Tales Told Live
Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

Tales Told Live

An eclectic mix of storytelling, music, and spoken word presented the second or third Sunday of every second month by Storytellers NSW at The Friend in Hand Pub in Glebe. Professional and emerging storytellers sharing personal stories, folk tales, tall tales, oral history, original stories, ballads. Catch up with fellow storytellers and story lovers in the bistro downstairs for a meal from 12.30pm.

Cost: $10 at the door
Interested in performing? Let us know!

Contact Christine Greenough: christinegreenough@bigpond.com

Tales Told Live is an initiative of Storytellers NSW.

For us at Storytellers NSW, stories are told, rather than read aloud or shown on a screen Storytelling is what happens when a story is told, face to face, eye to eye, mind to mind, heart to heart. The story is intimately known by the teller, spoken aloud, and shared, like a gift, with the audience. Known as the narrative oral tradition, storytelling is our first literacy. We invite you to join us and experience this oldest and living art form

www.storytellersnsw.org.au

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The Story Skills Sessions: Naturally Funny and The Emotional Landscape
Oct
12
9:15 AM09:15

The Story Skills Sessions: Naturally Funny and The Emotional Landscape

Morning Session 9.15- 12pm: Naturally Funny with Caroline Welkin NZ

An introduction to humour techniques. Areas covered will include uncovering your creative genius through playful discovery, using comedy techniques and exercises. Caroline says, “analyse any great speaker, and they will be using quick thinking, creative techniques from the world of comic creativity.”

A session to find and connect your natural humour to your unique storytelling style. This session will reveal all you didn’t realise you already knew about comedy theory and how to harness it using personal story. Working in the round, we recognise the seeds of your comic strengths to build on for your stories. All you need is yourself for this workshop.

Since 1997 Caroline Welkin has worked with hundreds of people to find their funny to incorporate into spoken word arts, from storytelling to front of the room, corporate speaking to stand-up comedy. With simple techniques to set you on the road to a daily workout for your funny muscles, Caroline will guide you to connect to your funny place through personal stories.

Lunch 12-1pm

Afternoon Session 1pm-3.45pm: Pausing to Discover the Emotional Landscape of Story with Christine Carlton

A workshop to explore the deeper layers of the story that bring about colour, depth and rhythm of emotional connection with the story, teller and audience.

Where is the emotion and the moments of change, challenge, surprise that invite the teller and audience to pause to resonate, find meaning and connect with the story? How do we provide the space for that connection? We will engage in simple exercises with both personal stories and short fables.

Christine believes Storytelling engages and transforms the human spirit. She offers workshops and coaching throughout Australia and overseas for adults, children, community groups and organizations.

*Please note the early start 9.15

Morning and afternoon tea provided, please bring your lunch.

Cost:

Members $75

Members with Concession card $55

Non members with Concession Card $65

Non Members $120

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Dark Enchantments
Nov
16
10:00 AM10:00

Dark Enchantments

Save the date

The Australian Storytellers NSW team up with the Australian Fairy tale Society to present Dark Enchantments. A day of storytelling performance and deep emergence into the misty meaning and history of the tales.

More information emerging from the dark, dark woods…

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Sydney International Storytelling Conference
Jun
5
to Jun 7

Sydney International Storytelling Conference

5-7th June 2020 

This biennial conference draws participants, presenters and performers from all Australian States and territories as well as international countries. The conference program has a balance of performances and educational workshops to promote cultural exchange and develop the art, skills and application of Storytelling in a wide context of settings.

Presently, it is the only International Conference held in Australia that has a main focus on the the tradition and practice of Oral Storytelling. The Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW) who are the organisers and hosts of the conference are committed to preserving and promoting this significant art form and its relevance within many areas of education, health, welfare and artistic performance

Who should attend the conference?

  • All who use storytelling in work, entertainment or pleasure

  • Primary and Secondary classroom teachers of Drama, English, Literacy

  • Early Childhood educators

  • Adult educators

  • Oral historians and Librarians

  • Counsellors and Health and Welfare workers

  • Mythologists, Ecologists, Sociologists and Folklorists

  • Public Speakers and Business Leaders

  • Parents, grandparents and community groups

The conference will offer 16 professional development workshops that focus on:

  • Development of storytelling skills and techniques

  • Mythology and Ecology

  • Storytelling in Education - Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, Adult

