Scottish Storytelling Centre

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The Scottish Storytelling Centre on Edinburgh's High street. Adjacent to John Knox's House.

The Scottish Storytelling Centre, the world's first purpose built modern centre for live storytelling, is located on the High Street in Edinburgh's Royal Mile, Scotland, United Kingdom. It was formally opened on 1 June 2006 by Patricia Ferguson MSP, Minister for Culture in the Scottish Executive.[1]

The new building, designed by Malcolm Fraser Architects, replaced the former Netherbow Arts Centre,[2] which itself replaced the Moray-Knox Church, demolished in the 1960s.[3] It incorporates John Knox House.[4]

It is also used as a venue during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

In June 2016 the Centre celebrated its 10th anniversary, which coincided with a programme of events to mark the 20th anniversary of patron George Mackay Brown's death.[5]

In 2017, the Centre was nominated for Best Performing Arts Venue in the Sunday Herald Culture Awards.[6]

Festivals[edit]

The Centre is home to two annual Festivals:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scottish Arts Council - Archive - Storytelling Centre 2006". www.scottisharts.org.uk. Retrieved 2018-01-29.
  2. ^ "City's new storytelling centre ready for a happy beginning". www.scotsman.com. Retrieved 2018-01-29.
  3. ^ "Edinburgh, 43 High Street, Netherbow Centre | Canmore". canmore.org.uk. Retrieved 2018-01-29.
  4. ^ "The word on the Royal Mile". 2006-06-20. Retrieved 2018-01-29.
  5. ^ Scotland, The Church of (30 July 2016). "Church celebrates Storytelling Centre's first decade". www.churchofscotland.org.uk. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  6. ^ "Sunday Herald Culture Awards 2017 shortlist revealed". HeraldScotland. Retrieved 2018-02-02.

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Coordinates: 55°57′03″N 3°11′05″W / 55.95083°N 3.18472°W / 55.95083; -3.18472