Black, no sugar

…a series of dark stories by Carole Kelly.
Carole Kelly, author

Special event, Bathurst: ‘Food is Love’ and ‘After the Storm’

Shane Porteous, Australian actor and writer
What? Performance readings of two short and dark stories by Carole Kelly

When? Sunday 23rd June June 2024 at 2pm

Where? Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre

Why? Raising funds for the 'Black no sugar' project

Tickets below

logo for the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment CentreSunday 23rd June is our 3rd event, as part of fund-raising for the ‘Black, no sugar’ project. This time, in Bathurst at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre.

Our very special guest reading ‘After the Storm’ for your pleasure is Shane Porteous Australian star who is best remembered as the character Dr. Elliot in the television drama series ‘A Country Practice (Seven Network (1981–93)) in the role for which he won the Silver Logie award in 1992. Read more about Shane on our People webpage.

We are thrilled by and indebted to BMEC Local Stages for supporting this new project which is being created in the Central West.

The Program

Our first story is ‘Food is Love’ (excerpt) a love affair based on a shared passion for food that leads to something darker. This will be narrated by Bryan Cutts actor and director / producer for ‘Black no sugar’.

Our second dark tale is ‘After the Storm’ (excerpt) about Seth whose beachcombing has unexpected results after a storm lashes the Irish coast. ‘After the Storm’ will be narrated by Shane Porteous.

Entry is by donation to the project; minimum donation $20… maximum gift $5000.

Join us at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre for the reading of these two stories. Bar will be open for drink sales.

  1. Read about the project on the website
  2. Tax deductible donations are accepted on the Australian Cultural Fund’s portal

This event takes us ever closer to the end of the long fund-raising road, and the beginning of the next journey… casting of our audio narrators, recording the stories, commissioning a composer / musician, recording the title track and distributing the final works.

We appreciate your help in bringing Carole’s ‘Black, no sugar’ stories to life.

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Black, no sugar wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the Australian Cultural Fund.

This project is underway. We’re in the process of casting voice actors and searching for a composer / musician for a title track.

Keep in touch with us as we work through the process of producing and publishing ‘Black, no sugar’.


Carole Kelly, author