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Bread & Butter Breakfast Edition: World Storytelling Day with Ron Bradfield

Wednesday March 20, 2019
7:30 - 8:45
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World Storytelling Day is an annual global celebration of oral storytelling. Every year on March 20, people gather around the world to listen to and tell stories in the hope of promoting storytelling across national and cultural borders.

This year at the Centre for Stories, we are hosting a special breakfast edition of our monthly live storytelling event, Bread & Butter. Join us for an early morning light breakfast, coffee, and storytelling from Ron Bradfield – a beautiful way to start your Wednesday!

This event is kindly sponsored by Beaufort Rotary Club.


About Ron Bradfield 

About thirty years ago, Ron Bradfield signed a piece of paper, that made him the property of The Queen and the Commonwealth of Australia – he had become a member of this county’s largest legal gang – the Australian Military.

Ten years later, he handed back the uniforms, titles and ritual (he kept the hats though) and he returned to a civilian Australia, a place he struggled to come to terms with and understand. As a Bardi Aboriginal man who grew up away from his country, he’d received fairer treatment in a life of uniform than he’d ever received out of it and returning to ‘the world’ again. This shocked him.

It took another fifteen years to discover who he was and what mattered. Leaving behind his electrical trade and reinventing himself as a youth worker and then community development worker seemed remarkably easy. Ron’s want to truly stop and hear other peoples stories saw him slowly start to learn a lot more about his own. 

Taking that leap of faith required to transition from good strong tea, to fresh coffee, he jumped ship again and found a comfy seat in the arts. Ron hasn’t looked back since; a storyteller and facilitator he shares yarns on stage with Barefaced Stories and uses the incredibly latent power found in storytelling to remind people that who they are matters.

If somehow Ron’s yarns help you to discover ‘where’ you are and ‘why’ you are, then that’s the best kind of hat-trick he believes you will find!

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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.

Venue
Centre for Stories
100 Aberdeen Street Northbridge
WA, 6003

Public Transport
The Centre is a ten minute walk from the Perth train station and the Perth Busport, and is serviced by regular CAT buses.

Parking
Parking is available at the CPP Aberdeen street car park (25 metre walk) or at Wilsons car park on Zempilas St (10 metres).

Access
Wheelchair access is provided. The Centre for Stories aims to be an inclusive and supportive community venue, please contact us if you have any questions.

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