Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Invitation: July Zoom Friday 16 July

If you enjoy spoken storytelling, please join us. We're getting good at  Zooming and we like that people can join in where ever they are in the world.

Friends in NSW in lockdown, don't be shy, come along and know that you will be made to feel especially welcome.

When

Friday 16 July 7.30 pm

TO JOIN

Email: biteback@bigpond.com and Jackie will forward the link to you.

Subject: Newport Storytellers: a July Zoom

Courtesy

Our aim is to be inclusive and welcoming to all in this space. Sexist, racist, homophobic and ableist stories, songs and comment hurt and exclude people.

How it works

  • These gatherings are informal and playful
  • We welcome storytellers, singers (with a song that tells a story) and listeners
  • We love to hear your news and listen to works in progress
  • Contributions around the 6 - 10 min mark (zoom can be tiring)
  • We plan for an hour but if we're still enjoying ourselves, we may go over.
  • On arrival we will create a list of participants and post in the chat so you know where you are.


This is the Newport Scout Hall taken mid winter during the Newport Folk Festival 2019. The Hall has hosted many memorable story evenings; listeners and tellers huddled around a crackling fire.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Invitation: a June Zoom and other news

 Oh my giddy aunt! What happened to time.

This missive is late but better late than never.

First things first: tomorrow night we are back on zoom.

When

Friday 18 June 7.30 pm

TO JOIN

Email: biteback@bigpond.com and Jackie will forward the link to you.

Subject: Newport Storytellers: a June Zoom

Courtesy

Our aim is to be inclusive and welcoming to all in this space. Sexist, racist, homophobic and ableist stories, songs and comment hurt and exclude people.

How it works

  • These gatherings are informal and playful
  • We welcome storytellers, singers (with a song that tells a story) and listeners
  • We love to hear your news and listen to works in progress
  • Contributions around the 6 - 10 min mark (zoom can be tiring)
  • We plan for an hour but if we're still enjoying ourselves, we may go over.
  • On arrival we will create a list of participants and post in the chat so you know where you are.

Looking forward to seeing your zoomy faces.

OTHER NEWS

You will know by now  that the Newport Folk Festival was cancelled and so of course was our Podcast Live recording session.

We have rescheduled for August but decided to take the conservative option and not include an audience.

Our plan is to spend an afternoon recording stories and songs to create four more episodes for our podcast with a  cast of new voices.

Covid may yet intervene with our plans but we are feeling optimistic.

And this month's photo is  a pic of Em Chandler, word wizard and teller of wonder tales.  Em is one of the team we'll be recording in August.
 

Sunday, May 30, 2021

The Newport Storytellers Podcast: LIVE @ The Newport Folk Festival

 INVITATION

Join the Newport Storytellers for a live recording session at the Newport Folk Festival.

We want to record your applause, laughter and deep and meaningful silences.

Come and support the brave crew stepping up to the mike: Susan Hall, Em Chandler, Lily-Ann Matthews Fabian, Anna Manuel, Ted Smith, Lana Wolf, Dani B├╝cheler-Scott and Dharma Picking.

They will deliver: wonder and fairy tales, comic Aussie verse, personal stories and more - something for everyone.

THE PODCAST STORY

During the Big Lockdown in 2020, the Newport Storytellers, with the support of a small grant from Hobsons Bay City Council, set about the task of creating a series of six episodes of gentle listening harvested from the story archives and including original songs.

Led by a team of three: Matt McArthur, Alan Davies and Jackie Kerin, they are now aiming to bring the series up to ten and catch some of the voices missed in the first round.

This time, they are fortunate to have the expertise of sound recordist, Kerry Saxby.

WHERE: The Newport Scout Hall, Market Street Newport

WHEN: June 26

TIME: 8.00 pm

COST: $5.00

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL: Newport Folk Festival

*Audience numbers are very tight because of Covid, so keep an eye on the bookings and get in quick.

Listen to episodes of the Newport Storytellers Podcast HERE 

Check out the Newport Folk Festival program and plan your weekend of fun.

