Please join us to celebrate our elders in residence – Sunil Govinnage, Dennis Haskell, and Kaylene Poon.
Undercurrent is a series of spoken word afternoons. Each month, local artists are invited to respond to a theme and experience new poetry in the city, which can take any form – a poem, a story, a song, or a hybrid of a combination of forms. The theme of this event is 'fade'.
“If you know of people who are living on the street, it’s not just about picking them up and putting them in four walls and a roof. The sustainment of help and community service runs for years after that because of what you don’t see that they’ve been through.”
“Because she’s everywhere I go – homelessness lives in my shadow. It used to be that every decision I made was soaked in the idea of avoiding it. But now I know better – I know that there are no good choices and bad choices, there is just misfortune. I am a highly educated, intelligent woman who made every right choice, and even I couldn’t avoid her.”
“People tell me how much they admire me, how the trauma made me strong and resilient, but it didn’t. It stole the light from my eyes, energy that I needed and could have been spending on other things. It made me weak, exhausted, distrustful, anxious, and unwell. It broke me. Because who are you without a place to call home?”
To create a vibrant, inclusive arts and cultural organisation that uses storytelling to inspire cohesion and understanding through rich and diverse programs.