A season of thanks from the Sydney Story Factory: Day 1

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What a year it's been! 2014 has seen so many wonderful moments here at the Sydney Story Factory, and none of them would have been possible without you, our supporters and volunteers. To thank you for your amazing generosity, over the next few days we'll be sending through short videos containing highlights of the year.

Today is Day One. Our storyteller-in-chief, Richard Short, talks about his favourite memory: the creation and launch of Home, our community writing project about Redfern and its surrounding communities. Click here to watch, and or read an excerpt from the book below.

THE FIVE SENSES OF REDFERN A poem by Truly De Freitas and Anika Harrison, students at Yurungai Learning Centre by Barnardos.

See the creative nature not made by hand See the amazing courageous people See the rainbow.

Feel the beautiful morning breeze Feel the drops of cool rain.

Smell the tasty morning breakfast Smell the rotting of the rubbish Smell the leaves that are stood on.

Taste the greatness of the fresh fruit Taste the goodness of citrus drinks from the local pubs.

Hear the beautiful kookaburra birds Hear the early morning planes Hear the sound of rustling leaves Hear the annoying trucks (beep, beep, beep!) Hear the laughter Hear the sound of traffic.

Thank you again for your continued support and best Martian wishes,

Cath Keenan and the staff and board of the Sydney Story Factory.