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Beyond the Border exists to create, encourage and promote traditional storytelling for contemporary audiences.

Our vision is to 'bring the world to Wales, and take Wales to the world'. Our biennial international festival of storytelling is the cornerstone of our work, and in addition we run events and projects year-round to build audiences for storytelling and to communicate its power to entertain, transform and inform people’s lives.

“All the gardens of spring and summer were blooming in the tall tales beyond the border…”
Dylan Thomas


The Festival

1-3 July 2016 A wonderful and vibrant three-day festival of stories and music from Wales and across the world
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BtB events all year

BtB presents performance storytelling events all year, as well as innovative education and outreach projects.
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Support BtB

We rely on donations from supporters to put on events, build audiences and develop projects in the community. Donate now >

What’s On

  1. Dominic

    Dominic Kelly: The Hero Light

    February 3, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Peter & Gorg Chand: Henna

    March 19, 2016 @ 8:00 pm

Festival Archive

poster archive

Photos, videos and posters from the last 22 years of BtB
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"A festival like no other" - The Times