Thursday, February 23, 2012

Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond. 9 March - 1 July 2012

Anne E Stewart is thrilled to be telling stories at the Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond Exhibition at the State Library of Victoria.

Discover the world of Persia and beyond at this special day of activities. Exhibition curators Susan Scollay and Clare Williamson will present an illustrated introduction to the exhibition, and Dr Gillian Evison, Head of Oriental Section at the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford, will discuss the Bodleian’s special collections. Experience the evocative tone of the Turkish yayli tanbur juxtaposed with the modern cello as Nefes Ensemble’s Seher Cagin and Rachel Atkinson present improvisations from Turkish classical music. Navid Akrami and Soheil Bahrami will perform traditional Persian music using regional instruments the tar and tonbak, and acclaimed storyteller Anne E Stewart will tell tales of Persia including the story of the legendary Queen Sheherazade. Experimedia Free (bookings not required).

Invitation from Anne ...
Come and check out the exhibition and hear me tell tales from Persia and stories from the 1001 Nights Entertainments. And of course my personal favourite, Scheherazade – the Queen of Storytellers. Here’s when I will be performing

Opening day: Friday 9th March at 12 – 12.30pm and 3-3.30pm

Children’s Book Festival: Sunday March 25th 10.00 – 4pm (To be confirmed but several sessions through the day)

Sunday April 22nd @ 11.00am

Sunday May 20th @ 11.00am

Sunday June 17th @ 11.00am

SLV website for more details: here

Learn more about Anne E Stewart: here

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

David Demant: stories from Museum Victoria

Vic Guild storyteller David Demant, is also the Senior Curator, Information and Communication at Museum Victoria.

David is unique among us for his imaginative take on technology, maths and in particular - codes. For those of us who were there, we will never forget the day he created a coded message using the patterns on neenish tarts!

David's expertise is the subject of Episode 23 'Sounds like tech spirit'.
To hear David being interviewed by Dr Andi on Access All Areas click here. You won't be disappointed.

To read more about David's adventures, click here.

Julie Perrin sends greetings from Cape Town

Julie Perrin's adventures in storytelling continue. In her last post, Julie shared news of the Emerson International School of Storytelling in East Sussex in the UK. Now look where she is ....

I write to you from Cape Town where I am immersed in a 5 week full-time storytelling course – run by Emerson International School of Storytelling.

Each day begins with dancing; the singing is so beautiful it makes me weep, and that's before we even start the stories!

If you would like to read more about this and other storytelling events and offerings please check out the new blog on my website –

Julie Perrin

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Mornington Regional Art Gallery. Young at art: Matteo

Matteo is back!

A very popular program for 0-5 year olds, with storyteller Matteo and the Gallery’s Education Coordinator. Sing, dance, clap and stomp your feet with Matteo! Do an exciting activity with the Education Coordinator afterwards.

Tuesday 7 February Land ahoy
Tuesday 6 March Shutterbug
Tuesday 1 May Pop goes the easel
Tuesday 5 June Going dotty
Tuesday 16 July Brrr, it’s cold
Tuesday 7 August Ooh ouch
Tuesday 4 September Rock, paper, scissors
Tuesday 2 October Scrunch scrunch
Tuesday 13 November Wow!

Time 10am-11am
$4/child, carer free
Venue: MPRG, bookings essential call 5975 4395

Telephone: 03 5975 4395

Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am5pm
(last admission 4.45pm) and most public

Rocket Clock Story Slam: “Resolutions"

Rocket Clock returns with a night of stories on the theme of "Resolutions". 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 February 8, 2012
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