National Storytelling Week runs from 30th January to 6th February and is a celebration of the art of storytelling and the power of stories to connect, entertain, and inspire. During this week, people of all ages come together to share and enjoy stories in various forms, from traditional oral tales to modern narratives. It’s a time to appreciate the rich tapestry of human storytelling and its significance in our lives.

National Storytelling Week is an annual event that encourages individuals and communities to embrace the tradition of storytelling. It’s a time to celebrate the diverse ways in which stories are told, whether through spoken word, written narratives, theatre, film, or other creative mediums. This week provides a platform for storytellers, both amateur and professional, to showcase their talents and engage audiences with captivating tales.


A good read

We have a fantastic organisation in Hammersmith & Fulham that’s all about reading and storytelling – the Doorstep Library Network.

“Doorstep Library is a community-focused literacy charity dedicated to bringing the magic of books and the joy of reading directly into the homes of children across London and beyond who need our support.  For us the ‘happy ever after’ is when we know the power of literacy and the joy of reading for pleasure are helping a child change their own story for good.”

Doorstep Library recruits and trains reading volunteers to go into disadvantaged areas of London and beyond, to help introduce young children to the pleasure and benefits of reading. Read on