Stories for Change:
International Storytelling Festival Singapore 2017

The inaugural edition of StoryFest celebrates both the artistic practice of storytelling and its application in daily life. We premiere international storytellers Xanthe Gresham-Knight, Steve Killick and Jackie Kerin for the first time in Asia. The ancient Persian epic Shahnameh comes alive alongside Asian tales closer to home. Family audiences will be delighted by highly visual kamishibai story card performances for little ones. Our Singapore Showcase platforms a variety of storytelling organisations and their talented artists sharing tales from the oral tradition, spoken word, monologues and personal stories. 

For the first time we have created a special platform for emerging young storytellers to highlight the importance of nurturing future artists to ensure sustainability of the art of storytelling. Come listen to A Tapestry of Tales and support our young talents on their artistic journey.

StoryFest features professional development workshops to hone your skills. Learn to create your own visual set of story cards based on an ancient Japanese technique and explore audience participation through found objects. Understand how storytelling plays a vital role in emotional literacy for children and explore personal stories through playback theatre.

Stories for Change celebrates the ideas contained within every story that have the power to transform, transport and transfix. Stories can change minds, impact on emotions and motivate listeners towards change. Be part of StoryFest and ignite your imagination!