Dear friends, Unspoken Words Storytelling is now on hiatus! This multi-disciplinary artist collective was started in 2017 when I (Emma Rose Smith) did a residency upstairs at the Red Rattler Theatre. The Rat was so encouraging, and I thank them over & over for bringing me into the space. The first festival ran in June … Continue reading Unspoken Words Storytelling is taking a break
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. Photos of festival sessions are now online: … Continue reading Festival wrap-up + visit us at Newtown Festival?
We open this Friday at the Red Rattler with a solid lineup of performances by Ali Cobby Eckermann, Pola Fanous, Scott-Patrick Mitchell (WA), Jacqui Malins and Julia Horvath (ACT), and Arielle Cottingham and Bill Moran (USA)! The night is AUSLAN interpreted, and opens with a Welcome to Country from Donna Ingram. More info and book … Continue reading Opening Night, scholarship announcement, Humans of Newtown
Thanks to the fabulous humans at Agenda on FBi Radio for having a chat with Vanessa and Emma this morning about the festival! We spoke about artist mental health and Vanessa's decolonising sessions. Listen back on FBi Radio's website here: https://fbiradio.com/podcast/agenda/. They also spoke with folks from the roller derby team Indigenous Dreaming, who are … Continue reading Unspoken Words on FBi Radio
With just over two weeks to go until Unspoken Words festival 2018, we recommend you get your tickets! The Mental Health First Aid training session has already sold out. Announcing our new scholarship program with R U OK?, the suicide prevention charity that aims to start life-changing conversations. Two scholarships (involving travel assistance, commissioning of … Continue reading Do you have your tickets yet?
The program for Unspoken Words Festival 2018 is now live! Highlights include: Opening Night performances at the Red Rattler, Marrickville (Fri 7 Sept), featuring Ali Cobby Eckermann, Pola Fanous, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Jacqui Malins & Julia Horvath, Arielle Cottingham and Bill Moran. Hosted by Mel Ree. AUSLAN interpreted. Transcending the Narrative to a Decolonial Future discussion … Continue reading Program + launch party + final artists
Ali Cobby Eckermann, Jesse Oliver, Kirli Saunders, Winnie Dunn, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Arielle Cottingham, Bill Moran and more! View our artists for the 2018 Unspoken Words Festival. Festival event listing. Crowdfunder: all donations of $20 and over receive a ticket to a gig of your choosing from our program.
We're excited to share with you the news that Unspoken Words Festival 2018 will run 7- 17 September 2018 at various venues around the inner west! We bring you workshops, discussions and performances made by storytellers, for storytellers. 2018's producers (Emma Rose Smith, Gabrielle Journey Jones, Vanessa Lee and Wil Roach) each contribute to the … Continue reading Festival dates and first round of artists
In the later months of 2017 we've been guest hosting Word in Hand and some events for Newtown Festival. In other news, we're getting ready for the 2018 festival. This means sorting out our creative committee, preparing to do an artists' callout, and planning for the program ahead. Good news: we've received some funding! The … Continue reading 2018 good news
Emma from Unspoken Words will be guest hosting Word in Hand next Tuesday! Join us for: GABRIELLE JOURNEY JONES, MICHELLE O'HARA, TALYA RUBIN (Canada) and ALISON WHITTAKER. Come along from 7pm. Open mic, door prizes and monthly writing comp as usual. Event details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/888142231333512/ See you soon!