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.
Hunters, kings and women of power become entangled in prophecy, mythology and insult in one of the most exciting birth-of-a-hero tales in the world – The Birth of Sundiata Keita, legendary of the great West African Malian Empire.
With rhymes that chime, Kate Walton tells her tales from the absurd to the ridiculous, mixing light with shade to create her own humorous and macabre take on life, through unique observations, experiences and imagination!