Taking place across London from the 16th to the 22nd October, the festival is the first in the UK to celebrate true-life storytelling.
Throughout the week, the festival will present shows, events and workshops across London to celebrate ‘truth’ through a variety of art forms.
The eventual aim of this special event is to become an annual festival which will provide artists with a new platform in which to tell their stories along with those with a story to tell from a wide range of communities.
This year’s programme of events will include a variety of spoken word, theatre, comedy and open mic events, with the aim of celebrating the best of storytelling but from a very personal point of view.
Some of the highlights for the festival include: English teacher Mark Grist, whose ‘student vs teacher’ rap battle attracted over 4million YouTube views; London Poet Laureate, Ray Antrobus, who is taking part in Tellit Poetically on 21stOctober; acclaimed performer and rockstar Ellen Waddell; 2015 IdeasTap Underbelly Award winner, Toby Peach; as well as a host of rising and underground talent.
Talking about the festival, Tellit Festival director Michael Kossew said: “I want to create a festival that celebrates truth, honesty and vulnerability, and provides a supportive platform for anyone to share their own story. I am so excited to be bringing the first festival of its kind to the UK so more people can experience the power of true stories.”
Tellit Festival will run at venues across London from the 16th to the 22nd October, with tickets for events ranging from free to £17.50. For more information on the festival visit: http://tellitfestival.com/.