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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

  • Tales and Tunes of Belfast at Tullycarnet Library - part of Eastside Arts Festival
    Tales and Tunes of Belfast at Tullycarnet Library - part of Eastside Arts Festival
    Thu, 01 Aug
    Tullycarnet Library
    01 Aug 2024, 14:30 – 15:30
    Tullycarnet Library, Kinross Avenue,, Kings Road, Belfast BT5 7GF, UK
    01 Aug 2024, 14:30 – 15:30
    Tullycarnet Library, Kinross Avenue,, Kings Road, Belfast BT5 7GF, UK
    Join storyteller Sharon Dickson and musician Geoff Hatt for an afternoon of tales and tunes of Belfast. Hear stories and songs of days gone by and by the end of the session you’ll be singing along.
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  • 50 years of Tullycarnet Library: Family Storytelling Session with Janice Witherspoon
    50 years of Tullycarnet Library: Family Storytelling Session with Janice Witherspoon
    Sat, 03 Aug
    Tullycarnet Library
    03 Aug 2024, 14:00 – 15:00
    Tullycarnet Library, Kinross Avenue,, Kings Road, Belfast BT5 7GF, UK
    03 Aug 2024, 14:00 – 15:00
    Tullycarnet Library, Kinross Avenue,, Kings Road, Belfast BT5 7GF, UK
    Come along to this Family storytelling session to hear tales from storyteller Janice Witherspoon. In this family storytelling session you will meet beasties big and small with tales of fiery dragons and little ants, queen bees and dancing trees. Contact the library to book.
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  • Cushendall Library - Storytelling at the Heart of the Glens Festival with Liz Weir
    Cushendall Library - Storytelling at the Heart of the Glens Festival with Liz Weir
    Thu, 08 Aug
    Cushendall Library
    08 Aug 2024, 11:00 – 12:00
    Cushendall Library, Mill St, Cushendall, Ballymena BT44 0RR, UK
    08 Aug 2024, 11:00 – 12:00
    Cushendall Library, Mill St, Cushendall, Ballymena BT44 0RR, UK
    Join Liz Weir for this family storytelling event, offered as part of the Heart of the Glens Festival.
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  • Storytelling In Lurgan Library with Janice Witherspoon
    Storytelling In Lurgan Library with Janice Witherspoon
    Thu, 15 Aug
    Lurgan Library
    15 Aug 2024, 11:00 – 12:00
    Lurgan Library, 1 Carnegie St, Lurgan, Craigavon BT66 6AS, UK
    15 Aug 2024, 11:00 – 12:00
    Lurgan Library, 1 Carnegie St, Lurgan, Craigavon BT66 6AS, UK
    Janice Witherspoon has been working as a professional storyteller for more than 10 years. In this family storytelling session you will meet beasties big and small with tales of fiery dragons and little ants, queen bees and dancing trees.
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  • Bangor Yarnspinners with Inge Persyn and Gifford Savage
    Bangor Yarnspinners with Inge Persyn and Gifford Savage
    Wed, 11 Sept
    Bangor Carnegie Library
    11 Sept 2024, 14:30 – 16:00
    Bangor Carnegie Library, Hamilton Rd, Bangor BT20 4LH, UK
    11 Sept 2024, 14:30 – 16:00
    Bangor Carnegie Library, Hamilton Rd, Bangor BT20 4LH, UK
    Join us for an afternoon of stories, poetry and song from the talented Inge Persyn and Gifford Savage. Contact the library to book your place. Suggested donation £3.
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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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