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July ‘Stories in the Club: Back to the Garden’

Written on June 26, 2018 at 11:45 am, by

Our July theme for ‘Stories in the Club: Drawn from Life’ is ‘Back to the Garden’, and was partly inspired by Joni Mitchell’s classic song ‘Woodstock’, which has become a bit of a theme song for ‘Stories in the Club’, as well as the understanding that gardening and eating local food is a significant contribution toContinue Reading

Winter Solstice and the rekindling of the light

Written on June 24, 2018 at 9:00 am, by

“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” As we passed through the darkest night of the Winter Solstice, there was some pretty dark political news gathering on the horizon overseas and here in Oz. I found myself saddened but also a bit panickedContinue Reading

JUNE ‘Stories in the Club’ Earth Love 

Written on May 28, 2018 at 9:09 pm, by

Northern Rivers story lovers are invited to gather on Sunday, June 10 for ‘Stories in the Club: Drawn from Life’ on a theme of ‘Earth Love’, as it falls a week after World Environment Day. Ten minute oral stories will be shared by Athol Compton, Dr Eshana Bragg, Maximo Bottaro, Hanna Nevarra, Henry Coleman andContinue Reading

May Stories in the Club Adult Fairytales

Written on May 23, 2018 at 12:42 am, by

On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13 our ‘Stories in the Club’ theme was ‘Adult Fairytales’. There were slightly less people than usual, but still we had 80 storylovers. Tellers were Teeya Blatt, Ollie Heathwood, John Imbrogno, Sarah Temporal and Jenni Cargill-Strong. Teeya told an original fairytale, The Princess and the Bag of Stones, which sheContinue Reading

April Stories in the Club explores Sexuality

Written on March 28, 2018 at 5:33 am, by

  April’s ‘Stories in the Club’ theme is Sexuality. Tales will be told by Mandy Nolan, Ron van Twuiver, Aditya Bellah Moon, Jude White, Spiral Orbit and Jenni Cargill-Strong. Mandy Nolan, best known in her role as comedian, comedy teacher and generous community activist, will show a very different side of herself, as she takesContinue Reading

Stories of Creativity at March ‘Stories in the Club’

Written on March 19, 2018 at 1:26 pm, by

March’s theme was Creativity and tellers were Athol Compton, Simone O’Brien, Suvira McDonald, Oonagh omZUna, Charlie Starret and me, Jenni Cargill-Strong. Each teller got 10 mins. Thanks to our wonderful photographer, Eva. Lots more photo’s on FB here. Athol Compton is Minyunbul custodian and he gave Welcome and told us of ‘How the Birds got theirContinue Reading

First ‘Stories in the Club: Drawn from Life’ for 2018 and a record crowd

Written on February 12, 2018 at 9:45 pm, by

We attracted a capacity crowd last night with all 140 chairs taken! Forty people had to sit on the tables, the only thing left to sit on. There were 180-200 people all together. Athol Compton, traditional Minyunbul custodian of the First Light people (Bunjalung), gave welcome and told a beautiful version of ‘The Three Brothers’.Continue Reading

OCTOBER Stories in the Club

Written on October 18, 2017 at 9:55 am, by

On a beautiful October afternoon in Mullumbimby, the hall adorned with John Allan’s spectacular, fragrant orchids evoking Spring, a crowd of 100 sat still and silent, as they were regaled with five powerful and diverse stories from Gabby le Brun of The Cassettes, Death walker Zenith Virago, Ngara member Paul Josif, Pathways to Manhood facilitatorContinue Reading

Joyality with Jenni in Mullum

Written on October 16, 2017 at 9:44 am, by

Do you ever feel overwhelmed or disempowered by the state of the world? I have- intensely and often. Last year, this feeling collided with a personal challenge I was having with someone very close to me. I became quite depressed and unwell and lost my ordinarily strong motivation and direction. I felt like a butterflyContinue Reading

September Stories in the Club

Written on September 30, 2017 at 10:24 pm, by

Last month Frank Mills in conversation with Malcolm Price, charmed 100 storylovers at the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club with  portraits of the changing roles of women in Byron from the 30’s to the 60’s. “When I looked at photo’s of past history,” began Frank, “ I could only find one photo of a woman working. IfContinue Reading

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