Hounslow Council launch Digital Festival of Storytelling

By Joe Acklam

23rd Jan 2023 | Local News

Hounslow Council launch the Digital Festival of Storytelling. Photo: inHounslow.
Hounslow Council launch the Digital Festival of Storytelling. Photo: inHounslow.

Hounslow Council have launched a digital storytelling event throughout February and March, involving workshops, events, and residents being encouraged to write their own stories. 

Following the success of last summer's Festival of Storytelling, Hounslow Council have brought in the Digital Festival of Storytelling, bringing the art into people's homes through events and workshops with professional storytellers and culminating in people recording their own tales to be part of a collection. 

The finale will be an interactive storytelling event in which participants can choose their own story from the comfort of their own homes. 

Hounslow Council's Cabinet Member for Communities and Equalities, Councillor Shivraj Grewal, said: "In 2022 our borough came together to celebrate our Summer of Culture. The festival saw tens of thousands of people enjoy an exciting and varied programme of events that celebrated our talent, our heritage and our diversity. 

"We want to keep the spirit of the Summer of Culture alive through our Digital Festival of Storytelling.  

"The festival promises something for everyone and we want residents and communities across our borough to get involved. 

"The Digital Festival of Storytelling is your story. Your chance to share the tales that are part of your history and identity. We can't wait to hear them." 

This event will run between Monday 6th February and Monday 6th March and will include talks, including Persian Myths and Poetry with Zahra Afsah - a performance in Farsi with English subtitles, Indian Mythological Tales with Chandrika Joshi, Folktales of the World with Giles Abbot and Migration, Ancestors and Identity with Anna Mudeka. 

The stories from residents for the collection can be the tales that family members were told as children, the family myths passed down through the generations or the story of how residents' journeys led them to Hounslow. 


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