Brand new to this years Mela, is our thought provoking World of Words zone. Housed in a magnificent Norwegian Tipi, join us for a celebration of voices, storytellers and creativity. Sit back, relax and enjoy inspiring stories from across the globe. Our wonderful World of Words Tipi will include a collective of international storytellers including:

Peter Chand

With a Punjabi origin, Peter Chand is one of Europe’s finest storyteller’s who has told his fantastic tales all over Britain, and in Ireland, Norway, Holland, Belgium, Greece, Canada, Denmark, and India.

Nandi Jola

Nandi is a writer, poet and motivational speaker. She migrated to Northern Ireland in 2001 from South Africa and uses her writing to express her pain, frustrations and hopes.

Liz Weir

Liz Weir is a storyteller and writer from Northern Ireland. She was the first winner of the International Story Bridge Award from the National Storytelling Network, USA, which cited her “exemplary work promoting the art of storytelling”.

Joel Ben Izzy

Originating from America, Joel has spent his career traveling the globe, gathering and telling tales. He’ll be sharing some of his favorites with us, including stories of learning, light, and laughter, taking us all on a journey.