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28 - 30 July 2017
Festival at the Edge

Annual international storytelling festival and the oldest one of its kind in England. The Festival at the Edge brings newly-commissioned storytelling performances to the glorious rural setting of Stokes Barn, Much Wenlock, Shropshire.

An eclectic mix of artists from around the globe bring their art to the ears of visitors from all over the UK.

A weekend of fantastic storytelling, tall tales, terrific tellers, music and more ... surrounded by breathtaking views of the Shropshire countryside Festival at the Edge is an annual international storytelling festival and the oldest one of its kind in England. Taking place in July, it is nestled alongside the magnificant and magical Wenlock Edge.  

From Friday to Sunday, there is always a choice of something on offer - the best international storytellers in performance, music, comedy and related arts. There are practical workshops, story rounds and informal music sessions for you to join in. At night the bonfire sessions continue until late (or dawn!). Since 1999, the Festival has commissioned major new storytelling performances to premiere at the festival each year. As a family-friendly event we provide a children's festival that runs throughout the festival weekend, mixing specially booked children's performers with performers from the main festival.

The festival always takes place over the third full weekend in July (Fri - Sun) on a stunning greenfield site on Wenlock Edge, just outside the historic town of Much Wenlock, Shropshire. The programme begins on Friday evening at 7pm and closes at 5pm Sunday afternoon. There is on-site camping for Weekend, Sat/Sun and All Day Saturday ticket holders. The site is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and we have a craft fair, on-site catering and a CAMRA real-ale bar.

"by word the mind is winged" Aristophanes