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State Theatre Centre Perth WA
174-176 William St

Perth WA, WA 6000 Australia
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Multicultural Arts Victoria in partnership with Community Arts Network and with support from Propel Youth Arts is proud to present Common Ground – a multilingual, multi faith spoken word workshop series in Perth. Common Ground was established by Multicultural Arts Victoria 4 years ago to build connection and understanding between young people of diverse faiths and cultures. FREE workshops

  • Facilitator: Abdul Hammoud and Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa
  • Date:  Monday 2nd to Friday 6th of October
  • Public poetry performance: Saturday 7 October
  • Venue: State Theatre Centre Perth WA, 174-176 William St, Perth WA 6000

“We are excited to be working with MAV to present this project.  The aim is to find the stories and experiences that bring us closer together, rather than focusing on what sets us apart,”

Common Ground Perth coordinator Hamida Novakovich

The Victorian based artists will be travelling to Perth specifically to lead this unique skills development workshop for Community Arts Network (CAN) in WA. Common Ground coordinator Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa gained national recognition last year when she reached the finals of Australia’s Got Talent with a breathtaking poetry performance about her experiences of being a first-generation Australian ‘fully Sihk’ storyteller. Abdul Hammoud’s career as a spoken word artist has seen him perform internationally and he is also the founder of the Dirty Thirty online writing platform. Up to 20 participants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds will be selected to join the week long, intensive workshop series to be held at the State Theatre Centre in Perth. Common Ground will bring people together from different ethnic backgrounds and religions to explore themes such as identity, authenticity, faith, belonging, conflict and peace. Online expression of interest essential, email sukhjit@multiculturalarts.com.au abdul hammoud sm

Watch Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa in her recent feature on SBS Viceland’s The Feed, as she talks candidly about using beat poetry and spoken word to highlight her experiences of racism in Australia. The Victorian-based artist and our Common Ground workshop coordinator talks “boring” racial stereotypes, her Australia’s Got Talent experience, and using her family and Sikh identity as inspiration for her powerful performances.


Courtesy of SBS Viceland’s The Feed


Monday 2 October 2017
Saturday 7 October 2017
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