Backstories is a multi-sited storytelling festival located in the suburbs of Western Australia. Spend a lazy afternoon with friends and family in the comfort of your neighbour’s backyard to listen to two trained storytellers. Pack a picnic, bring something to sit on, and put your mingling hat on – it’s going to be a rippa arvo!
Featuring storytellers Nobuo Hara, Ron Bradfield Jnr, and Randa Khamis, with music by Carla Geneve, and facilitated by Luisa Mitchell.
Please note: this event will be Auslan interpreted, and it will also be live-streamed for free. This page will be updated with the link so you can watch from home closer to the date of the event.
WHAT TO BRING
Bring your own snacks, drinks, or a picnic dinner. Please make sure you bring a picnic rug or a lawn chair to sit on as seating is not provided.
All Backstories attendees aged 16 years and over are required to show proof of COVID-19 double vaccination, or their medical exemption, along with identification, upon entry. More information about these requirements can be found here.
We will be tracking the latest health advice from the WA government and we will notify attendees of additional covid safety requirements as they are announced.
A NOTE ON ATTENDANCE
The exact location of this event will be emailed to ticket holders on Thursday 6 October. Please check your junk mail as our emails often find their way into spam/junk.
Backstories is located in residential backyards 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 touch by phone or email to discuss your access needs. If you require an Auslan interpreter, please contact us by Friday 30 September on (08) 9328 1443 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who can afford it, pay-what-you-feel ticketing is available starting at $10.00. Ticket sales mean that we can pay the storytellers, musicians, and other artists who make our Backstories festival possible.
Companion card holders are welcome, please contact us on (08) 9328 1443 or at email@example.com to organise this.
If you are experiencing financial hardship, you can contact us to arrange entry at no charge on (08) 9328 1443 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Backstories would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, City of Bayswater, City of Stirling, City of Fremantle, Town of Victoria Park, and Centre for Stories Founders Circle.
Follow Backstories on Instagram @backstoriesperth.