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Them Heavy People: This City, That Decade

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Customs House Library

31 Alfred St

Circular Quay, NSW

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Travel back in time for 3 sessions of intimate Sydney storytelling through the eyes of some diverse residents.

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See Sydney through the eyes of migrants and diverse residents. Over 3 nights, 9 storytellers will share their lives in Sydney over the last 40 years

Sydney in the 80s, Friday 9 July, 5.30-7pm

• Journalist Saleh Saqaaf arrives from Jordan in 1985.

• Jackie Nugara leaves behind a troubled past in Melbourne to find her new self in Sydney.

• Filmmaker Kate Vinen, always feeling like an outsider, discovers an undeniable love for pop.

Sydney in the 90s, Wednesday 14 July, 5.30-7pm

• Tomas Riddington wrestles with his identity as a migrant without a past.

• Writer-activist Priyanka unpacks her high school experiences of love, faith and skin.

• Deniz Agraz arrives from Turkey in 1997 as a teenager.

Sydney in the 00s, Saturday 17 July, 2-3.30pm

• Classical Indian dancer Hamsa Venkat steps into Sydney with her family.

• DJ Ayebatonye searches to embrace her authentic self, amidst preconceived notions of who she should be.

• Pavel Solair has an epiphany in a park: does he stay or leave Sydney?

Each event is free to the public and recommended for those 18 years and over.

Presented by City of Sydney in partnership with The Brown Council.

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