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BTB Recommends…Flatfoot Trybe

Flatfoot Trybe, otherwise known as Phil Okwedy (words) & Mikey Price (music) perform their new show, Surnames, Stockings and Stick-Fighting Warriors: Persecution, terror, slaughter and slavery are melded together in a set of stories that chart the journey from forced exile to resolute return, and that ultimately celebrate the triumph of the human spirit over tyranny. Strange then, that the key to it all should be a name – and that the name should be found in a Cumbrian police station in the late 1930’s…

Mikey Price is a song maker, composer, instrumentalist. Member of Pwngk with fiddler Bob Evans, and Domestic Violins with Trinidadian Calypso artiste Mary-Anne Roberts. He has also toured, as accompanist, with Frankie Armstrong and The Chalk Circle Collective, in a programme of Bertolt Brecht. He is a founder-member of Acoustic Tuesday club in Cardiff.

Phil Okwedy is a storyteller and teacher  www.philokwedstoryteller.co.uk

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Try our Beyond Storytime online library for free

Fans and subscribers of Beyond the Border’s online story collection, Beyond Storytime, can now enjoy a brand new tale from the Isle of Man told by Fiona Angwin, ‘The Buggane of St Trinians’.  The story is available on Beyond Storytime, completely free, and can be accessed via the Beyond… Read more >


Story Bikers complete epic grand tour – see the pictures!

Four intrepid motorbikers completed a unique tour of Wales last weekend, raising money and support for Beyond the Border. Their adventure took them 468 miles in three days, with stops at nine different locations across Wales, to hear and tell dozens of traditional stories, many… Read more >

Francis Maxey: From Trolls to Twits


As part of the Roald Dahl 100 celebrations Future Inn Cardiff is putting on 2 special storytelling sessions for its residents and opening them up to the public.

Francis Maxey present From Trolls to Twits, from 6.00 – 7.00pm on 16th and 17th September 2016.

An hour long show full of mischief and fun!


Calling all supporters! We need your help…

Erica Wagner writing for Harper’s Bazaar called Beyond the Border Wales International Storytelling Festival the treasure she holds closest to her heart. The 2016 festival has been and gone leaving those of you who were there with magical memories and a date in the diary… Read more >


A big THANK YOU to all our BTB 2016 supporters

We want to say thank you to all the people who have made Beyond the Border 2016 possible including: Firstly, thank you to everyone who bought tickets and attended the festival. Without an audience there is no Beyond The Border! A big thank you to all… Read more >


#BeyondTheBorder on Instagram

A few favourite posts from Instagram over the weekend… Myth & Music of India theme at #beyondtheborderfestival comes to a glowing end with the dance of #shiva #nataraja on the castle grounds. #stdonatscastle #btb2016 #beyondtheborder #storytellingfestival #kaminiramachandran #moonshadowstories #festivallife #indianstories #mythology #fireshow #fireart A photo… Read more >


Festival T-shirts still available

Festival merchandise – buy one of our stylish BtB 2016 T-shirts, featuring Einion, our festival blacksmith and mascot. Specially designed by Cathie Thurgate, they are available in two designs (white on black, or black on white) and in a range of sizes for adults and kids. The… Read more >

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Lend your support and help us on the way to 2018

2018 is our 25th anniversary year and we want to make this extra special. We want to raise £25 000 by Christmas to set us on our way for 2018, our 25th year and a special celebration. If every adult who attended this year gave… Read more >