Sell your wares at Beyond the Border 2016

Applications are now open for traders selling arts and crafts in our Marketplace at the 2016 Beyond the Border Festival. We are expecting around 3000 participants to this greenfield site festival, where the majority of participants are resident for the full weekend, and therefore visitor… Read more >


Storytelling brings new confidence to Barry youngsters

Beyond the Border has been helping young people from Barry learn about their community and themselves through storytelling. The project, Stories First, saw storyteller Richard Berry working with members of  the Barry Communities First Catch-up Club, using storytelling skills to develop their skills of empathy, listening, self-express and… Read more >


Name our Blacksmith!

We’re delighted to introduce you to our blacksmith, image of the 2016 Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival, representing one of the key themes of this year’s stories, blacksmith tales from Wales and the world. Can you help us give him an appropriate name? Email us… Read more >


Welcome to some new faces at Beyond the Border

We’re delighted to say that BTB has a new Festival Coordinator, Amy Morgan, who is joining our Company Manager, Becka Rickard, to produce the 2016 Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival at St Donat’s Castle, which will take place from 1-3 July 2016. Amy is… Read more >


A warning about spam emails

We wanted to warn all our supporters that recently Beyond the Border has been targeted by email hoaxes. One is from a Michael Owen or Owen Michael, claiming to be from BtB and inviting them to perform at our next festival and asking for personal details… Read more >


See a fly-on-the-wall preview of our forthcoming show

Fire in the North Sky: Epic Tales from Finland (Saatuja Sanoja) Saturday 3 October, 7.30pm Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. £12/£10 Don’t miss this incredible performance of traditional tales and music from Finland, in Wales for just one day. Click here for more information… Read more >


Conference on stories and adult learning, 1 October

Conference – Adult learning in the Arts 1 October 2015, Cardiff Keynote Speaker : Vikki Heywood CBE, Chair of RSA BtB’s Lottery funded project, in partnership with NIACE Cymru, Sharing Stories Sharing Understanding, will be a key case study in this conference exploring adult learning in… Read more >

Geoff Barber

BTB Treasurer shortlisted for A&B Business Adviser of the Year

BTB’s Treasurer, Geoff Barber, is one of only three people to be shortlisted for the Arts & Business Cymru Business Adviser of the Year, as part of its annual awards. Geoff, who is Head of Business Intelligence at Principality Building Society joined the Board of Beyond… Read more >

Blue Garden Sunday afternoon

Dates for Beyond the Border 2016 announced!

We are thrilled to announce that plans are underway for the 2016 Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival which will take place from 1-3 July 2016 at St Donat’s Castle, Vale of Glamorgan. The festival is a cornucopia of stories, music, theatre, literature, circus, dance,… Read more >

Beyond the Border

Tales in the office – BTB helps Principality tell its own story

Staff at Principality Building Society’s Cardiff headquarters had a big surprise on Friday, when a band of storytellers burst unannounced into the office, and proceeded to tell them stories to explain and exemplify the company’s key values. This ‘storytelling intervention’ was an innovative and dynamic… Read more >