LITERATURE WEEKEND IN THE CITY
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WATCH AT HOME EVENT
AVAILABLE ONLINE NOW UNTIL SAT 6 MAR
Rebecca Giggs writes about science with the lyricism of a poet. She is gifted with the capacity to describe the terror of impending environmental disaster in ways that will break your heart.
Fathoms: The World in the Whale is not just a book about whales and the oceans, it is a book about humanity and our capacity to hurt even the things we claim to love. Rebecca’s work on jellyfish swarms, sea turtles and heatwaves has appeared in Griffith Review, The Atlantic, Granta and The New York Times Magazine.
Join one of the country’s most well-respected nature and science writers in a special visual presentation that takes us to the depths of the sea.
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.
Rebecca Giggs is a writer from Perth, Western Australia. Her work has been widely published, including in Granta, Best Australian Science Writing, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and Griffith Review. Rebecca’s nonfiction focuses on how people feel about, and feel for, animals in a time of technological change and ecological crisis. Fathoms: the world in the whale is her first book.
|Time & Location||
Sat 20 Feb
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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