  • Storytelling for building community – seniors, youth, church, business etc

  • Storytelling for healing and well being

  • Oral history and historical storytelling

  • Storytelling and culture

  • Storytelling for Leadership

    more information on the website

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Lunch and Tales - Food, Fun and Community Storytelling
Sep
15
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch and Tales - Food, Fun and Community Storytelling

Sunday, Sept 15th, 2019

  • 12:00 PM 3:00 PM

  • Wandee Thai Kitchen, Allambie Heights (map)

Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW) Event

Come and join your hosts Christine Carlton and Sue Alvarez for a delicious Thai Restaurant lunch and Storytelling on the Northern Beaches. People who have previously attended have enjoyed food, stories and made connections with new people. There will be some local featured accredited tellers from the Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW) and also an Open mic where the audience members may share a story of no more than 5 mins.

There is no expectation to tell a story, you may just want to listen and eat delicious food or you may be spontaneously moved to tell a tale of intrigue, challenge or surprise from a journey you have taken. No afternoon is the same. - Different stories and different tellers!

Sunday 15th September. 12-3pm - Special lunch deal with entertaining Community Storytelling

Where: Wandee Thai Kitchen, 151 Allambie Rd, Allambie Hts Near the Post Box -(Plenty of parking) Buses from Manly Wharf, Warringah Mall and Chatswood Train Station

BOOKINGS FOR THIS EVENT ARE ESSENTIAL

Bookings are made through the Storytelling Guild, not the restaurant. There are limited places so get in early.  Bring some friends for a fun afternoon. Be a traveller yourself - come by bus, train or car. Every journey has a story. 

For meal choices and details of registration go to: Bookings Lunch and Travel Tales

If you wish to send a flyer to friends download here: Lunch and Tales Flyer

Further enquiries contact Christine Carlton at storyaus@gmail.com or 0415 430 485

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Lunch and Tales - Stories of travel, surprise, danger and the unexpected.
Sep
8
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch and Tales - Stories of travel, surprise, danger and the unexpected.

Sunday, Sept 8th, 2019

  • 12:00 PM 3:00 PM

  • Wandee Thai Kitchen, Allambie Heights (map)

Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW) Event

Come and enjoy a delicious Thai Restaurant lunch and Storytelling on the Northern Beaches. People who have previously attended have enjoyed food, stories and made connections with new people. There will be some local featured accredited tellers from the Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW) and also an Open mic where the audience members may share a story of no more than 5 mins.

The theme is 'Travelling Tales' - whether it be a journey from the lounge room to the kitchen, on the train to work or adventures from around the world. The stories may be true or drawn from the genres of myth, legend or folklore and they are sure to capture the humour, surprise, danger, the unexpected, delight and wisdom experienced by many a traveller. 

Those who have contributed to the afternoon with a story were delighted at the positive response from the group. There is no expectation to tell a story, you may just want to listen and eat delicious food or you may be spontaneously moved to tell a tale of intrigue, challenge or surprise from a journey you have taken. No afternoon is the same. - Different stories and different tellers!

Sunday 8th September. 12-3pm - Special lunch deal with entertaining Community Storytelling

Where: Wandee Thai Kitchen, 151 Allambie Rd, Allambie Hts Near the Post Box -(Plenty of parking) Buses from Manly Wharf, Warringah Mall and Chatswood Train Station

BOOKINGS FOR THIS EVENT ARE ESSENTIAL

Bookings are made through the Storytelling Guild, not the restaurant. There are limited places so get in early.  Bring some friends for a fun afternoon. Be a traveller yourself - come by bus, train or car. Every journey has a story. 

For meal choices and details of registration go to: Bookings Lunch and Travel Tales

If you wish to send a flyer to friends download here: Lunch and Tales Flyer

Further enquiries contact Christine Carlton at storyaus@gmail.com or 0415 430 485

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Long Story Short: Rough Waters
Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

Long Story Short: Rough Waters

Join guest hosts, Nina Angelo and Eva Jasmine for a night of fabulous live storytelling. Personal stories and traditional tales told by storytellers and people with a story to tell. Stories told by adults, for adults.

Featured storytellers this month; Nina Angelo, Eva Jasmine, Gabby Worrall, Yvonne Lamont, Ruth Boydell and other storytellers to be confirmed.


Light Refreshments available.

