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Festival of Stories – Free events across Leicestershire

Great stories bind us together, connect us to one another and everyone has a story to tell!

From Harry Potter to our own tall tales, everyone enjoys sharing stories. Through stories the Leicestershire Festival of Stories will bring families and friends together to be inspired, to create and to enjoy themselves. For just over two weeks in August Leicestershire Libraries across the county will host over 50 exciting events, including storytelling, theatre workshops, author talks, writing workshops, dance, art, music and more.

The performances, workshops and activities are based around the three themes of the Festival – Stories to Inspire, Creating Stories and Stories of Us.

Most of the events making up the Festival of Stories programme will be face-to-face, but there are several workshops taking place online.

You can also keep up to date with what’s happening on the Leicestershire Libraries Facebook page at and also by clicking on the Cultureleicestershire Facebook and twitter icons at the foot of the page.

CLICK ON THE BOXES BELOW to see the event listings for each of the themes, and how to book onto an activity. 

The Festival of Stories programme has been created by Leicestershire County Council’s participation and libraries teams.