Presented by Perth Festival
A Day of Ideas offers you a mix-and-match set of conversations, panels, activities and storytelling presented across three blocks that you can experience separately or as part of a complete afternoon and evening of immersive experiences.
Press play on a mixtape of ideas at A Day of Ideas, which this year focuses on the theme At Sea.
BLOCK A: WAVE AFTER WAVE
Duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes
This block includes a lecture by Clarissa Bell, one of the most respected art historians in Australia, who will kick off the day with a talk entitled Let’s See: Are we all at Sea? This will be followed by a conversation amongst seafaring women including sailors, environmentalists, champion swimmers and Karen Wheatland, Fremantle’s first female tug-boat operator who lived on a marine boat with an infant and a toddler.
BLOCK B: HOW GOOD’S AUSTRALIA
Duration: 85 minutes
In this block of activities you can witness talented African stylists and braiders from across the city in Hair that Moves, be part of a discussion about the complex migration story of African hairstyles and then move into Open Arms, a panel about people who have come to Australia by boat only to meet with a complex mix of fear and generosity. The block wraps up with Rock Steady, a fun conversation (which may involve dancing) about how hip hop, capoeira and Afrobeats dancers are building communities for fun, fitness and cultural understanding across WA.
BLOCK C: LOVE, PUNK AND RUGBY
Duration: 60 minutes
After enjoying some food in the gardens, you’re invited back into the theatre for a storytelling evening featuring the talented raconteurs from the Centre for Stories. Five storytellers will take the stage to share a true tale sure to remind you of the humanity that connects us all. From the young man of Indian heritage who falls in love with punk music and has a chance to make it big, to the Brazilian girl who comes to Perth to make her mark and stays when she finds love, the stories in this series will make you weep and laugh.
A Day of Ideas supported by City of Subiaco
Block C: Love, Punk & Rugby presented in association with Centre for Stories
Babes in arms permitted for infants up to 2 years old.
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