If you love telling or hearing stories about South Perth, you’re not alone!
Earlier this year, we launched The Bench Talk Project as a way of doing just that. Our bright blue bench has been appearing at various events around South Perth this summer and inviting people to sit and tell us a story about their connection to our local area.
At the end of the project, the stories will become a part of the collective memory of the South Perth area and all the stories collected will be shared on a newly launched website called South Perth Stories which is due to launch during the second half of 2016.
So follow the bench to one of our next events (see below) and take a seat and tell us a story about the olden days in South Perth… or about what you love to get up to in your neighbourhood and what makes it so special… or whatever else comes to mind!
The bench will be appearing at the following events during the summer months:
- South Perth StrEats (at Sir James Mitchell Park flagpole, end of Coode St) – 24 February 2016, 5-7 pm
- Fiesta Concert – 5 March 2016, 5-7 pm
- Angelo St. Marketplace – 20 March 2016, 10 am-2 pm
- Manning Mayhem – 10 April 2016, 4-6 pm
Visit The Bench Talk Project webpage to find out about and book in to the storytelling workshops that the City of South Perth Libraries are hosting as part of this project to teach and inspire you to gather your own stories.