who’d have thought? stories everywhere!

There has been a lot of interest in and coverage of the growth of the live storytelling scene in Australia. This Radio National program asks, why? Is it a response to the soulless nature of the modern media landscape, or ‘just another outlet for our insatiable hunger for 15 minutes in the spotlight?’

Perhaps a third option is left out of that suggestion – a natural manifestation of a longstanding tradition, spreading into an increasingly networked world? We’re not sure, but people sure are taking notice…


Everguide has a good overview of the growing scene here, but there are other nights in Melbourne that have gone overlooked in the recent coverage. Check out Hearth Tales at the Abbotsford Convent, as well as www.storytellingvic.org.au for your fix. Each storytelling night has its own flavour, so drop in on each one if opportunity allows and say hello – perhaps you’ll find yourself getting hooked…


3 thoughts on “who’d have thought? stories everywhere!

  1. Thanks for the link! Our first Enchanted Evening in the Bishop’s Parlour at Abbotsford Convent was warmly received by a full house. Our next monthly Evening is booking fast. We are really enjoying peoples’ responses to the traditional tales we tell. It is exciting to be part of Melbourne’s fast growing storytelling scene. I’m looking forward to getting up to your next gig! Warm wishes!

      • Thanks Brendan! Enchanted Evening happens on the 4th Sunday of every month, between 7 – 9pm. The next one is Sunday June 24th. Yes, it’s a great setting for stories…particularly cosy this time of year….the Convent reverberates with stories! You can book via the Hearth Tales link above. All the best, Niki

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