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Backstories – Lesmurdie

Saturday October 22, 2022
16:00 - 18:00

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 Adele Aria and Cathy Henkel, with music by Whiskey Jack.


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.


COVID SAFETY

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 LOCATION

The exact location of this event will be emailed to ticket holders on Thursday 20 October. Please check your junk mail as our emails often find their way into spam/junk.


ACCESSIBILITY

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 14 October on (08) 9328 1443 or at info@centreforstories.com.


TICKETING

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 info@centreforstories.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 info@centreforstories.com.


THANK YOU

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.

Tickets

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$ 20.00
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$ 30.00
Adele Aria

Adele is a writer and survivor advocate who is continually learning the resistance of narratives that limit our futures. They share a story of a dream to discover that the adventure was ultimately different to what they had imagined. At the depths of an aquarium, they learned that they could listen to their body and vulnerability may be witnessed in a variety of ways.

Cathy Henkel

Dr Cathy Henkel is the Director of the WA Screen Academy at ECU and has over 30 years’ experience as a documentary director, writer and producer. Her most recent film, Laura’s Choice, screened on ABC in 2021 and is currently on iView. Cathy’s story is about one night when she, as a young nineteen-year-old recently escaped from South Africa, made a decision in a Swish alpine village that changed her entire life.

This event is located in the suburb of Lesmurdie (6076).
The exact location of the backyard will be emailed to ticket holders before the event.

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