2018 FESTIVAL INFORMATION COMING SOON
Unspoken Words is a multi-disciplinary artist collective. Our artistic practice is influenced by industry experience as well as backgrounds in community work, activism, and events organisation. Although our main focus is writing, we love (and program) storytelling in many modes: spoken word, music, movement, and visual.
Our aim is to form open spaces for interaction and dialogue, through active listening and an eye for justice. We support storytellers in directing their own discussions about what is important to them, especially when this work engages with issues such as discrimination and access, and how this relates to participation in arts communities.
As well as performances, we organise practical sessions like workshops, lectures and panels that aim to build storytelling skills for attendees.
We run an annual festival of storytelling, as well as fringe events throughout the year.
We base our work from the land of the Gadigal & Wangal peoples of the Eora nation. Sovereignty never ceded. We wish to pay respects to elders past and present, and all First Nations storytellers. Always was, always will be.
In all sessions we run a ‘safer spaces’ policy; this means there is no tolerance for disrespect / discrimination. Here’s a policy on safety and respect from our 2017 venue, the Red Rattler. Here’s our accessibility policy. If there’s anything else we can answer for you, please get in contact!