Side Walks is an annual pop-up storytelling, ideas and literature festival run by Centre for Stories. In unique venues across Perth and Northbridge, Side Walks is a curated whirlwind of talks, performances and readings with a special emphasis on homegrown talent.
Back for the third time round, Side Walks 2021 is programmed around the theme of still: still here, still strong, still like the light on water, still and yet. Side Walks theme of still is about taking a moment to reflect on where we are, to embrace community here, to remain and become still no matter what the future holds.
Side Walks is a program of seven events. Six of the events are divided into two parallel blocks – the City Block and the Northbridge Block. These blocks run at the same time, so you can only choose one! The final event will bring both blocks together for a special finale, followed by the Side Walks afterparty. You can purchase tickets to the finale event through Perth Theatre Trust.
Side Walks has been made possible with funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Centre for Stories’ Founders Circle, Aspen Corporate Financial Planning, and Rayner Real Estate. Special thanks to our in-kind venue partners, Randal Humich and North Metropolitan TAFE.
MC’d by Colin Archibald
Be Still My Beating Heart – 2:30pm at Centre for Stories
Sandi Parsons, Nobuo Hara and Kaya Ortiz share true stories about the things we do in the name of love.
Still Life – 3:40pm at Gallery Central
Elders are an integral part of family and community across cultures. How can we learn from their vast life experiences? We start by listening. In this portrait of a life, Carmie Olowoyo is in conversation with his father, Segun Olowoyo.
The Jury is Still Out – 4:50pm at Nostalgia Box
In conversation with Daley Rangi, memoir writers Franchesca Walker, Sunili Govinnage and Kosta Lucas discuss the quirks and challenges of writing true stories about real people.
All Side Walks venues are wheelchair accessible. All events in the Northbridge Block are Auslan interpreted. To discuss your access needs so that we can make Side Walks a comfortable and enjoyable experience for you, or to access a companion ticket, please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets for the Northbridge Block are sold out!