Welcome to OpenStoryTellers
We are a community group open to everyone who has a story to share. We use both personal and traditional stories to develop social inclusion. Our mission is to enrich the lives of people with learning and communication difficulties, and those who live and work with them, through the use of narrative and story; building relationships, sharing experiences, developing a sense of identity and helping people find their place in society.
We are a limited company, registered charity and social enterprise. We are managed by a board of trustees and run with learning disabled staff and trustees.
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Culture Secretary Maria Miller visits Openstorytellers
We were lucky enough to enjoy a visit from the Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport recently. The minister was visiting the thriving arts community in Frome and made time to visit our 'Living Memories' exhibition at The Black Swan. Our wonderful trustee Brian enjoyed chatting to the former Minister for Disabled People and introducing her to the work of Openstorytellers.
Openstorytellers voted Frome Standard's Charity of the Year Award
We were absolutely thrilled to receive the Frome Standard's Charity of the Year in their People of the Year awards. We were delighted to be runners up last year and to come top this year is a great reward for all the hard work our staff, members and volunteers have been doing over the last year. What a fantastic start to 2014!
Openstorytellers Win National Award!
Openstorytellers have won a national award for storytelling at the British Association of Storytelling Excellence (BASE Awards) 2013. They were voted the most ‘Outstanding Community Project’ in the UK. The charity were shortlisted by a panel of experts then there was a public vote across the country.
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