Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Village Festival 3 - 6th November. Edinburgh Gardens Nth Fitzroy

The Village Festival is back!
click to enlarge poster

A contingent of Vic Guild Storytellers have been supporting the Village Festival since 2008.

A remarkable and unique explosion of creativity and mayhem including dancing, music, food, wine and of course storytelling.

Matteo, Susan Pepper, Cora Zon, JB Rowley, Helen Lawry (now SA) and Jackie Kerin have all brought stories to The Village.

This year Jackie will be back in the little storytelling tent with her ukulele, kamishibai and paper folding magic.

The Village has a packed program - storytelling is on Saturday midday - 5.00

Learn more about Jackie here
Learn more about The Village and its creators here

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Anne E Stewart at Dysart, Queensland mining town

Anne E Stewart has been working at Dysart, a central Queensland mining town.

Last weekend she drove along the Fitzroy Development Road, back to Rockhampton and Yeppoon and spent the weekend with Queensland Storyteller Bettina Nissen at Yeppoon.

On Sunday Bettina and Anne sailed to Great
Keppel, snorkelled and saw many fish and sting rays. Annie even saw a dolphin frolicking around the harbour at Rosslyn Bay.

And all the time there was much talk of story and ideas.

Bettina has sent this photo of Anne for the Vic blog ... with the wind in her hair.

Thanks Bettina for the photo and news of our intrepid Vic Storyteller.

Learn more about our friends in Queensland: Queensland Storytelling Guild

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Rocket Clock Story Slam: “Somebody's Got To Do It”

It's our first birthday! Last October, Rocket Clock was launched after a year of wishing there was a regular story slam in Melbourne and thinking, "well, somebody's got to do it".

This month, we’re looking for stories of standing up and stepping forward. Getting your hands dirty. Finishing the job. Doing that thing that no one else can, will or wants to do.

Pre-register your intent to tell by emailing or register on the night. Everyone is welcome to come along and listen, laugh, drink, cheer & weep.

Wednesday October 12, 2011
Doors open 7.30pm; slam kicks off 8.30pm.

$5 pre-sale (+ $2 booking fee) or $8 on the door. Book tickets now via the Bella Union website:

Bella Union
Level 1, Trades Hall
Corner of Victoria & Lygon Streets
Carlton South

What is Rocket Clock?

Rocket Clock is a monthly story slam competition. Ten people each have five minutes to tell a story around a particular theme. Judges in the audience rate each story on both content and performance. Everyone has a great time.

More info:
Rocket Clock on Twitter
Rocket Clock on Facebook

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Children's Week Events: Matteo and Anne E Stewart. October 2011

Children's Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia during the fourth week in October.

In 1996 it was decided to adopt a permanent theme: 'A Caring World Shares'.

A diverse range of events and activities are organised at National, State and Local levels.

These focus the attention of the wider community on children, their needs and achievements.

Children's Week celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. It is also a time for children to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities.


Start the day at the Permaculture Play Group: Anne E Stewart:

October 24: 10 -11.30am
Maidstone Community Centre
21 Yardley Street Maidstone

Cupcakes and pizza: for school age, storytime with Matteo:

October 24: 3.30 - 5.00pm
Maidstone Community Centre

Children's Picnic in the Park: Anne E Stewart.

October 25: 10.30- 12.30am
Yarraville Gardens cnr Hyde Street/Somerville Rd, Yarraville


Celebrate Children's Week : Matteo

October 29: 11.00am
7 Sheppardson Street Carnegie

Learn more: