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 >

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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 >

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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 >


On camera: BtB’s ground-breaking new work, Peredur

BtB has launched a short film about a new piece of storytelling we are developing, based on the Peredur myth. Watch the film here  Peredur combines story, music, theatre and improvisation to create a ground-breaking new piece of tri-lingual performance storytelling. It features Michael Harvey, Marien Tillet, a leading… Read more >

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New work premieres in Paris

Beyond the Border premiered a new work at La Maison du Conte in Paris in November, based on the story of Peredur. Combining story, music, theatre and improvisation, this ground-breaking new piece of tri-lingual performance storytelling was performed by Michael Harvey and Marien Tillet (storytellers) and Alex… Read more >


Tell us about your experience of the festival

If you came to Beyond the Border 2014 but didn’t get a chance to feed back on your experience, it’s still not too late! We would love to hear about what worked well from your perspective and what we could do differently in the future. You… Read more >

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Beyond the Border in the community

As part of the 2014 Beyond the Border festival some of the worlds’ best storytellers were telling tales in schools and libraries across South Wales over the past month, in partnership with local businesses. Renault Retail Group Cardiff, principal sponsor of the 2014 Beyond the Border… Read more >


Congratulations to the BtB 2014 Young Storytellers

Congratulations and thanks to all who took part in the Beyond the Border 2014 Young Storyteller Competition.   The winners were: 13 and over Winner: Poppy Rivers-Vincent Highly commended: Iris Skipworth   Under 13s Winners: Ben Morden Lily Newsam  


Beyond the Border 2014 – thank you!

Beyond the Border would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who made the 2014 festival such a huge success. Artists, crew, staff, stewards, sponsors and of course, our lovely audience members! We’re looking forward to seeing you all in 2016. In the meantime,… Read more >


Important information about booking tickets

Online and phone bookings for the festival have now closed. Ihe festival box office at St Donats Castle is now open for sales of weekend, day and evening tickets, £5 Eavesdropper tickets and £5 single-night camping tickets. If you are buying tickets on the door… Read more >