Falkirk Storytelling Festival

Falkirk Storytelling Festival About Us

A new event in the heart of Falkirk town centre. Falkirk Storytelling Festival takes place between 21st and 24th September 2017.

The Festival has its roots in storytelling but reaches out to cover music and performance.

Highlights of the first year’s programme include: folk music legend and Falkirk Bairn Brian McNeill founder of the Battlefield Band and core member of Clan Alba; the multi-award winning Scottish crime author Christopher Brookmyre; Falkirk born author Alan Bissett brings his hilarious sell out Fringe hit ‘More Moira Monologues’ to Falkirk; there’s a huge programme of kids events from storytelling to comic book workshops plus Spy Quest an immersive adventure game taking place in and around The Howgate Shopping Centre. Falkirk based literary collectives The Rooftop Writers, The Write Angle, and The Literary Lounge will be showcasing local talent during the four day event. Falkirk Library and Howgate Shopping Centre will both host Bookbug, and AppyPlay events for youngsters while folk music events presented by Falkirk Folk Club will be taking place during the festival on both Thursday and Friday nights.

Falkirk Storytelling Festival 2017 has been assembled and is brought to you by The Howgate Shopping Centre, The Faw Kirk and Eden Consultancy Group.

Each of the events taking place are organised either by the venues themselves or by the organisations mentioned under each individual event. If you have questions relating a specific event please contact the event organisers or the venue direct.

Please note that with the exception of the Howgate and the Faw Kirk which are fully accessible, a number of the venues are located on upper floors of traditional buildings which do not have lifts. If you have special access requirements please contact the individual event organisers direct – they will be pleased to discuss further with you.

For an overview of what’s on over the weekend you can download our interview with the team from BBC Radio Scotland’s #OutForTheWeekend programme here

We hope that you enjoy this year’s festival.