Changing the World: Long Story Short
Sep
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

Changing the World: Long Story Short

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Join hosts Megan Pascoe, Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson and Julie Mundy-Taylor for a fantastic night of live storytelling. We feature storytellers and people with simply a story to tell. Some tellers share true life tales, while others carry us to the realms of fairytales, myths and legends. Whether storyteller or story listener, join us for this unique, community event.
*Long Story Short is an adult event with themes suitable for over 16 years.
On the first Friday night of each month at 7pm.
Entry: $10.
Great coffee and refreshments available by 'More or Less' donations to MMAD. Or BYOG

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 Ramayana: Long Story Short
Oct
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

Ramayana: Long Story Short

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Join hosts Megan Pascoe, Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson. Julie Mundy-Taylor & Ulf Nilsson for a fantastic night of live storytelling. We feature storytellers and people with simply a story to tell. Some tellers share true life tales, while others carry us to the realms of fairytales, myths and legends. Whether storyteller or story listener, join us for this unique, community event.

Tonight we welcome the Epic Tellers with the Indian Myth Ramayana.
*Long Story Short is an adult event with themes suitable for over 16 years.
On the first Friday night of each month at 7pm.
Entry: $10.
Great coffee and refreshments available by 'More or Less' donations to MMAD. Or BYOG

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Aggghhhh; Long Story Short
Nov
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

Aggghhhh; Long Story Short

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Join hosts Megan Pascoe, Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson and Julie Mundy-Taylor for a fantastic night of live storytelling. We feature storytellers and people with simply a story to tell. Some tellers share true life tales, while others carry us to the realms of fairytales, myths and legends. Whether storyteller or story listener, join us for this unique, community event.
*Long Story Short is an adult event with themes suitable for over 16 years.
On the first Friday night of each month at 7pm.
Entry: $10.
Great coffee and refreshments available by 'More or Less' donations to MMAD. Or BYOG

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Imagine; Long Story Short
Dec
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

Imagine; Long Story Short

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Join hosts Megan Pascoe, Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson and Julie Mundy-Taylor for a fantastic night of live storytelling. We feature storytellers and people with simply a story to tell. Some tellers share true life tales, while others carry us to the realms of fairytales, myths and legends. Whether storyteller or story listener, join us for this unique, community event.
*Long Story Short is an adult event with themes suitable for over 16 years.
On the first Friday night of each month at 7pm.
Entry: $10.
Great coffee and refreshments available by 'More or Less' donations to MMAD. Or BYOG

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Storytelling Guild Visioning Day
Aug
19
10:00pm10:00pm

Storytelling Guild Visioning Day

NSW Storytelling Guild Visioning Day 

Members please come and contribute to the life of the Guild by sharing your ideas for Storytelling activities for the next 12 months. Enjoy great company and lunch while we plan the events for the coming year.  They may be such things as: Skills development, reaching out to the wider community, story circles, performance events.
Time 10.00am - 4pm  Venue: Gladesville Community Centre, 44 Gladesville Rd, Hunters Hill   Cost: None
Contact: Christine Carlton - storyaus@gmail.com 0415 430 485

 

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The Web: Tales Told Live
Aug
13
2:00pm 2:00pm

The Web: Tales Told Live

The Web: Tales Told Live. Stories -- true and otherwise.Presented by NSW Storytelling Guild

Featured Teller - John Hockney John is a storyteller with a cheeky sense of humour. He tells a range of stories including folktales and personal stories about childhood adventures and misadventures

Plus Open Mic
An opportunity for new and emerging talent to tell a story! Performances should be 5-7 minutes. Personal stories, tall tales, original stories, myths, legends, folk tales, ballads, and musical interludes all welcome.
If you wish to tell please email storyaus@gmail.com so your name can go on the list.

Time: 2pm-4pm
Tickets: $10 at the door
Where: The Friend in Hand Hotel, 58 Cowper Street, Glebe.
Come early, bring some friends and meet others for an enjoyable afternoon of Storytelling.

