Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Lyn Dale Event 21st Aril

Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council Presents

“Lady Soldiers”

A documentary by WA Historian Lyn Kane Dale

Lyn has a passionate interest in telling the stories of ordinary Australians. In 2011 she received a grant from the Department of Veteran Affairs to produce ‘Lady Soldiers’, which tells the stories of 16 women who served in the Australian Army during the period 1950 to 1990.

 Sunday April 21st

Ravensthorpe Community Centre Red Room from 3:30pm to 6:00pm

A viewing of the film, followed by an alfresco BRING-A-PLATE meal after which audience members are invited to share their own family service stories and show any family memorabilia. 

Cost $10.

Bookings at Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun CRCs.

Inquiries to Fay Obrien on 9838 3271




Lyn Dale Workshop 22nd April

Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council Presents


Monday 22nd April at the Hopetoun Sports Pavilion

Come along to one session or both!

Session 1      9:30am        cost $5

Lyn shows ways of preserving family stories in quilts and fabrics. She will show how she has told her grandmother’s story in fabric pictures and how other details are recorded on a Family Tree, and on Friendship and Commemorative quilts. Participants will be involved in the making of a Friendship quilt. This will require no previous knowledge of quilting or sewing.


Lunch served at 12pm cost$10 from Kristin’s Kitchen


Session 2      1:00pm         cost $5

Lyn tells of her grandmother Maggie Kelly Kane’ s story in items brought to Australia in a Saratoga  trunk in 1901, when she sailed from Ireland on a Bride Ship. This will be followed by the screening of Lyn’s documentary film of Maggie’s Journey. An invitation will then be extended to the audience to share their family stories.


Bookings at Hopetoun and Ravensthorpe CRC’s

Enquiries to Fay Obrien on 9838 3271



Lyn Dale Workshop 23rd April


Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council Presents


Tuesday 23rd April

9:30am to 2:30pm

At the

Ravensthorpe Community Resource Centre 

This workshop will interest the artists, writers and scrapbooking ladies, as it will highlight how to create a Memory Album around your family stories and memorabilia. It will start with the screening of Maggie’s Journey followed by a viewing of the items from the Saratoga trunk which includes clothes, letters, recipes, greeting cards and jewellery.

Participants are invited to bring along family memorabilia for some Show and Tell and then Lyn will demonstrate how, by recording stories to go with photos and memorabilia in your Memory Album, you will be preserving family history for the next generation. These writing techniques will be workshopped and shared, so a start can be made on creating your very own Memory Album.  Lyn will also demonstrate some interesting cost-effective techniques of scrapbooking an album.

Cost $15 which includes lunch from Kristin’s Kitchen

Bookings at Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun CRC’s

Enquiries to Fay Obrien on 9838 3271