This month, five remarkable speakers join us to share their unique 'STORIES' , Friday 31 May.
To tell a yarn is one of the oldest art forms in any culture. It is the ritualistic practice of passing on knowledge, often from the older generation to the younger. These days telling a story comes in many forms. We tell stories through our facebook status posts, our tweets, our photos, our gossip. We tell stories everyday. Technology makes stories louder and more accessible, consequently the competition to make our voices heard heightens.
Today our participation in both storytelling and the interpretation of stories is growing exponentially, stories which either convey their meaning through archetypal fairy tales or slow and subtle plot lines that are jammed into every facet of our day-to-day life. Come share some yarns over breakfast provided by Black Star Pastry and great coffee from Little Marionette.
Jesse Cox is an artist, radio producer, and one of the co-creators behind All the Best - a radio show that has been recognised at the Community Broadcasting Awards in the category 'Best Spoken Word, News & Current Affairs' (Winner, 2012 & Highly Commended, 2011). Cox has worked on a number of programs including Radio National’s 360documentaries and Books and Arts Daily, Sydney Writers Festival, In the Dark and was an FBi presenter for the Canvas arts program. Jesse is also a sculptor and has had his work exhibited at Sculptures by the Sea in Bondi, Art & About and at the Regional Arts Conference of Australia.
David Lovegrove is a professional artist, author, designer and speaker who has been working in the arts industry since 1987. As an illustrator he has worked for corporates, publishers and film industry professionals. Some of his recent works include Steven Spielberg’s The Pacific, horror-flick The Ruins, and the adventure film 'Sanctum'. David's current project is a graphic novel/manga called Daruma - sci-fi novel set in the future about cloning, reality TV, ninjas and geishas. He is also working on a non-fiction kung fu book to be titled Wing Chun Mind Force, an illustrated students’ journal based on David's illustrated notes of his own kung fu training over the past five years.
Ranya Alkadamani is currently the Strategic Communications Director for The Australian Children's Trust, an organisation dedicated to ‘helping people to help themselves’ by nurturing self-belief through education, personal development and ongoing support. Ranya's previous roles include Press Secretary to the former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, and Adviser to the Director General of the Office of National Assessments, Australia’s peak intelligence organisation.
Plus two more speakers to be announced.