Ted Smith reciter of verse, guitarist and superb wood worker.

Friday, May 14, 2021

INVITATION: Newport Storytellers: a Zoom


Good Afternoon Storytellers

May is here and as per our discussions, this month we are meeting on Zoom.

When

Friday 21 May 7.30 pm

TO JOIN

Email: biteback@bigpond.com and Jackie will forward the link to you.

Subject: Newport Storytellers: a Zoom

Courtesy

Our aim is to be inclusive and welcoming to all in this space. Sexist, racist, homophobic and ableist stories, songs and comment hurt and exclude people.

How it works
  • These gatherings are informal and playful
  • We welcome storytellers, singers (with a song that tells a story) and listeners
  • We love to hear your news and listen to works in progress
  • Contributions around the 6 - 10 min mark (zoom can be tiring)
  • We plan for an hour but if we're still enjoying ourselves, we may go over.
  • On arrival we will create a list of participants and post in the chat so you know where you are.

Looking forward to seeing your zoomy faces.

OTHER NEWS

NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL June 25 - 27

The Newport Folk Festival program is up. There are concerts, jam sessions, workshops and of course storytelling. 

From our ranks ...

When the city meets the bush with Alan and Dave Davies and musician Nicola John
 6.00 pm Saturday 26 June, Newport Scout Hall

19th century Australian poetry and stories - a poetic ramble along the city/country divide.

The Newport Storytellers Podcast: LIVE
8.00 pm Saturday 26 June, Newport Scout Hall


An evening of stories and songs that will be recorded for future episodes of the Newport Storytellers Podcast. Come and support those stepping up to the mike and let us record your laughter and applause.

Paper Tales with Jackie Kerin and Sarah Depasqule
11.00 am Sunday 27 June Newport Hub














From a pop-up stage mounted on the back of a bike, storyteller Jackie and violinist Sarah weave their way through a set of magical tales that all involve paper tearing, folding and collage.

* Newport Storytellers is a regular event under the auspice of the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club. The NFFC is situated on the sovereign lands of the Boon Wurrung.


Jackie Kerin
Newport Storytellers coordinator


INVITATION: May 21 Storytelling Zoom Evening

 

'Nuts and Bolts' Geoff Hogg and Ensel Camdal - Newport Station

 Good Morning Storytellers

May is here and as per our discussions, this month we are meeting on zoom.

When

Friday 21 May 7.30 pm

TO JOIN

Email: biteback@bigpond.com and Jackie will forward the link to you.

Subject: Newport Storytellers: a zoom

Courtesy

Our aim is to be inclusive and welcoming to all in this space. Sexist, racist, homophobic and ableist stories, songs and comment hurt and exclude people.

How it works

  • These gatherings are informal and playful
  • We welcome storytellers, singers (with a song that tells a story) and listeners
  • We love to hear your news and listen to works in progress
  • Contributions around the 6 - 10 min mark (zoom can be tiring) 
  • We plan for an hour but if we're still enjoying ourselves, we may go over.
  • On arrival we will create a list of participants and post in the chat so you know where you are.

Looking forward to seeing your zoomy faces.

 

OTHER NEWS

NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL

The Newport Folk Festival program is up. There are concerts, jam sessions, workshops and of course, storytelling.

From our ranks ...

When the city meets the bush with Alan and Dave Davies and musician Nicola John

19th century Australian poetry and stories - a poetic ramble along the city/country divide.

6.00 pm Saturday, Newport Scout Hall

The Newport Storytellers Podcast: LIVE

An evening of stories and songs that will be recorded for future episodes of the Newport Storytellers Podcast. Come and support those stepping up to the mike and let us record your laughter and applause.

8.00 pm Saturday, Newport Scout Hall

Paper Tales

From a pop-up stage mounted on the back of a bike, storyteller Jackie Kerin and violinist Sarah Depasquale weave their way through a set of magical tales that all involve paper tearing, folding and collage.

