My daughter moved to Tasmania to study two years ago and I enjoy this excuse to visit the Apple Isle as often as I can. She is very supportive of Storytelling and has previously organised House Concerts and an evening of tales in her favourite café, Frankie’s Empire. With her support and with the encouragement of Martin Jefferd (UK storyteller from Bristol and friend of Storytelling Australia Vic), trad storytelling has a place in the Cygnet Festival program.
The plan is to meet, warm up and get stuck into learning some stories but importantly - build the story connections. The focus will be on traditional stories that mention either apples, cider or both. Seemed like a good idea, as Willie Smith’s Organic Cider is one of the Festival’s major sponsors!
There'll be opportunities to try out the stories at the chalkboard events that run throughout the weekend.
Workshop: Friday 10 January. Details HERE
The Cygnet Festival runs from 10 – 12 January. Full details HERE
photo: Hobart House Concert 2013