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 Cross University VC Adam Shoemaker and storyteller, Jenni Cargill-Strong.

Delta Kaye’s life is all about her family, a big family. She was raised on her traditional homelands. She has a performance background and for some years toured schools, telling tales and teaching culture. Now, Delta not only engages children in a fun and hands-on cultural program called Arakwal Dolphin Dreaming, but leads a cultural tour for adults within the Arakwal National Park. Delta will give Welcome to Country and tell a story.

Since 2007, Mary Gardner (right) is that biologist and photographer who writes articles about local ecology for the Byron Shire Echo. During her PhD research into the historical marine ecology of the subtropics, she found the most astonishing histories of local marine animals, starting with oysters.

Our Mayor, Simon Richardson was once a fire-twirling, dreadlocked environmentalist. He then became a high school teacher at Shearwater. He will tell ‘The Chant that Calmed the Mob’- the tale of the power of the circle and the power of nature.

Shortly after arriving in Australia as a young Canadian PhD student, Adam Shoemaker began traveling the countryside to speak with traditional lore-keepers. Since then, he has become a specialist in Indigenous literature and culture and has written eight books on the topic.

Event curator and professional storyteller, Jenni Cargill-Strong will tell an original story, ‘The Mulberry Tree’.

Please join us as we celebrate our first birthday!

ABC RN plan to record the stories for ‘Tall Tales and True’ and the event is being supported by Brookfarm. See you there!

Join the FB Event here.


WHEN: 8.00-9.15pm Saturday, August 4

WHERE: Byron Theatre

COST: $15

Book HERE.

(In September, we’ll back at our home venue, The Mullumbimby Ex-Services Club for ‘It’s a Mad Mad World’.)