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The London Centre for International Storytelling


The charity, The London Centre for International Storytelling, was founded in October 2004, to promote the art and practice of oral storytelling by providing opportunities for the sharing and perpetuation of oral traditions from all cultures.
The long-term aim of the LCIS is to establish a permanent, dedicated venue for international storytelling and other complementary traditional narrative arts, in London.


Performance Storytellers

The LCIS represents a maturing of the work begun in 1987 by The Crick Crack Club, the UK’s longest established Performance Storytelling club. This organisation is behind such major storytelling events as The Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival and the on-going ‘Storytelling for Adults’ performances at London’s Barbican Centre. The Crick Crack Club now functions as a project under the umbrella of the LCIS. It is through events organised by the Club, that the public are offered access to the highest quality performances of traditional oral narratives in England. Until a permanent venue is established, the LCIS and its projects will continue to promote peripatetic events in the form of club, arts centre and theatre performances, national tours, etc, and organise events, festivals and conferences in other publicly accessible venues, such as museums and heritage centres.

The London Centre for International Storytelling is a company limited by guarantee.
Company registered in England. Company registration number 5264780. Charity registration number 1109510