Sunday, August 29, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
While big folk gather at
Federation Square to hear author talks and assemble for literary tours of Melbourne, smaller people congregate at ArtPlay for a program of brilliant workshops and story related activities.
Book Week is the longest running children's festival in Australia, celebrating its 65th birthday in 2010.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Program for Saturday 9th October 2010
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8.45 a.m. Arrival and registration, tea, coffee and chat.
9 a.m. Workshop: Stimulating Storytelling with Cindy-Lee Hunter Harper in Room 1
Storytelling fun to light your story fire.
11 a.m. Morning tea (provided)
11.30 a.m. Workshop: Adventures in Rhyme, Song and Story with Cindy-Lee Hunter Harper and Imelda Evans in Room 1
Storytelling skill development for those working in early
childhood education or with little ones to tell tales to.
1.30 p.m. Lunch (visit Emerald’s cafés or BYO)
3 p.m. Story Café in the Theatre Bar. Featured Teller: Imelda Evans plus chalk board to try out your story. Snacks available to purchase.
5 p.m. Dinner at local café or restaurant
7.30 p.m. Storytelling Theatre: pre-show drinks available from bar.
7.45 p.m. Show: The Colours of Hope
Cindy-Lee Hunter Harper specializes in early childhood education and teaching storytelling. Stimulating Storytelling will fire up your imagination, stir up existing skills and develop new ones through storytelling games. Adventures in Rhyme, Song and Story is a program for those living or working in early childhood education. Working with Cindy-Lee, Imelda Evans has spent years teaching Adventures which is perfect for playgroup leaders, child care workers, kindergarten teachers, parents, grand-parents, librarians and anyone who wishes to share the joy of story with the young.
Workshops: $100 per wkshp Story Café: $5 per person The Colours of Story: $10 per adult Whole Day: 2 workshops, Story Café and Theatre performance: $180 per adult
Places limited. Please book asap. www.cindyleeharper.com.au
0488 48 00 45 email@example.com
The Gem Arts and Community Theatre, 19 Kilvington Drive, Emerald, Victoria, Australia 378
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Report on Elf Winter / Leaf Fellow’s Eve: July, Folk Federation Centre, Adelaide
Storytelling & songs from fey minstrel Louisa John-Krol (guitar, mandolin, voice)
Bron Lloyd (hurdy-gurdy, voice), Kim Brown (bouzouki), Adrienne Piggott (voice),
Brett Taylor (keyboard), Samantha Taylor (flute), Liam & Skye (percussion, ocarina)
culminating in mythic folk-rock band Spiral Dance, whirling us through a tempest!
A sweet gathering of our ancient fey tribe ‘twas indeed! People of all ages dressed for the occasion, some joining me on stage with chimes and cuddles.
Why access fantasy only through films or computers: cut off from nature and communities? I cherish oral storytelling, poetry recital, dance and communion between all generations and faiths. We evolved to gather round fires and rings, singing while tilling, harvesting, sailing, herding, washing and weaving.
In rejuvenating myths and legends, we recover our humanity.
To those of you who attended Elf Winter, thank you with all our spirits.
May the elves kiss you on the brow of Dreaming.
Paul Gooding (accordion), Nick Carter (electric guitar), Rick Kearsley (drums),
Adrienne Piggot (vocals), Hayley Purcell (violin), David Bentley (bass)
We reunite at these 2010 shows:
Witches Ball, Sat 2 October, Sydney
Feline Faery Fest, Fri 10 & Sat 11 December, Melbourne
Summer Faery Ball, Sat 18 December, Adelaide
Spiral Dance, fresh from touring USA, play at the Spirit of Albion
& Woodford Folk Festival.
Louisa has released several albums, mostly on French faerie label: www.prikosnovenie.com
She’s performed at Faerieworlds in Oregon & Trolls et Legendes, Belgium.
“On the day when the green fields
Are a colony goldenly ruled by Apollo,
May the sensation we have of life
Be a dance within us.”
Spiral Dance : http://www.spiraldance.com.au/?Spiral_Dance
Louisa John-Kroll : www.louisajohnkrol.com/
Louisa is based in Melbourne and her relationship with the Vic Guild goes back many years.