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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.

  • Taffy Thomas

    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.

Explore further…

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