LITERATURE WEEKEND IN THE CITY
Watch at Home
WATCH AT HOME EVENT
AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW UNTIL SUN 7 MAR
Join us in conversation with Ethiopian-born Maaza Mengiste, author of the 2020 Booker Prize shortlisted The Shadow King. Set in Ethiopia during the 1935 invasion by the Italians, The Shadow King catalogues the efforts of a brave battalion of women who took up arms to defend their country.
Maaza will appear via live stream and will be in discussion with an onstage moderator.
Presented in association with The Wheeler Centre.
Terms and Conditions
Please ensure you have sufficient time to watch the events refunds will not be given for unwatched or unfinished events.
You will require a working device with internet access to view the Live Broadcast. If you have a smart TV, you can mirror/cast from iPads and smartphones.
Please note that Perth Festival cannot issue refunds for problems related to your internet connection.
What events can I stream?
Selected events can be live streamed from your home. To find these events please see our Watch At Home category.
How do I watch the event?
First purchase your watch at home ticket from our website.
You will then be sent an order confirmation email followed by an email titled 'Your ticket to XXX | Watch at Home' with an access code and a link to watch the event. To watch the event, click the 'Watch Now' button.
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How long do I have to watch the event?
The video link will be active for two weeks from the date of the event. You can either watch it live as the event is happening, or watch the event after it has taken place.
During a film’s viewing window, you will be able to rewind, forward through, pause or exit and restart the film. Please note that undertaking any of these actions will not extend the viewing window.
How many devices can I watch the event on?
One ticket = one activation code. This code can only be used on one device.
If you purchase two tickets you will receive two unique activation codes. These must be used on seperate devices.
Will any of the events sell out or are tickets unlimited?
Tickets are generous for the Watch at Home events but not unlimited. If you don't want to miss out we recommend buying as soon as possible.
What is the ticket price?
All of our Literature & Ideas events are Pay What You Can. Our suggested price is $19 but you can choose to pay any amount you’d like – from $0. Any amount you pay above $19 will be used to ensure that other people are able to attend Festival events where cost is normally a barrier.
Can I use a Perth Festival gift voucher to purchase tickets?
Yes, you can.
Maaza Mengiste is the author of The Shadow King, shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, a LA Times Books Prize finalist, and a Best Book of 2019 by The New York Times, NPR, Time, Elle and other publications. Beneath the Lion's Gaze, her debut, was selected by The Guardian as one of the ten best contemporary African books.
|Time & Location||
Sun 21 Feb
|WATCH AT HOME||
Watch at Home Only
This is a watch at home event and tickets purchased are for the virtual event only.
To purchase tickets to the in venue event held at His Majesty's Theatre please see here.
To buy this book and others go to our Festival bookseller Boffins Books.
Pay What You Can | Our suggested price is $19 but you can choose to pay any amount you’d like – from $0. Any amount you pay above $19 will be used to ensure that other people are able to attend Festival events where cost is normally a barrier
Maaza Mengiste is appearing via live stream.
- Nina Subin
- Supported by Boffins Books
- Presented in association with The Wheeler Centre