I Just walked out of a coffee meeting with Travis Gale the master mind behind Story Sessions. Travis and his team are putting together an epic event on Wednesday with one of the Marine Development paddlers Thando and the team at Marine Surf Lifesaving Club on the success of the intergrated programs we are involved in.
It is a must on the Durban calendar if you want to be inspired. The event is FREE so no excuses. All kicks off where the story started in the Ushaka B parking lot. Be there. There will be a night market to grab some chow and a beer.
Dont want to give to much away of the story but here is a little release from Story Sessions on the event.
STORY Sessions is excited to announce that it’s next live event is confirmed and ready to be set apart as another memorable night on the Durban social calendar.
Wednesday 16 May will not only see our first panel-style interview, with key players of the Marine Surf Lifesaving Club STORY, but will be the first of our sessions to take place completely under the stars.
If you’re new to the STORY Sessions concept, let your education begin:
Each STORY Session is as individual as the next, from venue to entertainment, even the food being sold. What you end up taking away, is the individual flavour that each STORY guest brings: From professional drummer
Gareth Gale reminding us that often the grass is greenest on your side of the fence; acclaimed comedian and Spud co-star, Aaron McIlroy declaring that losing your creativity is akin to dying; and World Champion surfer and boundary-breaker, Shaun Tomson, instructing us, in all of life’s decisions … to turn around and paddle. Most recently, world renowned story-teller, Gcina Mhlophe, reminded us that we all have meaningful stories to share and that we are all walking the South African journey together.
The STORY Sessions formula stands alone in its unique approach to community-driven conversation and accessibility without compromising on a good night’s entertainment. Wednesday will be no different. In the midst of uncertainty and facing many obstacles, a few men decided to tack charge of the future of a lifesaving club rather than walk away. Now, Marine Surf Lifesaving Club is a prominent fixture on the Durban promenade with arguably the most loyal members in the city.
What’s amazing is how these men went about saving the club. With thinking that seemed to be counter-culture and driven by a bigger picture, not only did these men save a club but they established a home for kids growing through the ranks of water sport development. Thando Thusi is fruit of the process. A kid who grew up far from the ocean, and with little understanding of his love for water from his community, Thando is now a winning paddler and head life-guard down at South Beach. He stands among many peers who have shared in the same Marine Surf experience.
Come hear them tell their story, with Thando, on 16 May, at our first outdoor event down in Parkade B of uShaka Marine World. With live music in the background, Durban’s famous Night Market group will be in full force, so don’t worry about missing dinner at home. As always, the reasons to attend are countless – but each one is reason enough.
For more information regarding entertainment on the night, as well as directions to uShaka Marine World’s Parkade B, guide yourself to www.storysessions.co.za
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