Storytelling events

There are many storytelling events being held throughout the UK, from open mics to workshops to TED Talks! Check out what is on offer!

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First Thursday of every month from 8:00 – 10:00 pm

The Art House
Southampton, Hampshire

Southampton Story Club
An informal regular gathering of both professional and amateur storytellers. If you’re curious, just pop along!

Year-round events UK-wide

Oral History Society
Talks, workshops, regional groups and an annual conference. No need to be a member to participate.

22 May, 2022 Walk with Us
9:00 – 5:00 FREE!

8 June, 2022 Men Together
7:00 – 9:00 pm FREE!
No need to book, just pop in!

7 July, 2022 Men Together
7:00 – 9:00 pm FREE!
No need to book, just pop in!

Southampton, Hampshire

Touch Network
Neighbourhood storytelling events, where they invite adults from local communities to meet new people and share and connect with real life stories. Free events!

21 May, 18 June, 16 July, 2022

The Point
Eastleigh, Hampshire

Family fun, creative games and interactive storytelling, where imagination roams free. For children and their adults.

Every Tuesday and Saturday at 11:00 am FREE!

The Arc
Winchester, Hampshire

Wonderful storytelling experiences for under 5s. No need to book, just drop in.

14 – 31 October, 2022

Edinburgh, Scotland

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

Year-round events in Ireland

1-2 July, 2022 Annual Conference
Maynooth University

Oral History Network of Ireland
Workshops and networking events for those interested in oral history.


British Library
Extensive resources and workshops for oral historians and those interested in family history, genealogy, and British life.
One of the largest collections of oral history and life story interviews in the world.

22 – 23 September, 2022


An Introduction to Oral History in Palliative Care
An online course run by the Division of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Sheffield. Held in partnership with the British Library.

11 – 13 July, 2022 Annual Meeting

Worcester College,
University of Oxford

Life History Research Society

28 May, 2022

Britwell Library
Slough, Berkshire

Precious Memories Scrapbooking
Look back over the years of the Queen’s reign and capture your own historic moments in a scrapbook. Materials provided but you need to bring your own photos to add to the book. FREE!

First Thursday of every month at 7:30 pm

The Plough@StAnne’s
Barnstaple, North Devon

Plough Storytelling Circle
A lively forum for listening to and telling stories, folk tales, mythology, modern stories and personal stories – from memory. Everyone welcome! £2 and booking necessary.

Year-round and throughout the UK

TEDx Events
‘Ideas worth spreading’ is their mission and they hold events throughout the UK. Fees apply.

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