$10 at the door

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Planning and Action Day
Aug
31
10:00 AM10:00

Planning and Action Day

Planning Action Day
Saturday 31st August 10am-2pm
Dulwich Hill
All members are invited to attend and contribute to the planning and running of our calendar of events. Please bring a plate of food to share as we will enjoy a communal lunch after the meeting.
Please contact Lindy if you would like to attend
Lindy 04 234 17783

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Long Story Short: The Return
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

Long Story Short: The Return

Join hosts of Long Story Short, Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson, Ulf Nilsson, Julie Mundy-Taylor & MMAD for a fantastic night of live storytelling on the Central Coast of NSW. We feature storytellers and people with a story to tell. Personal stories, tall tales, myths, legends, fairy tales and poetry with featured tellers, open mic & music.

Whether storyteller or story listener, join us for this unique, uplifting Central Coast 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.

What the Audiences are saying:
"Wonderful night of storytelling last night."
"Thank you all - it was a fantastic night !"
"Great night and wonderful stories!"
"What a fantastic night!"
"An evening of vivid storytelling! Sigh of delight!"

Tickets at the door $10

More Information: Lindy 0423417783

info@longstoryshortstorytellinglive.com

www.longstoryshortstorytellinglive.com

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Storytelling Hot Pot
Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Storytelling Hot Pot

A Hot Pot of Storytelling Skills, Soup and Storytelling

9.45am - Arrive
10.00am - Workshop - Storytelling Hot Pot

This will be a practical workshop, guided by our accredited storytellers, to extend your storytelling skills. Our Hot Pot will have a delicious blend of skill based activities and games with a delightful sprinkling of handy storytelling hints. Burning questions about storytelling are also invited to the table.

12.00pm - AGM and election of committee- new members welcome!
1.00pm - Traditional Soup Lunch and Stone Soup Story

1.45pm - 3.45pm - Tales Told Live- Open Mic Storytelling. An afternoon feast of storytelling, a chance to tell a story and to listen to a variety of stories from others who love story. Stories to be between 3 and 10 minutes. New storytellers welcome! Prizes if you mention food in your story!

Cost: $20 for the day- soup and morning tea included.
Bookings; Trybooking

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The Storyteller’s Gym -David Novak
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

The Storyteller’s Gym -David Novak

The Storyteller’s Gym Connecting Mind and Body for Creativity, Flexibility, and Compelling Communication with David Novak Usa.

This workshop presents a series of “storytelling workouts” focusing on different aspects of the storyteller’s mind and body including: breath control, physical and vocal flexibility, and mental agility.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to • Hone skills with a variety of skill-building exercises; • Examine stories from new perspectives; • Be mentally and physically ready for performance; • Improve creative thinking and problem-solving.

The Storyteller’s Gym was developed at East Tennessee University as a regular workout for graduate students in Communication and Storytelling in order to identify specific physical and cognitive skills required for effective story invention, interpretation, and presentation. These skills incorporate: • breath support, • physical limbering, • thoughtful articulation and vocabulary development, • playful problem solving, • imaginative exploration of stories, • creative agility for story invention.

David Novak tells stories to enhance learning, engage emotion, and find common ground. A performing and teaching artist with North Carolina A+ Schools, National Storytelling Festival, schools and stages across the nation. David's international tours include China, Australia, New Zealand, and the Czech Republic. A recipient of the Circle of Excellence from the National Storytelling Network and formerly Master Storyteller for The Disney Institute. David lives in Asheville, NC, and is a published author and recording artist.

Limited Spaces 25

Members $75

Members with Concession card $55

Non members with Concession Card $65

Non Members $120

Non members $120

Tickets on sale https://www.trybooking.com/BCLME

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Lunch and Travelling Tales in June
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch and Travelling Tales in June

Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW) Event

THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED - Look out for the next opportunity and book quickly!

‘Lunch and Travelling Tales ‘ has now returned to 2019 and has travelled to a new venue.

Come and enjoy a delicious Thai Restaurant lunch and Storytelling on the Northern Beaches. People who have previously attended have enjoyed food, stories and made connections with new people. There will be some local featured accredited tellers from the Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW) and also an Open mic where the audience members may share a story of no more than 5 mins.

The theme is 'Travelling Tales' - whether it be a journey from the lounge room to the kitchen, on the train to work or adventures from around the world. The stories may be true or drawn from the genres of myth, legend or folklore and they are sure to capture the humour, surprise, danger, the unexpected, delight and wisdom experienced by many a traveller. 

Those who have contributed to the afternoon with a story were delighted at the positive response from the group. There is no expectation to tell a story, you may just want to listen and eat delicious food or you may be spontaneously moved to tell a tale of intrigue, challenge or surprise from a journey you have taken. No afternoon is the same. - Different stories and different tellers!

Sunday 2nd June. 12-3pm - Special lunch deal with entertaining Community Storytelling

Where: Wandee Thai Kitchen, 151 Allambie Rd, Allambie Hts Near the Post Box -(Plenty of parking) Buses from Manly Wharf, Warringah Mall and Chatswood Train Station

BOOKINGS FOR THIS EVENT ARE ESSENTIAL

Bookings are made through the Storytelling Guild, not the restaurant. There are limited places so get in early.  Bring some friends for a fun afternoon. Be a traveller yourself - come by bus, train or car. Every journey has a story. 

For meal choices and details of registration go to: Bookings Lunch and Travel Tales

If you wish to send a flyer to friends download here: Lunch and Tales Flyer

Further enquiries contact Christine Carlton at storyaus@gmail.com or 0415 430 485

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Lunch and Travelling Tales
May
26
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch and Travelling Tales

Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW) Event

‘Lunch and Travelling Tales ‘ has now returned to 2019 and has travelled to a new venue.

Come and enjoy a delicious Thai Restaurant lunch and Storytelling on the Northern Beaches. People who have previously attended have enjoyed food, stories and made connections with new people. There will be some local featured accredited tellers from the Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW) and also an Open mic where the audience members may share a story of no more than 5 mins.

The theme is 'Travelling Tales' - whether it be a journey from the lounge room to the kitchen, on the train to work or adventures from around the world. The stories may be true or drawn from the genres of myth, legend or folklore and they are sure to capture the humour, surprise, danger, the unexpected, delight and wisdom experienced by many a traveller. 

Those who have contributed to the afternoon with a story were delighted at the positive response from the group. There is no expectation to tell a story, you may just want to listen and eat delicious food or you may be spontaneously moved to tell a tale of intrigue, challenge or surprise from a journey you have taken. No afternoon is the same. - Different stories and different tellers!

Sunday 26th May  12-3pm - Special lunch deal with entertaining Community Storytelling

Where: Wandee Thai Kitchen, 151 Allambie Rd, Allambie Hts - (Near the Post Box -(Plenty of parking) Buses from Manly Wharf, Warringah Mall and Chatswood Train Station

BOOKINGS FOR THIS EVENT ARE ESSENTIAL

Bookings are made through the Storytelling Guild, not the restaurant. There are limited places so get in early.  Bring some friends for a fun afternoon. Be a traveller yourself - come by bus, train or car. Every journey has a story. 

For meal choices and details of registration go to: Bookings Lunch and Travel Tales

If you wish to send a flyer to friends download here: Lunch and Tales Flyer

Further enquiries contact Christine Carlton at storyaus@gmail.com or 0415 430 485

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Tales Told Live
May
19
2:00 PM14:00

Tales Told Live

An eclectic mix of storytelling, music, and spoken word presented the second Sunday of every second month (sort of) by Storytellers NSW at The Friend in Hand Pub in Glebe, 2pm-4pm. Professional and emerging storytellers sharing personal stories, folk tales, tall tales, oral history, original stories, ballads.

Tickets $10 at the door.

For more information: Christine Greenough 0413 878891

Join fellow storytellers in the pub bistro for lunch and a yarn before the main event.

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Long Story Short
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

Long Story Short

Join hosts Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson, Julie Mundy-Taylor & Ulf Nilsson for a fantastic night of live storytelling. Storytellers and people with a story to tell, share tales tall & true, myths, legends, historical and autobiographical stories. Bring a friend or make new friends in the warm community atmosphere of our new venue,

The Lounge Room 342 Mann St. Gosford.
*Long Story Short is an adult event with themes suitable for over 16 years.
*$10 entry
*Light refreshments available.
*BYOG

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Stories & Songs of Wales FULL
Apr
30
7:30 PM19:30

Stories & Songs of Wales FULL

Special Event: Get up close and personal as we host the award winning trio from Wales in a House Concert where they share a selection of stories and songs from Wales.

Storyteller Michael Harvey (Major Creative Wales Award Winner), Composer/Musician Stacey Blythe and Singer Lynne Denman have been creating award winning performances of music and storytelling for over 20 years, transporting audiences into the unique landscapes and legends of Wales.   Their ensemble performances ‘Hunting the Giant’s Daughter’ and ‘Dreaming the Night Field: a Legend of Wales’ have toured for over 60 shows across England, Wales and increasingly internationally, to high acclaim.

