“celebrating the world’s rich heritage of traditional stories – and the universal art of storytelling….”
Beyond The Border is Wales’ leading international festival of storytelling, a celebration of world myth, legend and folktale featuring storytellers, musicians, poets, singers, writers and artists from around the globe.
BTB began life in 1993, born out of the desire to:
- raise the status and increase understanding of storytelling as an artform suitable for all ages, adults as well as children
- showcase performances by leading practitioners from Wales and the World involved in exploring the retelling of traditional stories for a contemporary audience
- help develop and provide a platform for an emerging new generation of performance storytellers
At the heart of what we do is our spectacular 3-day summer festival, held every other year in the beautiful South Wales countryside.
At the same time, BTB has become very much a year-round project, with a variety of outreach events and innovative projects taking place in locations across S Wales, culminating in the festival weekend every two years.
“A Festival like no other”
The Times July 2002