Four piece pop-punk band Stand Out was crowned the winner of the 2019 Sounds of Glen Eira on Friday 28 June.
Now in its 11th year, the Festival will spark inspiring conversations from a rich pool of internationally recognised homegrown talent and international guests, opening with media personality Myf Warhurst’s journey through storytelling on Saturday 18 June.
Glen Eira Mayor Cr Jim Magee is thrilled to welcome the Festival back in a hybrid live-online model and is looking forward to bringing community members together to share in creativity and cultural expression.
“We will hear from some of the most interesting voices from Australia’s arts and sciences who will tell us stories in different ways, celebrating our diverse community,” he said.
Program highlights include:
- UNEARTHED, an immersive experience that will captivate audiences of all ages with lighting, 3D projection mapping and sound technology as well as access to a microverse explored through smartphones.
- Insight: Yuri Woronstschak on sound composition, an interview with one of Australia’s most accomplished composers.
- Claire Bowditch, stories and songs, a scintillating evening of storytelling and song with the much-loved musician, broadcaster, motivational speaker, entrepreneur and author.
- Future Energy ― a different Australian way, an absorbing discussion on Australia’s future and vision for renewable energy with physicist, academic and author Niraj Lal.
- The strength of hope: a Holocaust survivor’s guide to love and life, an inspiring conversation with Abram Goldberg and Fiona Harris on the process of creating their book together. Moderated by Jayne Josem, CEO Melbourne Holocaust Museum.
- Triple treat comedy, featuring loved and local talents, Cal Wilson, Sami Shah and Annie Louey.
- This is the canon: decolonise your bookshelf in 50 books, an online conversation with a powerful trio of literary academics tapping into ongoing discussions around race and identity.
- I See You Like This, an acclaimed interactive art experience for children and their parents where children become art directors of a creative portrait.
The full program is available to view online at www.storytellingfestival.com.au