 

From spine-tingling, haunting traditional songs and the magical textures and ambience of the harp, to stories gathered from across the mountains and valleys, they will create a bespoke, unmissable, evening of songs, music and stories for adult audiences and children age 12+

 Length – 2 x 45 minute halves

 Where Dulwich Hill

Cost $10 minimum, audience members may like to contribute more- all monies go to the performers.

Numbers will be limited as this is a house concert- ring to book Lindy 04 234 17783

Michael, Lynne and Stacey are on tour in Australia with Adverse Camber productions from 28 April to 19 May.

Full Production of Dreaming the Night- see below 

They are performing at Riverside Theatre Parramatta with their full production Dreaming the Night Field: a Legend of Wales on Sunday 28 April at 3pm

https://riversideparramatta.com.au/show/dreaming-the-night-field-a-legend-of-wales/

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IronFest
Apr
27
to Apr 28

IronFest

In a land far, far away, there was a Kingdom hidden deep within a lush valley where a fire breathing dragon turned the very rock to molten steel. 
It was here, at the centre of the dragon's lair, that the clans would gather each year at the changing of the season when the leaves streamed red and gold from the trees, and the breeze scattered their richness across the land.

This magical valley was called The Kingdom of Ironfest.

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Storytelling From Page to Stage
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Storytelling From Page to Stage

A full day storytelling skills workshop with the fabulous Standup Storyteller, Actor & Director, Christine Geenough.

All storytellers, whether newbies, emerging or professional will gain skills & polish their performances with the multi-talented Christine Greenough. This workshop is an absolute must for those on their accreditation path and anyone wishing to learn more about the art of oral storytelling.

Chistine Greenough is an Actor, Director, Producer and above all a Storyteller with over 40 years experience in theatre, film and TV.  She co-founded The Talespinners in 1997 (with Sue Alvarez) and has be telling stories to audiences from 3 to 103 throughout Australia, Asia and America.  She loves to entertain and gets so much joy performing.   But she also loves  listening and being inspired by other Storytellers from all over the world. 

Her workshop will be about finding the suitable story for you to tell from the page and presenting it to an audience be it on stage or in a space anywhere where an audience can gather.  She will encourage you to  delve into the story from all characters’ perspectives. 

Deciding from

Who’s  angle you are going to tell the story?

Why does this story make you want to tell it? 

What you need to enhance the story (voice, physicality, props, costume etc)?

Where  is it set?

When does it take place?

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Limited Spaces 24

Cost: $55 Concession Card Holders

$70 Members

$95 Non members

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Transport to the Tote Building- 100 Joynton Avenue, Zetland NSW 2017

·         Bus routes M20 and 301 stop at O`Dea Avenue near Bourke Street.

·         Bus route 343 stops at Elizabeth Street near Joynton Avenue.

·         Green Square train station is within walking distance.

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World Storytelling Day
Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

World Storytelling Day

Celebrate this year’s World Storytelling Day theme “Myths, Legends, and Epics”.

Enjoy free interactive and engaging stories from near and far ... from ‘Once upon a time’ to ‘not so very long ago’. In the shade of leafy branches, storytellers will weave their magic with words, song, puppetry and performance to transport you to wonderful and imaginary worlds.

Free event. Bring your own picnic. Drop in anytime! In the event of wet weather, meet at the Maiden Pavilion, just above the Band Lawn. Suitable for all ages!

For more information phone Jo Henwood 0408 875137

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Tales Told Live: Accreditation and Open Mic.
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Tales Told Live: Accreditation and Open Mic.

Tales Told Live in March will feature several Storytellers NSW Members who will be telling stories before the audience and the accreditation panel. If you’d like to know more about the accreditation process click here. There will also be some open spots available- perfect for emerging storytellers to gain experience and to be seen by the accreditation panel.

Tales Told Live is an eclectic mix of stories, music, and spoken word presented the second Sunday of every second month (sort of) by Storytellers NSW at The Friend in Hand Pub in Glebe, 2pm-4pm. Personal stories, folk tales, tall tales, oral history, original stories, ballads. Interested in performing? Let us know! christinegreenough@bigpond.com

For us at Storytellers NSW, stories are told, rather than read aloud or shown on a screen Storytelling is what happens when a story is told, face to face, eye to eye, mind to mind, heart to heart. The story is intimately known by the teller, spoken aloud, and shared, like a gift, with the audience. Known as the narrative oral tradition, storytelling is our first literacy. We invite you to join us and experience this oldest and living art form

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Workshop: Same Story - Different Journeys
Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop: Same Story - Different Journeys

Identifying the story device and adapting it for different needs, educational, performance and therapeutic.

