Featured Spoken Word
Honouring Indigenous Languages | Sun 2pm Butter Factory
Panel facilitated by Kim Scott, with Richard Walley, Emily Wuramarra, Joe Northover & Muqam Rak's Bella Tursun
National Reconciliation Week Address | Sat 4:15pm Butter Factory
Mark Bin Bakar
Coastal Stories | Sat 5pm & Sun 4:30pm Butter Factory
Story-telling with local Elders
Wirlomin Language Project | Sat 10am Butter Factory & Sun 3pm St. Leonard's
Story-telling from the Wirlomin Noongar Community
The Voice of Human Rights | Sat 12:15pm Artshouse
Poetry Slam | Sat 1pm Butter Factory
Facilitated by Maddie Godfrey, with special performance from 2018 DFoV Slam Champ Daniel Hansen. Come try your hand at this years poetry slam with your 3 minute poem.
We give hearty thanks to our partners and sponsors who are helping us to bring these special events to fruition.
Festivals Australia, who are supporting us for our project to Honour the United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages
Bendigo Bank Albany Community Bank Branch who are presenting the WA Symphony Orchestra Chorus concert Northern Lights
Rex Airlines who donated flights from Perth to Albany for the WA Symphony Orchestra String Quartet + ‘cello, who gets its own seat!
The West Australian Symphony Orchestra, partners for both the Friday evening Chorus concert and Koorlangka
Silverstream Winery who are kindly partnering us with their wonderful venue for Koorlangka.
Local Elders, especially Eugene Eades, and Noongar community, especially Della Rae Morrison, for their guidance and vision for the Festival Opening – and all Elders past, present and future.
The United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages who have approved our project and allowing us to use their logo.
And last but not lest, thank you to Writing WA for sponsoring our amazing spoken word program.