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Backstories – Falcon

Saturday March 13, 2021
16:30 - 18:30

Backstories is a multi-sited storytelling festival located in the suburbs of Perth and beyond. Spend a lazy afternoon with friends and family in the comfort of your neighbour’s backyard and enjoy hearing from two trained storytellers. Bring a picnic, something to sit on, and put your mingling hat on, it’s going to be a rippa arvo.

Our Falcon location features storytellers Carolina Allen, Alana Grant and Kosta Lucas. Facilitated by Ruby Spinning.


Bring your own snacks, drinks, or even a picnic dinner. If you’d like to be comfortable, bring a picnic blanket or fold-out chairs.


Please note that although this is a FREE event RSVP is essential. The exact location of this event will be emailed to ticket holders on Thursday 11 March. Please check your junk mail as our emails often find their way into spam/junk.


Backstories is located in residential backyards and so we cannot guarantee that all backyards will meet your access needs. We would like to make Backstories accessible to as many people as possible and encourage you to get in contact by phone or email to discuss your access needs. If you require an AUSLAN interpreter, please contact us by 19 February on (08) 9328 1442 or info@centreforstories.com


Backstories would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors Lotterywest, DLGSC, Centre for Stories Founders Circle, and the City of Mandurah.

Follow Backstories on Instagram @backstoriesperth


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Carolina Allen

Carolina Allen migrated to Broome from the Philippines in the 1980s after marrying an Australia pearl diver. She was one of a handful of Asian people in Broome at the time, and the first Asian person to be employed by Charlie Carters supermarket. Carolina's story speaks of the challenges of overcoming the isolation, discrimination and language barriers that many migrants face. 

Alana Grant

Alana Grant is an artist, mother and activist who grew up between Mandurah and Perth. She believes that belonging matters, and protecting what matters, matters even more. Her story is about interpersonal sibling relationships and how they often inform and reflect nature like no other.

Kosta Lucas

Kosta Lucas is a writer, researcher and educator in countering violent extremism. His story is about visiting a health retreat which wasn't exactly what he'd expected. 

This event is located in the suburb of Falcon (6210).

Exact location of backyard will be emailed to ticket holders before the event.

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