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We’ve found our way to the second last, the penultimate episode of Gather Season 1 and it’s another wonderful gathering of people, art and ideas. The theme of adaptation is something we’ve all become very familiar with thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic- twisting, turning, pivoting, learning things anew, and its explored here through books, music, theatre, filmmaking and more.
We chat to theatre maker Christine Davey and musician Gelareh Pour and with thanks to Creative Victoria and Arts Access Victoria we are currently working on improving access to the podcast and as part of this episode we proudly did our first video interview with Auslan, English and captions, chatting to the wonderful Ramas McRae– check it all out by clicking the image below.
Please note that by December we will have all episodes transcribed and available, along with a commissioned film by Ramas welcoming people to Gather in Auslan, exiting!
A shout out to Ballarat Libraries where all these books are from and where I work casually, and where or course we have been adapting to going in and out of lockdowns- and while stressful has brought us all joy to see the popularity of books and gratitude of people we have been able to help. And for more book love, for our Indie Book feature this epoisode we visited The Independent Bookstore: “an exclusive outlet chain for Shawline Publishing Group and other selected small publishing houses, The Independent Bookstore is designed around only selling and promoting independently published books by Australian and New Zealand authors that are difficult to find anywhere else or simply not available in other bookstores.”
Music and audio featured
Fiona Murphy reading from her book The Shape of Sound courtesy of Westwords, ‘dedicated to celebrating and championing the stories of the people, places and cultures that comprise the heart of Western Sydney.’ https://www.westwords.com.au/
My Brilliant Career adapted by Christine Davey, radio play produced by Greater Geelong Creative Inc
To Fall in Love in Winter, Only to Die before Summer’s End produced for this episode by Gelareh Pour with Brian O’Dwyer
Translated poem she uses in the song by Seyyed Ali Salehi (Iran)
Why can I not remember?
I think you have something to say.
No dark night ever kissed your eyes.
Falling in love in winter,
Only to die before summer’s end.
I am an Ocean
Ala Tee Tee
Before you Go
Other things to check out:
Ramas McRae film projects-
“Erin Kyan shares language, tools and knowledge so you can take your thinking about podcast accessibility beyond just transcripts, and make your production more accessible, both in front of and behind the mic.”