We all have fascinating stories, but are not often asked to tell them. Family stories, shared memories, important events and local history. The Story Project is partnering with Sunshine Coast Libraries and local community organisations to collect and celebrate the everyday stories that shape our lives.
Helen Wilkinson, Director of The Story Project, is excited by the idea of capturing local stories, as she believes the simple act of sharing stories helps bring people together.
"We invite people to share a 40-minute conversation with someone they know and record a great story to create a dynamic audio portrait of Australian life," Helen said.
"The Story Project is about ordinary people telling their stories. At its heart is the audio recording of a conversation between two people who are close. A mother telling her daughter about her childhood on the farm, a husband and wife recounting how they fell in love, or neighbours sharing memories of the Queensland floods. Any story that is meaningful for the two to share together. We provide the opportunity to record the story professionally, free of charge."
Recording Your Stories
The Story Project are currently looking for people over 12, regardless of background or life experience, to come and share their stories. The Story Project will be recording at the following times:
Maleny Neighborhood Centre: May 6 -- 17
The Events Centre, Caloundra: May 26-27& June 6 -- 10
Eumundi's 'Sunny Brae' house (Eumundi showgrounds): June 15 - 25.
For more information please call 5641 4693, visit our website www.thestoryproject.org.au or The Story Project is holding an information session on Thursday 28 April, 5.30pm at the Caloundra Events Centre. There will also be a Eumundi information session, date TBA. All are welcome.
Organisers of The Story Project hope to inspire people all around Australia to listen to each others stories and to encourage others in the community to take part in the project.
The Story Project Ltd was founded in 2009 as a not for profit arts and cultural organisation. They are based in Glasshouse Mountains.
The Events Centre, Caloundra
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