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Saturday December 5, 2020
16:15 - 20:30
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Side Walks is a one-day sprawling adventure of literature and storytelling across Perth City and Northbridge, celebrating local stories, and activating spaces with arts and culture. Join us on this big day out with friends new and old.

Side Walks is comprised of six events taking place over two phases. You can choose to come to the CITY BLOCK, the NORTHBRIDGE BLOCK, or commit to the full-day experience and come to both. All events are free, but RSVP is essential! Scroll down to register your attendance.


The New Normal – 4.15pm, The Rechabite
Rita Saggar speaks to Dr Michelle Johnston and Mary McConnell about the highs and lows of responding to COVID-19.

I Will Not – 5.15pm, Dandy Barber Co
A TikTok-inspired, lip-sync battle of Julia Gillard’s iconic misogyny speech will be used as a kicking off point for a discussion about gender equity in Australia. Featuring Sisonke Msimang, Eduardo Araújo and Shenali Perera.

Lit Live – 6.30pm, Alex Hotel
Grab a drink and settle in as we finish off Side Walks with a special edition of Lit Live. Combining stories from Centre for Stories’ anthologies Wave after Wave and To Hold the Clouds, hear stories from emerging Western Australian writers read to you by local actors. Featuring Sarah McNeil, Grace Chow, and Darius Williams.

After Party! – 7.15pm, Alex Hotel
Come and get groovy with us at Alex Hotel. Drinks and food will be available for purchase.

To RSVP to the CITY BLOCK, click here.


All venues are either fully or partially accessible. Side Walks is a pop-up style program, meaning some of our venues are not typically utilised for events and may require some audience members to stand. AUSLAN interpreting is available upon request. If you require an AUSLAN interpreter, or have other access needs, please contact us by 20 November on (08) 9328 1442 or info@centreforstories.com


Side Walks would not be possible without the generous support from our sponsors.

Government Partners







Community Partners 






Venue Partners


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Our starting venue for the NORTHBRIDGE BLOCK is The Rechabite.

Address: 224 William St, Northbridge WA 6003

Our second NORTHBRIDGE BLOCK venue is Dandy Barber Co.

Address: 220 William St, Northbridge WA 6003

Our final NORTHBRIDGE BLOCK venue is Alex Hotel.

Address: 50 James St, Perth WA 6000

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