Storytellers NSW EVENT: Bookings Open - Limited to 24 participants

Facilitator: Louise Coigley UK.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP 
This is a practical one-day workshop designed to challenge and enhance the participants’ storytelling skills, so as to acknowledge and engage children and adults with communication challenges. For those who have attended previous workshops with Louise, this is an opportunity to deepen their application of Lis'n Tell techniques.

We will explore:

● From the biographical to the 'magical' - exercises in narrative and imagination

● The ʻIntroʼ and the ʻOutroʼ of the story, and importance of these for attention levels and understanding
● Rhythm and role, rhyme, repetition and ritual, how these techniques facilitate and enhance learning, communication and social skills, with reference to research and evidence
● Voice and gesture techniques to enhance storytelling skills, memory, learning, communication and social skills

● Practising the art of pausing, and call and response to promote spontaneous participation
● Demonstrations, questions and discussion
● Seeing and placing what you are saying - exercising the imagination

Louise reserves the right to adjust the agenda to suit the participants' particular needs as appropriate.

Morning Tea Provided

Bring Your own Lunch

Cost: Members $65, Members with Concession $50

Non Members $85, Non Member with Concession $65

Book Here via TryBooking https://www.trybooking.com/BADBR

ABOUT LOUISE COIGLEY (RCSLT Cert. HPC (reg) MASLTIP)

Louise Coigley is an Independent Speech and Language Therapist and trained storyteller based in the UK. She began evolving Live Inclusive Storytelling (Lis'n Tell) as a dynamic and versatile approach to speech and language therapy over twenty five years ago.

She lived and worked in Camphill Communities for eleven years, with children and adults with SEN and Autism. She has also worked for many years with the NHS, in schools and clinics with a varied caseload

Louise is an experienced international trainer. She presented Lis'n Tell at the 2007 National Conference of Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) and ran very successful training for SPA in 2016. She has presented her evaluative Lis'n Tell research, conducted with Brighton Sussex Medical School, at the London Speech and Language Therapy Autism Special Interest Group.

Her work has been credited with inspiring the founding of The UK Frozen Light Theatre Company, delivering inclusive performances for children with Autism and Complex Communication Needs. She has also coached Australia’s Sensorium Theatre Company. Louise is a guest lecturer at Greenwich Medway University, UK.

Since 2012, Louise regularly collaborates with Gina Davies in delivering training in her ground-breaking approach: Attention Autism. In 2012, Louise was invited to launch a series of workshops for children with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC), at The V&A Museum of Childhood, London, to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day, and has recently been employed as a trainer by The Museum of London. 

 In 2009, Louise collaborative show, ‘It was a Dark and Stormy Night’, was in the Top 5 Hitlist of Children’s Performances . Louise has also performed to two thousand children in one day, integrating children with Hearing Impairment, Downs Syndrome and Autism into Primary School audiences. She is an associate teacher at The International School of Storytelling, Emerson College, UK.

 In 2019 Louise will embark on the first part of what she hopes will be her PhD journey into storytelling and Lis'n Tell, beginning an MPhil at City University London, under Professor Vicky Joffe.

 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT LIS'N TELL AND LOUISE COIGLEY
"Engaging…stimulating and refreshing…You are doing important work in the bringing together of art and science."
Lyn Darnley, Head of Voice and Artist Development, The Royal Shakespeare Company, in a letter to Louise, January 2008

"Louise Coigley’s dedication to her craft, her understanding, and love of story and people result in a uniquely empathic, entertaining performer, a workshop leader who uses stories as seamless healers. She has a dynamic and infectious warmth. I would heartily recommend her to anyone seeking to bring storytelling alive in a profound and enlightening way. To know her and her work over the years has been an inspiration."
David D. Campbell, Storyteller, Poet, Writer and Broadcaster

"Louise has an originality and range of expression that is totally unique, downright compelling and funny, a presence which gives courage, and inspires creativity."
Ashley Ramsden, Founding Director, The International School of Storytelling, Emerson College, UK.

 ''Lis'n Tell is like jazz....deep structure with times of free improvisation'' Maureen Barton, Teacher of Children with Severe Intellectual Disabilities

 " So much came back from the children using Lis'n Tell. We had to create an extra section on the outcome forms for unexpected results.'' Kate Weeden, Clinical Lead Speech and Language Therapist, Schools Team, Brent, London.

