Golden Tales Local Stories Concerts
October Golden Tales has been postponed, as I am too busy with preparing for recording Inanna and creating a temporary labyrinth in Byron. There may also be a crowdfunding campaign. Updates will appear on FB and at my Stories on Foot blog.
The June concert, held in the Brunswick Community Centre was fantastic. More photos here.
WHEN: Sunday, June 12, 2016
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
COST: $5 concert. Door price does not include food.
(We have to move from our usual venue this month, as The Memorial Hall is being renovated.)
Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org OR CALL 0403 328 643
LISTEN to our inaugural concert here: https://soundcloud.com/the-heart-of-the-story/sets/the-inaugural-golden-tales
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!
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: email@example.com OR 0403 328 643
Please join our FB Event page
Read my blogpost about our inaugural concert here http://
and about the background to the concert here http://
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
(Find a calendar of these and other storytelling local and national events here.)