Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Last night I was flying! It was the opening of the big West Festival.
With 200 other voices, I stomped and clapped my way through four hip hop numbers. We were the backing vocals for MASSIVE the only hip hop choir in Australia.
Behind us was the Maribyrnong River and on the other side, the grand stand at Flemington Racecourse rose up to the sky.
A storyteller is always on the scout for a good tale to tell. This is a story of folk coming together and celebrating life - full throated, full bodied, and full spirited. Looking at at the crowd it occurred to me that the word 'multiculture' may now be old hat. Somehow this word suggests a mosaic made up of difference. Last night was certainly multilingual and multicoloured but the overwhelming feel was simply of one community celebrating together. Time for a new word perhaps? Or maybe this is what the word the means ... hmm.. beautiful ...
This pic was taken from the stage. Standing squeezed up against my fellow sopranos, I held my camera up high and clicked.
Monday, November 14, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
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Children's Charity Network and the Australian Children's Literary Board Seminar.
A professional development seminar designed to inform and inspire secondary and primary teachers, librarians and those interested in promoting literacy.
Speakers include Michael Salmon, Meredith Costain, Phil Kettle and Gabrielle Wang and many others.
I will be there telling stories. My mantra for those who don't already know: Before there were books, there were stories. Oral storytelling is connected to the book like blossom to fruit.
Features of the day include many prizes, gourmet catering, great ideas to implement at the work-place, latest news and availability of presenters, handouts, signings and lively discussion.
Registration fee: $110
Please direct all enquiries to:
Ph (03) 5282 8950
Fax: (03) 4206 7811
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