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Backstories – Gooseberry Hill (fully booked)

Saturday March 6, 2021
18:00 - 20:00
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Backstories is a multi-sited storytelling festival located in the suburbs of Perth and beyond. Spend a lazy evening 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 Gooseberry Hill location features storytellers Mikaela Castledine and Eduardo Araújo. Facilitated by Vicki Laurie. Music by Imogen Castledine and Oscar van Gass.


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 4 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, and Centre for Stories Founders Circle.

Follow Backstories on Instagram @backstoriesperth


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Mikaela Castledine

Mikaeala Castledine is an artist and poet. At heart, she thinks of herself as a citizen anthropologist because she has always been interested in why we human beings do the things we do. She will be sharing a story about turning into her mother – and how she’s trying not to be a mother her daughter doesn’t want to turn into.

Eduardo Araújo

Eduardo Araújo is a Brazilian criminal lawyer who got into the pharmacy industry after migrating to Australia. His story is about navigating education and a white-dominated career path only to see his community overrepresented in his client base.

Victoria Laurie

Victoria Laurie is an award-winning journalist. Her career began in ABC radio and TV current affairs, followed by print journalism for The Bulletin, The Australian & The Weekend Australian Magazine and other publications. She has been a Walkley Award finalist three times, is a recipient of an Equal Opportunity Media Award and numerous state awards.

This event is located in the suburb of Gooseberry Hill (6076).

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

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