Thursday, March 28, 2019

REMINDERS: RAW and Fabled Nights

Anna Manuel is the special guest at the Garden on April 7. With her arrival in Australia 18 months ago,  Anna brought with her a fresh vision and energy. She has boosted enthusiasm and awareness for bilingual storytelling, become a key member of the Australian Kamishibai Association, taken on a committee role for Storytelling Australia Victoria and oragnised the recent World Storytelling Day for Kids.

Anna is heading to Bangkok for a while (she will return). This is your chance to meet Anna before she goes or say your farewell.

Bring a story to tell or ears to listen.
 This month Daniela Bücheler-Scott is our host.

WHEN: Sunday April 7
TIME: 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm
WHERE: 325 South Rd Brighton East
NO BOOKINGS required, pay at the gate.
COST: $15 (for the Garden and our special guest)



There will be no Fabled Nights in April as it falls during the Easter break.

We'll be back on May17th. So plenty of time to think about your stories!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019



Our World Storytelling Day celebration for adults is now FREE.
Come and join us this Saturday, March 23 at 2.00 pm.

We are in the Performance Space at the beautiful Dock Library overlooking the water.

This venue can be reached by public transport and is fully accessible for those of you who use wheel chairs or other aids.

As part of World Storytelling Day, there will be a display and  resources for sale.

FREE but please still BOOK to help us with numbers. When you book you will see the address and map to help you find the venue.


Dave Davies will be sharing tales from the Speewah, a mythical station in the Australian outback where tall tales abound!

Sarah Depasquale and Jackie Kerin will combine their musical and storytelling telling talents and spin you a Selkie story.

Kamini Ramachandran from Moon Shadow Stories is based in Singapore. Kamini is the creative director of the International Storytelling StoryFest Singapore  and a good friend of Storytelling Australia Victoria, Kamini has recorded a message and story for us to share on World Storytelling Day.

Come and meet Kate Lawrence from Story Wise. Kate has been touring with her one woman show 'Fantastic Feminist Folk Tales' and she hosts the only women's only open mike story event in Melbourne.

Internationally recognised US storyteller David Novak has recorded a story especially for us to share with you. David is well loved in Australia and has contributed much to the oral storytelling community as the keynote at the NSW International Storytelling Conference, shows and workshops.

Anna Manuel from Heads and Tales Story Services  is not only a reading specialist but she is an enthusiastic practitioner of Kamishibai storytelling and a key member of the AKA (Australian Kamishibai Association). Anna is also well-known for her work as a bilingual storyteller (Filipino/English) and her work in this intercultural space.

Dani Bücheler-Scott from Wolf Publishing has also made her mark in the bilingual space. Dani brings her love of language and landscape from her childhood in Austria, a passion for Kamishibai storytelling and collaborative events and creations.

Matteo has been telling stories for more years than you've had hot breakfasts. He is a familiar face in schools, festivals and libraries around Victoria. He brings gentle magic and smiles where ever he goes.

Susan Hall is one of our favourite librarian storytellers. Her knowledge of folk tale and the oral tradition runs deep. When not attending to library and grandmother duties, Susan is a regular at our monthly gatherings at Fabled Nights in Newport.

What would we do without Alex Kharnam! Alex is a regular at all our events. He is our videographer, our cheer squad our walking talking encyclopedia. A writer, camera man, props builder and all round problem solver. Alex has been working on a Greek myth with a twist.

And finally our wondrous host and hard working Storytelling Australia Victoria volunteer, Durgah Devi Palinasamy from Deelightful Tales. We thank Dee for offering to curate  World Storytelling Day for the second year in a row. We know how time consuming events are to plan. We also thank the Storytelling Vic volunteers who have offered to help on the day. Without you, it wouldn't happen.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Stories, stories, stories!!!

The year is kicking off with public events for you all to participate in, group shows and individuals making their mark.

For your diary ...

FABLED NIGHTS IN NEWPORT kicks off this Friday and we have the space booked for the third Friday of the month up until November.

Fabled Nights will continue as a night to practice and share stories, give feedback, share resources and ideas, to welcome beginners and encourage the more experienced to keep raising the bar.

This month we hope that those who are planning to tell stories at World Storytelling Day will come along and have a practice. If Alex is available, he will bring us some lights so tellers can have a go under the brightness.

We'll also make time to talk about how you would like to see the year unfold, whether you would like us to set themes or plan an event where we can strut our stuff; perhaps you would like to have a go at hosting or helping on the door.

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

WHERE: Newport HUB 13 Mason Street, enter via the park
WHEN: March 15 
TIME: 7.30 pm - 10.00 pm
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 at parent/carers discretion

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.


Dee (Palanisamy) and Dani (Bücheler-Scott) are working together to make these Sunday events exciting and welcoming. While we will continue to share news from the Garden on our Facebook page and blog, Dani and Dee have now created an open Facebook Group where you can connect and chat with each other and share your thoughts. You don't have to have a Facebook account to see the news. Also check out the RAW Garden website to learn more about this beautiful space.

Storytelling Sundays are on the first Sunday of the month from now until November.
This year Dani and Dee will be introducing storytelling guests into the circle and the April guest is Anna Manual from Heads and Tales Story Services. 

WHEN: Sunday April 7
TIME: 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm
WHERE: 325 South Rd Brighton East
NO BOOKINGS required, pay at the gate.
COST: $15 (for the Garden and our special guest)


Don't forget to book!!

World Storytelling Day for Adults 2.00 pm. More details and booking HERE

 World Storytelling Day for Kids 11.00 am. More details and booking HERE

There will displays and resources for sale at both events including the AKA (Australian Kamishibai Association).

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Kamishibai Display @ World Storytelling Day

STORYTELLING AUSTRALIA VICTORIA is celebrating WORLD STORYTELLING DAY with two performances: one for children and one for adults.

As part the celebrations, the AKA (Australian Kamishibai Association) will be there with a display of Kamishibai stages to drool over and stories for sale. What a great opportunity to meet some the passionate Melbourne Kamishibai storytellers.
You'll find us at both sessions. We're FREE, no bookings required.

Here's Anna at the display table at the Williamstown Literary Festival 2018

World Storytelling Day for Children is at 11.00 am in the Activity Space.
FREE but please BOOK as numbers are limited. 
World Storytelling Day for Adults is 2.00 pm in the Performance Space.
Please BOOK to ensure a seat.