#128 contents include:
Here’s to the Next 30 years… of Festival at the Edge
Twisted Spires: folk tales about church spires
What I Learned from the Ballads pt 2
The Orford Merman, a legend
Empowering Communities Through Story by Anne Pitcher
Rainbow, Symbol of Hope, aq story by Davina Malcolm
Pete Meets Carl Merry
Centrefold Story: The Snow Maiden, from Russia
In Memory of Joan Barr, a poem by Del Reid
Houses and Homes: 3 stories by Pete Castle, Mark Newbrook and Margaret Issultt
Glens Storytelling Festival, a review by Janet Crouch
The Snow Child, a short story
Where Are They Now—a look back at an event in 2004
The Prophecy of Merlin by Mike O’Connor and Barbara Griggs (Live)
Danish Folk Tales by Svend-Erik Engh
The Greek Myths (a retelling) by Charlotte Higgins
Scotland’s Stories by Graeme Johncock
Channel Island Monsters by Erren Michaels
Folk Tales of the Night by Chris Salisbury
The Folklore of Wales: Ghosts by Delyth Badder and Mark Newman
The Magpie’s Nest, a treasury of bird folktales by Taffy Thomas
Folk Tales of the Cosmos by Janet Dowling
Plus news, events, letters, an Eye on the Media and more…
F&F aims to cover every aspect of the art of storytelling from straight forward traditional storytelling for entertainment (with both adults and children, at home and abroad) through the uses of stories in education and health; storytelling in personal development and in the world’s various religions, to related art forms like folk ballads, theatre and (occasionally) written stories. Not all aspects will be covered in every edition of course, but they will over a period of time.
Each issue of the magazine is different. Some will have a theme, some will cover a miscellany of topics.
Every edition includes a news and what’s on section; letters; reviews of performances, recordings and books; a look at the media; a selection of stories; and, of course a wide range of articles by many leading storytellers.
Although UK based F&F has subscribers in many parts of the world and often carries articles about telling in distant places.