What an exciting and full day. It started with a most energetic and practical workshop on ‘Participation Storytelling’ led by Christine Carlton and Kiran Shah. We explored strategies for engaging and preparing an audience for participation before a story and had examples of spontaneously involving people throughout the story. Different approaches for various age groups were discussed and this was followed with examples of use of gesture, sounds, group actions, chants,repetition etc.
We also engaged in co-created group storytelling. Not only did this develop our spontaneous response skills, but also….
A fabulous Sunday afternoon filled with Korean Tales, one told with bilingual phrases for the audience to join in, one set in outback Australia and a live story that took 40 mins ( shortened from 5 hours)! It was wonderful to have Seung Ah Kim with us for her final performance in Sydney, accompanied by Jill Webster and Kiran Shah at the Friend in Hand pub in Glebe.
We can always be guaranteed a most enjoyable afternoon of Storytelling at the Web: Tales Told live held at the Friend in Hand Hotel in Glebe. In July, Jill Webster, John Hockney, and Kiran Shah entertained adults with a wide variety of stories. This is the first time we had all storytellers from the Blue Mountains!
INTERNATIONAL STORYTELLERS SHOWCASE CONCERT- at Castlecrag This concert was offered in partnership with Gleneaon Steiner School. What a most enjoyable night! Five gifted storytellers taking us on a journey into the world of story through, cultural, tales, personal stories and folklore. 1 Korean, Seung Ah Kim, 3 Americans David Novak, Lyn Ford and Donna Washington and 1 Australian - Christine Carlton. There was a lovely mix of styles and stories that brought us to moments of deep reflection and bold laughter. We don’t often have the opportunity to enjoy such a treat!
In April, the NSW Storytellers held their bi-monthly event The Web: Tales Told Live at the Friend in Hand pub, Glebe. And what a lively afternoon of telling tales it was! As well as the popular open mic, the Web had 3 featured storytellers, Christine Carlton, Sue Alvarez and Lindy Mitchell-Nilsson. Lindy opened the afternoon with …
The Don Banks Museum tucked away in Napier Street , North Sydney was the venue for a story circle and workshop in March. We welcomed visitor Michelle from Western Australia and relative newcomer Julie to the day’s activities. It was a story circle full of surprises. Michelle told a story about...
In January we enjoyed a playful laughter-filled Sunday afternoon of creative and spontaneous storytelling to develop our skills and network at the beginning of the year. With simple story prompts and games like “Would I Lie to you?” and cards and phrases to spark off the imagination we gave rise to stories wild and true...
Great News! - Registrations are now open for the Weaving Stories Together - Sydney Storytelling Conference 2018.
There is a Super Earlybird that applies until the end of January 2018. - Because people know about the great program and masterclasses in past years, they are confident in booking the Super Earlybird rates without seeing the program. Join them for a discount of up to $120 off the Full conference rate.
A group of enthusiastic storytellers and listeners gathered in the seaside beach suburb of Manly on Sunday 12th of November to share an afternoon of storytelling and delicious treats. Our theme for the day was WATER and the stories did flow.