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Backstories – Mount Lawley

Saturday March 20, 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 Mount Lawley location features storytellers Rita Kouri and Andrew Sutherland, facilitated by Adie Chapman. Music from The Happy Girls.


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 18 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 Bayswater.

Follow Backstories on Instagram @backstoriesperth


Backstories - Mount Lawley

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Rita Khouri

Rita Khouri is full of vim. She is a marketing professional by day, avid foodie and dinner party hostess, and loves sport but never quite the athlete has ended up working in the industry instead. After living interstate for seven years, the pandemic finally brought her home. It made her slowdown, reconnect with old friends and pick up a pen and start writing again. Her story is about discovery and learning from trauma.

Andrew Sutherland

Andrew (he/him) is a Queer poz (PLHIV) performance-maker and writer between Boorloo and Singapore. He is grateful to reside on Whadjuk Noongar boodja. Andrew's story is about disclosing his HIV status to his ex.

Adie Chapman

Adie Chapman is the Owner/Operator of Oh Hey WA, Perth's #1 walking tour company that helps locals and visitors have the best possible experience when exploring our wonderful city of Perth. Adie has a passion for uncovering the stories behind people and places, and shares her discoveries with others with an infectious enthusiasm.

This event is located in the suburb of Mount Lawley (6050)

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

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