Centre for Stories

(CANCELLED) Death and dying lunch time storytelling at Story Lounge

Bring your lunch, settle in to our lounge, and hear from two trained storytellers on the theme of death and dying.

Jul 30, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Story Lounge

Bring your lunch down to our new pop-up in Hay Street Mall and join trained storytellers Cathy Henkel and Anju Sivarajah who will be sharing true and personal stories on the theme of death and dying.


Dr Cathy Henkel is the Director of the WA Screen Academy at ECU and has over 30 years’ experience as a documentary director, writer and producer. Her most recent film, Laura’s Choice, is a documentary about her mother’s decision to end her life on her own terms, and screened on ABC in 2021 and is currently on iView. Cathy’s story is about one night when she, as a young nineteen-year-old recently escaped from South Africa, made a decision in a Swish alpine village that changed her entire life.

Anju Sivarajah is a proud Sri Lankan woman; having migrated to Australia when she was a child. She has worked tirelessly in the social service sector for the past 24 years, addressing social disadvantage on the frontline for Aboriginal, refugee and migrant communities nationally and locally. She has extensive experience addressing and challenging family and domestic violence, mental health, homelessness, racism, reconciliation and belonging. She has developed close connections with many diverse people throughout Perth, enabling her to engage with BIPOC communities in Perth.  Anju currently works in high schools as an education assistant. Anju’s greatest achievement to date is her 12-year-old daughter, from whom she is challenged by daily but also draws much inspiration from.


Tickets are $10.00.

Companion card holders are welcome, please contact us on (08) 9328 1443 or at info@centreforstories.com to organise this.

If you are experiencing financial hardship, you can contact us to arrange entry at no charge on (08) 9328 1443 or at info@centreforstories.com.



Please note that the Story Lounge does not have a bathroom but visitors can use the public toilets across Hay Street Mall at the Enex Building.



Story Lounge would not be possible without the Humich Group who donated the Hay Street Mall shopfront to activate the CBD for local writers and artists, as well as financial support from the City of Perth and Australia Council for the Arts.


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