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.

  • Once Upon A Time – Mary Jordan & Patrick Sanders

    “Once Upon a Time” is a unique interactive performance. Children actively take part in the creation and telling of a new story under the guidance of the Story Tellers.

    THERE IS A TWIST! One of the story tellers cannot speak. But he can draw. The story that the children create unfolds before their very eyes, drawn onto a large drawing board.

  • Alex Ultradish

    Alex Ultradish was born into the active Folk scene of the UK. From crazy clog/rapper dance cabaret, ballad singer or musician to MC of International dance competitions she has honed her skills in entertaining crowds and holding the attention of an audience.

Explore further…

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