Storytelling for Change

08mar7:00 pm8:30 pmVirtual EventStorytelling for ChangeJoin Keep Scotland Beautiful for a magical and thought-provoking evening of storytelling. OrganiserKeep Scotland Beautiful7:00 pm - 8:30 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeWebinar & Talks

Event Details

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In March, the Climate Festival is celebrating Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 and taking inspiration from the theme ‘Inspired by Nature’. Join storytellers for readings of their work reflecting on the climate emergency and our shared histories, with time for discussion and a Q&A.


Alycia Pirmohamed is a Canadian-born prize-winning poet living and working in the UK, and currently a postdoctoral fellow at IASH, University of Edinburgh. She has published three books of both poetry and creative non-fiction reflecting on spirituality, ecology and ancestral history and was winner of the 2020 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award.

Mara Menzies is an award-winning narrative artist, who draws on her rich, dual Kenyan/Scottish cultural heritage for inspiration. She has performed in 27 countries at festivals, conferences, private events and more. Her latest production Blood and Gold explored the legacy of colonialism and slavery through myth and fantasy and was recently published as a novel of the same name. It was nominated for the CATS awards 2020. Mara is passionate about the power of stories to transform and challenge existing modes of thoughts. She was recently commissioned to write a piece responding to the climate emergency as part of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations.

This event is free and open to all.

How to Join

The event will be held via Zoom. Please register and you will receive an email on the day of the event with the link to join. Live subtitles will be available.

The Q&A also will be livestreamed on Eventbrite and YouTube (no registration required), and available to watch afterwards on our YouTube Channel.

About Scotland’s Climate Festival

This event is part of Scotland’s Climate Festival, supporting communities across the country to plan and deliver their own local climate festivals, alongside our national event series. Scotland’s Climate Festival is supported by funding from the Scottish Government.

Find out more at: and follow us @KSBScotland #ClimateFestivalScot



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