Information in English

The Storytelling Festival in Skellefteå is a week full of the power of storytelling and delight in watching and listening. Here, we meet storytellers from the Storytelling Town of Skellefteå and from the region of Västerbotten. Together with national and international guests, they offer a host of storytelling experiences for all ages and tastes.

The festival is a display window for all forms of storytelling. The aim is to show the importance of storytelling, both on stage and as a working method in several other contexts such as teaching, integration, transfer of cultural inheritance and corporate storytelling. The programme offers storytelling in many different forms – storytelling theatre, storytelling cafés, literary storytelling, seminars, music, competitions, workshops, story times and a lot more. During the festival week programmes are being organized throughout the Municipality of Skellefteå.

The Storytelling Festival 2016
The eighth Storytelling Festival will take place from 18. to 24. of April 2016. Diversity and breadth are, as always, the motto of the festival. As always our aim is to focus on the young storytelling – with events produced by and presented for a younger generation. Normally there are more than 100 events during the storytelling week.

Organisation – a collaboration project
The Storytelling Festival is a collaboration project with various actors who wish to retain the strong storytelling tradition in the region, and develop the role of storytelling in Skellefteå. Those who have taken the initiative and are the main organizers of the festival are Skellefteå Municipality’s Cultural Administration, Skellefteå Museum, the regional Västerbotten Theatre and Västerbotten Museum. The festival is mainly financed by Skellefteå Municipality and Region Västerbotten (the regional administration).

There are also many other local actors involved, such as educational associations, societies, schools, cafés, folk high schools, bookshops, libraries and others.

Welcome to Skellefteå – a place for storytelling!