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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.

  • Maria Whatton

    Maria the Storyteller – Myths, Folk Tales and Legends. Maria’s storytelling performances have been highly praised for their lucidity, warmth and captivating style. She knows hundreds of traditional stories and lights up the room with her intelligence and passion.

  • Rambling On – Blaize/Headzup Theatre

    Rambling On sees two seasoned showmen, Gary Bridgens and Mike Bettison (and Dolly, the peripatetic perambulator of performance) tramping around the glorious North of England delivering a collection of songs, stunts and routines that explore the history and evolution of the ancient art of storytelling; from prehistoric cave paintings to the modern wonders of the internet and everything in between.

Explore further…

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