Seeing Stories

Recovering Landscape Narrative in Urban and Rural Europe


Telling Sites workshop

Telling sites - workshop

Associazione Gruppo LeFalene
The Strolling Stories Project

This is a workshop about storytelling related to locations along an historic or artistic route, with the development of the stories enclosed within them.

It is assumed that landscapes and heritage tell us stories, stories that we can learn to decode and understand to fully appreciate them. The storyteller will therefore work to make them available to the audience, helping to decipher and shed light on the stories that can be, at times, obscure.
Storytellers use their creativity in developing the stories not only when there are no reliable data, but also when deciding how best to present a well-known story.
The story becomes a bridge to connect better and deeper with the town or museum or site that we are visiting or we are living in.

The purpose of the workshop is to illustrate different ways of working with stories and local heritage and to give each participant, through practical and direct experience, a taste of the basic requirements for creating a story related to a site.

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Seeing Stories is ending as a project. But through the project we have met many individuals and organisations who want to share good practice and creative skills. So we are forming an international network called Stories in Place. The network is open to all those who through their work, art or volunteering wish to strengthen the connections between people and place through storytelling. Our aim is to further strengthen international friendship and collaboration.

If you would like to be part of Stories in Place please contact Donald Smith, Project Manager of Seeing Stories, and Director of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival, on