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Listen up for true sense of community at festival

The Deep Listening Festival run by the Margaret River Uniting Church returns this April with a new theme and line-up of speakers. The Festival aims to explore what it means to live in a community of acceptance and understanding through music, story-telling, art and the opportunity to hear from inspiring speakers and share stories. The festival, which runs from Friday April 5 to Saturday April 6 offers an impressive collection of speakers, presenters and artists who will highlight the 'Finding a place to call home' theme – particularly around the areas of homelessness and multiculturalism. The Festival will feature an art exhibition from local artists Ian Dowling, Jenny Sanderson, Elaine Clocherty and Christopher Williamson, as well as live music by female vocal group the Charis Ensemble. The program will have a series of workshops such as 'Building Bridges Across Cultures', R U House Ready? And 'The Inner Home'. It will also feature the 'Cuppa With…' sessions, which are approachable and informal chats with the presenters. 'Building a Nest' will be a community art project taking place throughout the festival, led by Cathie Lambert. Festival Committee Member Mary Elton said the Church wants the festival to be an inspiring and inclusive activity. "It's a chance for people to 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," she said. Speakers include Multicultural Women's Domestic Violence advocate Esther Amito, Chair of West Australians for Racial Equality Suresh Rajan, Ngoonooru Wadjari woman and Aboriginal support officer Naydeene Edwards, businessman and cultural networking expert Sean Hsu, cultural expert and educator Meire de Mello, musician, artist and Just Home Deputy Chair Craig Mathieson, Cathie Lambert of Deep Water Dwelling, and Michael Kiernan of the Saint Benedict's Homeless Foundation. The 2019 Deep Listening Festival will take place on Friday 5th April and Saturday 6th April at the Margaret River Uniting Church in Riverslea. Prices to attend range from $18 – $85. For more info visit www.margaretriveruniting.com/deep-listening-festival

Listen up for true sense of community at festival

The Deep Listening Festival run by the Margaret River Uniting Church returns this April with a new theme and line-up of speakers.

The Festival aims to explore what it means to live in a community of acceptance and understanding through music, story-telling, art and the opportunity to hear from inspiring speakers and share stories.

The festival, which runs from Friday April 5 to Saturday April 6 offers an impressive collection of speakers, presenters and artists who will highlight the 'Finding a place to call home' theme – particularly around the areas of homelessness and multiculturalism.

The Festival will feature an art exhibition from local artists Ian Dowling, Jenny Sanderson, Elaine Clocherty and Christopher Williamson, as well as live music by female vocal group the Charis Ensemble.

The program will have a series of workshops such as 'Building Bridges Across Cultures', R U House Ready? And 'The Inner Home'.

It will also feature the 'Cuppa With…' sessions, which are approachable and informal chats with the presenters.

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