Themed #BeLegendary, StoryFest: International Storytelling Festival Singapore 2018 celebrates the timeless myths and legends from around the world from 1 – 3 June 2018.
Presented by The Arts House and The Storytelling Centre Limited, StoryFest 2018presents 21 storytellers, acclaimed and aspiring, in 17 programmes to share and tap into the power of storytelling.
Of the eight performances, three acclaimed storytelling performances make their Asian premieres at the Festival — the Nordic epic Beowulf by The Telling Theatre (Denmark), Nairobi-based Maimouna Jallow’s adaptation of Lola Shoneyin’s award-winning debut novel The Secret Lives of Baba Segi, and Mara Menzies’s The Illusion of Truth with stories from her Scottish and the African heritage.
Returning for its second edition, StoryFest once again makes The Arts House the festival home for performances, and the gathering ground for international storytelling experts, local practitioners and everyone who appreciates stories.
To commemorate the enchanting tales at StoryFest 2018, visual artistmslatenightjam has been commissioned to create Story Cloth. The free activity invites all ages to pick up the paint brush and breathe life to the characters, landscapes and motifs from the stories told at the festival.
In another festival first, StoryFest 2018 teams up with Singapore company Big Tinyto convert its container home on wheels into the Story House. Free daily pop-up performances and activities by members of the Young Storytellers Mentorship Project will also be announced every morning of the festival.
Beyond the showcases, the storytellers will also facilitate workshops to share their skills and techniques with practitioners and those who employ storytelling in their line of work. Dr. Nicola Grove (UK), an acclaimed storyteller and a pioneer in using literature and story in schools for special needs children, will be conducting two masterclasses on storytelling and disability. Harnessing the power of storytelling, the two sessions will benefit caregivers, as well as therapists, educators and storytellers who work with people with special needs and communication challenges.
StoryFest 2018l runs from 1 – 3 June at The Arts House. All programmes, with the exception of Story Cloth and Story House, are ticketed.
Details and tickets are available at storyfestsg.com.
See all the events, workshops and sessions on their official website.