Scottish Storytelling Centre
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. Donald Smith is Director of the Scottish Storytelling Centre, and himself a storyteller, playwright, novelist and performance poet.
The new building, designed by Malcolm Fraser Architects, replaced the former Netherbow Arts Centre, which itself replaced the Moray-Knox Church, demolished in the 1960s. It incorporates John Knox House.
It is also used as a venue during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The Centre is home to two annual Festivals:
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- "City's new storytelling centre ready for a happy beginning". www.scotsman.com. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
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- "The word on the Royal Mile". 20 June 2006. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
- Scotland, The Church of (30 July 2016). "Church celebrates Storytelling Centre's first decade". www.churchofscotland.org.uk. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
- "Sunday Herald Culture Awards 2017 shortlist revealed". HeraldScotland. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
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