Review: Brisbane’s HerStory Tours – Jodie B. Sloan

Brisbane's own Rosa Caroline Praed (1851-1935) is your novelist turned time-traveling tour guide, on this wonderful three hour walking tour of some of the River City's best and brightest women.

Host Natalie arrives fully in costume and character as the whip smart and ahead of her time Rosa, and from the get-go she’s a delight to be around. Knowledgeable, funny, and filled with infectious enthusiasm, she leads our merry little band from the School of Arts right down to Government House, packing the three hours we spend together with a broad range of amazing stories and interesting characters.

It’s clear this is a real passion project for Natalie, and by the time we sit down at the end for a chat and a quick selfie, that passion has been passed on and everyone has something to contribute to the lively discussion. I, for one, now have plenty of names to Google, and it’s clear that this unique and adaptable history lesson has much to offer, whether you’re a self confessed history nerd (like me!), a local who thinks they’ve seen it all, or a newcomer to our vibrant city.

HerStory is a valuable lesson in Brisbane’s past, exploring the lives of women forgotten and ignored by history. One of the truest representations of Anywhere Fest’s ethos of theatre anywhere but a theatre, don’t miss it! And come on, let’s not pretend like a bit of exercise won’t do you good!

Jodie B. Sloan (website)

Dates: 14th-17th May, 19th May, 21st-24th May, 26th May (10am starts)
Where: School of Arts, Ann Street, Brisbane.
Tickets/More info: here
Good walking shoes and sunscreen are a must!

Reviewer attended the May 10th performance.

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