Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Daylesford Words in Winter August 2011

Words in Winter celebrated its 10th Anniversary. This is a festival that embraces Clunes, Creswick, Trentham, Daylesford, Newstead and Maryborough - towns of the goldfields.

Through the influence and efforts of storyteller and Daylesford resident, Anne E. Stewart, several of the Vic storytellers have made this festival part of their storytelling calendar.

David Demant was here, there and everywhere delivering his Magic Lantern Show - he toured three of the five towns with his beautiful glass slides and exquisite lanterns, courtesy of Museum Victoria.

Anne used her charisma and clout to pull together a panel of storytellers. Jackie Kerin, Jan (Yarn) Wositzky and Matteo were invited to share a little of what brought them to practice the art of oral storytelling.

L - R: Jackie, Anne, Jan, Matteo
As part of Words in Winter, Daylesford celebrates a Family Day in the Town Hall. This year over 300 people participated in the day. You can see Matteo in action this photo, swallowed in the crowd during the first session of the day.

Our travelling guest storyteller Bettina Nissen carried the baton into the second session as Matteo and Jackie left to be back in Melbourne before sunset.

Keep and eye on the Words in Winter website and join us in 2012. The food is good, the wine is good but the company is the thing!

Learn more about Words in Winter here.

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