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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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.
Accepting the award on behalf on the charity, Nicola, our founder, said; “We were so honoured to be recognised among such incredibly talented storytellers. This award is for all our performers, management team, staff and volunteers who have all given so much over the last year, above and beyond what we could have ever asked for. We feel so lucky and thrilled to be surrounded by amazing supporters, many here in Frome, who took the time to vote for us. It means the world to us all.”
FMU Friends - Are You Ready to Party?
Babyhead, FMU Live! and Zone CLub present - Heads up High! A fully inclusive night of music, dancing and socialising. This event is open to all and will feature disabled and non disabled DJs, musicians and performers playing everything from pop, to reggae, to punk!
This night is shaping up to be amazing and best of all it's FREE to anyone with a learning disability, carers come free too! To get your hands on one of these free VIP tickets just phone the Cheese and Grain Direct on 01373 455420 or pop in if your local. These exclusive tickets won't be available through the website, only by phone or in person at the venue.
Doors to the event open at 7pm and the fun starts straight away! The fun runs allthe way through until midnight. We are so excited and we're ready to dance - are you?
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Openstorytellers chosen as one of Frome Mayor's Charities of the Year
Openstorytellers are thrilled to have been chosen by Frome Mayor, Dickon Moore as one of his charities. Along with Frome FROGS and Friends of the River Frome, Openstorytellers will benefit from the Mayor's fundraising activities during his year in office. Thank you so much for supporting Openstorytellers Dickon!
You can support the Mayor's charities by buying the wonderful new Frome tie. Email email@example.com to place your order.
This year's AGM was a great success. Our management committee which is made up of our longest standing members, presented a wonderful report to the trustees. It was so good, we wanted to share it with everybody!
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