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SPUN: Obsession

When does an interest become an obsession? And what lengths will people go to for the things they love? Find out at this special SPUN live storytelling event presented by the City of Palmerston.

Grab your esky, pull up a rug and get down to The Heights Durack Community Centre to meet six obsessed local storytellers including a mechanic who’s mad about stargazing, a man who doesn’t wear clothes and a woman who adores jellyfish.

SPUN has joined forces with the Council, harnessing storytelling to celebrate the people of Palmerston. Creative Director Johanna Bell says storytelling is an incredibly powerful tool for community building, bringing people from all walks of life together to share.

“Personal stories, told live are very powerful. They have the potential to make people think and feel differently about themselves and others. It helps people understand each other and empathise with strangers,” she said.

Bell says it’s only a shame there isn’t space for more than six storytellers. 

“We’ve found loads of people with really interesting obsessions. Mad fishos, rev heads, bird nerds, match box collectors, artists and scientists. I think being a bit obsessive can be a very good thing, especially if you want to excel in an area.”

See the event listing.

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