It is getting very exciting as the first ‘Stories in the Club’ Concert date draws closer, enthusiasm in the community is building and people are coming forward to offer wonderful tales of place and hope. August and September concerts are now full!
August tellers will include well-known locals, traditional custodian and former screen actor, Uncle Athol Compton (left); activist and actor, Tony Barry (right); writer and performer, Shona Anderson; author Graeme Innes as well as the President of Mullumbimby Toastmasters, Louise Harrison and possibly some music from young visiting activist musician, Zack Lewis. Jenni will also tell a tale and MC.
September tellers will include beloved long time local, historian, former farmer and Tweed/Byron fire chief, Frank Mills and writer and storyteller and Byron Youth Service Manager, Teeya Blatt.
Stories can be factual, fictional or factional – which is a blend of the two. We will endeavour to have regular stories from indigenous tellers. Usually, six tellers will get 8-10 mins and in subsequent months, there will be opportunities for beginner tellers.
WHERE: The Ex-Services Club Mullumbimby, (except Oct where we’ll need to find another venue)
WHEN: Starting Sunday, August 13, 4.00- 5.30 pm.
WHO: Hosted and curated by local professional storyteller, Jenni Cargill-Strong.
For 14 years and over.
Supported by Ngara Institute and Creative Mullumbimby.