Storytelling Festival: Our Stories Between the Myths and Memories

Saturday 23th - Sunday 24th October

Two days of storytelling through fiction, history, poetry, dance and music by creatives from across the African Scottish diaspora


Our Stories Between the Myths and Memories brings a host of creative practitioners from the African Scottish diaspora to David Livingstone Birthplace Museum for two days of storytelling through fiction, history, poetry, dance, music and workshops.

The weekender has been programmed by Scottish-Zimbabwean artist and researcher Natasha Thembiso Ruwona, in partnership with The Skinny.


A discussion looking at storytelling across different cultures and communities led by Nigerian-Scottish writer, editor and creative producer Tomiwa Folorunso

Beats of War – Glasgow-based filmmaker and comic book writer Etienne Kubwabo leads a workshop discussing his work on the comic, featuring Scotland’s first Black superhero

Dance Party with Jambo! Radio – music and partying with DJs from Scotland’s only radio station dedicated to African and Caribbean music


Congolese Gig Group – live music from a band of musicians playing Afro-Congo, pop, reggae, seben/rumba and Afrobeat

Decolonising the Collection – the staff at David Livingstone Birthplace present a panel on decolonising its collection and object handling

An Exercise in Exorcism – a piece utilising dance, performance and installation to reimagine historical narratives from a Caribbean diasporic perspective, by multi-disciplinary artist Ashanti Harris