Liz Weir Welcome, happy traveller!  You have found the freshly burnished website of the British Awards for Storytelling Excellence!

While ideas take shape for future award ceremonies, we have made our archive of artists, performances and storytelling projects available for you to explore.  This archive showcases storytellers which have been shortlisted for BASE awards before, which we hope give a taste of the fantastic wealth and breadth of storytelling in the UK.

Featured Profiles

Here are a couple of profiles picked at random every three hours to whet your appetite.

  • Kate Walton

    With rhymes that chime, Kate Walton tells her tales from the absurd to the ridiculous, mixing light with shade to create her own humorous and macabre take on life, through unique observations, experiences and imagination!

  • Cat Weatherill – Ariadne & the Minotaur

    Ariadne & the Minotaur is a re-imagining of the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, told from the point of view of Ariadne. It received its world premiere at the Hay Festival 2013. Beautifully balancing strength and vulnerability, it proved to be a mesmerising performance from one of the UK’s most passionate performers.

Explore further…

Discover more storytelling wonders by browsing the full list of our previous winners and nominees, under the categories Artists, Performances, and Projects.