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Once upon a time fairytales were stories told by adults to adults and there were no holds barred. Maggie Millar has gone back to these earlier and much grimmer versions to concoct a riveting and sometimes scary evening of captivating stories, spiced up with some twisted takes on the well-known tales by modern writers.Maggie Millar is one of Australia’s leading exponents of reading stories aloud and she brings to her performance all the vocal and acting skills acquired in her training at RADA and during her long career in stage, radio, film and TV, where she won a Best Actress Logie.This promised to be a very different and quite compelling night out, but it is definitely Adults Only. It is Not Suitable for Children – please leave them behind, in the care of the nice old lady who lives in the Gingerbread House.8:00 pm, Thursday 6 SeptemberKyneton Town HallTickets $20Further information: Ian Robinson 5422 7097
photo: Luis taking time during the VU conference 2011 to enjoy Melbourne's street art, Hosier Lane.
Luis Correia Carmelo, Portuguese storyteller and friend of Storytelling (Australia) Vic shares news from his home in Faro, Portugal and links for Australian storytellers to explore.
Enjoy the seductive tunes of some of Australia’s best known vocal and instrumental performers when Classical, Folk and World music come together with Australian story telling. August 25 @ 7pm
After the catastrophic fires of February 2009, less than half of Toolangi State Forest remained unburned, providing vital refuge for surviving native fauna. The forest holds deep cultural significance for indigenous people and is important to Toolangi and wider regional communities.
Shortly after the Black Saturday fires subsided, residents were shocked when clearfell logging commenced in unburned forest. Despite widespread protests, logging continued until the Supreme Court granted an injunction protecting one contested area. The legal process exposed serious difficulties with legislation intended to guarantee protection of endangered fauna habitat, and an appeal is currently underway. Meanwhile logging has recommenced on Mt St Leonard, the mountain backdrop to the Yarra Valley.
The Concert for Toolangi Forest aims to heighten awareness of this situation and raise funds to support efforts to protect the beauty, biodiversity and intrinsic value of our spectacular Mountain Ash forest.
A stellar musical lineup featuring Sebastian Jorgensen - guitar/lute, Michael Johnson Ensemble – harp/sax/violin, Jan Wositzky – musician/story teller and Neil Murray – singer/songwriter.
MonsalvatTickets $45 / $25 concession
Bookings 9439 7712 or at the door.
In the past twelve months our storytellers have been enjoying a 'renovation'. We've changed our name from Storytelling Guild (Victoria) to Storytelling Australia (Victoria), we have a new website http://www.storytellingvic.org.au/ and we even have some new, talented and inspiring members. And soon, we will have a new banner!
Susan Pepper is in the process of designing and making our new flag. In the past Susan has been an active member, of Storytelling Australia. Perhaps her most significant contribution to the growth and development of storytelling in Victoria was the monthly storytelling cafe she organised and hosted for many years . These cafes nurtured new tellers, provided a place for the experienced to experiment with new stories and welcomed those who just wanted to listen. Based in Abbotsford, this central meeting point made it easy for folk to gather from across the sprawling suburbs. We still miss the Abbotsford Cafes.
Although not telling stories at the moment Susan's support continues. A talented fabric artist, she has been busy drafting and refining ideas for the banner. The result will be stunning, it will be crumple proof and it be of a size that can be easily transported in planes, trains and automoblies.
Susan was photographed in Federation Square showing her drawn design. The small finished piece you can see is a stitched piece depicting a country town from an aerial perspective.
We look forward to gathering and telling tales under a new banner and thank Susan for her continued interest in Storytelling Vic.
Initially known as the Living Libraries, this concept developed in Denmark in 2000 and since then the idea has spread to over 45 countries. The central idea behind the Human Library is the strengthening of local communities through conversation.