(Ni’) Listen Up!

Literature & Ideas for Students

Festival artists and local storytellers provide students with a deeper appreciation of Aboriginal histories, cultures and knowledge traditions. From Indigenous culture to land management, race relations to connection to Country, students will leave with a greater understanding of First Nations Peoples’ ways of being, knowing, thinking and doing.

(Ni’) Listen Up! is a free event for students in years 10 – 12, containing two sessions – a keynote address from renowned author Bruce Pascoe and panel discussion featuring four young Noongar adults.

Our Country: A Truer History with Bruce Pascoe

Bruce Pascoe is one of Australia's most important thinkers. His book Dark Emu is a ground breaking book that questions preconceived ideas of Australia’s Aboriginal past. In this session, Bruce Pascoe invites students to consider a different version of Australia before First Contact – a land of cultivated farming areas and permanent homes rather than one inhabited by nomadic hunter-gatherers.

Growing Up Noongar

Join four proud young Noongar adults as they talk about Growing Up Noongar. This lively discussion, facilitated by Perth Festival’s Associate Artist Kylie Bracknell, touches on the influence culture has had on their lives, the importance of language and song and their hopes for the future for the Noongar community.

Essential Info

FREE however bookings are essential as capacity is limited

Year Level  10 - 12

Venue Octagon Theatre, University of Western Australia

Date 10am – 12pm, Friday 21 February 2020
(includes both sessions and a short morning tea break)

Access Please get in touch with Perth Festival on schools@perthfestival.com.au if your school may require additional support to attend this event. We can assist in a number of ways, including providing transport.

How to Book

Bookings can be made using the Ticket Request Form


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