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One Helluva Story

Wednesday April 21, 2021
18:30 - 19:30
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In partnership with the Town of Victoria Park, Centre for Stories presents One Helluva Story.

Stories are at the heart of who we are. They allow us to make sense of our experiences, connect with others, and build empathy. Join Colin Archibald, Nadia Heisler and Arozak Salam as they share true stories, from the heart. Hosted by Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa.

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Colin Archibald

Colin was born to migrant parents from Jamaica, and spent his formative years in London. He has been living in Perth for the past 14 years, where he supports businesses to retain, support, and empower employees from culturally diverse backgrounds through his consultancy, Eleven Consulting. He also works for the Education Department as a youth support worker at a local high school. 

Nadia Heisler

Nadia Heisler is originally from Brazil and has been living in Perth since 2011. Originally a journalist in her home country, she had countless jobs in Australia (including serving drinks in a bikini) before gaining sufficient English skills to go back to doing what she loves the most: write. Her story is about her journey of trying for a baby, and how she had to revisit her past and forgive herself in order to be ready for this new chapter of her life.

Arozak Salam

Arozak Salam is a subsea engineer by day, and a burlesque performer by night. He was born and grew up in Indonesia, moved to Perth in 2012, and obtained Australian citizenship in 2017. Asian, gay, Muslim – he doesn’t fit into boxes and sees himself as a unicorn. His story is about moving back to Perth in July 2020 after living in London for two years, and what he learned about himself in hotel quarantine. It’s a story of romance, heartbreak, unfinished business and new hope.

Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa

Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa is a playwright, poet, and screenwriter. She has competed in the Australian Poetry Slam Competition, performed on Australia’s Got Talent, and presented at multiple Tedx events. In 2019, Sukhjit premiered her debut theatre show Fully Sikh and is currently developing two TV projects. Sukhjit runs oral storytelling workshops for a range of projects, including Saga Sisterhood and Forbidden Love.

The Dutch Trading Co.
243 Albany Hwy, Victoria Park Western Australia 6100

 

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