Suffolk Festival of Ideas 2016 – Stories

Introducing: Suffolk festival of Ideas 2016 – Stories

SFI 2016 is themed on stories and includes mass participation story-telling, performance poetry, author readings, music, print-making and workshops. Thanks to support from the Arts Council all of our events are free or heavily subsidised.

Bury St Edmunds is founded on stories and, whether it is the legend of St Edmund or more personal tales of family, migration, love and loss, it is the sharing of these stories that brings communities together and shapes our individual and collective identity.

We hope the festival will reconnect and remind people of the importance of stories and increase their confidence in telling them.

Check out this year’s programme of events taking place from October 7 to October 8 to see how you can get involved.

This year’s festival was launched with ‘A night of real life stories on the theme of journals’ featuring writer in residence Molly Naylor, Katie Bonna, Angus Dunican and Joe Dunthorne in May.

The launch also marked the distribution of 100 artist-made journals across shops, cafes and public spaces in Bury St Edmunds, giving people the chance to write, draw or photograph their story of Bury St Edmunds. The returned journals will be exhibited during the festival weekend.

For more information about the launch and to see how to get a journal click here

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