Audio Described, Assistive Listening & Auslan Interpreted Event: Birak Concert

Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultures, the annual Birak Concert boasts a stellar line up of indigenous entertainment.

Birak is the Nyoongar season for the hot and dry months of December and January; during this time the Moodjar trees flowers bright orange and are known as the Nyoongar Christmas Trees. In local dreaming, it is said that when a Nyoongar person passes away their spirit enters the tree where they wait for Birak. When the tree flowers, their spirit goes west over Wadjemup (Rottnest Island) to be with their ancestors.

This year’s line-up features WA talent, including a traditional Welcome to Country, Lilly Gogos, Flewnt, Pipeline Band and more! In addition to the jam-packed stage schedule there will be community stalls, the Elders Marquee and Perth Heat is returning for those sport enthusiasts.

Hosted by Phil Walley-Stack from Walleystack International, the event will kick off at 3pm and run through to 7.30pm and is the perfect opportunity for all Australians to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. If you are unable to make it on the day, the event will be broadcast by Noongar Radio.

Bring a picnic blanket, sunscreen and hat to enjoy the event from day through to evening.

Bookings essential. EMAIL: jacqueline@dadaa.org.au

Stage Program

Time Performer
3pm Open & Welcome to Country performance with dancers
3.35pm Malachi Humphries
4.05pm Rhys Bedford
4.35pm Tani Walker
5.05pm Lilly Gogoos
5.35pm South Summit
6.15pm Flewnt
6.50pm Pipeline Band
7.30pm Program concludes

Birak Concert

Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultures, the annual Birak Concert boasts a stellar line up of Aboriginal entertainment. Grab a feed from the food trucks on site and settle in to enjoy the show. There will be amusement rides and workshops for the kids, a selection of community stalls to meander through, basketball activities and an Elders Tent. 

Audio Description and Auslan are available and the event will also be broadcast live by Noongar Radio.

Free but bookings essential | contact jacqueline@dadaa.org.au or 0400111018

For more information visit www.visitperth.com/en/events/birak-concert

City of Perth Christmas Nativity: AUSLAN, audio described and assistive-listening event

Share in the story of Christmas, brought to life on stage with over a hundred performers, live animals and Christmas carols, in the stunning surrounds of the Supreme Court Gardens.

Pack a picnic or grab your favorite City retailer takeaway on your way down to Supreme Court Gardens.

For the comfort of all, there will be designated areas for ACROD, picnic rugs, low chairs and high chairs.

times:

Friday 20 and Saturday 21 December
Supreme Court Gardens
4pm: Grounds open
6:30pm – 7:20pm: Pre-show entertainment
7:30pm – 8:30pm: Main show

Keep the magic alive by visiting the Christmas Lights Trail after the show.

DADAA will offer live Audio Description services for this show, as well as Assistive Listening via the Sennheiser MobileConnect app (available for iOS and Android). Download the app and connect to the DADAA WiFi network (available at the event) with your own mobile device. Please bring your own headphones.

There will also be an accessible area which is will provide a safe space for people with disability and their families. Free but bookings essential. To book this area please email: jacqueline@dadaa.org.au or call 0400 111 018