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Bread & Butter: Explosion in My Heart

  • Centre for Stories 100 Aberdeen Street Northbridge Perth, WA 6003 Australia (map)
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Bread & Butter is a monthly dinner and storytelling event designed to make you think deeply about social issues. A new storyteller every month will share a personal story with 40 guests in the dining room at the Centre for Stories. Come along and make new friends, hear a new story, and get to know your community. Compulsory: open ears and an open mind. This month's storyteller: Tammy Bux

Tammy Bux revels in all facets of her identity as a French-speaking, Pakistani-Australian Muslim. After growing up in Perth and spending a year on scholarship in France, she decided to live and work in her ancestral homeland of Pakistan in the 1990's. What she encountered was a country of contrasts: bollywood-style glamour and wealth along side debilitating illiteracy and poverty. Karachi started to feel like home until one fateful day in 2002 when her charmed life literally came crashing down around her. A suicide bomb detonated in the building next door to her office and her life was never the same again.

Tammy is a strategist at Curtin University by day and a storyteller by night. She is passionate about encouraging people to celebrate their challenges and triumphs through storytelling. She has recently spoken on the TEDxFremantle stage and loves how sharing stories allows us to open our hearts and minds and truly connect with one another. She has a deep and abiding connection to her Pakistani heritage having spent childhood holidays nestled in the embrace of her large family there. Captivated by the stories of her ancestors, who hail from the fabled Himalayan foothills of Kashmir, she continues to unearth tales about their past adventures. She invites you to join her on her storytelling journey via

On the menu for this evening is home-cooked Pakistani comfort food.

Chicken Korma Curry
Butter Dahl
Mixed Vegetable Curry
Vegetable Biryani
Salad and Raita

Kheer (rice pudding)

PLEASE NOTE: we always provide a vegetarian option, however if you have any other dietary requirements, please purchase tickets as soon as possible and complete the dietary form at checkout. We try our best to cater to different diets and allergies, but due to the various cuisines on offer, itโ€™s not always possible to alter the dishes. If this is the case, we will contact you before the event to discuss an alternative meal. Dietary requirements will not be considered for tickets purchased less than three days before the event. If you have any questions regarding dietary requirements, please get in touch with us at:

Bread & Butter: An Explosion in my Heart
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