Chris and I get to do some interesting things in the sphere of Live History Productions – apart from the flagship of Louisa’s Walk and Her Story, we try to have other strings. This helps to make us financially more viable but also gives us valuable variety in our work. One of the strings that I have is to provide training for guiding students and I am regularly hired by training organisations to instruct tour guide students in the art of voice production, storytelling and tour guiding principals.
I had a wonderful 2 days earlier on this year working with the Tasmanian Polytechnic Certificate 3 Eco and Adventure Guiding students. Chris and I were invited to attend some of their tour assessments recently. We had such fun on Sue Ritchie’s tour of the Early Hobart Waterways: Settlement to Sewer.
Sue ended with a fantastic activity where we were asked to be the various effluents that polluted the Hobart Rivulet in those early days; I was a cow and Chris
had to be the sludge. Well, you can tell can’t you?