Beyond the Border and Aberystwyth Storytelling Festival 2022

Beyond the Border, as part of our Mycelium Storytelling Hub programme will be involved in this year’s Aberystwyth Storytelling Festival from 2-4 September.

In collaboration with Aberystwyth Storytelling Festival, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Beyond the Border and the Mycelium Storytelling Hub will be working together to ensure that the festival can remain an exciting annual event, developing storytelling for artists and audiences, while keeping it unique to Aberystwyth.

Aberystwyth Storytelling Festival is the vision of Peter Stevenson, Storyteller, folklorist, illustrator, artist – a unique festival which merges his eclectic career and interests delivering a festival which merges exhibition, performance, literature, and film.

Aberystwyth Storytelling Festival programme 2022 will include Daniel Morden & Hugh Lupton, Cath Little & Chandrika Joshi, Michael Harvey & Pauline Down, Phil Okwedy, Fiona Collins, Frances Roberts Reilly, Ffion Philips, Deb Winter & Gillian Stevens, Carl Gough, local storytellers Milly Jackdaw, Halo Quin, Ailsa Mair Fox and local musicians Georgia Ruth and Iwan Huws. The visual and oral storytelling workshops will be delivered by Ruth Koffer, Peter Stevenson, Valeriane Leblond and Maria Hayes.

Festival Manager, Sandra Bendelow said, “As part of the Mycelium Hub initiative we want to encourage locally embedded arts festivals with storytelling at their core. Aberystwyth Storytelling festival is a wonderful example of the way a storyteller’s vision and role within a community can lead to a unique experience of arts. We are working with Aberystwyth Storytelling festival to help build a stronger future for it through supporting funding and workshop opportunities.

Beyond the Border has managed to secure for the Aberystwyth Storytelling Festival a workshop programme funded by the Anna Evans Memorial Trust. The workshops will work alongside the programme and will reflect the multi-art form nature of the festival. They will be across storytelling, visual art, visual storytelling including development of storytelling skills, applying storytelling skills to creative narratives across art forms, illustration, crankie making and the wider use of storytelling to understand and tell our own stories and narrative.

Workshops are free to anyone with a weekend or individual ticket. Spaces are limited for workshops. Weekend Package ticket is £50, and shows are individually priced too. Further information can be found at


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