Festival wrap-up + visit us at Newtown Festival?

Huge thanks to all who contributed to Unspoken Words festival this year: artists, volunteers, crew members, supporters / donors, and most of all, audience participants!

This year the festival spanned 8 venues, 10 days, 14 sessions and 32 presenting artists. We’re thrilled to have shared it with you.

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Photos of festival sessions are now online: find them here and share away!


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What did you think?

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the festival sessions, artists, venues and more! Could you answer a few short questions? In thanks for your time, we have 2 copies of The Big Black Thing (one of each chapter) by SWEATSHOP to give.

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Newtown Festival

We’re running some sessions for Newtown Festival over the coming weeks! All proceeds go to the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre to support their crucial local services.

The sessions are:

Story Sessions: Open Mic Night

Wed 31 Oct, 7-9pm, Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (hall)
$5 suggested donation
Info here

Stories, poetry and performance: all words are welcome in this ‘safer space’ for radical & emphatic creativity! Sign-up at the door.

diverseCITY round table: a queer theatre work-in-progress

Wed 7 Nov, 7-9pm, Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (hall)
$5 suggested donation
Info here

A round table discussion about the diverseCITY project, with all welcome to share stories and contribute to the discussion about this new queer theatre work-in-progress.

The original diverseCITY booklet was created by Nick Baldas. It was a collection of personal stories, created through interviews with culturally and linguistically diverse members of the local LGBTQIA+ community and their allies.

Nick is now creating a theatre work based on these stories and new stories from community. Come and share your perspective on the project!


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As always, our book club is on the fourth Monday of each month, 6.30-7.30pm, at Better Read Than Dead in Newtown. Next month (26 Nov) we’re reading BLAKWORK by Alison Whittaker, a stunning mix of memoir, reportage, fiction, satire, and critique.

If you get your copy at Better Read Than Dead, you get 10% off (tell them you’re part of book club).

More about book club here and here.