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Backstories – South Fremantle (fully booked)

Saturday March 13, 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 South Fremantle location features storytellers Ron Bradfield, Kris Marano, and Simone Dempster, and facilitated by Yohann Devezy. With music by Lee Schneider.


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 11 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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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.

Kristen Marano

The minute the borders reopened, writer and journalist Kris Marano embarked on an impromptu seven-day hike. As she escaped the constant hustle of being a creative, she invited a new and healthier challenge: the terrain, tiger snakes, and time limits in front of her. A comical and sentimental story that will inspire us to take better care of our minds.

Yohann Devezy

Yohann Devezy is an author who seeks to create beautiful books with a message of hope, strength and acceptance. He is driven by a desire to write stories that are to be shared across generations, stories that are underpinned by the embracing of inclusivity and diversity. He is passionate about LGBTIQ inclusion and broader social justice issues. Born in France, he lives in Perth, Australia where he is a chef and works as a teacher. 

This event is located in the suburb of South Fremantle (6162).
Exact location of backyard will be emailed to ticket holders before the event.

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