Mayor’s welcome

We are so excited to have everyone join us for the 2022 Glen Eira Storytelling Festival, in person and online!

This year’s Festival aims to spark inspiring conversations and experiences. We will hear from some of the most interesting voices of Australia’s arts and sciences who will tell us stories — through theatre, literature, comedy and music.

The Festival continues to focus on storytelling in all its forms while embracing the hybrid live-online model. This year, it will run for 15 days from Saturday 18 June to Saturday 2 July and showcase the Council’s historic Town Hall venues, as well as partner venues the Lamm Jewish Library of Australia, On Top Bar in Ormond and Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre. We are embracing online activity — our newfound legacy from the pandemic and the inclusivity that it allows.

I’d like to thank all the performers, partners and supporters whose contributions have made this Festival possible.

Storytelling brings us together as a community. It challenges us to think deeply about who we are in the world and what we can imagine this might be. We look forward to welcoming you back to our venues as we look, listen, laugh and ponder this future together.

Cr Jim Magee
Glen Eira Mayor