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Long Story Short: The Joys of Life
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

Long Story Short: The Joys of Life

Join hosts of Long Story Short, Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson, Ulf Nilsson, Julie Mundy-Taylor & MMAD for a fantastic night of live storytelling on the Central Coast of NSW. We feature storytellers and people with a story to tell. Personal stories, tall tales, myths, legends, fairy tales and poetry with featured tellers, open mic & music.

Whether storyteller or story listener, join us for this unique, uplifting Central Coast 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.
Light Refreshments Available. BYOG

Entry $10

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Your Story Your Place; Central Coast
Jan
23
4:30 PM16:30

Your Story Your Place; Central Coast

Your Story Your Place: Story Making Series

Your Story Your Place will be monthly 2 hour interactive story workshops, facilitated by the hosts of Long Story Short, Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson, Dr.Julie Mundy Taylor & Ulf Nilsson.

Your Story Your Place will build participants' capacity to discover, develop and share stories about themselves and their place in the community. Through the mutual sharing of stories, in the inclusive, supportive environment of Your Story Your Space, participants will forge stronger community ties which foster the sense of belonging.

Your Story Your Place will consist a range of activities such as, narrative warm up games, storytelling improvisation, storytelling skills & supported story sharing and ongoing mentoring for story creation & sharing. There will be optional performance opportunities for those who wish, on the stage at Long Story Short and recording as podcasts.

This is a free event proudly sponsored by Central Coast Council
Come to one workshop or come to all:
Bookings essential via website www.longstoryshortstorytellinglive.com
The Story Making Sessions will commence in February 2019;
Wednesday 13th Feb, 7-9pm
Wednesday 13th March, 7-9pm
Wednesday 17th April, 7-9pm
Wednesday 15th May, 7-9pm
Wednesday 19th June, 7-9pm
Recording Date to be announced
For more information; Lindy 04 234 17783

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Story Swap and Story Pop
Jan
13
2:00 PM14:00

Story Swap and Story Pop

A Relaxed Summer Afternoon of Socialising & Storytelling

A Storytellers NSW Event

January in Sydney is a time for playful activities and festivities. Following on from our Open Mic event in December we return to the Friend in Hand Hotel for an afternoon  of fun, frivolity and storytelling. It is the silly season... so be prepared to be slightly nutty (like a good fruitcake) as we swap stories, and create pop up stories. ( if you’d like to share a story, please keep under 8 minutes)

The bistro opens at 12 so why not come and enjoy lunch with friends before the mayhem, mischief & storytelling begins.

This is a free event

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Tales Told Live: Open Mic
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Tales Told Live: Open Mic

Guild Event

An eclectic mix of stories, music, and spoken word presented the second Sunday of every second month (sort of) by Storytellers NSW at The Friend in Hand Pub in Glebe, 2pm-4pm. Personal stories, folk tales, tall tales, oral history, original stories, & ballads.

December 9th Tales Told Live is Storytellers NSW last event for the year and to celebrate we are having an open mic afternoon. Interested in performing a 7 minute story? Let us know!

Christine Greenough 0413878891

Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson 0423417783

Why not arrive early and enjoy lunch in the pub bistro downstairs with storytelling friends.

Entry $10

Please note there is a flight of stairs up to this venue.

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Long Story Short: Celebrate
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Long Story Short: Celebrate

Guild Member Event

Join hosts of Long Story Short, Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson, Ulf Nilsson, Julie Mundy-Taylor & MMAD for a fantastic night of live storytelling on the Central Coast of NSW. We feature storytellers and people with a story to tell. 

Tonight is also a special occasion as we celebrate tonight, the official launch of Your Story, Your Place- The Story Making Series. "Discover, develop and share stories about yourself and your place in the community. Through the mutual sharing of stories, in the inclusive, supportive environment of Your Story Your Space, participants will forge stronger community ties which foster the sense of belonging."

Tonight entry is by donation

*Suitable for audiences over 16.
Light Refreshments available.

For more information
Lindy 0423 417783

Proudly sponsored by Central Coast Council.

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Dark Enchantment
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

Dark Enchantment

GUILD PARTNERSHIP EVENT with the Australian Fairy Tale Society

Blood, sex, death, abandonment and loss, trickery, treasure and triumph

– if stories of the dark and magical fascinate you then prepare to be enchanted!

