Couch Story – Nelson Arts Festival

The 6th Couch Stories Show – The Nelson Arts Festival 

22 October 2014, The Granary, Founders Park
Theme of the Night: 9 to 5 Stories About Work 

Grab a cup of tea and listen to Pic’s Couch Story below.

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