 

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What If?: Long Story Short
Aug
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

What If?: Long Story Short

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Join hosts Megan Pascoe, Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson and Julie Mundy-Taylor for a fantastic night of live storytelling. We feature storytellers and people with simply a story to tell. Some tellers share true life tales, while others carry us to the realms of fairytales, myths and legends. Whether storyteller or story listener, join us for this unique, community event.
*Long Story Short is an adult event with themes suitable for over 16 years.
On the first Friday night of each month at 7pm.
Entry: $10.
Great coffee and refreshments available by 'More or Less' donations to MMAD. Or BYOG

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The Nuts and Bolts of Storytelling
Jul
22
9:45am 9:45am

The Nuts and Bolts of Storytelling

  • Gladesville Community Centre, Hunters Hill (map)
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The Nuts and Bolts of Storytelling and AGM

Program
9.45am- Arrive
10.00am - The Nuts and Bolts of Storytelling - Practical Ideas, questions and answers to develop your storytelling skills
11.30am - AGM and election of committee
12.30pm - Traditional Soup Lunch and Stone Soup Story
1.15pm - 3pm - ‘Open Mic Storytelling’- An afternoon of storytelling. - A chance to tell a story and to listen to a variety of stories from others who love story. All types of stories are welcome. Tales that are tall, true or traditional. Stories to be between 3 and 10 minutes. If you wish to tell a story then please email Christine at storyaus@gmail.com   Invite some friends to join us for the whole day or for the afternoon storytelling. 
Cost: $15
Where: Gladesville Community Centre, 44 Gladesville Rd, Hunters Hill
Bookings: Christine Carlton storyaus@gmail.com or 0415 430 485

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Should Have Known Better: Long Story Short
Jul
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Should Have Known Better: Long Story Short

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Join hosts Megan Pascoe, Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson and Julie Mundy-Taylor for a fantastic night of live storytelling. We feature storytellers and people with simply a story to tell. Some tellers share true life tales, while others carry us to the realms of fairytales, myths and legends. Whether storyteller or story listener, join us for this unique, community event.
*Long Story Short is an adult event with themes suitable for over 16 years.
On the first Friday night of each month at 7pm.
Entry: $10.
Great coffee and refreshments available by 'More or Less' donations to MMAD. Or BYOG

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Storytelling to Capture Your Audience: NSW Storytelling Conference
Jun
17
8:30am 8:30am

Storytelling to Capture Your Audience: NSW Storytelling Conference

Organised by The Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW)

Develop your storytelling skills to effectively engage your audience, whether they be preschool to high school, community to corporate groups.

A conference for adults focusing on storytelling skills and stories for different audience groups. Choice of workshops in morning & afternoon sessions followed by Family Storytelling Concert which will feature finalists of the NSW Student's Storytelling Competition.

8.30 Registration and Cuppa
9.00 Welcome, connecting and introduction to theme.
9.20 WORKSHOPS
1A. Making the Invisible Visible - Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson & Ulf Nilsson
1B. Hook, line and sinker: engaging young audiences - Sue Murray
11.50 ---- Lunch of Tasty Soup and Rolls
12.35 WORKSHOPS
2A. Energising the Story, the Teller and the Audience - Christine Carlton
2B. Playing with Rhymes - Patsy Allan
2C. Think Before You Tell: Digging deep into making a story happen - James Knight 3.05 Afternoon Tea Break
3.30 – 5.00. FAMILY STORYTELLING CONCERT

Venue: Lewisham Public School. 49 The Boulevarde, Lewisham.
Cost: General - $95, Story Guild members - $80, Pensioners and students - $60 Registration: Click here to register through Eventbrite
Further enquiries: Phone Christine Carlton 0415 430 485 or email storyaus@gmail.com

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS AND PRESENTERS

Workshop Sessions  1   9.20am - 11.50am

1A. Making the Invisible Visible.
The storyteller inhabits two worlds, the world of the listener and the world of imagination, and the art of storytelling is the movement between these two worlds. The storyteller makes the invisible, visible. Research shows however, that words only account for 10% of what we communicate, so the storyteller must consciously develop other means to communicate the rich tapestry of story. In this workshop, we will explore how to add depth and colour to our stories with gesture and gazes.

* Australian author and storyteller Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson met bilingual Swedish storyteller Ulf Nilsson, while training at the International School of Storytelling, UK. And in the tradition of fairytales, the couple fought a few dragons, married and have been telling tales and delighting audiences around the world ever since.

1B. Hook, line and sinker: engaging young audiences
This workshop will explore the essence of good storytelling for younger audiences. How can you grab their attention and hold it? What are the elements of a memorable and powerful story for children, and what skills are needed to deliver it effectively? Participants will engage in simple drama and writing exercises to hone their skills in the fundamentals needed to create a compelling yarn and to keep their audiences hooked.

* Sue Murray’s many plays and stories are published worldwide and she was awarded an international Language Learners’ Literature Award. Once a member of a children’s theatre company, Sue always explores ways for her words to empower and inspire students and their teachers, particularly in her current position at The School Magazine.

