Presented by The Storytelling Centre Limited and The Arts House, StoryFest is an annual festival that celebrates and showcases a variety of styles, repertoire, and cultural arts presentations of storytelling from Singapore and around the world.
With the theme ‘ReStory’, StoryFest 2021 is a digital festival that invites you to reconnect with familiar routines, faces and places and be inspired to reimagine new stories for your next chapter.
Experience the festival online from 20 June – 11 July. Participate in livestreamed workshops and lectures, and immerse yourself in high quality storytelling performances from the comfort and safety of your home, anywhere in the world.
Don’t miss local commissions the Singapore Showcase, Celebrating The Feminine In Folklore, where we honour the strength and wits of mythical female characters with two unique collections performed by storytellers and spoken word artists from Singapore.
Don’t miss another Festival favourite – the Young Storytellers Showcase, Stories From Our Shores, presenting emerging storytelling talents in multidisciplinary performances. Be regaled by live musicians and stories of our island’s heroes as you end the school holidays on a high note with us!
Our workshops have been redesigned for digital platforms to encourage interactions even as we’re apart. Learn about homemade puppets, mindfulness stories and the art of comedy in public speaking. Whether you’re an artist hoping to improve your storytelling skills, an educator or caregiver interested in using storytelling as a teaching and therapeutic tool, or an individual who wants to use storytelling for organisational crisis – we’ve got you covered.
Families can also look forward to interactive storytelling sessions with plenty of songs, movement and talking animals with Awesome Adventures. Relive the adventures and stories again, and again for three weeks, and see how your Little Listener responds and grows with the stories over time.
Follow global experts discussing universal trends and themes in our series of conversations, Story Talk. Learn new ways to help people with different abilities to connect with stories in our live-streamed lecture presentations on therapeutic storytelling and sensory stories.
To celebrate our fifth anniversary, we’ve commissioned The Book of Tales, a digital picture book that commemorates the creative exchanges and range of stories we’ve been grateful to host through the previous editions of StoryFest. As a small thank you to our supporters who have given these stories and oral traditions an audience, the digital book will be hosted on the site indefinitely for you to enjoy over and over again.
We welcome you to ‘ReStory’, together with us, no matter where you are in the world.
Video on Demand Programmes Package:
● StoryFest Showcases - ReStory & Stories from Our Shores (14 stories for SGD $25)
● ReStory (12 stories for SGD $20)
● ReStory 1 (6 stories for SGD $15)
● ReStory 2 (6 stories for SGD $15)
Online Workshops & Lectures (via Zoom):
● Individually priced (Starting from $10)