Spend Less, Hear More 2012
When you pay your membership fee to join the Society for Storytelling, you are making a contribution to all the activities we run to promote this truly life-enhancing art across the nation: this magazine, National Storytelling Week, the website, prizes for Young Storytellers, and more. But part of supporting storytelling includes going out to enjoy it! That is why we are constantly seeking ways to make it more cost-effective to indulge in the art. Becoming a member of the SfS gets you a card bearing your membership number, with which you have access to a wide range of discounts and offers for attending – or even hosting – storytelling-related events up and down the UK. For example, a storytelling club can apply for a bursary from us to subsidise the cost of booking a touring storyteller. This benefits both the teller and the club. But not only that, those who come to hear that teller will receive discounted entry for flashing their SfS card – extending the potential audience. Are you responsible for a storytelling club, group, or story round? The SfS can support you in more ways than just the above.
We will also subsidise your venue hire, publicity, or even the travel for a “club exchange” with a neighbouring group. And you needn’t pay us for this, either: all we ask is that you offer discounted entry to SfS members, or those willing to fill out one of our application forms at the door. For more details, please get in touch! If you are trying to get into the vocation of storytelling in education, then your membership card will have even more benefits for you. SfS members receive a discount of £30 – over 50% – from an ad on School Select, one of the forerunning websites for teachers to find visitors for their children. For further details, look around the member section of this website! Members have always received a discount on the price of our Annual Gathering. We hope to offer discounts to even more storytelling festivals in the future. Negotiations are also underway with a leading hotel chain to provide our members with discounts on room bookings. Membership currently stands at £34 for an entire year. To find out more about how to become a member, visit www.sfs.org.uk/aboutsfs And if you already are supporting us, on behalf of storytellers and listeners everywhere... thank you!