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Until October 2020 we're presenting a new radio program in addition to the Victorian Seniors Festival reimagined.

Discover a mix of spoken word from Australian writers and performers. 

You can download the full Radio Reimagined program to see what's on offer.

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Telling tales - spoken word from Hot to Trot Productions

Older people have amazing stories to share with their families and communities. Using oral history and theatre, Telling Tales gives our elders the opportunity to not only tell and record their stories but to present them in a unique theatrical event that celebrates their lives and experiences. Telling Tales provides an insight into the processes used by the creative team to support community members to tell their stories using oral history, theatre and music. Pham Ho and Dr Peter Harms share their stories. 

Read Evelyn Krape from Hot to Trot Productions performer profile.

 


Uncle Dennis Fisher poetry and spoken word

Uncle Dennis Fisher aka (Den the Fish) is a Waka Waka man from Queensland. Born in Maryborough 1957 Uncle Den lived in the Cherbourg Settlement working on a dairy farm from the age of 10 years.  Uncle Den is a writer, a broadcaster on 3KND and an Aboriginal Heritage Guide for the Royal Botanical Gardens Melbourne.

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Uncle Dennis Fisher poetry and spoken word

 


 

Tony Birch reads his short story, Painted Glass

Tony Birch is the author of three novels: the bestselling The White Girl, winner of the 2020 NSW Premier’s Award for Indigenous Writing, and shortlisted for the 2020 Miles Franklin literary prize; Ghost River, winner of the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Indigenous Writing; and Blood, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. He is also the author of Shadowboxing and three short story collections, Father’s Day, The Promise and Common People. In 2017 he was awarded the Patrick White Literary Award for his contribution to Australian literature.  He is also an activist, historian and essayist.

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Tony Birch reads his short story, Painted Glass

Read Tony's performer profile.

 


Daniel Keene monologues, Kaddish and The Rain

Author Daniel Keene has won seven Premier’s Literary Awards for Drama. His work has been produced at the Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide International Arts Festivals. Since 2000 over 80 of his works have been presented in France. In 2016 he was appointed to the rank of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.

We present two monologues: Kaddish: spoken by a man who has watched his companion die. His grief becomes unbearable as he reflects on the poverty in which they lived.
The Rain: an old woman remembers a time when she was confronted by the everyday humanity and faith of the victims of genocide.

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Daniel Keene monologues, Kaddish and The Rain

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U3A Melbourne City Script Writing Group Recent Works

Melbourne City’s script writing group enjoy writing both monologues and dialogues on broad topics. These four monologues were selected based on audience reaction in class.  All very different, one topical, one wistful, another poetic and the fourth introspective.

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U3A Melbourne City Script Writing Group Recent Works



Stories From the Pier - the heritage, experiences, memories, emotions, and stories of migration

Stories From The Pier shares the heritage, experiences, memories, emotions, and stories of migration by-and-about generations of immigrants and their families who decades ago, undertook the long life-changing journey to Australia by ship, and who have since become an integral part of Australian society and culture. 

Episode 1 features stories told by Adam Ricco and Domenico de Clario

Episode 2 features stories told by Sylvie Leber and Janna McCurdy Hilbrink. 

Episode 3 features stories told by Marcello D’Amico and Josie Eberhard

Episode 4 features stories told by Charles D’Anastasi, Anita Horvath and Stella Michael.

Read Lella Cariddi's artist profile.

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Stories from the pier 1
Stories from the pier 2
Stories from the pier 3

Stories from the pier 4

 


A Good and Pleasant Thing - a short story from Melanie Cheng

A Good and Pleasant Thing is the final story in Melanie Cheng's short story collection, Australia Day. Melanie is a writer and general practitioner based in Melbourne. Her short story collection, Australia Day, won the 2018 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Fiction and her novel, Room for a Stranger, was longlisted for the 2020 Miles Franklin award.  

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A Good and Pleasant Thing - a short story from Melanie Cheng

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Multicultural Arts Victoria - spoken word and poetry from Allara Pattison

An intimate episode with Yorta Yorta musician, composer and filmmaker Allara Pattison. As a climate advocate, Allara’s artistic works align with environmental and social justice topics. In conversation with journalist Jessica Ankomah, Allara talks about her music, family, new projects and challenges in the current climate and delivers an original musical performance specially made for Radio Reimagined.

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Multicultural Arts Victoria - spoken word and poetry from Allara Pattison




Soreti Kadir and Zii

This program contains mentions of mental health. Please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, www.lifeline.org.au or Beyond Blue 1300 224636, www.beyondblue.org.au

Australian poets/spoken word artists, Zii and Soreti, share their new works exclusively for Radio Reimagined and speak with journalist Jessica Ankomah about this powerful artform, their inspiring stories and the challenges they faced under the current lockdown.

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Soreti Kadir and Zii

 


Christine Grace’s spoken word tales - 'The Red Shoes' and 'Things To Be Getting On With'

Christine Grace is an award winning screenwriter, playwright, theatre maker and author of the illustrated book, 'Dark Tales'. 

Christine' radio monologue ‘Beyond Belgium,’ was produced by Radio National and she is delighted two Dark Tales have been produced for the Victorian Seniors Festival Radio Reimagined. 

Christine Grace’s tale of 'The Red Shoes' starts where Hans Christian Andersen’s story ends. One red shoe is fished out of a little brook and is carried home. It is full of magic and loves to dance. Oh yes indeed it loves to dance!

'Things To Be Getting On With' is re-imagined from the Grimm’s collection is the story of the fisherman and his wife. It is a gentle tale of what happens when a humble fisher wife becomes God. Everything changes…or does it? 

Written and performed by Christine Grace 
Sound Design by Michael Havir

Read Christine's Artist Profile.

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The Red Shoes
Things To Be Getting On With

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