Opening Night, scholarship announcement, Humans of Newtown

Opening Night

We open this Friday at the Red Rattler with a solid lineup of performances by Ali Cobby Eckermann, Pola Fanous, Scott-Patrick Mitchell (WA), Jacqui Malins and Julia Horvath (ACT), and Arielle Cottingham and Bill Moran (USA)! The night is AUSLAN interpreted, and opens with a Welcome to Country from Donna Ingram.

More info and book tickets.

See you there! With love from Emma, Gabe, Vanessa and Wil.

Today we announce the recipients of the Unspoken Words and R U OK? scholarship: Terry Kotsiopoulos and Janette Hoppe.

Terry says of the importance of storytelling for mental health: “I believe stories shared have healing, especially to those who feel alone. I find writing a blessing in letting others know they are not alone and there is hope and healing no matter what.”

Janette’s project, The Blue Series, aims to raise awareness of mental health through poetry events and published writing collections. In 2019 her focus is on young people.

Congratulations to Terry and Janette! We’re thrilled to be supporting their creative projects through this scholarship.


Humans of Newtown

Hajer Al-awsi was interviewed by Humans of Newtown about her life and creative work! Read here.

Hajer’s installation, Headphone Stories, features during daytime sessions on Sat 15 Sept (Newtown Neighbourhood Centre) and Closing Night on Sun 16 Sept (Imperial).


Transcending the Narrative

On Sat 8th, join us at New Moon (Lewisham) for Decolonising Storytelling with Ali Cobby Eckermann (free, reserved for First Nations community) and Transcending the Narrative to a Decolonial Future with Ali Cobby Eckermann, Wilo Muwadda, Alison Whittaker, Vanessa Lee and Shiralee Hood.