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.

  • Graham Langley – Young Storyteller of the Year

    For children and young people between the ages of 15-26. This project was started in 2010 and is all about raising the profile of young storytellers nationally, providing a platform for young storytellers, and demonstrating a possible career path to young storytellers.

  • Tim Porteus

    Tim loves sharing the wonderful world of folklore, mythology and legend, but he has also developed an interest in collecting and telling modern urban tales, as well as personal and family stories and reminiscences. He is a very engaging character and tells stories with passion and humour.

Explore further…

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