Storytelling and Survival: Marking 40 Years of Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre

November 22 | 18:00 - 20:30

Edinburgh Adults Exhibition, Panel Event / Author Reading, Spoken Word / Performance Poetry / Slam, Storytelling 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 join us for an evening celebration event on the theme of storytelling and survival, held at The Scottish Storytelling Centre. We'll be sharing our ground-breaking publication, A Woman's Story, as well as launching our pamphlet of creative writing from survivors of sexual violence, and announcing our new literary patron. A dynamic, engaging and impactive event not to be missed. Fancy coming early? Why not come along to our earlier 'Human Library' workshops event, held earlier that day at the same venue from 15.30 to 17.30, for a chance to meet staff and learn more about our work and the role of storytelling in healing from sexual violence and trauma, and also in creating societal change. 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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