*** Please be aware there is NO camping onsite at St Donat's Castle ***
BTB2018 performances begin at 11.00am on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June. Gates will open at 9.30am each morning to give you time to park, exchange tickets for wristbands and grab a coffee and bite to eat before shows start. Events finish at 10.00pm on both Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June.
9.30am | Gates Open
11am | Performances start
10pm | Performances end - depart site
Beyond The Border returns to St Donats Castle for a 2-day Birthday Barnstormer celebrating 25 years of the finest international performance storytelling.
“Beyond The Border – its joy and spirit is everything that story can be about” (The Times 2003)
The 25th Birthday Barnstormer will be a very special event, with limited ticket numbers and performances centred around The Castle, The Blue Garden, the new Moondance Hall, and of course the medieval Tythe Barn Theatre. Expect fables and myths, music and magic, love stories and laughter, fun and games for children and fairy tales for grown-ups, all in the beautiful grounds of our castle by the sea. Taking part will be some of the best musicians and storytellers from Wales and the World, including Sweden, Finland, Italy, India, Belgium, Norway and Palestine….
- World Food stalls
- Craft Market
- Workshops for all ages
- Story walks
- Open mic stages
Artists already confirmed include author JOANNE HARRIS (Rune, Chocolat), ROBIN WILLIAMSON (Incredible String Band) , Classical Indian Sufi singer SMITA BELLUR, award-winning storytellers HUGH LUPTON & DANIEL MORDEN (Classical Association Award), author and storyteller SALLY POMME CLAYTON, BEN HAGGARTY (Crick Crack Club), PAOLA BALBI (Italy) MARKUS LUUKONEN (Finland) TORGRIM MELLUM STENE (Norway), JOE BAELE, TOM VAN OUTEN (Belgium), CATH LITTLE, TAMAR WILLIAMS, MICHAEL HARVEY, GUTO DAFIS and more, many more ….
Although camping is not on-site this year, and tickets therefore do not include camping, instead camping is available at the lovely nearby Heritage Coast Campsite at Monknash, just 2.5 miles down the road from St Donats, offering early morning breakfasts and late-night cafe/bar plus stories round the campfire. Includes first-class Glamping!!
To find out more visit https://www.heritagecoastcampsite.com
Shuttle Bus Service: Although there is plenty of FREE Car Parking at St Donats Castle, if you prefer to leave your car at the campsite there will be the BTB Shuttle to take you to and fro between campsite and castle first thing in the morning, at tea-time, and last thing at night.
And there is a variety of other campsites, B&Bs and hotels in the beautiful surrounding countryside of The Vale of Glamorgan. Visit this website to find out more:
Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 children under 16) | £210
Adult Weekend Ticket | £75
Child Weekend Ticket | £55
Family (2 adults, 2 children under 16) Saturday Only Ticket | £125
Adult Saturday Only Ticket | £45
Child Saturday Only Ticket | £30
Family (2 adults, 2 children under 16) Sunday Only Ticket | £125
Adult Sunday Only Ticket | £45
Child Sunday Only Ticket | £30
Once purchased, tickets will not be refunded, nor credit notes issued, except in exceptional circumstances and only at the discretion of Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival Ltd. Tickets may not be re-sold without express permission of Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival Ltd.