Batch Festival @ Griffin Theatre


We ran a fringe show at Griffin Theatre for their inaugural Batch Festival.

Candy Royalle, Lizzy Jarrett and Saba Vasefi presented their notions of community, politics and creativity through spoken word.

Saturday 14th April, 5 – 6.15pm

Griffin Theatre (SBW Stables Theatre), 10 Nimrod Street, Kings Cross NSW


Full program

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The evening will kick off with some open mic slots, so be sure to come prepared with 2-5 minutes of your work to share!

If you can’t access the cost of a ticket, please get in touch.



Candy Royalle is one of Australia’s most prominent performing writers. She is a multi-award winning storyteller, activist, educator, singer and vulnerability advocate. As a multi-disciplinary artist, she collaborates with film makers, musicians, visual artists, dancers, photographers and others, to bring her work to life. Candy sits on the Advisory Council for Australian Poetry Limited and runs the successful monthly poetry night, Word in Hand.

Lizzy Jarrett is a Gumbaaynggir, Bundjalung and Dunghutti woman from the Nambucca Valley in NSW. She is a direct descendent of the Stolen Generation and makes it her passion to give voice to her people. Elizabeth is an artist, poet and activist for all human rights, and a central voice in First Nations resistance.

Saba Vasefi is a poet, human rights activist, filmmaker and PhD candidate in feminist cinema studies. She is the director of the Sydney International Women’s Poetry & Arts Festival and the Diaspora Symposium. She is the recipient of the Premier’s Multicultural Medal for Art and Culture, an Edna Ryan Award for feminist debate and was a finalist in the Women’s Agenda Leadership Award.



This session is taking place on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and sovereignty never ceded. We wish to pay respects to elders and all First Nations storytellers. We acknowledge that we live, work and play on stolen land, born of genocide, in what is currently a white extremist state.

This is a ‘safer spaces’ show, which means that performers are respected in telling their stories. If something doesn’t feel right to you, please approach some Unspoken Words folks.



This performance will be well lit. We can reserve seating to cater for those with limited mobility and vision impairment, just get in touch. We are deeply sorry to say that the venue presents some challenges to people with limited mobility, and is not wheelchair accessible. To find out more, or to ask any questions about access, please call the Griffin Box Office staff on (02) 9361 3817.



VIA PHONE – 02 9361 3817 (Monday – Friday: 12pm – 6pm)

IN PERSON – At the SBW Stables Theatre box office, open 1 hour prior to each performance.




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