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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.

  • Slaithwaite Moonraking Festival

    A festival of stories, lanterns, dancing, music and magic, to celebrate the outwitting of overly zealous customs men by local entrepreneurs.

  • 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.