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  • Back in Time With the International Storytelling Festival Amsterdam

    Please note that this is the last year’s agenda. Click here for the Storytelling Festival 2017!

    Can you still remember the pre-Internet era with less technology and longer conversations? When we actually visited concerts instead of watching those recorded and shared on Youtube? When we weren’t listening to audiobooks, but to real people reading or telling stories?

    The Storytelling Festival Amsterdam will take you back in time to experience it again! Come and listen to beautiful tales, recitals and legends narrated by talented storytellers from all over the world.

    Some of the stories will be amusing, the others might be sad, but none of them will fail to touch your heart.

    When and Where?

    The official dates of the festival are 29 October – 06 November 2016. Some of the events will also be held on October 22, 27 and 28.

    The Storytelling Festival Amsterdam takes place in numerous locations throughout the city, including EYE Film Institute, Centrale Openbare Bibliotheek, Theater Oostblok, Podium Mozaiek, Klik Cafe and a couple of other venues.

    Source: Storytelling Amsterdam
    Source: Storytelling Festival

    Storytelling in English

    For your convenience, we’ve gathered all the events with the stories told in English here. Some of them are even free. Check it out!

    29 October

    Body and landscape: workshop for developing storytellers by Nell Phoenix
    The four chambers of the heart by Cat Gerrard and Tim Ralphs
    Dinner with Nell Phoenix
    Maria Johansdotter by Johan Theodorsson and Anders Peev
    Who you are when no one is looking by Soula Notos

    30 October

    Story brunch
    Little Red Riding Hood and other lost girls by Nell Phoenix
    Rebranding Beelzebub by Tim Ralphs
    Shoganai by Terra

    3 November

    Expertmeeting storytelling and engagement workshop by Katrice Horsley and Emma Collins
    Splinters by Katrice Horsley and Michael Stork

    4 November

    My father held a gun by Sahand Sahebdivani and Raphael Rodan

    5 November

    Storytelling and mixing music by Peter Chand
    Tongue tied and twisted by Peter Chand
    Diwali evening (free admission)

    6 November

    Into the light by Arabi Ghibeh

    Extra’s

    27 Oct: The idea retold by Sahand Sahebdivani
    28 Oct: The rape of Io by Simon Hodges (free admission)
    29 Oct: City campfire (price is on donation)
    29 Oct: Deep into the night by Simon Hodges
    6 Nov: Three expeditions to the South Pole by Rik Vuur, Rocco Vermijs and Annie Tangberg

    Visit the official website of the Storytelling Festival Amsterdam for the entire program, including the events in Dutch. Most of the tickets are available on the same link.

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