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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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?

Limited Spaces 24

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

The Storyteller’s Gym -David Novack

The Storyteller’s Gym Connecting Mind and Body for Creativity, Flexibility, and Compelling Communication with David Novack 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 24

Tickets on sale in April

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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.

Book Here TryBooking

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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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The Web; Tales Told Live
Oct
7
2:00 PM14:00

The Web; Tales Told Live

Australian Storytelling Guild NSW Event

Stories, poems and music.

Come and join us for our next The Web – Tales Told Live at The Friend in Hand 58 Cowper Street Glebe

We continue the tradition of oral storytelling with another fabulous line up. Straight from his fabulous Sydney Fringe Show, Storyteller Michael Patterson. Also featuring the thoroughly entertaining actor & poet Lisa Gorman and more…

Still only $10 at the door

Arrive early and enjoy a meal at the bistro

Bookings nswstorytellingonline@gmail.com

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Long Story Short: Happiness Is...
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Long Story Short: Happiness Is...

Guild Member Event

Join hosts of Long Story Short, Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson & Julie Mundy-Taylor for a fantastic night of live storytelling on the Central Coast of NSW.

Long Story Short features 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.

Cost: $10 at the door.

Long Story Short is open to any and all genres of story but we ask that kindness and common sense prevail - misogynist, racist and homophobic stories hurt people: we exist to build community spirit. Personal stories should be worked through and not raw.

Stories should be no more than ten minutes in length and told orally, not read.

Please email if you have a story to tell, or you would like to know more. lindy@hearttoheartstorytelling.com

Building Community with Story

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Why Not?
Sep
29
2:30 PM14:30

Why Not?

Guild Member Event:

Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th

Duration: 45 minutes

Interactive participative storytelling at its fun best as we explore themes around what it means to be brave and to have a go at something new. Get involved from your seat or on stage, learn a story or two you can share and maybe - just maybe - see something truly magical. Why not? A positive and life-affirming romp for all ages (no-one's too cool for this show) as we take audience participation to the next level.


Michael Patterson has been entertaining and engaging young audiences across Australia for more than 10 years. He has performed thousands of shows - usually playing the beloved and charming magician character, Mr Bamboozle. While he has always incorporated storytelling into his magic, in this show he will be incorporating magic into his storytelling. Or perhaps the storytelling is the magic...


Free for ages two and under
 (must sit on laps). 

BOOK TICKETS: https://sydneyfringe.com/buy-tickets/?e=MTU2MjE

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Thai Lunch and Travelling Tales
Sep
23
12:00 PM12:00

Thai Lunch and Travelling Tales

Due to the wonderful response that led to our 'Lunch and Tales' afternoon on August 26th being fully booked and people requesting a repeat of the event we are offering another 'Thai Lunch and Travelling Tales' in September!

Come and enjoy a delicious Thai Restaurant lunch and Storytelling in Manly. This is a new venture to enjoy food, stories, and good company. There will be some featured tellers 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 23rd September.  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

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NSW Storytelling Guild Visioning Day
Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

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. We’ll also look at the results of our online survey as well as take time to share some short stories.
Venue: Gladesville Community Centre, 44 Gladesville Rd, Hunters Hill
Time 10.00am - 3pm
Cost: None

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

Lunch and Travelling Tales

FULLY BOOKED!! 

Bookings came in swiftly - The next 'Thai Lunch and Travelling Tales' will be held on Sunday 23rd September. Please email Christine if you wish to be placed on the list for that date! storyaus@gmail.com

Come and enjoy a delicious Thai Restaurant lunch and Storytelling in Manly. This is a new venture to enjoy food, stories, and good company. Our featured tellers are local Northern Beaches residents - Sue Alvarez, Christine Carlton and Marilyn Walker. 

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. There is also space for an Open mic where the audience members may share a story of no more than 5 mins.

Sunday 26th August.  12-3pm - Special lunch deal followed by Storytelling

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

BOOKINGS for this event are essential - and 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

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Workshop - 'Participation Storytelling' and AGM
Jul
14
9:45 AM09:45

Workshop - 'Participation Storytelling' and AGM

SATURDAY JULY 14th 2018 9.45am - 3pm

PROGRAM
9.45am - Arrive
10.00am - Workshop - Participation Storytelling

Join Christine Carlton and Kiran Shah as they take you on a storytelling journey that involves audience participation in various forms.  This will be a practical workshop to extend your storytelling skills. As a performer learn how to engage audiences (both the young and the young-at-heart) by inviting them to join in either before or during the story. As a facilitator of groups participate in using co-created storytelling for developing interactive group dynamics, team work and creativity. 

12.00pm - AGM and election of committee
1.00pm - Traditional Soup Lunch and Stone Soup Story
1.45pm - 3pm -An afternoon of storytelling. - ‘Open Mic Storytelling’ - Participation Stories -  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.

If you wish to tell a story that invites participation from the audience then please email Christine at storyaus@gmail.com  Invite some friends to join us for the whole day or for the afternoon storytelling. 

Cost:  Whole day $15
Where: Gladesville Community Centre, 44 Gladesville Rd, Hunters Hill
Bookings: Christine Carlton storyaus@gmail.com or  0415 430 485

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Performance by Korean Storyteller - Seung Ah Kim
Jul
8
2:00 PM14:00

Performance by Korean Storyteller - Seung Ah Kim

Seung Ah Kim, the storyteller from South Korea who was in Australia for the Weaving Stories Together - Sydney International Storytelling Conference is leaving on July 9th to return home.. Before she leaves Austraila she wants to share more Korean stories, history and culture with people and the experience of her first visit to Australia.   Jill Webster and Kiran Shah will join with Seung Ah and also tell Korean Tales.

Time: 2pm-4pm
Tickets: $10 at the door
Where: The Friend in Hand Hotel, 58 Cowper Street, Glebe.                                                

The Bistro is open for meals beforehand. Come early and connect with others.

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The Web: Tales Told Live
Jun
17
2:00 PM14:00

The Web: Tales Told Live

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

Come and join us for our next The Web – Tales Told Live  June 17th  2 – 4pm at The Friend in Hand 58 Cowper Street Glebe

We continue the tradition of oral storytelling with another fabulous line up with Kiran Shah and her lovely Indian stories, John Hockney telling early Australian stories and Jill Webster (first time at the Web) who will take your inner child for a spin.  

Time: 2pm-4pm
Tickets: $10 at the door
Where: The Friend in Hand Hotel, 58 Cowper Street, Glebe. 

The pub bistro will open for lunch at 12pm.  Sit back relax with a glass of wine and hear stories by some of the best Tellers Sydney has to offer.                                           

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Weaving Stories Together - Sydney International Storytelling Conference June 1-3, 2018
Jun
1
to Jun 3

Weaving Stories Together - Sydney International Storytelling Conference June 1-3, 2018

'Weaving Stories Together' - Sydney International Storytelling Conference June 1-3, 2018 

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.

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Pre-Conference Masterclasses
Jun
1
9:00 AM09:00

Pre-Conference Masterclasses

Masterclass 1,  9am- 12pm.  - What’s In A Word? -   David Novak - North Carolina, USA .       

An exploration of voice, speech, and language for storytelling. Learn the dynamic spoken word music of the storyteller. This workshop introduces participants to the dynamics of spoken language with exercises in ear training, phonetics, text analysis, rhythm, and silence.

Awarded the Circle of Excellence from the National Storytelling Network, David Novak has over thirty years experience in storytelling. Praised for his original thinking and creativity, Novak brings folk tales, classic myths, and original stories to life, enthralling audiences of all ages. Smithsonian Magazine describes him as “a gifted teller who enhances his stories with a bag of tricks.” Novak is often featured on the main stages at storytelling festivals throughout the U.S. including the prestigious National Storytelling Festival.  Appearances a outside the U.S. include the Detské Scény theatre festival in Czech Republic and Glistening Waters festival in New Zealand.

Masterclass 2,  1pm - 4pm - Godzilla vs. Cinderella:  Purposeful Narrative Play  - Lyn Ford - Ohio, USA

Come and play with story formats and story-development concepts that you can incorporate into your own offerings for classrooms and storytelling workshops. As a leader and facilitator what creative-writing/creative-telling activities for both fiction and non-fiction presentations are suitable for different types of learners and people with various skill levels?

Fourth-generation storyteller and teaching artist Lyn Ford shares from the heart and wisdom within the orature of her Affrilachian family traditions and her own interactive work and play, in keynotes, creative programs and workshops for all ages. Lyn’s work is published in several education resources, as well as in her award-winning books, Affrilachian Tales; Folktales from the African-American Appalachian TraditionBeyond the Briar Patch:  Affrilachian Folktales, Food and Folklore, and Hot Wind, Boiling Rain: Scary Stories for Strong Hearts. Forthcoming in 2018 (edited with Sherry Norfolk):  The Promise of Peace.   Lyn has received two National Storytelling Network Oracle Awards.

Fees - see  Weaving Stories Together - Storytelling Conference

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Concert Showcase of International Storytellers
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Concert Showcase of International Storytellers

Concert - Showcase of International Storytellers

Hosted by the NSW Storytelling Guild & Glenaeon Steiner School

This will be a real treat! Come and experience International Professional Storytellers perform. The performers will include David Novak, Seung Ah Kim, Lynette Ford and Donna Washington. All Tellers bring their own style and culture to life through the spoken word. The Weaving Stories Together - Sydney International Storytelling Conference takes place every two years so it is a great chance to enjoy performances from a variety of tellers whilst they are in Australia. 

When: 7pm, Thursday 31st May, 2018
Where: Glenaeon Castlecrag Campus 121 Edinburgh Rd, Castlecrag
Bookings: Joy Day joyful7days@gmail.com 0451 152 227 

$20 Adult,  $15 Concession - Pensioners and Seniors,  $12 Students,  $50 Family 

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The Web: Tales Told Live
Apr
15
2:00 PM14:00

The Web: Tales Told Live

Tales Told Live - Stories, poems and music.

Presented by Australian Storytelling Guild NSW

FEATURED TELLERS - Sue Alvarez, Christine Carlton, Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson                  *Plus OPEN MIC - A great opportunity to share your talents. A story (No notes) between 2 and 7 mins in length or a song or poem. If you wish to be put on the list to tell please email: storyaus@gmail.com or phone or text Christine  0415 430 485

Time: 2pm-4pm
Tickets: $10 at the door
Where: The Friend in Hand Hotel, 58 Cowper Street, Glebe.                                             The Bistro is re-opened, so great meals beforehand and a chance to connect with others. 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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Workshop Day - 'The Storytellers’ Space'
Mar
17
12:00 PM12:00

Workshop Day - 'The Storytellers’ Space'

Workshop Day - The Storytellers’ Space

12.00pm - Story circle - A chance to try out a story in progress and receive some feedback. First time tellers welcome.                                                                                       1.15pm - Lunch                                                                                                                         2-4pm Workshop  - 'The Storytellers’ Space'

A workshop to explore how the storyteller can use their space consciously to enhance their storytelling. Discover the diverse qualities that inhabit the different spaces around you and how to use them effectively to enrich your story. Have fun with practical exercises to promote your awareness of space and, discover what undermines and what enhances a storytelling performance.

Bring a familiar story to work with, your curiosity and your sense of adventure for a fun afternoon workshop.

Facilitators - Australian storyteller Lindy Mitchell and Swedish storyteller Ulf Nilsson are Heart to Heart Storytelling. They share stories and facilitate workshops in Australia, UK and Sweden. They perform regularly at folk festivals, environmental events, community events, schools and pre-schools.

Come for both the Story Circle and the workshop or the workshop alone.

Cost: $25.           Bookings- Phone Lindy: 0423 417 783 

Venue: Don Banks Museum - 6 Napier St, North Sydney NSW 2060.  The museum is located in the heart of the North Sydney CBD, less than ten minutes walk from North Sydney Railway Station and is also close to bus stops on Miller Street and Pacific Highway.

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The Ramayana
Feb
18
2:00 PM14:00

The Ramayana

Come and listen to a multi-national cast as they perform The Ramayana: a 2500 year old Indian epic, about love and loss, trials and triumphs, karma and dharma

Time: 2pm-4pm
Tickets: $10 Book Now or Pay at the door
Where: The Friend in Hand Hotel, 58 Cowper Street, Glebe.                                                

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Are You Game?
Jan
14
2:00 PM14:00

Are You Game?

Hosted by the Australian Storytelling Guild NSW

January in Sydney is a time for playful activities and festivities. Following on from our free Open Mic event in December we return to the Friend in Hand Hotel for an afternoon  of creativity, playfulness, games and stories. It is the silly season! Last year we engaged in ‘Murder in the Pub’. This year will also bring the unexpected... perhaps games from our childhood, impromptu stories, mysteries to be unravelled or humorous revelations all discovered in story.

Time: 2pm-4pm
Cost: FREE
Where: The Friend in Hand Hotel, 58 Cowper Street, Glebe.                                      Enquiries: Christine Carlton 0415 430 485                                              

The Bistro is open, so great meals beforehand and a chance to connect with others.     Bring your friends, bring your family but best of all bring your self along to an entertaining afternoon of creative games and stories.

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The Web: Tales Told Live
Dec
10
2:00 PM14:00

The Web: Tales Told Live

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

DECEMBER OPEN MIC - A great opportunity to share your talents. A story (No notes) up to 7 mins in length or a song or poem. If you wish to be put on the list to tell please phone or text Christine Greenough 0413 878 891

Time: 2pm-4pm
Tickets: $10 at the door
Where: The Friend in Hand Hotel, 58 Cowper Street, Glebe.                                        The Bistro is re-opened, so great meals beforehand and a chance to connect with others. 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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