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.
The way we use language is linked to who we are. Local dialects define region and identity.
Rod tells and collects stories in the Yorkshire dialect; keeping it alive and at the same time using it to spark memories of happier times, in dementia sufferers and older people.
A riotous roller-coaster of a story, soaring from tenderness to wild hilarity, all in a perfectly formed folk tale.