Monday, August 29, 2016

Fabled Nights in Newport: September 16

INVITATION
Fabled Nights in Newport happens monthly. It is an open hearted space for all storytellers and story lovers. There is room for ten people to tell their story of around 7 minutes (give or take) and we enjoy all genres of story.

We welcome beginners and encourage experienced tellers to use the space to build repertoire and share knowledge.

So here is how we looked at the August Fabled Nights in Newport. Only you can't see Kate because, she was taking the photo.
In August we enjoyed Australian Tall Stories, a Ganesha story, a camp fire story (American folk), a pirate story (to be continued), personal tales of friendship, fear, and awakening. We heard wisdom tales, an Indigenous story, a shark story, and even learned of the pitfalls when busking in New Zealand.

We even had soup! Cooked up and served by Dave. Now that has really spoiled us. All the money taken at the door in August, as well as donations, went to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. We raised $50.00.

Fabled Nights in Newport is an adult evening but we have a few young ones who come along who are keen to learn how to craft and tell oral tales.

COST: $3.00 members $5.00 non members
TIME: 7.30 - 10.00
WHERE: THE NEWPORT SCOUT HALL. Market Street Newport (opp The Substation and squeezed between the Newport RSL and Bowls Club).     
There will be tea/coffee and biccies.
There are food venues in nearby Mason Street. Or feel free to bring some food and wine and make yourselves comfortable.


We ask that kind hearts and common sense prevail - misogynist, racist and homophobic stories hurt people. Please don’t bring them to Fabled Nights in Newport. 

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 And if you missed out on Fabled Nights in Eltham here is a photo. This event took place on the 25 August in the beautiful Eltham Library. Hosted by Roslyn Quin, wearing two hats, her Storytelling Vic hat and her Eltham Library hat, Roslyn made us welcome around the fire. Eltham Library is a gorgeous venue for storytelling, cozy, a terrific acoustic and very hospitable. I have no doubt there will be another evening of Tales. We'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Kim Billington and Astrid Mendez: RAW Garden, 4 September 2016

Kim Billington loves folktales from all cultures! 

She began telling stories as a teacher and then it became part of her counseling work with adults and children. This has included presenting workshops at conferences and also training counselors since 2012.
Kim’s Master of Narrative Therapy research thesis at The University of Melbourne was about how folktales might open doors to new possibilities in making sense of our lives and moving forwards. Kim finds folktales can recruit the imagination - expanding our horizons and depths, helping us capture unexpected solution possibilities for our own story.
Kim chooses stories which include themes such as: isolation, rejection, powerlessness, daunting hierarchies, following one’s interest, side-stepping the problem, sensing hope, seeing achievements and the unexpected coming together of events leading to identity renewal.
 

Astrid Mendez is a Chilean artist/puppeteer based in Melbourne. 
 Her performance is called The Pilgrim [El Peregrino] and tells the story of a being that travels the world collecting experiences manifested in objects, memories, and words that nurture him… This way his body and soul are grown.
It's a 6 minute one-on-one roving puppet show. All crafted with recycled materials.

Join Kim and Astrid in the RAW Garden. Bring a story to share.


WHERE: RAW Garden 325 South Rd East Brighton
WHEN: 4 September 12.00am - 2.00pm
COST: $15 at the door
More info about the RAW  Garden HERE

FABLED NIGHTS IN ELTHAM: 25 August 2016

Stories are the heart of a community, and what better place for a storytelling event than a community library?
The beautiful Eltham Library is hosting a special edition of Fabled Nights by the fire in their beloved reading area.

Fabled Nights is an open hearted space for all storytellers and story lovers to come and share in stories (and perhaps some tea and biscuits).
There will be space for ten people to tell their story of around 7 minutes (give or take) and we enjoy all genres of story.
We ask that kind hearts and common sense prevail - misogynist, racist and homophobic stories hurt people. Please don’t bring them to Fabled Nights.

Fabled Nights 25th August – 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Eltham Library
Panther Place, Eltham
Ph: 9439 9266

For enquiries please contact Roslyn Quin (rquin@yprl.vic.gov.au)

Kim Billington. WORK SHOP Therapeutic Storytelling: 2 September 2016



Stories contain hidden messages about possible ways of overcoming adversity. Stories use metaphors that can change the way we see ourselves and our world. They help to connect us to each other and help in finding meaning and hope.  Storytelling encompasses both external therapeutic input and child-directed healing.

This workshop will be interactive and practical with ample demonstrations and with brief exercises to develop skills. The developmental appropriateness, value and efficacy of storytelling in therapy will be explored. You will have a chance to consider why storytelling works, how to introduce and incorporate storytelling in counselling, gain a resource of sample stories as well as ideas of where to look for suitable stories for therapy.

