Junction Arts Festival

Nitty Gritty - Storytelling Project

The Island holds stories filled with secrets, synergies and triumph + embarrassment. Adored Australian comedian Rachel Berger wants to hear yours at Junction.

Nitty Gritty 2 - True Stories told by Real Humans  

In 2018 over two nights we heard powerful, funny and courageous stories told by members of our community, ordinary people with extraordinary experiences. We were so inspired by their resilience, grit and sense of humour we’ve decided to do it again with two new themes, embarrassment and triumph. Creator of this special project and your host is comedian Rachel Berger. 

In Nitty Gritty 2.0 Rachel once again brings untold stories and unfamiliar voices into the public arena giving them social currency, reaffirming our humanity, and bringing us all closer. This diverse group of storytellers are all uniquely Tasmanian whether they were born here or arrived from elsewhere and have made Tasmania their home. Each night 5 story-tellers will share their stories and bridge the divide, creating a shared sense of the world.  

Nitty Gritty is a powerful community event based on authenticity, commitment and trust between the storytellers and the audience. 

Rachel is now inviting the public to participate on this project, and accepting expressions of interest. Click here to get involved.


Friday 6 September, 2019
Saturday 7 September, 2019
The Worker's Club
Venue Address
66 Elizabeth Street

Tasmania, , Launceston

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