Bishops Castle Storytelling Series


The sixth year of B.L.A.S.T! is under way.

This series, Amy and Suzanne, will bring together another fantastic array of storytelling styles with traditional and original tales from amazing Storytellers.

Nothing else can bring the tales to life as wonderfully as when a story is told person to person... Oh. Covid.

Unfortunately, the events will not take place at the town hall as yet, but the good news is they shall continue as an online event using zoom. This also means that we are able to have storytellers from across the globe, joining us to tell their tales at BLAST!

We're also making a space for NEW VOICES to the storytelling scene.

Links to and details of the events will be available here.


Throughout history storytelling has been and still is an essential part of the everyday lives of people. From early man to modern day, the art of the Storyteller takes you to other worlds and then brings you back again by the magic of their craft.

Nothing carries your imagination, bringing these worlds to life, like listening to the spoken word of the Storyteller’s tale.

The connection between the Teller, the Listener and Story that is told is an experience that can only be discovered through live performance. This unique and magical interaction touches you, leaving you in wonder; thoughtful and entertained.

The storytelling tradition has its roots within every culture, all over the world. From stories steeped in ancient tradition to folktales and landscape creation myths.

Here at B.L.A.S.T! along with stories from the British Isles and the more local to Bishops Castle and Shropshire, we have had Storytellers sharing tales from Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Bulgaria and tales from the Jewish tradition among other cultures. In a multicultural world we all share a love of story and its telling.


Artwork ©Lynn Rust commissioned for BLAST!