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Backstories – North Perth (fully booked)

Saturday March 6, 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 North Perth location features storytellers Arozak Salam and Martha Weruing, facilitated by Ron Bradfield.

Special musical item from Flooded Palace.


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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Arozak Salam

Arozak Salam is a subsea engineer by day, and a burlesque performer by night. He was born and grew up in Indonesia, moved to Perth in 2012, and obtained Australian citizenship in 2017. Asian, gay, Muslim – he doesn’t fit into boxes and sees himself as a unicorn. His story is about moving back to Perth in July 2020 after living in London for two years, and what he learned about himself in hotel quarantine. It’s a story of romance, heartbreak, unfinished business and new hope.

Martha Weruing

Martha Weruing is a proud Indonesian. An immigrant to Australia, she has always felt lost in her migration journey. Martha will share how our global pandemic gave her a chance to reconcile with herself, to graduate from the school of life all over again, and finally be able to start her career change.

Ron Bradfield Jnr

Ron Bradfield Jnr is a saltwater man from Bardi Country, north of Broome, but grew up in Geraldton, WA. He now calls Whadjuk Boodjar his home. As the CYO (Chief Yarning Officer) of Yarns R Us, Ron facilitates cultural conversations across all levels of our communities, helping Australians to revisit and explore their own personal stories, so as to better consider their own connections to this place. Ron is also a storyteller and a maker of things; he has worked in and around the arts across remote, regional and metropolitan Western Australia for 15 years, often supporting the development of artists as they explore the ways in which they can grow and share their creative practices.

This event is located in the suburb of North Perth (6006).

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

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