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Local Stories Concerts

‘Golden Tales’ finished last year, but there is talk of starting a new story evening in Mullumbimby. If you want to stay tuned, updates will appear via my newsletter (sign up here) on FB or at my Stories on Foot blog.

The last ‘Golden Tales’ concert held in June 2016 the Brunswick Community Centre was fantastic. Details below. More photos here.

Sandra Frain tells her hilarious house-sitting, pet minding story

June Concert: Sandra Frain tells her hilarious house-sitting, pet minding story


WHEN: Sunday, June 12, 2016  

Audience stillness

Audience stillness


ABOVE: Graeme tells of being buried in the earth BELOW: Catherine tells her squeal-inducing rodent tale

Food: 6.00pm 

Stories: 7.15- 8.30pm

Hear colourful local stories from invited community members, members of the Byron Circle of Tellers and Jenni Cargill-Strong, set in our local region: factual, fictional and factional stories (a blend of both)! 

ADULTS ONLY -ie over 14 yrs

Catherine hands

AFFORDABLE FOOD: Catered by Brunswick Liberation Larder for $5 a bowl of food or $5 for hot drink and cake
WHERE: Brunswick Heads Community Centre, opposite Surf Club and behind Scout Hall

(We have to move from our usual venue this month, as The  Memorial Hall is being renovated.)

Enquiries: OR CALL 0403 328 643

Julianna of Clems Cargo tells an original traditional tale of Cultural Collison

Julianna of Clems Cargo tells an original traditional tale of Cultural Collison

LISTEN to our inaugural concert here:

Please join our FB Event page  and share it with story lovers you know! Locals and visitors welcome! Listen to stories from our first concert, read about it and see pictures of it here and read what prompted the idea for these concerts here. Blog about Jan 2016 concert in pipeline.


 WHAT are Golden Tales?

Hear colourful local stories from storytellers and community members, set in our local region- as far as our caldera stretches: from Tweed to Lismore to Murwillumbah to Nimbin and Byron Bay. If you didn’t get a story in last time, do ponder a Golden Tale for next concert! This is a community event, so please consider throwing your hat in the ring. Also if you come along to one of our concerts, as you listen deeply to other people’s stories, you may think of one of your own for the next concert. Stories are like that.

Remember it needs to be predominantly set in the Byron Shire region, between 5 and 8 mins long, told orally (preferably without notes) but can be historical, contemporary or even futuristic and it can also be factual, fictional or a combination of both- which we call –factional!


Our angelic mascot 2 donated by Clems Cargo April 2016

Our angelic mascot donated by Clems Cargo

Melaina and Annie listening to Catherine The story prompts below might help or you can contact me (Jenni) if you want some story coaching for a specially discounted fee.
Enquiries and workshop bookings: OR 0403 328 643

Please join our FB Event page

Donna Jacobs Sife, Jenni and friends April 2016

Donna Jacobs Sife, Jenni and friends


Susan Perrow tells her ‘Golden Tale’ Jan 2016

Read my blogpost about our inaugural concert here
and about the background to the concert here

Would you like to tell a Golden tales? Contact Jenni to enquire and scroll down for helpful story prompts. Coaching available.

Welcome mandala on steps of the Hall

Welcome mandala on steps of the Hall

Kelly Dodd June2015 (1)

Kelly Dodd tells of Tilley Divine’s visit






Remember it can be fact, fiction OR faction!

  • My favourite local: neighbour, friend, relative, stranger…
  • The quirkiest local I have known: neighbour, friend, relative…
  • My favourite place in the shire
  • Injuries and accidents
  • Mystical experiences
  • Thresholds, transitions and liminal spaces eg: from day to night, from visitor to local, from married to single, parent to empty nester, from life to death
  • Storms, tempests and lucky escapes
  • Stories about fishing, surfing, swimming, kayaking, boating, bushwalking, dancing, whale watching, cycling
  • Encounters with wildlife: sharks, whales, turtles, birds, snakes
  • Protests I have been a part of
  • Nude ain’t rude in Byron
  • A Byron love story/ ghost story/ birthing story/tragedy/dream/wish
  • My first visit to Byron/ why I settled here
  • My Byron family
  • Angels, spirits, guides and ancestors
  • My community

STORY COACHING: If you feel you just need a little bit of help to get started with your story- or to polish a story you have written, call 0403 328 643 or email

Jenni charges community members wanting to tell a Golden Tale $50 an hour (half her usual rate).  Read about Jenni Cargill-Strong’s teaching qualifications at the About page and workshops at the Programs page.

Artwork by Venus Kondos

Artwork by Venus Kondos


(Find a calendar of these and other storytelling local and national events here.)


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