Monday, April 30, 2018

RAW Garden Storytelling 7 May 2018

 RAW Garden Storytelling is a partnership event with Mariam Issa and the RAW Garden and Storytelling Vic. The Garden celebrates the uniqueness and aspirations of multicultural women through gardening, storytelling, crafts and cooking. Durgah Devi Palanisamy (Dee) from Storytelling Vic is our host. Dee will have a mix of special guests and story games and there is always a space for friends to tell a tale.

THEMES: Sometimes we have a theme but we are not strict about this and will let you know if there is something in particular we would like to explore

We value listeners and storytellers equally and take pride in welcoming newcomers to RAW.
*banner photograph supplied by Tatiana Scott.

Bookings are not necessary.
Enter by the drive way gate.

WHERE: 325 South Road Brighton East
TIME: 12.00 - 3.00

Nibbles provided

Jackie Kerin: WORKSHOP: 9 June 2018

Stagecraft Workshop with Newport Fiddle and Folk Club
 The Newport Fiddle and Folk Club regularly run workshops. I'm delighted to be co-facilitating this one with Alan Davies.

You've practised your songs, they're sounding good, but all the 'other stuff' about performing is still daunting. Dealing with nerves, getting on and off stage, introducing the songs, what to do if something goes wrong.
Join Jackie Kerin and Alan Davies for an afternoon workshop that focuses on the 'non-musical' aspects of being a performer, including:

  • Forming a strong relationship with the audience
  • Being natural, being yourself on stage
  • Getting rid of the music stand - strategies for memorising lyrics
  • Coping with lights, microphones and PAs

**The workshop will also be suitable for spoken-word performers such as storytellers, poets and MCs.

  • Jackie Kerin is a trained actor and teacher with many years experience as a storyteller, MC and musician.
  • Alan Davies is a trained teacher with experience as an actor, storyteller, MC, musician and PA operator.
COST: $40, $30 members of Newport Fiddle and Folk Club
$20 concession.

Bookings/enquiries: Alan Davies

WHEN: Saturday June 9
WHEN: 1.00pm - 5.00 pm
WHERE: Newport Community HUB.
13 Mason Street, Newport (Melways Ref: 55 J4) 

The part of the HUB we are using is The Mechanics Hall.
**The HUB is an all access venue.

Check out the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club Club website for more events and details of the coming Folk Festival.  

Storytelling Australia Victoria will have the fire crackling in the old Scout Hall on the Saturday of the festival (June 30) for the annual Stories by the Fire, an open storytelling evening. Be there to get your name on the board.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Fabled Nights in Newport: April 20

 Our  host for this month is Fionnuala Smyth

Fionnuala is a storyteller and intuitive and founder of 'Transformational Storytelling'. She tells Irish Celtic stories and some from her own life experiences and those she has crafted herself. She loves to encourage others to step forward and tell stories. 

For Fionnuala, sharing story is key to understanding ourselves and each other better, strengthening our connections and celebrating our diversity. And it's fun!

Geelong story enthusiasts

Fionnuala is currently in negotiations to set up some fun classes on the Art of Storytelling in Geelong and the Bellerine Peninsula. She is sussing out venues for a regular Storytelling Circle in Geelong. 

So if you are interested in any of these, please come and speak with her or contact:

Fabled Nights in Newport is an open-hearted space for people who want to learn to craft true tales, traditional stories, tall tales and yarns; heart to heart and without notes. We welcome beginners and experienced folks. So come and strut your stuff, share what you know, try out a new story or tell a tale for the first time.

There's room for around 10 storytellers and we ask that stories be no longer than 10 minutes, give or take. We ask that stories be said not read.

We reserve 2 - 15 minute places for people who want to try out longer stories.

Let kind hearts and commonsense prevail: racist and homophobic stories hurt people so please don't bring them to 'Fabled Nights'.

COST: $5.00 or $3.00 (Storytelling Vic and Newport Fiddle and Folk Club members). No Booking required.
* FABLED NIGHTS is an intergenerational event. Children welcome at parent/carers discretion

'Fabled Nights in Newport' is a partnership event with Hobsons Bay Libraries and is supported by the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club.

PARKING: There is free parking at the rear of the building. Coming from Mason Street, turn left at Durkin Street then left into the car park. Entry to the HUB is from the park.

*Fabled Nights image by Rex Smeal

At Fabled Nights in Newport we encourage Storytelling Australia Victoria members to participate in hosting and running the evening. Thank you Fionnuala for hosting April!