Deep Listening Festival

‘Growing Strong Together’

Since the postponement of our original Deep Listening Festival which was planned for June 2020, the Deep Listening team have been working behind the scenes to create some alternative options. We are pleased to announce that instead of a whole weekend of Deep Listening we will be holding a few smaller events incorporating some of the themes and guest speakers from our original event.

Akram Azimi & Art Exhibition – ‘Growing Strong Together – through story, art & music’

Saturday 16 January 2021, 7 – 10pm

Deep Listening Festival explores the theme ‘Growing Strong Together’ through story, art and music. Guest Speaker Akram Azimi who was the Young Australian of the Year in 2013 will share some of his story, with music by local south west singing group Red Dress, as well as local artists, Silvia Busetto, Lee-Anne Townrow, Maureen Munro and Elaine Clocherty, who will be presenting works reflecting the theme. Refreshments wine and nibbles included.
Guest Speaker: Akram Azimi – Young Australian of the Year 2013.

Find out more about Akram on our Guest Speaker page.

Learn more about the local artists on our Artists page.

Tickets $20 online & $25 at the door – online pre-sale preferred as numbers are limited! Ticket includes refreshments on the night.



This event will be held at the Margaret River Uniting Church. Follow the Facebook page for regular updates about these events –

Rev Dr Christine Sorensen – Sunday 17 January 2021

On the Sunday morning following our Deep Listening event, Rev Dr Christine Sorensen will be with us for worship in Margaret River on 17th January as we continue our theme of ‘Growing Strong Together’. All are welcome! You can find out a little more about Christine here –

Deep Listening Festival invites you to step outside your normal busy schedule to engage, connect and listen. Through an impressive collection of speakers, presenter and artists you will hear wonderful stories to inspire and enrich. Listen to positive stories of overcoming adversity, be inspired by art and hear from the artists, and find ways to broaden your understanding of the community around you.

The festival, hosted by the Margaret River Uniting Church, arose from the congregation’s desire to engage with the wider community, and to share stories through music, storytelling and art. The inspiration for the weekend came from a similar festival run in rural Victoria called ‘Sacred Edge’.

Here’s what participants had to say about our 2019 Festival!

Deep Listening Festival Wordsalad 2020

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