FEST Conference 2013

Rome, Italy: Dates have been announced for the next FEST (Federation for European Storytelling) Conference followed by the Rome International Storytelling Festival… The 2013 Conference of the Federation for European Storytelling (FEST) takes place in Rome, one of the great cultural capitals of Europe and home… Read more >

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Developing the storytelling audience…

We’re delighted to say that BTB has been awarded an Audience Development Grant by Arts Council Wales, to help us launch a series of projects aimed at developing audiences for storytelling performances across Wales during 2013. We’ll be working with a variety of partners on this, and… Read more >

Beyond The Border Festival 2014

BTB 2014 Dates announced!

Yes, it’s confirmed! We can now announce definite dates for BTB Festival 2014. 4th to 6th July at beautiful St Donats Castle by the sea! Put the dates in your diary now! More details in due course…..

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BTB on BBC Radio 4!

Beyond The Border Storytelling Festival, as featured (almost) on The Archers! BTB got a plug on the world’s longest running soap opera The Archers this week, when Welsh barman Rhys suggests they have a storyteller for a Christmas family event. Rhys talks about the big… Read more >

Job Offer! Join our team…

Help us run Wales’ leading international storytelling organisation! Following successful grant aid application to Arts Council Wales,  BTB is looking for a Company Manager to support the continuing development of the company and its work, including the 2014 Festival at St Donats Castle.  Background  Beyond The… Read more >


2012 Festival a great success! Roll on 2014!

The last of the tents have been packed away, the site get-out crew hosed down after a punishing final few days pulling equipment out of the mud, the lost property (most of it) reunited with its owners, the skips and the portaloos returned, and even… Read more >

L to R: Jaipur Brass; Chirine El Ansary; Ritu Verna

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200 years of Grimm’s

BTB celebrates the 200th anniversary of the publication of Grimm’s Fairy Tales with a major education project for young people in South Wales.  See our Projects page for more details….

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Arts Council backs BTB

The Arts Council of Wales has awarded a grant of £28,000 from its new Festivals Fund to Beyond The Border Wales International Storytelling Festival, for outreach activities, education projects and audience development work in 2011/2012. Projects include working with young teenagers in Rhondda Cynon Taf,… Read more >

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BTB wins Euro Award

Beyond The Border is one of five European Storytelling Festivals to have won an award under the Grundtvig Scheme – which aims to help develop adult education and enable more people to undertake learning experiences in other European countries. Over the next two years, BTB will… Read more >

Audience in Blue Garden, St Donats

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