Welcome to NaCOT
Welcome to NaCOT – the UK’s National Centre for the Oral Tradition – for spoken poetry, storytelling, acapella singing, and public speaking of all kinds.
NaCOT’s big dream is to create a national home for the oral tradition – a village of authentic ‘original’ buildings to celebrate, nurture and house the ancient tradition that has carried our oral culture for tens of thousands of years.
In the meantime – working from our base in Wales and across the UK, we present the best in public performance, including On the Border, our flagship poetry series which brings together great poets from either side of the Welsh border for world-class readings. We also offer arts-based education for children, adults and organisations – and provide important outreach work for the disadvantaged and the unheard.
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