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Image by Gianna Rizzo, Amira Akhtar and Western Edge.
Location
On-site
The Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport, Victoria 3015, Australia
Dates
14 December 2023
Times
Thu 6:30–10:15pm
Format
Community/​Music/​Performance
Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Admission

$0 Presence
$5 Thank You
$10 Solidarity
$20 Bonus

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PRESENTED BY WESTERN EDGE

Our community spoke, and we listened. Open Stage is the new space for gathering and celebrating togetherness through art. Meet, connect, share art and break bread.

The debut event in this new event series from Western Edge, Open Stage: Sunset Session invites creatives from all over the West to come light up The Substation for one summer evening of music, performance, poetry and food.

Featuring: HOPE, Strictly DT, Tébir, Yara, DJ Jewlz and many more.


WHAT IS OPEN STAGE?

Open Stage is not your average open mic night – it’s a program of quarterly events blending music, poetry, storytelling, and food, and a safe space for our community to come together to celebrate creative expression.


WHAT SETS US APART?

Each Open Stage event is curated by a young producer from the vibrant West-based community. In 2024, Damon Paraha, Akwal Magek, Achela Chok and Zoë Sydney will program their events in line with their own specific practice and communities across the Western suburbs.


PERFORMANCE TIMES

6.30PM - Doors open, food available and music by DJ Jewlz

7.00PM - Welcome to Country by Jaeden Williams

7.15 - 8.30PM - Performances by Akwal Magek, Zero, Nomad222 and Yara

8.30 - 8.50PM - Performance interval and music by DJ Jewlz

8.50 - 10.15PM - Performances by Tébir, HOPE, Strictly DT and Kudakwashe




PRODUCTION CREDITS

The Open Stage event series is curated by Damon Paraha, Akwal Magek, Achela Chok and Zoë Sydney. Production is supported by ON3 Studio.



CONTENT WARNINGS

This event contains mild coarse language, sudden loud noises and is presented in low lighting. Please note, this is an alcohol-free event.

ACCESS

This event is wheelchair accessible and gender neutral accessible toilets are available. Registered assistance animals are welcome. Some chairs and seating will be provided.

The duration of this event is approximately 225 minutes. Across the duration of this event, attendees are welcome to enter and exit the event at their will.

AUSLAN INTERPRETATION

This event will be Auslan interpreted by interpreters from Auslan Stage Left.

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This event is presented by Western Edge with support from The Substation and VicHealth and the Future Reset Initiative.

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Victoria 3015, Australia

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We acknowledge and recognise the Ancestors, Elders and families of the Yalukit-willam of the Kulin Nation, who are the traditional custodians of the land that The Substation is on. We extend our respects to their ancestors and elders past, present and emerging, and to all First Nations people.

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