Residence, explaining how we promote cultural understanding through stories.

Upcoming Events

  • Ballyclare May Fair ~ Storytelling with Mabel Jenkins
    Ballyclare May Fair ~ Storytelling with Mabel Jenkins
    Wed, 22 May
    Ballyclare Library
    22 May 2024, 14:00 – 15:00
    Ballyclare Library , The Market House, School St, Ballyclare BT39 9BE, UK
    22 May 2024, 14:00 – 15:00
    Ballyclare Library , The Market House, School St, Ballyclare BT39 9BE, UK
    Join storyteller Mabel Jenkins in Ballyclare Library to hear tales about the countryside with some folklore thrown in for good measure. This event is free. Contact the library to book your place.
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  • Memories are Made of this with Maura Johnston in Magherafelt
    Memories are Made of this with Maura Johnston in Magherafelt
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, 23 May
    Magherafelt
    23 May 2024, 11:00 – 12:00
    Magherafelt, 20 Queen Street, Magherafelt BT45 6AB, UK
    23 May 2024, 11:00 – 12:00
    Magherafelt, 20 Queen Street, Magherafelt BT45 6AB, UK
    Join storyteller Maura Johnston for stories from times gone by and share some memories of your own.
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  • Castlewellan Yarnspinners with Anne Harper
    Castlewellan Yarnspinners with Anne Harper
    Wed, 29 May
    Castlewellan Library
    29 May 2024, 18:30 – 19:45
    Castlewellan Library, Main St, Castlewellan BT31 9DA, UK
    29 May 2024, 18:30 – 19:45
    Castlewellan Library, Main St, Castlewellan BT31 9DA, UK
    Anne Harper is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, & storyteller from County Down. A professional orchestral musician for more than twenty years, she loves to weave musical threads into the fabric of her stories. Her work reflects her passion for cultural heritage and the natural world.
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  • Carryduff Yarnspinners with Liz Weir
    Carryduff Yarnspinners with Liz Weir
    Wed, 12 Jun
    Carryduff Library
    12 Jun 2024, 18:00 – 19:30
    Carryduff Library, Church Rd, Carryduff, Belfast BT8 8DT, UK
    12 Jun 2024, 18:00 – 19:30
    Carryduff Library, Church Rd, Carryduff, Belfast BT8 8DT, UK
    Join Liz Weir, Storyteller in Residence with the Armstrong Storytelling Trust for an evening of tales. Liz Weir is a storyteller and writer from Northern Ireland. She was the first winner of the International Story Bridge Award from the National Storytelling Network, USA.
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  • Tales and Tunes of Women, a work in progress
    Tales and Tunes of Women, a work in progress
    Wed, 19 Jun
    Bangor Carnegie Library
    19 Jun 2024, 14:30 – 16:00
    Bangor Carnegie Library, Hamilton Rd, Bangor BT20 4LH, UK
    19 Jun 2024, 14:30 – 16:00
    Bangor Carnegie Library, Hamilton Rd, Bangor BT20 4LH, UK
    This exciting event is a result of a collaboration between 3 talented women, Liz Weir, Vicky Mc Farland and Anne Harper, funded by the Arts Council. The audience will hear a work in progress, including re-imagined stories and new music performed on the harp and clarinet.
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  • Lisburn City Library Yarnspinners with Stephen O'Hara
    Lisburn City Library Yarnspinners with Stephen O'Hara
    Wed, 18 Sept
    Lisburn City Library
    18 Sept 2024, 14:30 – 16:00
    Lisburn City Library , 23 Linenhall St, Antrim, Lisburn BT28 1FJ, UK
    18 Sept 2024, 14:30 – 16:00
    Lisburn City Library , 23 Linenhall St, Antrim, Lisburn BT28 1FJ, UK
    Stephen O'Hara learned to tell stories in the classroom where he taught English, and then in Ireland’s only storytelling cafe, Cafe Revive in Cushendall. His stories bring the past of this place into the present, making sense of superstitions, legends and truths. Suggested donation £3.
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