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 >

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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 >