Welcome to the World Storytelling Cafe, a truly international project which was born in Marrakech, Morocco where we are currently building a venue.

We are proud to be showcasing the talents of more than ninety leading tellers from the six continents in possibly the best storytelling festival of 2020, as well as MyStory which is open for everyone.

On this page (below) you can watch todays performances and see the forward schedule of events we have planned.   Please check here often as the program evolves, or join our community on facebook where regular updates are posted. We broadcast daily at  6pm UK time with usually a second performance timed to suit the time zone of the teller.

Our flagship is the weekly “Connecting the World” omnibus hosted by our curator John Row featuring a wide variety of outstanding tellers exploring a different theme each week.  Join us live on Monday evenings, if you have Zoom you can participate “in-the-room” with one click.

Many of our performances are suitable for Children with a special family broadcast each Friday evening. We also have a dedicated poetry stage.

You can browse these and other tellings at your convenience  in our archive of performances which features hundreds of hours of stories.

We welcome approaches from professional storytellers interested in telling on the site, especially tellers from traditions and nations not yet represented here. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.  We “pass the hat” in time honored fashion allowing those who can afford to do so to support our tellers financially.

You’ve heard enough from the festival organisers, without further ado….. The Show Must Go On!

Mike & Lucie


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