ISF-UNESCO Storytelling Competition Initiated

ISF-UNESCO Storytelling Competition Initiated

A major collaboration between ISF and UNESCO, the ‘World Tales Story Competition’ is aimed at developing a sense of imagination in children, and promoting shared values on a worldwide basis. The Story Competition, which will be formally announced shortly, will be rolled out step-by-step, and will eventually include children in...

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Books For Afghan Children

Books For Afghan Children

ISF has been working to provide illustrated books to children in Afghanistan on a mass scale. The tales, written by Idries Shah, are being illustrated by a range of talented artists in both East and West. The first six illustrated books are ready, with a further six currently in production....

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The World Tales StoryBank

The World Tales StoryBank

Idries Shah believed that stories are not merely a part of culture – but rather that they are culture. During his lifetime, he published thousands of tales drawn from all corners of the world. Shah delighted in observing how varying versions of the same tale might be found in China,...

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The Hand-printed Stories Project

The Hand-printed Stories Project

In a world preoccupied with speed and mass production, we have been working to slow things down. Inspired by a special edition of The Tale of the Sands, produced in 1980 – and limited to just fifty copies – we have teamed up with a wonderful print-making collective in Bristol....

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