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Tell your story: History Trust’s call out for 100 South Australians

The SA History Trust wants to hear powerful stories and pick 100 faces to feature in an upcoming festival.

Dec 05, 2023, updated Dec 05, 2023
DJing the Kylie Minogue tribute night at this year's SA History Festival. Photo: Kylie Kelsey

DJing the Kylie Minogue tribute night at this year's SA History Festival. Photo: Kylie Kelsey

The call out ties into the Trust’s SA History Festival theme of “Power”, with organisers saying there is power in science, art, activists and the food South Australians share and clothes they wear.

“There is so much that can and will be explored with the theme of Power in 2024, right down to the fact that every single South Australian has a story to tell about power, no matter how personal or far-reaching,” the Trust’s Paul Rees said.

He urged South Australians to be imaginative in submitting stories of local legends or neighbourhood stars, which could be a child connected with museums or a teenager wanting to be an archaeologist.

One hundred stories and the portraits of those telling them would then make their own mark on the state’s history, with those photographed featured in the 2024 History Festival campaign programs and online promotions.

This year’s festival, with its theme of Wonder, attracted almost 190,000 people to 523 events throughout South Australia, including a highly successful tribute night to Australian singer Kylie Minogue.

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Filmmaker and DJ Nelya Valamanesh paid tribute to the pop princess at the Kylie Minogue-themed party at LGBTQIA+ bar My Lover Cindi.

Rees, who is the Trust’s Head of Museums and Major Events, said people connect with next year’s word power differently.

“A lot of time people say history is written by the victor, the social history of the Trust ensures the whole story is told,” he said.

Stories can be submitted via the History Trust website.

Registrations are also open for galleries, organisations, spaces and places to participate in the 2024 Festival from May 1 to 31.

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