Russian- New Zealand adoptee Alex Gilbert founded ‘I’m Adopted’ a global online community in 2015 as a place for adoptees to share stories, resources and topics, and to talk to other adoptees.
Alex was born in Arkhangelsk, in the North of European Russia in 1992 and was placed in the Orphanage until he was adopted by his New Zealand family when he was two years old.
In 2013 Alex managed to find his birth parents through the use of social media.
Alex is a documentary filmmaker hosting his own TV show ‘Reunited’ – described as a "heart-warming programme that will see him follow in the footsteps of adopted people as they tried to find their birth family or relatives.”
About Creative Talks
Stories are at the heart of creativity. The PumpHouse Theatre’s series of Creative Talks is an informal early-evening event where local artists and creatives share their stories and ideas with our community whether they have a lifelong passion or are new to the arts.
This programme of free Creative Talks spotlights a wide range of the arts, giving audiences a behind the scenes insight into the world of the creative process.
From multicultural arts to theatrical performance, by way of actors, authors, poets and playwrights, there is something for everyone with an interest in the arts and what inspires and drives creativity.
Creative Talks are held monthly at The PumpHouse Theatre and entry is free.