NAIDOC Event Calendar

Yirra Yaakin has always loved being a part of NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC Week 2019 will take place from 7-14 July. During the week, we will be hold public performances of our schools show Djinda Kaatijin, […] showcase the work of emerging Aboriginal playwrights and perform Shakespeare’s sonnets in the Noongar language!

Djinda Kaatijin

Join Weitj (Emu), Dwert (Dingo) and Wardong (Crow) as they take us on a journey through the milky way to learn about the Seven Sisters (Pleiades) while interweaving star stories from around Australia and the world, including stories from India, Spain and Scotland as well as Noongar Boodjar.

Learn more about Djinda Kaatijin

Performance 1
Monday 8th July
Subiaco Library (view map)

Free event. Hosted by the City of Subiaco.


Performance 2
Tuesday 9th July
The RISE, Bayswater (view map)
10am & 1pm

Free event. Hosted by the City of Bayswater.

Register via Facebook (optional)

Performance 3
Wednesday 10th July
WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle (view map)
11am & 1pm

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

Performance 4
Thursday 11th July
Prendiville Catholic College (view map)
9am & 11am

Free event. Hosted by the City of Joondalup. View their Facebook event here.

Register – 9am Register – 11am

Yirra Yaarnz

Yirra Yaarnz is a weekend of play readings from emerging Western Australian Aboriginal playwrights responding to the 2019 National NAIDOC theme: Voice. Treaty. Truth.

It will be held at The Blue Room Theatre on Friday 12 July and Saturday 13 July from 3pm to 5pm both days.

Learn more about Yirra Yaarnz Register via The Blue Room

Performance by Yirra Yaakin’s Junior Sonneteers

Through Yirra Yaakin’s work in adapting Shakespeare into Noongar language, as part of the Noongar Shakespeare Project, and driven by our commitment to ‘keeping language alive’, secondary school students from years from across Perth were invited to take part in auditions for our Junior Sonneteers Program this year.

From the auditions, 23 students were successfully selected to be a part of the program and have since been participating in weekly workshops and rehearsals involving theatre making, performance, Shakespeare and Noongar language.

Learn more about our Junior Sonneteers Program

Now, four of our Junior Sonneteers will perform at the City of Joondalup‘s flag raising ceremony for NAIDOC Week.

Thursday 11th July
City of Joondalup Administration Building (view map)

Free event. No registration necessary.

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