Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Kim Billington and Astrid Mendez: RAW Garden, 4 September 2016

Kim Billington loves folktales from all cultures! 

She began telling stories as a teacher and then it became part of her counseling work with adults and children. This has included presenting workshops at conferences and also training counselors since 2012.
Kim’s Master of Narrative Therapy research thesis at The University of Melbourne was about how folktales might open doors to new possibilities in making sense of our lives and moving forwards. Kim finds folktales can recruit the imagination - expanding our horizons and depths, helping us capture unexpected solution possibilities for our own story.
Kim chooses stories which include themes such as: isolation, rejection, powerlessness, daunting hierarchies, following one’s interest, side-stepping the problem, sensing hope, seeing achievements and the unexpected coming together of events leading to identity renewal.

Astrid Mendez is a Chilean artist/puppeteer based in Melbourne. 
 Her performance is called The Pilgrim [El Peregrino] and tells the story of a being that travels the world collecting experiences manifested in objects, memories, and words that nurture him… This way his body and soul are grown.
It's a 6 minute one-on-one roving puppet show. All crafted with recycled materials.

Join Kim and Astrid in the RAW Garden. Bring a story to share.

WHERE: RAW Garden 325 South Rd East Brighton
WHEN: 4 September 12.00am - 2.00pm
COST: $15 at the door
More info about the RAW  Garden HERE

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