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The Royal Oak Balmain - 36 College St
Balmain, NSW 2041 Australia
Monday, April 4, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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For as long as I can remember, there has always been just the three of us. Three sisters. Only a year between each. Inseparable. It’s been like that for almost 50 years … Until my youngest sister walked out into her suburban backyard and took her life.

Is it possible to ever heal a tear in your universe?

In her new, deeply personal and uplifting work The Space Between the Stars, ABC Radio’s Weekend Nightlife host Indira Naidoo explores the power of nature – even urban nature – to heal the deepest hurts.

On Monday April 4, at a Roaring Stories Bookshop event, join Naidoo in conversation with The Chaser‘s Chris Taylor on the stories, themes and insights in this moving work.

Attendees are asked to arrive at 6.30pm or earlier for a 7pm start upstairs at The Royal Oak Balmain. Seating is unallocated – another reason to arrive early to secure an optimal spot. Why not make a full evening of it, too, by booking a meal at the Royal Oak before or after the event? One of Balmain’s oldest and best-known pubs, it serves a delicious range of food and beverages.

The Space Between the Stars will be available for purchase at the venue through Roaring Stories, with book signings from Naidoo following the discussion.

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After her younger sister died suddenly, broadcaster Indira Naidoo’s world was shattered. Turning to her urban landscape for solace, Indira found herself drawn to a fig tree overlooking Sydney harbour. A connection began to build between the two – one with a fractured heart, the other a centurion offering quiet companionship while asking nothing in return.

As Indira grappled with her heartbreak, an unnoticed universe of infinite beauty revealed itself: pale vanilla clouds pirouetting across the sky, resilient weeds pushing through cracks in the footpath, the magical biodiversity of tiny puddles. With the help of a posse of urban guides, she began to explore how nature – whatever bits of nature are within reach – can heal us during life’s darker chapters, whether nursing a broken heart or an anxious mind.

The Space Between the Stars is a heart-rending, at times funny, and uplifting tribute to love and our innate need to connect to the natural world, a celebration of the reassuring cycle of renewal that sustains and nourishes us all.

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Indira Naidoo is one of Australia’s most popular broadcasters and authors. During her thirty year award winning journalistic career, she has hosted and reported for some of the country’s most distinguished news and current affair programs, including the ABC TV’s Late Edition and SBS TV’s World News, and she is currently the host of ABC Radio’s Weekend Nightlife. She is a sought after speaker and facilitator, and is an ambassador for Sydney’s homeless crisis centre the Wayside Chapel.

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Chris Taylor is a talented writer, performer and broadcaster who’s best known as a member of The Chaser team, responsible for award-winning television shows such as CNNNN and The Chaser’s War on Everything on ABC TV. More recently, he was the creator, co-writer and producer of the critically acclaimed drama Upright for Foxtel.

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a) COVID Safety

This is a COVID Safe event. Attendance is conditional on compliance with current and relevant NSW Heath COVID Safe guidelines.

b) Refunds

Please note that tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled or postponed due to extenuating circumstances.

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This event is presented by Roaring Stories Bookshop Balmain and Murdoch Books

With thanks to our venue partner The Royal Oak Balmain