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November Stories in the Club

Written on October 29, 2018 at 3:54 pm, by

‘Stories in the Club’ on Sunday, November 11 has a theme of ‘All Kinds of Strength’. Tellers will be Athol Compton, Olatundji Akpo-Sani, Oni Blecher, Ken Bright, Selase Dugbaza and the events curator, professional storyteller, Jenni Cargill-Strong. Athol Compton, former film actor and local Minyunbul custodian, was one of the elders featured in the local book,Continue Reading

October Stories in the Club: Getting Here: Migration

Written on September 18, 2018 at 9:38 am, by

  ‘Getting Here: Tales on the Wing’ On Sunday, October 14, ‘Stories in the Club’ people will gather to hear tales of bird and human migration. Tellers will be Jan Olley, John Imbrogno, Alicia Vella, Luis Santos and Jenni Cargill-Strong. Two weeks later, it will be followed by a ‘Story Circle’ on the theme ofContinue Reading

Celebrating a year of community storytelling

Written on August 22, 2018 at 10:58 am, by

‘Stories in the Club’ did already turn one in August, but as we were at the Byron Theatre, we didn’t eat birthday cake. However, on September 9, this will be rectified as we celebrate a year of community storytelling at our beloved home venue of the Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club with delicious birthday cake made by Sarah Wheeler of PureMelt Chocolate! You are invited!! The themeContinue Reading


Written on July 26, 2018 at 11:18 pm, by

In August, ‘Stories in the Club’ celebrates our first birthday. Excitingly, on Saturday, August 4, we are a Feature Event of The Byron Bay Writer’s Festival as ‘Live Storytelling: Stories of Place’. (NB: NOT the second Sunday and NOT at the Club!) Please join us!! Book HERE. Tales from Arakwal woman Delta Kaye, Dr Mary Gardner, Mayor Simon Richardson, Sothern CrossContinue Reading

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

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