Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sandbox Land: 28 February 2015 Show

Invitation from Storytelling Australia Vic member

Sandbox Land is a classy, whipsmart, variety show with charm. Expect music, storytelling, comedy, slam poetry, improvisation, puppetry, and more. We range from the sublime to the ridiculous, embracing both the finer and the funner things in life. Bring the family along!

MCs: The Lovely Katherine Phelps and The Amazing Morgan Phillips
When: 7pm Last Saturday of each month

Where: 14 Raglan Street, North Melbourne
Tickets: Student discounts!

 28 February Show

Lest We Forget

Fundraiser for the ANZAC Peace Coalition

Have fun while learning a little something about what life was like one hundred years ago in Australia.

Storyteller: Roslyn Quinn
Comedian: Anthony Jeannot
Singer/songwriters: Wendy Ealey & Moira Tyers

Singer/songwriters: Bad Hobbits
Poet: Helena Spyrou
Sketch performers:
 Sean Collins
, Emma Cox, 
Huw Jennings, 
Ella Salome, 
Fabiana Weiner, 
Stephen Yolland

Follow Sandbox Land HERE

Monday, February 23, 2015

Gael Cresp: Wonthaggi Library. 27 Feb, 13 and 27 March 2015

Gael Cresp is once again offering her “Stories for Adults” at Wonthaggi Library in Murray Street. Gael likes to remind everyone that “Before there were books, there were stories”.

For the past 35 years Gael has told her stories anywhere folk will listen and has honed her skills of working without scripts or props, relying on her deep knowledge of the storytelling tradition and her developing knowledge of human nature.  Don’t be afraid to venture in to hear what she has to tell you.

On from 11 am on Friday 27th February Gael will tell a sequence of ancient tales on the theme of “Rage”.

The session on March 13th will address the issue of “Longing” and the final one on March 27th will look at “Loss”.

All adults are most welcome to these free sessions but, be warned that during the last series numbers attending got as high as thirty-six which is almost the limit of the space available! 

Looking for Wonthaggi Library?
Looking for Gael's website?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

CASTLEMAINE STATE FESTIVAL: Jan ('Yarn') Wositzky and Taffy Thomas 13 - 22 March 2015

This is the Festival's 40th Anniversary so there is much to celebrate.  A biennial event, the program includes music, visual art, dance and theatre. The Storytelling program is particularly rich this year but these are our top picks!

Jan ('Yarn') Wositzky’s  

Jan 'Yarn' Wositzky from Storytelling Vic will be there with his show Bilarni. It has been said, that Bilarni is Jan's finest piece to date, as he recounts his journeys 'up north' into Aboriginal Australia, tracking our greatest ever yarnspinner, WE (Bill) Harney (1985-1962). Jan plays Harney as well as many other characters, and brings us the best of Harney's writing and radio broadcasts, linked with his own stories from a land where everything and nothing is black and white.

Bilarni: details of festival performance HERE 
Castlemaine State Festival: HERE  

Taffy Thomas 
CreateAbility: Cultural Exchange

Taffy Thomas, Britain’s first Storytelling Laureate and friend of Storytelling Australia Victoria, will be appearing as himself at three performances. These shows are part of the FREE program listed under ‘Carnival of Community’ on the festival website.

CreateAbility: Cultural Exchange
14th  Sat: 12.30 pm
15th  Sunday: 11.00 am
21st  Saturday: 12.30 pm

Where:Victory Park,
Mostyn Street

Taffy will also be in the Food Garden on Sat 14 and 21 as part of the Fringe. Times tbc

To keep up with Taffy's appearances in Castlemaine, check  Free Events under 'Carnival of Community' at the Caslemaine State Festival HERE

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

European Federation for Storytelling (FEST): 19 – 22 July 2015

Invitation to the FEST conference

The European Federation for Story Telling (FEST) is an organisation primarily for organisations to strengthen alliances, share knowledge of all kinds around storytelling and arts practice. Jackie Kerin represented Storytelling Australia Victoria in 2013. That year, the other nonEuropean countries represented included Canada, Singapore, Iran and the US. Individuals do attend on their own bat but the big picture is to encourage organisations to send reps so that ideas around storytelling are shared beyond a single practice.

Here is a video from the 2013 Conference. You will see some familiar faces.

LOCATION: KEA Island, Greece, 19 – 22 July 2015

FEST and Mythos, the Centre for the Study and Dissemination of Myths and Folktales, would like to invite you to take part in the FEST conference 2015. This year it will take place on the Greek island KEA, one of the Cyclades. Yet again it will be a great opportunity to meet and learn from storyteller associations, festival organisers, storytellers and all kinds of organisations from Europe and from the rest of the world dealing with the beautiful art of storytelling.

The FEST programme will consist of:
  • Discussions and exchange through interest groups
  • Presentation of projects
  • FEST Film festival (evening of short films about storytelling)
  • Guest speakers
  • Structural development of FEST (Council meeting)
  • Time for networking

 After the conference you can take part in the Folktale Festival as a listener in the audience or as a storyteller.

For all the information please go to the FEST website HERE

If you are a member of Storytelling Vic and would like to attend and represent SAV, why not drop us  line, we can't buy you a ticket but we can tell you how it works? 

FYI: The Festival at the Edge is on in the UK 17 - 19 July. HERE