My name is Robert McNalty. I live at 38 Colville St, West End. This project is excellent. I like it because it is really excellent. I really like the kitchen in Colville Street because there is really good food there.
I like going to Coles with my friend Ken. He buys me a lot of coffee. I like going down to South Bank and meeting my friend, the Robot Girl. Her name is Pollie.
It was great to have some new people join us last night - a big welcome to Richard, Dave and Lyn. We spent the evening catching up with each other, adding to our Google Map of West End and doing some podcasts. It was lovely to hear Anne recording her recollections of Tristrams. John came along with a painting which we were going to photograph but instead he shared one of his witty poems. We'll be adding it soon to our podcasts.
As we added places to the map someone mentioned the scrub turkeys in Colville Street. I always think it's great that in a place so close to the centre of the city we still end up talking about scrub turkeys! Some of us have even seen them wandering across quite busy roads around West End.
When we next meet in a fortnight's time (19th August) we'll have a look at MySpace, check out the comments feature on the blog, join some group members so more people can contribute, take some photos and get some permission forms from newcomers.
Our current project is 'Stories and Songs of Boundary Street'.
We'll be: - collecting and telling stories about - creating, singing and performing new songs about - creating, projecting and uploading new digital stories about
Boundary Street West End.
So if you live in West End, or there abouts, and would like to help us get this project really singing, please come along to:
The Croquet Club Community Hall, 91 Cordelia Street (in Musgrave Park), West End
from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm most Saturdays till the West End Live Festival on Sunday the 19th September, 2010.
The West End Digital Story Space project has been funded through a successful application to Brisbane City Council's Community Grants program.
Hello, we're glad you dropped by. We need your help to distribute and sell our West End Digital Stories DVD. It's only $10 or $15 posted and it's all about West End (of course). It makes a great present with a difference and is a good example of how to help build and maintain a diverse and caring community.
The West End Digital Story Space is a project of the West End Community Storytelling Group. We meet regularly and share stories. If you'd like to know when the next evening is on or purchase one of our DVDs please call Daryll or Karen ph. 3846 3135 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org