'Sweet Stories in the Pop' is a storytelling project by storytellers Daryll Bellingham and Alex McCallum who told and created stories in the Radio Lollipop Studio and the children's wards of the Mater South Brisbane Hospital with children and the 'Thrilling Thursday Team' of volunteers during November 2001.

Alex in full studio story flight.

Kalomira at the Radio Lollipop desk while Daryll tells on air.

Three of the Thrilling Thursday Team in the studio.

The project has been made possible by an International Year of the Volunteer Grant to the Queensland Storytelling Guild.

The aims of the project are to:
- entertain patients, family and volunteers,
- to support and assist volunteers
- to encourage and support patients to create and tell their own stories, and
- to explore and demonstrate the value of storytelling in the hospital setting.

The stories listed below are a selection of those told and created during the project. New ones will be added as they are created and transcribed.

Brand New Created Stories Old Favourites & New Told in the Studio
'Heh! That tastes like pizza!' 8/11/01
Daryll - 'The Queen Bee' a Grims story.
Alex - 'The Talking Yam' an African story.
The Chocolate Dream Doctor 15/11/01
Alex - 'The Flying Clown'
Daryll - 'The Christmas Tree Lights'
The Fairy on the Window Sill
The Puppy that learnt to roller blade 26/11/01 Daryll and the Thrilling Thursday Team at the Radio Lollipop meeting - 'Akimba and the Magic Cow'.
Raisin Toast & the Fish 29/11/01 had a watery theme.
Daryll - 'The Golden Carambola Tree'
Jimmy makes a wish 1/12/01 Radio Lollipops 11th Birthday
Daryll - 'Dog in the Cakeshop Window'
More stories from other hospital projects and current and past patients can be added to this site. Simply email the text, including author and participant attributions, and any other information you'd like included and it will be considered for publication.

The icon graphics above are part of the Mater Hospital visual environment. The passageways and waiting areas are decorated with hundreds of tiles created by children, patients and artists. They are great resources for the imagination within the hospital surrounds.

Trish at the Radio Lollipop desk as Alex tells on air.
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Daryll Bellingham, Storyteller
P.O. Box 5300, West End, Q4101, 
Brisbane, Australia
Tel. 61 7 3846 3135
Email. mail@storytell.com.au 
All contents copyright (C) 2001, Daryll Bellingham. All rights reserved.
Revised: 30th November,2001
URL of this page: www.storytell.com.au/lpopstories.html  

Michelle as 'Miss Lollipop' & Amie entertain on Radio Lollipop's 11th Birthday