11.00 am Sunday Newport Hub


* Newport Storytellers is a regular event under the auspice of the Newport Fiddle and Folk Club. The NFFC is situated on the sovereign lands of the Boon Wurrung.


Saturday, April 24, 2021

World Storytelling Day on Zoom 2021

 Here it is at last  - the recording of our Zoom World Storytelling Day.

Many thanks to the storytellers: Em Chandler, Dave Davies, Susan Hall, Cadu Cinelli (Brazil), Adrian Newington, Durgah Devi Palanisamy, David Kidman (UK), Alan Davies and Dharma Picking and of course, the MC's and organisers, Alan Davies and Jackie Kerin.

Enjoy and share.


Our  next gathering will be on zoom on May 21. A reminder will be sent and the link will go out to those of you who subscribe to the Newport Storytellers.

It's getting chilly in the south east corner of Australia; stay warm everyone.


Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Dates and Plans for 2021

Greeting Storytellers. It's a bit of a long one, so pour yourselves a cuppa and grab your diaries.

As the risk to us, in Victoria, of being exposed to Covid decreases, and in response to your request that we meet face to face and on zoom, I've set up the following. 

The gatherings will alternate between live at the HUB and virtual.

STORYTELLING GATHERINGS

DATES

April 16 HUB

May 21 Zoom

June18 HUB

July 16 Zoom

August 20 HUB

September 17 Zoom

October 15 HUB

November 19 Zoom

TIME 

All events 7.30 - 10.00

LOCATION OF FACE TO FACE 

Newport Community HUB 13 Mason Street Newport in an accessible venue.

The HUB is a short walk from the Newport train station and near a bus stop. 

Enter the HUB from the park - you will see the lights on.  BYO cup just to be on the safe side.

* The months we are in the HUB, I will set up a Zoom connection and if you subscribe to this blog, you will receive a link. There is a smart screen and it's possible that distant Zoomers can still join in. No promises but I'm going to give it my best shot.

 ZOOM

For the Zoom months, a reminder and the link will be emailed to those of you who subscribe to this blog as per usual.

TO SUBSCRIBE. When you enter your email, you will receive a response from FEED BURNER. You might have to check your spam. You must respond to this or your details will not be recorded.

 NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL 25 - 27 June 2021

We have been accepted into the program for the Newport Folk Festival. Our event is called Newport Storytellers Podcast: LIVE. Our aim is to record more stories and songs for a final four episodes of the podcast. This will take place on 26 June in the Newport Scout Hall at 8.00 pm. Our priority is to record people who have not yet been featured. And of course we want lots of happy audience sounds - cheering and clapping etc.

If you haven't checked into the podcast, have a listen, all the episodes are here.

WORLD STORYTELLING DAY AND HARMONY DAY @ ELTHAM LIBRARY


Pic: L-R: Dee Palanisamy, Susan Hall, Alan Davies, Jackie Kerin, Dave Davies. FRONT: Roslyn Quin, Em Chandler

Huge thank you to Susan Hall and Roz Quin for inviting us to the Eltham Library to celebrate these global days with story. Em trained all the way from Ballarat, Alan taxied Jackie and Dave from Newport and Dee travelled cross-country from Bentleigh. 

As one of the first live events since the restrictions, the 'bums-on-seats' was disappointing but we all know, it's going to be a long, slow road getting people back into public spaces. The stories were live-streamed over Facebook and over 400 people checked in on our shenanigans. 

And it was sooo good just to hang out and tell stories in the real!

IN CLOSING ... reminders

  • We aim to make our gatherings inclusive and welcoming. 
  • The HUB is an accessible venue. 
  • We ask that when planning to tell stories or sing songs, be mindful that sexist, racist, ablest and homophobic material hurt people.
  • Stories 6 - 10 mins 
  • These gatherings  are a great space to develop repertoire, build confidence, experiment and make mistakes.

Cheers to All,

Jackie Kerin coordinator Newport Storytellers.

Invitation: July Zoom Friday 16 July

If you enjoy spoken storytelling, please join us. We're getting good at  Zooming and we like that people can join in where ever they are...