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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Four Tales for Halloween

Written on October 31, 2014 at 7:00 am, by

Happy Halloween  if you celebrate it! Here in Australia, Halloween is not universally embraced by adults, but most kids adore it! Modern Halloween morphed from the much richer and ancient European Samhain Autumn Festival or ‘Day of the Dead’. I must write a blog about that one day, however there are lots to be foundContinue Reading

Banksy and Tipingee: modern memes and ancient folktales

Written on October 22, 2014 at 1:15 pm, by

  Banksy ‘graffiti’ art has become an intriguing, thought-provoking meme with a wide emotional range: sometimes delightfully humourous and at other times, poignant, tragic and provocative. Banksy images have made a significant political contribution, and provoked heated discussion. I heard him discussed and interviewed in ABC Radio and the young male interviewer was positively aggressiveContinue Reading

Jacks’ Redemption

Written on October 17, 2014 at 12:44 pm, by

Many years ago I wrote this article about ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. I was holding off publishing it until I had recorded and/or published my version. However I think this article needs to be released from it’s confines (after eight long years) and perhaps it may generate discussion. Jo Henwood of the recently established AustralianContinue Reading

Scheherazade and The Thousand Nights And One Nights: the story

Written on October 14, 2014 at 9:39 pm, by

  This is a guest post by good friend Teeya Blatt, member of ‘The Byron Circle of Tellers’. She wove this exquisite version for our concert at the live performance night ‘ Tintenbar Upfront’.   I’ve heard it said that there exist amongst us tonight a group that is not familiar with the ancient andContinue Reading

Scheherazade: heroine for our times?

Written on October 8, 2014 at 12:12 am, by

Scheherazade was the extremely heroic, intelligent and learned storyteller of the frame story of ‘1001 Arabian Nights’. Here is my very brief summary of the story. When I tell it is very different and longer but I haven’t yet written that down as it is still evolving. For a long and eloquent version I recommendContinue Reading

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