Deep Listening Festival

A weekend of story telling, art, music and spirituality – 6 – 7 April 2018 – Margaret River Uniting Church

The goal of the festival is to take time to listen and engage with people from the edges of society. The ‘edge’ refers to those people who are marginalised because of issues that are not often openly acknowledged and spoken about. This will be achieved through story-telling, art, music and spirituality. In 2018, our focus areas will be ‘Families on the edge’ (mental health, homelessness and family violence) and ‘Land on the edge’ (environment, indigenous people and sustainability). Our hope is that the participants will hear stories of overcoming adversity in a positive way and will gain awareness, be inspired, develop understanding and assist to build inclusive community.

Throughout the weekend we hope to cater for both adults and young people, attracting people from both the church and our wider Margaret River community. Included in the program will be an art exhibition featuring local artists, times to eat together, panel discussions, workshops, community building practices and presentations. All of these will be done within a sacred space where all are valued and included, with the overarching aim of demonstrating positive community.

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If you would like to know more, or get involved contact us by email – unitingchurch.mr@bigpond.com

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Sponsorship

We are very thankful for sponsorship from the following: