Good Food, Good Stories - What an Afternoon!

Good Food, Good Stories - What an Afternoon!

There was a great collection of people and many stories over two September weekends at “Lunch and Tales” on the Northern Beaches. “It was such great fun. I so enjoyed it ... a quality of story that reminded me of ‘family’ time.” was one participant’s response to joining with others for food and community storytelling.

What sort of stories were told? Stories from ……

President's Report

President's Report

President’s Report 2018-2019 Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson

The 2019 Guild year began with a questionnaire, painstakingly put together by the Vice President, Michael Patterson, to all our members. We were very happy that so many of our members took the time to fill it out and send through their ideas. The results of the questionnaire were looked at in detail at our Visioning and Planning Day.

Hot Pot Storytelling

Hot Pot Storytelling

A nourishing day of storytelling with a skills development workshop, AGM, the traditional telling of Stone Soup~with soup and Tales Told Live.

Our morning workshop was a lively affair with Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson warming us up with the energetic Amazing Alliteration Name Game. Then we enjoyed a few rounds of Ear to Ear,with Michael Patterson, practicing our storytelling listening skills with hilarious results. Jill Webster then had us embodying our inner witches and practicing the art of transformation. Christine Carlton exercised our imaginations, our listening skills, as well as our story creation skills with a fun round of That’s Right. Sue Alvarez ran the group through their paces with Emoting Storytelling Statues before Lindy finished with a Storytelling Gestures Exercise and discussion.

Lunch and Tales - an afternoon to delight in stories and food.

Lunch and Tales - an afternoon to delight in stories and food.

Within the last month we have had two afternoons of ‘Lunch and Tales. Both were wonderful and popular days of good food and great stories.

Our welcoming hosts Christine Carlton and Sue Alvarez invited us into the world of story and conversation by starting the days with traditional tales and later entertained us with personal stories. 

The exciting aspect of this event is the invitation for anyone to share a story, a true or tall tale or a traditional or contemporary fiction or perhaps an historical story or small anecdote. The theme of ‘Travelling Tales’ was broad enough to ….

Once Upon A Time...

Once Upon A Time...

Once upon a time 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.