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 www.facebook.com/yourlibrary 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.
Stories to Inspire
The Stories to Inspire strand offers challenging and thought-provoking performances, as well as inspiration from renowned writers and artists explaining their craft. Events include talks by best-selling authors, innovative theatre...Find out more about 'Stories to Inspire'
Creating Stories invites people of all ages to create new stories and memories by taking part in a wide variety of activities, including traditional Asian dance workshops, interactive storytelling, illustration...Find out more about 'Creating Stories'
Stories of Us
Stories of Us focuses on community events in villages and towns across Leicestershire, Events include local craft events (check out the yarn bomb activities at Markfield and Cosby) lots of...Find out more about 'Stories of Us'