Chwedl, a network of women storytellers in Wales, is looking for young talented women storytellers in Wales – and is inviting them to apply for a commission, to create a new piece of performance storytelling. The commission was created in 2016 in memory of Esyllt… Read more >
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Applications are now open for traders interested in selling food, arts and crafts at the 2018 Beyond the Border Birthday Barnstormer. We are expecting around 1,000 participants per day to this year’s event. We are particularly interested in stalls which • enhance the visual appeal of the site… Read more >
Beyond the Border Celebrates its 25th Anniversary with weekend Birthday Barnstormer Plus stories inspired by Wales Year of the Sea – pirate tales, Viking myths and stories from across the world 9 & 10 June 2018 Beyond the Border returns to St Donat’s Castle on… Read more >
The Beyond the Border Barnstormer will be staffed by a dedicated team of Stewards who work a number of shifts over the weekend in return for a free ticket. Tasks include venue stewarding, site patrols, car park, and traffic management duties. It can be a… Read more >
Good news – all tickets, including One Day Tickets, now on sale!! Weekend Ticket Sat & Sun, 11.00am-10.00pm each day. Gates open 9.30am Full Price Adult £75 Child £55 Family (2 adults, 2 children under 16) £210 Day Ticket Sat or Sun,11.00am-10.00pm. Gates… Read more >
2018 dates now confirmed – 9/10 JUNE for BTB’s 25th Birthday Barnstormer at St Donats! BtB turns 25 years old in 2018 and we’re busy planning something special: a two-day Birthday Barnstormer at magical St Donats Castle on weekend of June 9 and 10. The… Read more >
Three years ago, David Ambrose, Artistic Director of Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival and Angharad Wynne began a quest to develop a Wales – India storytelling collaboration to be presented at Beyond the Border next year (2018). Like all good quests, it’s had its… Read more >
Storytelling In Performance Series 2 With ROBIN WILLAMSON, DANIEL MORDEN, TAMAR WILLIAMS…. Storytelling in Performance is a series of free performances by leading storytellers in Wales followed by discussions with the artists. These events are jointly organised by the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling and Beyond the Border. Location:… Read more >
A 2-day Family Festival of Stories & Music….
A weekend feast of shows for adults and children alike in the house and gardens of beautiful Tretower Court, medieval manor House in the Usk Valley. Open-air Main Stage shows and performances in the house (suitable for 6+), plus Secret Garden sessions (Stories, Crafts, Cooking) specially for 3 – 11 year-olds.
SUNDAY 27th AUGUST 10am - LATE
MONDAY 28th AUGUST 10am-6pm
Site open from 10am, Performances start 11am
Adult £22.50 / Child £11.25 / Under 5 Free
Day Tickets (Sun or Mon):
Adult £15 / Child £7.50 / Under 5 free
NB: due to limited mobile reception stallholders and traders, including the licensed bar, are unable to take credit cards. The good news is that cashback will be available at the Front Desk.
STORYTELLING, LIVE MUSIC, FOOD, CRAFTS, WORKSHOPS, GAMES, LICENSED BAR, ARCHERY, FESTIVAL MARKET
Food Stalls plus Licenced Bar
Including Glam Lamb who attend our main festival every year and La Ffroga who debuted at BTB last year with their popular raclette dishes.
Driving to the festival?
Parking for the event is FREE
(See map further down this page for directions)
Daniel Morden (Sun and Mon)
Award winning local storyteller and author.
Sunday – duo performances with fiddle player Oli Wilson Dickson, plus special evening event for Tretower: Star Stories – stories of the Constellations w Sally Pomme Clayton
Monday – ‘Tatterhood’ with Dylan Fowler (Gtr), Gill Stevens (viola da gamba, cello, crwth, etc)
Oli Wilson Dickson (Sun only)
w. Daniel Morden
Sally Pomme Clayton (Sun & Mon)
Pioneering storyteller and writer.
Sunday : ‘Perseus’ plus Star Stories special evening event with Daniel Morden
Monday: ‘Zarina’s Orchard’ – magical story for 6+ from Central Asia….
Peter Chand (Sun & Mon)
Stories from the Punjab…..
Carl Gough (Sun & Mon)
‘Found in Translation’ : storytelling entertainment for a mixed hearing and deaf audience, with BSL Interpreter Anthony Evans ….
Dylan Fowler (Sun & Mon)
Guitarist with Taith Duo & Tyhai
Tatterhood with Daniel Morden (Mon only)
Gill Stephens (Sun & Mon)
Multi-instrumental string player (viola da gamba, cello, crwth, etc) with Taith Duo
Pete Stacey (Sun & Mon)
Sax and flute player with Indo/Jazz group Tyhai
Rajesh David (Sun & Mon)
Indian devotional songs with Tyhai
Guto Dafis (Sun & Mon)
Storyteller, melodeon player, singer; performing traditional stories, legends and songs from Wales
Horatio Clare (Mon only)
Award-winning local author , talks about latest book Brecon Beacons Myths & Legends
Baka Beyond (Sunday only)
World-class World Music band to round off the Sunday night and send everyone away dancing under the stars…..
In partnership with:
Beyond The Border and Cadw present
STORYTELLING DAYS at HARLECH CASTLE
TUESDAY 22ND – THURSDAY 24TH AUGUST, 10.30am – 6.00pm
With: Dafydd Davies-Hughes, Pauline Down, Michael Harvey, Eric Maddern and more…
Adult – £6.50
Family – £19.30
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 – £4.20
Disabled and companion – Free
All children under 5 – Free
Tickets available on the day at Harlech Castle
Presented in partnership with:
Story fans across the world can access a unique online library of traditional stories told by some of the UK’s most acclaimed storytellers, at the click of a mouse. BtB’s Beyond Storytime collection is now offering a three month membership for just £5.00 to enable you to give… Read more >