NAIDOC Event Calendar 2021

NAIDOC Week 2021 will be held from Sunday 4 July to Sunday 11 July 2021.

During the week, we will perform our schools show, Bilya Kaatijin by Zac James, at multiple venues, hold our annual play reading event, Yirra Yaarnz and […] recommence our Yirra Play Club (a book club but for plays!).

COVID-19 Update | 7 July 2021: Please note that the lockdown in the Perth and Peel regions of WA which commenced 29 June 2021, the interim restrictions that came into effect from Saturday 3 July 2021 and the eased interim restrictions that came into effect from Tuesday 6 July 2021 have affected many of our NAIDOC Week events. Specific details are listed next to affected events.

Bilya Kaatijin (“Fresh Water Knowledge” in Noongar)

Connecting stories from Noongar land (south-west Western Australia) to Wonguktha land (the northern Goldfields), Aotearoa (New Zealand) and the Kikuyu people of Kenya, Bilya Kaatijin by Zac James teaches us about the importance of water to First Nations people around the world.

Learn more about Bilya Kaatijin

Performance 1 – POSTPONED
Saturday 3rd July 2021
Prendiville Catholic College (view map)
10am & 12pm

Free event. Hosted by the City of Joondalup.

Update | 1 July 2021: Our performances of Bilya Kaatijin at Prendiville Catholic College have been postponed. The City of Joondalup is working towards rescheduling the performances and an update on potential new dates will be released as soon as possible.

View more information about the City of Joondalup’s NAIDOC Week celebrations here.

Performance 2 – POSTPONED
Monday 5th July 2021
Subiaco Library (view map)

Note: Light refreshments will be served at 6:00pm. The performance starts at 6:15pm.

Free event. Hosted by the City of Subiaco.

Update | 2 July 2021: Due to the Premier’s announcement of a three-day COVID-19 restriction where the maximum number of people in the library is 20, this event has been postponed.

More information

View more information about the City of Subiaco’s NAIDOC Week celebrations here.

Performance 3 – NEW DATES!
Friday 16th July 2021
WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle (view map)
11am & 1pm

Free event. Hosted by the WA Museum.
No registration necessary.

Update | 7 July 2021: This event, originally set to take place on Tuesday 6 July 2021, has been rescheduled. We hope to see you there!

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Performance 4 (Maali Festival) – POSTPONED
Saturday 10th July 2021
Rehearsal Room, State Theatre Centre of WA (view map)
11.30am & 2.30pm

Free event. Hosted by Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA.

Update | 30 June 2021: Maali Festival has been postponed to ensure the safety of participating artists, Elders and community members. Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA and the curators of Maali Festival are working towards rescheduling the festival.

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Yirra Yaarnz

Yirra Yaarnz is two days of play readings from emerging Western Australian First Nations playwrights. Its focus is on storytelling, new works, new writers and new voices.

Performance Details
Friday 9th July & Saturday 10th July 2021
Studio, The Blue Room Theatre (view map)
2pm both days

Ticket price: $5.00.


Yirra Play Club

Yirra Play Club is recommencing! And this time we are meeting in-person as well as online.

A book club but for plays, this is your chance to meet theatre-lovers from all over Australia and beyond.

Read a character in the play if you wish to, or just sit back and listen. All are welcome.

Session Details – CANCELLED
Sunday 4th July 2021
Undercroft, Subiaco Arts Centre (view map)

Free event. Hosted by Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company.

Update | 30 June 2021: We have made the decision to cancel our in-person session of Yirra Play Club scheduled to take place on Sunday 4 July 2021. The following session, scheduled to take place virtually on Sunday 1 August 2021, will go ahead! We hope to see you there.

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