Storytelling and Survival: A 'Human Library' with Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre

November 22 | 15:30 - 17:30

Edinburgh Adults Workshop Health & Wellbeing

2018 marks Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre's 40th Anniversary: 40 years of saying we listen, we believe, we support. To help mark the occasion, we invite you to visit our 'Human Library', an afternoon of workshops run by our skilled and specialist staff, exploring the theme of storytelling and survival: from storytelling and activism, to the role of storytelling in healing from sexual violence and trauma, or our creative therapies work with young survivors of sexual violence. Visitors will also have the chance to make their own campaign postcards and activist messages to take away. Fancy staying later? Check out our celebration event, 'Storytelling and Survival: Marking 40 Years of Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre', from 18.30 to 20.30, to hear more about our work on the theme of storytelling and survival. Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre provides support, counselling, information and advocacy for survivors of sexual violence, and also campaigns to create change. We were the third Rape Crisis Centre to open in the UK, and supported over 600 people in the last year alone. To find out more about our work, visit, or for questions about our 40th anniversary events, email

Free (ticketed)

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If you have any questions or for more information, please contact the venue directly.

0131 557 6737

Venue information

Scottish Storytelling Centre

43-45 High Street


Ground-level access (through John Knox/Bookshop entrance), wide door but not push-pad. Standard lifts to all levels including Storytelling Café, Netherbow Theatre and Workshop spaces. Accessible bathrooms. Hearing loop in café and theatre. Garden space for assistance dogs to exercise and water bowls provided for assistance dogs.

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