NIDAnights: Spirit of Place with Story Wise

Venue: NIDA Melbourne | Suite 4 | 152 Sturt Street, Southbank, VIC 3006
Date/Time: 15 Feb 2018 - 15 Feb 2018

As part of National Sustainable Living Festival 2018

Place can evoke a heady mix of images and emotions - the vast expanse of desert land, the salty roar of the ocean, the aching heartbreak of pollution.

Join us for an intimate evening of eclectic stories about ‘Place’, from a curated weave of folk, fable and contemporary storytellers.

Through the lens of story, we’ll explore the big questions: Can nurturing a love of spaces fuel a passion for sustainability? Do stories deepen our connection to country and community? How do we, all at once, love and grieve and heal our relationship to place?

We’ll also bask in the simple pleasures: sights, smells, sounds, and the roller coaster ride of a good story.

This evening will be hosted by Kate Lawrence. Kate is a communication artist; she is a storyteller, speaker, facilitator and writer.  She hosts, coaches, teaches and speaks. She is the founding director of Story Wise, a TEDx speaker, a former community lawyer and a life member of the Victoria Women’s Football League.

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15 February 2018, 6.30pm

NIDA Melbourne | Suite 4 | 152 Sturt Street, Southbank, VIC 3006

Price: $30

About Story Wise

Story Wise aims to support and encourage people in community and organisations, to explore their history, make meaningful their life experiences, and share, express and connect through the art and craft of oral storytelling. Story Wise hosts two regular community storytelling nights: Story Wise Women and Story Wise Woodend.  Story Wise produces a blog and podcast, offers storytelling workshops and individual coaching. Story Wise also delivers Spiral Wise Leadership, a program developing self-awareness, storytelling, collaboration and public speaking skills for women change agents.

Visit the Story Wise website.

About NIDAnights

NIDAnights is an annual calendar of events including workshops, masterclasses, performances and roundtables, presented in partnership with change-makers in the creative ecosystem of Melbourne. The nights, hosted at our intimate NIDA Melbourne studios in Southbank, launch on 15 November and will take place in the midst of every month. Join us for an opportunity to open your minds, stimulate your senses and warm your hearts – in good surrounds, with good company and over good wine.

See our upcoming schedule of NIDAnights here.

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