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Centre for Stories is a vibrant, inclusive literary arts and cultural organisation based in Perth, Western Australia. We use storytelling to inspire social cohesion and improve understanding of diverse communities. We cultivate stories that inspire thought, spark empathy and challenge intolerance, with a focus on empowering people whose experiences and perspectives are often marginalised.

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Centre for Stories is a vibrant, inclusive literary arts and cultural organisation based in Perth, Western Australia. We use storytelling to inspire social cohesion and improve understanding of diverse communities. We cultivate stories that inspire thought, spark empathy and challenge intolerance, with a focus on empowering people whose experiences and perspectives are often marginalised.

    Story Hour Ep 6: Prejudice

    Story Hour Ep 6: Prejudice

    Story Hour is Centre for Stories' regular monthly podcast where we sift through our archives of recorded stories to bring you up to an hour of diverse, intriguing, and real experiences from (extra)ordinary people.

    This month's theme is PREJUDICE, a deeply ingrained aspect of the human experience. Our stories show how prejudice manifests in myriad forms across societies and cultures. It's the lens through which we sometimes view others, coloured by stereotypes, biases, and preconceptions.

    Featuring storytellers Sarah Duguid, John Gilmore, Shizleen Aishath and Skye Windebank.

    If you liked this episode, find out more about our stories and services at www.centreforstories.com.

    Sound engineering and original music from Mason Vellios. Narrated by Luisa Mitchell.

    • 43 min
    Story Hour Ep 5: Loss

    Story Hour Ep 5: Loss

    Story Hour is Centre for Stories' regular monthly podcast where we sift through our archives of recorded stories to bring you up to an hour of diverse, intriguing, and real experiences from (extra)ordinary people.

    This month's theme is LOSS. Through personal narratives and shared reflections, we confront the complexities of grief, acknowledging its presence as an inevitable part of the human journey.

    Featuring Alexandra Geneve, Carly Dudly, Rowena Alexander and Graham Edwards.

    If you liked this episode, find out more about our stories and services at www.centreforstories.com.

    Sound engineering and original music from Mason Vellios. Narrated by Luisa Mitchell.

    • 49 min
    Story Hour Ep 4: Transition

    Story Hour Ep 4: Transition

    Story Hour is Centre for Stories' regular monthly podcast where we sift through our archives of recorded stories to bring you up to an hour of diverse, intriguing, and real experiences from (extra)ordinary people.

    This month's theme is TRANSITION. Transition is the silent conductor orchestrating the symphony of life, guiding each individual through the ebb and flow of change. It shapes our identities, reshapes our destinies, and beckons us forward with the promise of new beginnings while bidding farewell to the comforts of the past.

    Featuring Dr Tanja Glusac, Uncle Ben Taylor, Shamit Saggar and Paddi Creevey.

    If you liked this episode, find out more about our stories and services at www.centreforstories.com.

    Sound engineering and original music from Mason Vellios.

    • 42 min
    Colourful Stories - Rachel Farnay

    Colourful Stories - Rachel Farnay

    After ending an abusive and unhappy marriage, Rachel Farnay decided to become an IT and STEM teacher. She hoped that through teaching, she would never be lonely again. Soon she found that it was the students who would give her a joy and meaning she had never experienced before.

    Funded by City of Joondalup and produced by Centre for Stories, Colourful Stories is a collection of experiences set to the theme of ‘Better Together’ and showcased at the Joondalup Festival 2024. These stories came from residents living in Joondalup and the surrounding suburbs who shared a belief in the power of connection and community, reminding us of the strength and value we gain when we overcome individual desires, ego and biases to value unexpected people and places around us.

    If you enjoyed this episode, learn more about Centre for Stories at www.centreforstories.com or donate to support us. Thank you.

    • 10 min
    Colourful Stories - Natalie Bock

    Colourful Stories - Natalie Bock

    After a shock diagnosis of a brain tumour, Natalie Bock's surgery left her vulnerable and isolated at home while she recovered. She couldn’t work, she couldn’t live, and as she wasn’t technically a ‘senior’ or ‘living with a disability’, many support services wouldn’t help her. Desperate, she decided to make friends in unexpected places.

    Funded by City of Joondalup and produced by Centre for Stories, Colourful Stories is a collection of experiences set to the theme of ‘Better Together’ and showcased at the Joondalup Festival 2024. These stories came from residents living in Joondalup and the surrounding suburbs who shared a belief in the power of connection and community, reminding us of the strength and value we gain when we overcome individual desires, ego and biases to value unexpected people and places around us.

    If you enjoyed this episode, learn more about Centre for Stories at www.centreforstories.com or donate to support us. Thank you.

    • 12 min
    Colourful Stories - Jenny Martin

    Colourful Stories - Jenny Martin

    This story was shared by Jenny Martin. Here, she shares how after her divorce, she entered the ‘age of invisibility’ as a single woman in her 50s and struggled through anxiety and depression. Her saving grace was an unexpected place – Mullaloo Beach.

    Funded by City of Joondalup and produced by Centre for Stories, Colourful Stories is a collection of experiences set to the theme of ‘Better Together’ and showcased at the Joondalup Festival 2024. These stories came from residents living in Joondalup and the surrounding suburbs who shared a belief in the power of connection and community, reminding us of the strength and value we gain when we overcome individual desires, ego and biases to value unexpected people and places around us.

    If you enjoyed this episode, learn more about Centre for Stories at www.centreforstories.com or donate to support us. Thank you.

    • 8 min

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