An opportunity for disabled people based in Scotland to develop storytelling skills and share their stories in a live setting.
Working in partnership with Scottish International Storytelling Festival and Traditional Arts & Culture Scotland Sensing Stories is designed for disabled people who aspire to develop their storytelling skills, who might have one or more of the following interests:
- An interest in live performance, but not necessarily theatre
- An interest in developing a new artistic and life learning skill
- An interest in finding new ways of expression, be it personal or artistic
- An interest in engaging with a creative community and performance network throughout Scotland
The theme of this project is Sensing Stories, using the five basic human senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch, to inspire stories waiting to be told.
Storytelling is at the root of human connection. Our stories are the threads which connect us to each other, but are also expressions of our differences. Storytelling stimulates the imagination and builds a sense of community between tellers and listeners, helping us understand our environment and personal experiences. The stories of disabled people have historically been missing from Scottish culture – BOP and SISF are passionate about ensuring these stories are heard more widely.