Sunday, January 20, 2019

SAV events coming up in 2019

Out with the diaries folks, events for 2019 are in planning and we have dates and details. If you need to check, we have a calendar on the HOME page of our website. You can also follow events on Facebook.

Storytelling Sunday at the RAW Garden 
Martin Jefferd photo: Tatiana Scott
Come join us, and UK storyteller Martin Jefferd, at the RAW Garden on Sunday, 3 February. Treat yourself to an afternoon of stories, food and great company.

Martin is like the birds, he flies to Australia for the summer, all the way from Bristol. He brings with him news of our storytelling friends and colleagues in the UK.

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) and Daniela Bücheler-Scott (Dani) from Storytelling Vic are our hosts. Dee and Dani will have a mix of special guests and story games and there is always a space for friends to tell a tale.

We value listeners and storytellers equally and take pride in welcoming newcomers to RAW. 

*Storytelling Sunday at the RAW Garden will continue through to November on the the first Sunday of the month.

WHERE: RAW Garden 325 South Road Brighton
WHEN: Sunday February 3
TIME: 12.00 pm
COST: $15

Enter by the drive way gate.

*Photo credit Tatiana Scott 

Fabled Nights in Newport

Fabled Nights 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.

WHERE: Newport Community HUB 13 Mason Street Newport.
WHEN: March 15
TIME: 7.30 - 10.00
COST: $5.00 or $3.00 (Storytelling Vic and Newport Fiddle and Folk Club members). No Booking required.

* Fabled Nights is an inter-generational 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 will continue on the 3rd friday of the month through to Novemeber with the exception of April (Easter).

*Image kindly gifted to us by Rex Smeal

Monday, January 7, 2019


 Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of Storytelling Australia Victoria

WHERE: Library At The Dock - Performance Space 
TIME: 2pm
  • Acknowledgement
  • Apologies and Attendance
  • Minutes of previous AGM tabled 
  • Tabling of Presidents and Treasurers Reports
  • Election of Office Bearers
  • Winding up of organisation if no new office bearers
  • Any other business
As previously advised, we, Jackie Kerin (SAV President) and Kate Lawrence (SAV Vice-President), supported by the committee, have been at the helm of Storytelling Australia Victoria for over 4 years now and feel we have served well in our roles as president and vice president.

But the time is coming for us to step aside and encourage a new team to steer the ship.

At the 2019 AGM on 10th February at The Library at The Dock Performance Space, neither of us will nominate for our roles.

With respect to the succession process, we are letting you know well in advance to give those of you interested, time to consider nominating.

If you want more information about the roles please do not hesitate to contact either or both of us – Kate 0402 080 445 or Jackie 0412 210 098.

If you are interested in taking on either of these role, or joining the committee, it would help us enormously if you could let us know as soon as you decide.

Kate and I are happy to be around to hand the roles over to a new team who can take the organisation to the next chapter and we will remain available as support and a resource for the next committee.
*If you would like a proxy form to vote by proxy, please contact us via our email:
Subject heading: Proxy forms

If you have any questions or wish to send an apology or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us on the Storytelling Vic email. Subject: AGM.

We have booked the Performance Space at the Dock until 5.00pm. We will have access to lights, projector and screen. You are invited  to make the most of this opportunity to:
  • Rehearse the story you will be telling on World Storytelling Day
  • Share your current storytelling passion or project
  • Air your dreams and wishes for 2019
  • Teach us new story games
  • Anything 10 minutes and story related
Let’s make the most of it: think power point, PechaKucha BUT most of all think 10 minutes.
We'll play it by ear on the day but if you need to use technology please email and let us know and plan arrive at 1.30 so we can plug you in.
Following the AGM and Play Day we will go trawling Docklands for a place to eat and continue the fun.