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.
Saturday 16th September's workshop, “That Reminds me of a Time When...” was a fabulous day of finding, crafting and telling personal stories. The group began with a couple of fun warm up, get to know you exercises, then with some story prompts we set about writing our own personal fairytale. We then broke into threes and each one shared their tale while the other two listened from a particular perspective(Sun & Moon). We then had time to polish up our stories using our partners’ feedback with another telling of our polished story.
On Friday, 15th September, participants from the business world were inspired by Mary Alice Arthur's ”Collective Story Harvest” workshop. The afternoon was rich with storytelling and story listening, with each story listener- listening with a particular focus and one listener witnessing both the storyteller, the other listeners and the overall telling. Then all these “harvests” were shared back to the teller and the group in what was an enriching and empowering session.
We had a wonderful day on Saturday 22nd of July. There were some little gems shared in our ‘Storytelling - Nuts and Bolts’ workshop which included activities to welcome and engage participants in a workshop, performance technique, using sound and gesture to precede the action or concur with the words to support and emphasise the gesture, simple story structures, what to consider when telling personal stories
What a wonderful entertaining afternoon we had for the final session of the NSW Storytelling Conference for Adults - ‘Storytelling to Capture Your Audience’ at the end of June 2017. The Family Concert where the 7 finalists of the Student Storytelling Competition for children in yrs 5 & 6 performed their stories to family, friends, teachers and participants at the NSW State Conference was a delight. The Student stories included personal and creative stories written by the children as well as contemporary published tales.