You will have the opportunity to:
  • Understand how stories can facilitate healing
  • Understand the theory informing this work
  • Experience and discuss the therapeutic uses of story telling
  • Practise creating and telling stories
  • Develop ways to  incorporate storytelling into practice
  • Gain a set of story resources to use for counselling 
  • Learn in the safety and support of a small group environment
This workshop is of interest to:
Psychologists, school counsellors, social workers, counsellors, case workers, child and family counsellors, psychotherapists, pastoral workers, other allied health professionals and students of these disciplines. Provisional psychologists can attend at student rates.

Workshop Venue:
WellSpring Centre - 10 Y Street, Ashburton, Melbourne. Residential street parking and walking distance to trains and buses.
 
Facilitor:
Kim Billington - Masters in Counselling, Grad Cert in Narrative Therapy.

For all the details, registration etc visit  HERE

*  Kim is a member of Storytelling Australia Victoria. This workshop is an independent project.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky: BILARNI Sunday 14th August


 Hello All,

I hope you're well, and a quick reminder for anyone within reach of Menzies Creek (Dandenong Ranges, Victoria) this coming weekend, I'm doing BILARNI on Sunday afternoon.

All the details are below, it's a beautiful venue, the wine is top class and the hosts, Steve and Anne Holmes, run a very friendly show.

Cheers, Jan.
                                                                
Bilarni
Jan ‘Yarn’ Wositzky tracks the ‘expert’ on Aborigines, the greatest yarn spinner, WE (Bill) Harney (1895-1962) in a land where everything and nothing is black and white.














WHEN          Sunday 14th August 2.30pm (Doors & wine bar open 2pm)
WHERE        St Cuthbert’s Chapel
                      196 Belgrave – Gembrook Road
                      Menzies Creek. (Corner of Railway Parade) Map 126 G-1

COST            $25/$20 Conc/$15 Kids 12 to 16
BOOK          On-Line: https://www.trybooking.com/MDBL
                      Text SMS: 0431 133 599 with name, quantity and type of tickets required.
                      Confirmation will be sent within 24 hours

Photo: Kim Shanahan/Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts Centre on Sunday afternoon.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Fabled Nights in Newport: August 19


Want to be entranced by stories told in the oral tradition?
Want to fly with the witches, travel with the third daughter or count the gold with third son? Want to hear stories from this earthly plane – personal stories, historical tales and family fables? Want to craft and tell stories from your own urging voice, in the soft, warm and supportive firelight of the Newport Scout Hall?

Fabled Nights is an open hearted space for all storytellers and story lovers. There will be space for ten people to tell their story of around 7 minutes (give or take) and we enjoy all genres of story.
We ask that kind hearts and common sense prevail - misogynist, racist and homophobic stories hurt people. Please don’t bring them to Fabled Nights.

COST: $3.00 members $5.00 non members

TIME: 7.30 - 10.00
WHERE: THE NEWPORT SCOUT HALL. Market Street Newport (opp The Substation and squeezed between the Newport RSL and Bowls Club).     
There will be tea/coffee and biccies.
There are food venues in nearby Mason Street. Or feel free to bring some food and wine and make yourselves comfortable.


THIS MONTH ALL MONEY TAKEN AT THE DOOR WILL BE DONATED TO THE INDIGENOUS LITERACY FOUNDATION.

We welcome 'stories in progress'. Fabled Nights in Newport is the ideal place to test out your tale before stepping out onto a larger stage, polish your patter if you are a musician and test the water if you are a beginner.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Ronda Gault and Susan Day: WORDS IN WINTER Maryborough August 20


Words in Winter
Storytelling Workshop for Beginners
Before There Were Books, There Were Storytellers!!

Storytelling is a strong tradition and the interest in it is growing rapidly right now. 

Learn about how Storytelling Australia Victoria  supports, encourages and enthuses all storytellers.

Join us in a free workshop pitched at beginner storytellers...hear stories, learn stories, learn techniques, have a go at telling in a supportive environment. Have fun!

WHEN: Saturday AUGUST 20th. 2016
TIME: 10:30 - 12:00 pm
WHERE: In the wonderful Maryborough Library (91 Nolan Street).

Any queries or for  bookings
Contact: Ronda 0428544874




Ronda is a long-time member of Storytelling Australia Victoria, a member of our committee and one of our regional members.  Here she is pictured in front of her mud brick (or is it gingerbread) house where she is surrounded by trees and a paddock of cheeky goats.

For more information on the Words In Winter Festival check out the website HERE