MOST kids hate bed time, but I used to love it. Not because it meant sleep, but because my dad was the best storyteller and I couldn't wait to hear the next instalment. My favourite was the Lewis Carroll's nonsense poem, the Jabberwocky. To this day, I couldn't tell you what it’s about, but I can remember laughing in hysterics as I listened to my dad come up with funny and scary voices throughout the poem:
`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.
"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!'
I often think it was my dad's incredible way of storytelling that inspired me to be a writer and tell other people's stories.
Today, you have the chance to do the same. The Church Retro Cafe in Albert Street is hosting an evening of storytelling by the Ballarat Storytellers from 7.30pm to 9pm. Anyone is invited to go along and share stories or listen. For more information you can contact Sheilagh on 0417 347 395, or the Retro Cafe on 5338 4611.
Storytelling at the Church Retro Cafe. Details above.
Something new to try
There are a couple of nuline dance classes on tonight at the Brown Hill Hall. Nuline dancing is a great way to lost weight and get fit. Beginners from 6.30pm, easy intermediate from 7.30pm and intermediate to advanced from 8.15pm. First class is free. For more information contact Kerry and Andrew on 0411 243 543 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Something at the movies
Paranormal Activity 4 is screening at 3.15pm, 5.15pm, 7.15pm and 9.20pm.
Taken 2 is screening at 4pm and 6.30pm. Or treat yourself to a Gold Class session at 9.10pm.
To Rome with Love is screening at 4.25pm, 6.45pm and 9.10pm. Or there are two Gold Class screenings at 3.30pm and 6.30pm.
Something on TV
Winners & Losers is on at 8.40pm on Prime which is then followed by Grey's Anatomy at 9.40pm.