Young Storytellers' Festival of Wales 2021

Young Storytellers' Festival of Wales 2021

Live Programme

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The quest to find The Young Storyteller of Wales 2021-2022 is back! In a celebration of Storytelling from across Wales, we’re now looking forward to inviting you back into Venue Cymru to simply take part, have a go at telling yourself, or to ‘Tell for the Title.’ 

A Story! Let it Come!

  • 13:00 – 13:30

Join storyteller Gillian Brownson for a welcome and a story of the sea, to whet our appetites for tales, before we open the stage to our younger tellers!

Gillian will tell in English with Welsh dialogue and song.

Open Stories

  • 13:30 -14:30

This is your opportunity to ‘have a go’, to stop and start, to try different voices and styles, to tell a little snippet or to tell a whole tale. Your story can be about anything, you can make it up on the spot, or you can retell a story you’ve read or heard a million times; however you tell it, we want to hear it!

You can tell in English, Welsh or bilingually.

Tell for the Title: Young Storyteller of Wales 2021

  • 15:00-16:30

You can perform live via zoom or in person at the festival. Please keep your story to 6 minutes or under.

Tell in English, Welsh or bilingually.

There will be a prize for everyone who takes part and a special prize for each category winner.

If you’re serious about story, this is the event for you!


  • The Young Storyteller of Wales Age 7-11
  • The Young Storyteller of Wales Age 12-15
  • The Young Storyteller of Wales 2021 Age 16-25

Prize Giving and Announcement

  • 17:00 – 17:30

Join Venue Cymru’s Cylch Stori team as we celebrate each entrant & category winner.

Festival Founder and acclaimed Storyteller, Fiona Collins, will announce the overall 16+ winner of the Title, The Young Storyteller of Wales 2021.

Who are we looking for in ‘Tell for the Title’?

In the 7-11 and 12-15 age categories we’re looking for committed young Storytellers who want to have the opportunity to show their talent.

In the 16-25 category, we’re specifically looking for the Storyteller who would happily take up the role of Young Storyteller of Wales for a year. In this role, you’d be helping Storytelling professionals to develop Storytelling as a craft and inspiring other young people as you go. You’ll have the opportunity to be mentored by a professional teller also.

How to enter!

If you feel you could be the next Young Storyteller of Wales, entering for the Title is easy. In all categories, we ask that you live in, or come from Wales. Please just send a paragraph or make a small video (no more than two minutes) telling us why you love telling stories. Then, come along to the festival and tell your story, live at the event or from your home via Zoom.

You can submit your paragraph or your short video here.

To book, please contact and state which events you’d like to attend.

 If entering ‘Tell for the Title’, please state which age category you’re in.

Live Stream

The event will be live streamed across the day. If you are unable to attend in person and want to join us you can view the event by clicking this link -