Guide To Festival Of Stories – Be Inspired

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Our Festival of Stories takes place over two days (September 16th & 17th) in Jedburgh. Here’s a quick guide through the weekend for those looking to be inspired and entertained. All are free to attend (except the Soundbath) but you need to sign up to secure your place.


The festival kicks off with a Soundbath in the Town Hall at 09:30. A chance to experience this ancient and immersive experience for a reduced cost (just £5) and a great way to get in inspired headspace!

At 12:00 Franziska Droll presents a Storytelling session at Jedburgh Abbey. Your free ticket also gets you free entry to the Abbey, so you can explore the site too.

Derek Jackson’s first exhibition – All Change – will take place in The Carters Rest pub. Bringing together photos of Jedburgh dating back over a hundred years, it’ll be an interesting insight into the change the Town has gone through. Runs 12:00 – 20:00

At 15:00 Alistair Moffat is In Conversation in the Town Hall. A deeply knowledgable historian, with particular interest and relation to The Borders, he’ll talk about his new book and his career to date.


At 12:00 James P Spence takes over Storytelling duty at Jedburgh Abbey. His book Scottish Borders Folk Tales is a Heron & Willow Bestseller.

Derek Jackson’s exhibition is once again open at The Carters Rest from 12:00 – 20:00.

Two films will be screened today: The Goonies at 13:00 and Life In A Day at 19:30.

Jedburgh based Fiddle player Iain Fraser will perform an intimate show in Heron & Willow, sharing work from his recent (and excellently reviewed) album Kōterana.

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