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.

  • David Campbell

    Storyteller, writer, poet & broadcaster. What makes a good storyteller is a good listener. The traditional stories today, as ever, carry out cultural inheritance, our identity. They carry the past with us into the present, and us into the future. Its important for all of us to reassume the ancient mantle of storytellers.

  • 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.

Explore further…

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