Blue Garden Audience listening, dancing to Afro Caribbean teller Jan Blake

New to the festival? Get the festival flavour for just £12

If you want to see world-class storytelling, circus, music and theatre, experience the beautiful setting of St Donats Castle and sample the delights of the food & craft markets and real ale bar, our Taster Ticket could be for you. A Taster Ticket is just… Read more >


Win festival tickets in our giant competitions

How big are giants? What do they look like? How to they behave? Have YOU ever met a giant? We’re celebrating giants in stories this festival, as part of Roald Dahl 100, a whole year of activity to mark the anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth. We’ll… Read more >

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Bursaries for Summer School courses available

Places are still available on the Beyond the Border Summer School, and thanks to funding from the Foyle Foundation, we are able to provide a number of bursaries to participants aged 30 or under. The bursaries will cover half of the course fees. If you wish… Read more >

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Bookings now open for 2016 Summer School

Bookings are now open for Beyond the Border’s summer school of storytelling workshops, at St Donats Castle, Vale of Glamorgan, which run from Tuesday 28 to Thursday 30 June 2016. The BtB Summer School offers a range of masterclasses and workshops aimed at storytellers of… Read more >


Beyond the Border beams stories round the globe for St David’s Day

Beyond the Border presented its first ever live streamed storytelling on St David’s Day, broadcast live from the Vale of Glamorgan, the home of Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival. Audience members from USA, Turkey, Europe and Australia logged in to Cath Little’s performance of Welsh… Read more >


Glamping now open for bookings

Bookings are now being taken for our glamping site, which will provide comfortable accommodation in delightful bell tents with real beds. If you want to add a little luxury to your time at the Festival or simply prefer not to bring tents, beds and bedding to the Festival, glamping… Read more >


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 >