Syrian story tradition in focus at Rothesay event

Rothesay Library.
Rothesay Library.

The storytelling traditions of Syria will feature at what promises to be a fascinating event in Rothesay later this month.

Syrian storyteller Bassam Dawood will share some of the stories from his country’s rich oral tradition as part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

The storyteller, or hakawati, has long been a central figure in traditional Syrian society, and until a few years ago the best exponents of the art commanded large audiences in Damascus and elsewhere.

The event, with bilingual support from Dima AlMekdad, takes place at Rothesay Library on Wednesday, October 28 at 7pm.

Entry is free, but if you’d like to attend you’re advised to reserve a seat in advance by calling Rothesay Library on (01700) 503266.