Young Storytellers (S1+)
‘Paper Rainbows’ Credit: Debbie Montgomery
Young Storytellers is a youth-led storytelling project that places the participants at the heart of the decision-making process. This young people meet weekly to decide on and explore the stories and themes that are relevant to them, and to learn from industry professionals, including, drama specialists, visual artists, storytellers, podcasters and more! The Young Storytellers create their own original works to be shared at festivals, events and to the wider youth arts sector, with the aim of amplifying the voices of young people in Scotland. The group is open to any young person in S1 or above and is a fun and accessible introduction to storytelling (no experience necessary). Previous work includes the short film ‘The Council of the Earth’ (watch below) which was screened as part of COP26 in Glasgow. The young people recently presented their piece ‘Paper Rainbows’ at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in July 2022 as part of the 2022 Village Storytelling Festival.