Workshop Sessions   2    12.35pm - 3.05pm

2A. Energising the Story, the Teller and the Audience
How do you bring energy, presence and emphasis to your story and performance so that the audience is engaged and wants to stay connected? This interactive workshop will playfully explore creative techniques to strengthen the energy dynamics of your story for telling to any audience whether they be in the classroom, boardroom, therapeutic environment, community or family gathering. Activities will include engagement through voice, movement, emotion, use of the senses, repetition and participation.

* Christine Carlton Storyteller, Facilitator and Education Consultant offers workshops and story coaching for adults, children, community groups and organisations. Christine has been performer/storyteller in residence at numerous State, National and International conferences and has recently returned from storytelling in the USA. She is President of Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW)

2B. Playing with Rhymes
If you are a parent, grandparent, teacher or childcare worker and are interested in developing your storytelling skills with children under 7 then this workshop is for you. This interactive, fun-filled workshop will give participants the opportunity to be involved in presentation of rhymes, stories and songs using puppets, props and participation. Patsy will share many fun and practical ideas to spark your creativity.

* Patsy Allan is an author, storyteller and workshop leader with thirty years’ experience. She is especially passionate about using group times to engage, enthrall and enhance children’s learning. Among Patsy’s publications are her book “Playing with Rhymes” and a DVD “Telling Stories to Young Children” for educators and parents.

2C. Think Before You Tell: Digging deep into making a story happen.
In this hands-on workshop participants will be actively encouraged to think about the way they think! James will introduce simple but effective training techniques and philosophies that he uses in his own writing and storytelling to deepen thinking to explore story. These processes can be adapted from the classroom all the way to the boardroom. “So often it helps to strip back what we know and start with a blank canvas”.

* James Knight is a best-selling non-fiction author and journalist who has worked in television, print, and radio for nearly thirty years. His wandering curiosity has taken him to many parts of the world. He works as a speaker and workshop leader in Secondary School Classrooms, Business Boardrooms and Conferences.

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The Web: Tales Told Live
Jun
11
2:00pm 2:00pm

The Web: Tales Told Live

Hosted by the Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW)

Don't miss the next The Web: Tales Told Live on 11 June as we are in for a real treat! After returning from telling in the USA, Christine Carlton, one of our favourite storytellers, will be featured along with Magician Bruce Glen and Singer/Songwriter Gina Ogilvie. We look forward to once more being engaged by Christine’s stories of wit, wisdom and surprise.

Every weekend, Bruce Glen, The Gentleman Magician hosts his Magical Soirées – storytelling magic shows for adults – but not necessarily grown- ups, at The Royal Automobile Club of Australia.

Gina Ogilvie has a truly unique sound crossing genres from musical theatre, jazz, blues and country music. People are always amazed to hear such a rich, strong voice coming out of a tiny framed woman. Gina is a story- teller. Her lyrics are heartfelt, with the capacity to touch and deeply affect people who hear her songs.

Time: 2pm-4pm Tickets: $10 at the door Venue: The Friend in Hand Hotel, 58 Cowper Street, Glebe.
Great meals at the pub. Come early, bring some friends and meet others for an entertaining afternoon of Storytelling, Magic and Music

 

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Into The Deep Dark Night; Long Story Short
Jun
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

Into The Deep Dark Night; Long Story Short

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Join hosts Megan Pascoe, Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson and Julie Mundy-Taylor for a fantastic night of live storytelling. We feature storytellers and people with simply a story to tell. Some tellers share true life tales, while others carry us to the realms of fairytales, myths and legends. Whether storyteller or story listener, join us for this unique, community event.
*Long Story Short is an adult event with themes suitable for over 16 years.
On the first Friday night of each month at 7pm.
Entry: $10.
Great coffee and refreshments available by 'More or Less' donations to MMAD. Or BYOG

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Storytelling Coaching Day
May
20
12:30pm12:30pm

Storytelling Coaching Day

What area of my storytelling would benefit most from one on one coaching?

Perhaps you have considered some of the following questions:

  • How can I bring my story alive whether it be in the classroom, the boardroom, at the dinner table or performance on a stage.?
  • How do I refine my story for an effective storytelling?
  • How do I bring energy to my performance?
  • How does the context, audience and place affect my performance?
  • How do I effectively engage the audience?
  • How can the use of voice, gesture and space enhance my performance?
  • How do I portray different characters in my story?
  • How do I transition from one story to another?

