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"2014 - The Caravan of Stories"

Arts Upper Hunter presented 3 days of storytelling in the Upper Hunter Shire. It doesn't matter if you're young, old or in between, we want you to tell a story on the theme of: "I've never been so scared in my life!" You have up to 10 minutes and you can't use notes. Sound scary?

That's why we've got the free afternoon workshops. You can go along and build up your story and your confidence with one of our 3 professional storytellers. Then join them on stage that night.

Photo: Image: (from left). From left. Front: Julie Mundy-Taylor, Megan Pascoe. Lindy Mitchell. Rear: Glen Mundy, Ulf Nilsson, Mark Reedman. Storytellers and helpers for the "The Caravan of Stories" project. Photo taken by, and courtesy of Mike Wong

Friday October 24 in Murrurundi at St. Paul's Church hall
Crafting Your Story workshop 1 – 3 pm
Evening storytelling event 7 – 9.30 pm

Saturday October 25 in Merriwa at the School Of Arts
Crafting Your Story workshop 1 – 3 pm
Evening storytelling event 7 – 9.30 pm

Sunday October 26 in Aberdeen at St. Marks Church hall
Crafting Your Story workshop 1 -3 pm
Evening storytelling event 7 – 9.30 pm



Professional storytellers


Julie Mundy Taylor
Julie uses a combination of traditional and augmented storytelling, involving drawing, origami, string and musical stories. A children's librarian, Julie now works in universities and is undertaking a PhD study on children's engagement with storytelling.


Lindy Mitchell
Through the written and oral traditions, Lindy uses humour and imagination to tell tales of simple spiritual truths, promoting the love of nature, fostering the sense of stewardship and reconnecting people with their natural environment.


Megan Pascoe
Using traditional tales, personal stories and life stories, Megan works with audiences of all ages, from young children to the elderly. She is currently running storytelling programs for elders with dementia, adults experiencing loss and grief and the wider community.