Members of Storytellers NSW will perform versions of four of the best loved fairy tales, with members of the Australian Fairy Tale Society creating context for you to enter into some of the deeper meanings of these ancient and ever-fresh stories.

Morning Tea Provided

Bring Your Own Lunch- (1/2 hour lunch break)

Members $25- (either Fairy Tale Society or Storytellers NSW)

Non- Members- $40

Tickets through Trybooking; https://www.trybooking.com/YSLE

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Long Story Short; Inspiration
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Long Story Short; Inspiration

Long Story Short: Inspiration

Guild Member Event;

The Lounge Room , Gosford.

Join hosts of Long Story Short, Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson, Ulf Nilsson, Julie Mundy-Taylor & MMAD for a fantastic night of live storytelling on the Central Coast of NSW. We feature storytellers and people with a story to tell. Heart wrenching personal stories, inspirational tales, side splitting yarns, myths, legends, fairy tales and poetry. Featured tellers, open mic & music. Whether storyteller or story listener, join us for this unique, uplifting Central Coast 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.

What the Audiences are saying:
"Wonderful night of storytelling last night."
"Thank you all - it was a fantastic night !"
"Great night and wonderful stories!"
"What a fantastic night!"
"An evening of vivid storytelling! Sigh of delight!"

Still only $10
Tickets at the door
Light meals and refreshments available.
BYOG

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Lunch and Travelling Tales
Oct
28
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch and Travelling Tales

  • 151 Pittwater Road Manly, NSW, 2095 Australia (map)
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Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW) Event

Yes, we are responding to interest and requests to have another Lunch and Travelling Tales before the end of the year!

Come and enjoy a delicious Thai Restaurant lunch and Storytelling in Manly. People who have previously attended have enjoyed food, stories and made connections with new people. There will be some local featured accredited tellers from the Australian Storytelling Guild (NSW) and also an Open mic where the audience members may share a story of no more than 5 mins.

The theme is 'Travelling Tales' - whether it be a journey from the lounge room to the kitchen, on the Manly Ferry or adventures from around the world. The stories may be true or drawn from the genres of myth, legend or folklore and they are sure to capture the humour, surprise, danger, the unexpected, delight and wisdom experienced by many a traveller. 

Sunday 28th October  12-3pm - Special lunch deal followed by Storytelling

Where: ThupTim Siam Thai Restaurant, 151 Pittwater Rd, Manly

BOOKINGS FOR THIS EVENT ARE ESSENTIAL

Bookings are made through the Storytelling Guild, not the restaurant. There are limited places so get in early.  Bring some friends for a fun afternoon. Be a traveller yourself - Catch a ferry or come by bus or car. Every journey has a story. 

For meal choices and details of registration go to: Bookings Lunch and Travel Tales

If you wish to send a flyer to friends download here: Lunch and Tales Flyer

Further enquiries contact Christine Carlton at storyaus@gmail.com or 0415 430 485

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Story Spot Night
Oct
27
7:30 PM19:30

Story Spot Night

  • Birdy's Refreshments and Expresso (map)
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GUILD MEMBER EVENT

A storytelling evening for the grown ups!
Come along to tell or listen to a story.

This month's theme: 
No regrets!
A word spoken or certain experience that you now regret? Perhaps you can recall a time when you did something brave or risky but you would do it again regardless? 
What story could you tell?
Stories must be 7-10 mins long 
No notes just your words!
For further enquiries, to register your interest or make a booking email karen@storyspot.com.au

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Ghostly Garden
Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

Ghostly Garden

Guild Member Event

Take a twilight adventure through the Royal Botanic Garden in this spine-tingling storytelling event with Jo Henwood

In a rare opportunity to come within the Garden Gates after hours, you’ll journey along shadowy tree-lined paths, creep past gloomy ponds and tiptoe through eerie grottos. You'll hear spooky and kooky stories of the Garden's past — tales of people long-since dead — as bats flit above your head and night-creatures stare from the treetops on this unforgettable tour of the 'ghostly garden'.

Please note: Bring your own torch. Also, this tour covers uneven terrain so be sure to wear comfortable enclosed walking shoes. A reasonable level of mobility is required.

When: 12 October, 9 November, 14 December, 11 January & 8 March. From sunset (please refer to your ticket for the exact time). Tours leave promptly and there is no late entry to the Garden. 

BOOK ONLINE https://rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/whatson/ghostly-garden

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