This session offers one on one coaching for participants in a very small group with one of the coaches and the opportunity to watch other tellers in their group receive coaching advice for their story.

If you have a story that you are currently working on, take this opportunity to develop your story and your performance skills. Places are limited so booking is essential.

 Storytelling Coaches:  

Christine Carlton, Christine Greenough and Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson.

These three Storytelling Coaches bring a wealth of experience to their performances and coaching. With backgrounds in Acting, Drama and Literature Education, Storytelling and Presentation skills, Adult Education, Environmental Education, Writing and Community Engagement they work with people of all ages.

Collectively they have had experience in performing in a wide variety of contexts including Conferences, Festivals and Cultural Events, Early Childhood Centers, Schools, Universities, Staff Development and Training Programs, Museums, Libraries, Nursing Homes and Retirement Villages.

Date and time: Saturday 20th May 2017
Time:  12.30 pm- 4.00pm

Doors open at 12.00pm come for a cuppa before start of workshop and bring own lunch.

Venue: Gladesville Community Centre, 44 Gladesville Rd, Hunters Hill

Cost: $50 members,   $60 non- members

NB Spaces are limited so Bookings are essential.

Please contact Christine Carlton by Email storyaus@gmail.com or phone 0415 430 485 to secure your place.

Please also indicate i) the main area for which you wish coaching ii) your storyiii) the audience to whom you will tell your story.

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2017 Storytelling Competition for students in Yrs 5 & 6 Hosted by Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW)
May
19
10:00am10:00am

2017 Storytelling Competition for students in Yrs 5 & 6 Hosted by Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW)

Do you know a child who likes telling or writing stories? Can spin a good yarn? Can you capture and entertain an audience? If the answer is YES, then why not invite them to enter our Storytelling Competition for the chance to win a great prize?

1st prize: $150, 2nd prize: $100, 3rd prize: $50

AND

• Storytelling Competition finalists will be invited to share the stage with professional storytellers and perform their stories to a family concert audience at the NSW Storytelling Guild One Day Conference on June 17th 2017

When: closing date Friday May 19th 2017

More details here

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Emergence; Long Story Short
May
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

Emergence; Long Story Short

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Join hosts Megan Pascoe, Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson and Julie Mundy-Taylor for a fantastic night of live storytelling. We feature storytellers and people with simply a story to tell. Some tellers share true life tales, while others carry us to the realms of fairytales, myths and legends. Whether storyteller or story listener, join us for this unique, community event.

The Lounge Room, 2/342 Mann St, Gosford. Just up the hill from Gosford Station.

*Long Story Short is an adult event with themes suitable for over 16 years.
Entry: $10.
Great coffee and refreshments available by 'More or Less' donations to MMAD. Or BYOG

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The Web: Tales Told Live
Apr
9
2:00pm 2:00pm

The Web: Tales Told Live

Another wonderful lineup so far coming to The Friend in Hand Glebe on Sunday 9th April at 2pm. 

Michael Patterson telling his fascinating fairy tales with quite a twist. Michael has been telling for many years but has just come to us recently through our Open Mic program last year. Cant wait to hear more his stories.

Then we have a return visit of the wonderful Arch Bishop. Yarn Spinner extraordinaire. Arch who has won many awards throughout his storytelling career is well known of the Folk Festivals and Bush Whacker circuit. He . We are delighted to welcome him back to our Tales Told Live show.

Regular teller Patricia McMillan is also back on The Web stage this month with some delightful tales.

And One Trick Pony - David McLaughlan, Michael Jones and Michael Collins -  return for a swinging ukulele serenade.

$10 at the door for 2 hours of pure entertainment. Couldn't think of a better way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.

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From the HeART; Telling Personal Stories Workshop
Apr
8
10:00am10:00am

From the HeART; Telling Personal Stories Workshop

Member Event
People everywhere are re-discovering the power of telling their personal story, whether it is a story performance at The Moth Club, or an intimate sharing with friends.Do you have a story to share? A relaxed, fun workshop where we get the creative juices flowing, help you find a personal story and play with performance skills. With Lindy & Ulf

Cost: $50 for employed people
        $35 for concessions & MADD volunteers

Book; Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson 042 3417783

www.hearttoheartstorytelling.com

 

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Out of The Frying Pan; Long Story Short
Apr
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Out of The Frying Pan; Long Story Short

Join hosts Megan Pascoe, Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson and Julie Mundy-Taylor for a fantastic night of live storytelling. We feature storytellers and people with simply a story to tell. Some tellers share true life tales, while others carry us to the realms of fairytales, myths and legends. Whether storyteller or story listener, join us for this unique, community event.

