Launch of ‘Spirit of Stories’ at the Dundee Literary Festival 2017


  • Fri 20th October, 10am-12noon
  • Ustinov Room, upstairs in the Bonar Hall, Park Place (view on map)

We invite you to join us on Friday 20th October for the launch of ‘The Spirit of Stories’, our new programme of inclusive storytelling.

This is taking place in the Ustinov Room at the Bonar Hall, a special new addition to this year’s Dundee Literary Festival 2017. We will be bringing one of our 3 new stories, ‘Oona and the Giant’. The new stories, inspired by the work of Loretto Lambe, were launched in June of this year. Come along to hear this fantastic tale and make a character from the story. This is a free event running from 10-12.

It’ll be a busy morning for all the family at the Bonar Hall with lots of festival activities including  Bookbug stories and songs, and the Waterstones Tea Party, inspired by the Tiger Who Came to Tea.

Multi-sensory storytelling offers the opportunity to connect with those who find it difficult to communicate verbally.  A range of stories have been developed to enable the voice of lived experience to be heard and promote access to culture.  Some of our stories deal with sensitive issues, such as growing up and separation anxiety, while other stories tell folk-tales.  In addition, sharing personal digital stories can support service design, training and consultation.  These have been effective in changing policy and attitudes around people with Profound Multiple Learning Disabilities.

You can access PAMIS’s multi-sensory stories through the PAMIS Library, and these can be borrowed by families, schools and day-centres. Find out more: