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.

  • June Peters

    June has 20 years experience as a freelance performer, language and literacy consultant, workshop leader using story and music at all levels of education. She has been Chair of the Society for Storytelling, an interpreter of public spaces (including the National Gallery, Kew Gardens and the British Museum), and a performer in a wide range of settings.

  • Sheila Stewart

    Sheila Stewart MBE (1937-2014) started learning her Scottish oral culture at the age of three. A storyteller and singer of ancient ballads, Sheila lectured at universities across the globe, and received her MBE for ‘achievements for Scotland’.

Explore further…

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