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.
Here are a couple of profiles picked at random every three hours to whet your appetite.
Taffy has a huge repertoire of stories, collected mainly from traditional oral sources, which he is happy to tell in almost any situation.
In 2001 he was awarded the MBE for services to storytelling and charity. He is also a patron of the Society for Storytelling.
An intimate, moving performance of stories crafted from the landscape of the North Pennines, drawing on the work of a year-long residency. An interweaving of folktales, stories, conversations and music.