The Lounge Room, 2/342 Mann St, Gosford. Just up the hill from Gosford Station.

*Long Story Short is an adult event with themes suitable for over 16 years.

Long Story Short is now MONTHLY
On the first Friday night of each month at 7pm.
Entry: $10.

Great coffee and refreshments available by 'More or Less' donations to MMAD. Or BYOG

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WORLD STORYTELLING DAY
Mar
19
10:00am10:00am

WORLD STORYTELLING DAY

  • Band Lawn at the Royal Botanic Garden (map)
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WORLD STORYTELLING DAY will be celebrated on the Band Lawn at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney from 10am to  1pm. FREE. World Storytelling Day is an opportunity to promote storytelling (including the Guild and the work of Accredited Storytellers and emerging talent) to the general community.

Storytellers, including Kiran Shah, Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson, Patricia McMillan, Ulf Nilsson, Les Davidson, Harini Bala and Jill Webster will be performing stories around the theme of “Transformations”.

Enquiries: Jo Henwood 0408 875 137 jo7hanna@tpg.com.au

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Workshop Day: An Australian Storyteller
Mar
18
10:00am10:00am

Workshop Day: An Australian Storyteller

Respect, Research, Responsibility and Restraint with Anne E Stewart

Anne has long talked of Australia’s ‘layers of identity’ and works with participants on protocols for using indigenous material, onto the Anglo-Celtic settlement of Australia with it’s convicts, colonists and gold seeking past and multicultural storytelling with stories from across the globe, including Scotland, Ireland, Africa, Mexico, Italy, China, Japan, and East Timor.

This is a participatory and practical workshop. Participants are encouraged to bring an Australian iconic story or a story of their local area. We will work with these and other stories.

In 2017 Anne Celebrates 40 years storytelling, she is a versatile performer with the energy and voice to engage any audience. Anne has told stories in some of Australia’s major cultural institutions, including ABC radio and TV. Anne has been an invited guest at Storytelling festivals throughout Australia, the UK, Mexico, Colombia and Iran.

Outline of day:

10am: Arrive /cuppa

10.15 - Story Circle - Open Mike for anyone who would like to ‘tell’ a story and receive feedback if requested. This is a great opportunity to develop your storytelling skills.

11.30 - Meal Break - Bring own lunch

12.00pm - Workshop - An Australian Storyteller: "Respect, Research, Responsibility and Restraint" 4pm – Close

 Venue: Gladesville Community Centre, 44 Gladesville Road, Hunters Hill.

Cost: $50 members, $60 Non-members

Come for the whole day or just for the workshop

Bookings essential: Christine. storyaus@gmail.com

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The Web: Tales Told Live! - Stories, poems and music.
Feb
12
2:00pm 2:00pm

The Web: Tales Told Live! - Stories, poems and music.

The Web: Tales Told Live! - Stories, poems and music.
Presented by Australian Storytelling Guild NSW

This will be an entertaining afternoon and we have a Fantastic all girl line up (yes, yes the boys will get a chance another time).

The fabulous Lindy Mitchell, The hilarious Suzanne Everett, The wonderful Lisa Gorman, Singer Songwriter Quinn last seen featured at the Schools Spectacular.


When:12th February 2-4pm
Venue:The Friend in Hand Pub, 58 Cowper Street, Glebe
Cost: $10


Bring your friends, bring your family but best of all bring your self along to a entertaining afternoon of stories, songs and maybe a poem or two.

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Murder in the Pub!
Jan
23
6:00am 6:00am

Murder in the Pub!

They had gathered for a social afternoon of storytelling and drinks at the Don’s favorite pub. This was the new craze in Sydney. Everyone was telling stories. It was a Summer festive event until the untimely demise of one of the group. Who killed Danny “Chuckles” Luciano, well known mobster and second in command to Don Corrosino, a notorious mafioso? Join with the crooks, killer, mobsters, gang-members and investigators to solve the mystery of this vengeful murder.
* Bookings essential so that character roles can be assigned to participants. No prior acting
experience required. This will be a playful afternoon of storytelling, role play, fun and laughter.

Great meals at the pub.so come early, and meet others for a most enjoyable summer afternoon of frivolity and fun.
Cost: None - this is a summer holiday treat!
Bookings essential - Please email Christine Carlton storyaus@gmail.com or phone 0415 430 485

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