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Backstories – Nedlands

Saturday March 20, 2021
16:30 - 18:30

Backstories is a multi-sited storytelling festival located in the suburbs of Perth and beyond. Spend a lazy afternoon with friends and family in the comfort of your neighbour’s backyard and enjoy hearing from two trained storytellers. Bring a picnic, something to sit on, and put your mingling hat on, it’s going to be a rippa arvo.

Our Nedlands location features storytellers Valerie Ogoke and Eduardo Araujo, facilitated by Saadia Ahmed.


Bring your own snacks, drinks, or even a picnic dinner. If you’d like to be comfortable, bring a picnic blanket or fold-out chairs.


Please note that although this is a FREE event, RSVP is essential. The exact location of this event will be emailed to ticket holders on Thursday 18 March. Please check your junk mail as our emails often find their way into spam/junk.


Backstories is located in residential backyards and so we cannot guarantee that all backyards will meet your access needs. We would like to make Backstories accessible to as many people as possible and encourage you to get in contact by phone or email to discuss your access needs. If you require an AUSLAN interpreter, please contact us by 19 February on (08) 9328 1442 or info@centreforstories.com


Backstories would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors Lotterywest, DLGSC, and Centre for Stories Founders Circle.

Follow Backstories on Instagram @backstoriesperth


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Eduardo Araújo

Eduardo Araújo is a Brazilian criminal lawyer who got into the pharmacy industry after migrating to Australia. His story is about navigating education and a white-dominated career path only to see his community overrepresented in his client base.

Saadia Ahmed

Saadia Ahmed is a writer, digital journalist and teaching artist.  Her story explores her experience of being unable to attend her only sister's wedding due to international border restrictions. 

Valerie Ogoke

Valerie Ogoke is Nigerian-American and has called WA home for nearly nine years. She is the founder of Brown Girl Bloom, a loving space for black, Indigenous, women of colour to heal with a focus on meditation. Valerie’s story is about how the loss of her child in the midst of a global pandemic amplified her purpose in life.

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