8-10 November, 2019 State Theatre Centre of Western Australia

About + Program

Quantum Words Perth

is Western Australia’s first writers’ festival dedicated specifically to writing about science, creativity and the spaces in which they intersect. Join us at the State Theatre Centre from 8 to 10 November, when we bring together outstanding thinkers, scientists and creators from across Australia and overseas to engage in conversations about the ways in which we come to understand ourselves, our world, and the expansive universe we live within.

Performances – Direct from off-Broadway, New York-based rap artist and playwright Baba Brinkman, best known for his “Rap Guide” science-based hip hop albums and theatre shows, will be performing his Rap Guide to Evolution and Rap Guide to Consciousness for Quantum Words Perth.  Both shows are for one night only!

Panels and Discussions – Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th November will feature a series of panels and one-to-one conversations with outstanding thinkers, scientists and creators from across Australia and overseas.

Free events – Throughout the Festival there will be a range of free activities and events suitable for schools, community groups, families and children, guaranteed to bring science, creativity and wonder into the lives of all.

See the program grid below and click on the links for more information about individual sessions.

Program Grid

FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER
SCHOOLS PROGRAM
Studio Underground
10.00am Finding Our Humanity
11.00am Cool Jobs # 1
1.00pm Cool Jobs # 2
2.00pm Baba Brinkman’s Rap Guide to Climate Chaos
EVENING PERFORMANCE
Studio Underground
7.00pm Baba Brinkman’s Rap Guide to Evolution
SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER
PANELS AND CONVERSATIONS
Studio Underground
9.30am Alternative Facts: Writing about science in a post-truth world
11.00am Our Cousins, the Great Apes
12.00pm Blood Stains and Gun Barrels
2.00pm Different Minds
3.00pm The Ocean
4.00pm Thinking Outside the Square
FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S EVENTS
Middar Room
11.00am Sally Tinker’s Adventures in Invention
12.00noon The Future Machine
2.00pm Science in Fiction
EVENING PERFORMANCE
Studio Underground
7.00pm Baba Brinkman’s Rap Guide to Consciousness
SUNDAY 10  NOVEMBER
PANELS AND CONVERSATIONS
Studio Underground
10.00am All About Poo
11.00am Saving the South West
12.00noon Sunburnt Country: Climate change in Australia
2.00pm Water
3.00pm Writing the Universe
4.00pm Towards a Better World
FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S EVENTS
Middar Room
11.00am Every Stone Has a Story
12.00noon Small Steps and Giant Leaps 
2.00pm Making a Difference

 

 


Quantum Words Perth is presented by Writing WA in association with Writing NSW.

          

Quantum Words Perth is made possible thanks to the support of the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, Lotterywest, The City of Perth, State Theatre Centre, Boffins Books, Alex Hotel, the Science Teachers Association of Western Australia and Peel Bright Minds.

Direct from off-Broadway

Tickets for Baba Brinkman on sale now!

Purchase tickets to Rap Guide to Evolution here Purchase tickets to Rap Guide to Consciousness here