sē balē


SĒ BALĒ is the next VOXedinburgh event.  Different to, but a development of, the other things we have done, this is going to be quite an evening.

(FRIDAY, 2nd DECEMBER, 7 for 7.30pm;
The Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43 High Street, Edinburgh)

Sē Balē, “She Tells” in Bengali, is an exploration of what happens when four young women’s difficult stories are retold through different mediums. Illustration, storytelling, and songs make it possible for the power of these stories to be experienced as they emerge from the desire of Charlotte Bosseaux to explore her own story as it was told, translated, and retold.

Charlotte works as an academic in the field of Translation Studies. She is fascinated by the way voices are transposed from one language to another and how experiences and emotions travel in translation.

The evening is intended to have a very practical outworking, supporting the work of the Scottish charity Saheliya, a mental health and wellbeing organisation for black and minority ethnic women and girls. All monies raised will allow Young Saheliya, the specific part of the organisation looking after young girls, to develop their work.


or PHONE  0131 556 9579
(The venue is not large so make sure to get your tickets)

You can find out more about the evening and those participating by visiting this Facebook page

The cafe at the Scottish Storytelling Centre will be open to serve its Supper Club menu, together with hot, cold and alcoholic drinks up until the interval.

Our artists and curators:
Storyteller and Narrative Researcher Alette Willis
Musician Simone Caffari
Musician and Translator Elena Zini
Saheliya Worker Rania Qussasi
Illustrator Maria Stoian
Real Talk’s Lily Asch
Voice Keith Kirkwood
Voice Steve Earl
 Storyteller and Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies Charlotte Bosseaux