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What We Do

  • Provide storytelling activities for people of all ages throughout Northern Ireland both in libraries and within communities.

  • Facilitate. public storytelling events including monthly adult Yarnspinning evenings at Tullycarnet Library (running since 1991)

  • Give employment opportunities for new and emerging storytellers.

  • Offer storytelling training for library staff, carers and young people.

  • Establish a firm foundation for storytelling to continue as an important and enduring art-form in Northern Ireland.


For children and young people

  • promotes literacy

  • improves talking and listening skills

  • develops confidence

  • enables young people to experience traditional storytelling

  • promotes library use

  • encourages a love of stories

  • enhances storytelling skills

  • improves creative writing

storytelling for children and teenagers in schools and libraries

Health and welfare groups

storytelling for various health and welfare groups

storytelling for mental health groups, hearing and visually impaired groups, visually impaired groups, Alzheimer’s Society groups and Memory Cafes. NI Chest Heart and Stroke Association, Cancer Focus, Breast Cancer support groups, laryngectomy support group, Arthritis Care, groups of learning disabled adults, Northern Ireland Hospice.

  • gives voice to those whose voices are often not heard

  • inclusive of disability, age, gender and culture

  • provides a social activity

  • encourages sharing of personal stories

  • stimulates realisation of common narratives

  • facilitates reminiscence


For older people

storytelling for residents in nursing homes, folds and sheltered dwellings, luncheon clubs, University of the Third Age, active age groups

  • gives voice to those whose voices are often not heard

  • links past, present and future

  • provides relaxing entertainment

  • stimulates memory

  • encourages conversation

  • creates social interaction

  • values ordinary people’s stories

  • provides employment for new and emerging storytellers

  • encourages intergenerational connections


storytelling for prisoners and their families

  • provides training for prisoners to interact with their families

  • facilitates opportunities for prisoners and their families to share stories together

  • supports social interaction

  • promotes good mental health via a relaxing, non-threatening activity

Refugees and homeless people

storytelling and story-making

  • encourages people to share their own stories

  • values the stories of every individual whatever their background or culture

  • promotes social inclusion

  • encourages community participation

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