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

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November 2019

Finding Our Humanity

November 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
State Theatre Centre, 174 - 176 William Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia
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FREE FOR SCHOOL GROUPS
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A small population biologist, conservationist and world-renowned orangutan expert, Leif Cocks, has an almost 30-year career working with orangutans. Leif is also the author of the books Orangutans and their Battle for Survival (2002) and the Amazon best-seller, Orangutans My Cousins, My Friends - A journey to understand and save the person of the forest (2016). In Finding Our Humanity Leif shares an uncommon journey into what the great apes, our tribal past, conservation and a more philosophical approach to…

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Cool Jobs # 1 with Jo Chandler

November 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
State Theatre Centre, 174 - 176 William Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia
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Jo Chandler is an award-winning Australian journalist, author, editor, and educator who has filed news and features from assignments across Africa, Papua New Guinea, rural and remote Australia, Antarctica and Afghanistan. She is also the author of “Feeling The Heat” (Melbourne University Press, 2011) in which she takes readers on a journey in the company of scientists trying to decode climate information critical to the decisions we make for the future of the planet. In this one hour session Jo…

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Cool Jobs # 2 with Leif Cocks, Natasha Hurley-Walker & Karina Price

November 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
State Theatre Centre, 174 - 176 William Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia
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The future of work is changing and the potentials of STEM careers are expanding. In this session, three leading science professionals with cool jobs in the fields of astronomy, conservation, and creative technology unpack a little of their working worlds and share insights into what inspired them to pursue their particular career pathways. This is a unique opportunity for the young and science curious to hear from professionals in whose footsteps they may be inspired to follow. For more information…

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Baba Brinkman’s Rap Guide to Climate Chaos

November 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
State Theatre Centre, 174 - 176 William Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia
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Suitable for ages 13+ New York-based hip-hop artist Baba Brinkman breaks down the politics, economics, and science of global warming, following its surprising twists from the carbon cycle to the energy economy, in a pull-no-punches performance that confronts both the scale of the challenge and also the failings of human psychology that make it such an easy problem to ignore. With scientists, activists, contrarians, and even the Pope adding their voices to the soundtrack, get ready for a funny and…

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Baba Brinkman’s Rap Guide to Evolution

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
State Theatre Centre, 174 - 176 William Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia
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$25 – $35
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BOOK NOW "Astonishing and brilliant" New York Times A hip-hop inspired tour of modern evolutionary biology. Winner of the Scotsman Fringe First Award in Edinburgh and nominated for a Drama Desk Award off-Broadway, Baba Brinkman's original peer-reviewed rap show combines the skills and charisma of a live MC with the precision of a scientist, offering deep insights into human nature and the origins of all living things, including rappers. "Brilliantly conceived and effervescently performed…not only is it factually correct, it's…

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Saturday 9th program to be announced soon.

November 9 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
State Theatre Centre, 174 - 176 William Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia
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Family and Children’s progam to be announced soon

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - November 10 @ 5:00 pm
State Theatre Centre, 174 - 176 William Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia
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Across both days of the weekend the Festival will include a range of free activities for children and parents.  Some of WA's leading children's authors and science professionals will offer tailor-made activities and talks to engage the science curious of all ages, The full program of events will be announced soon.  To be amongst the first to know when the program is announced SUBSCRIBE

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Baba Brinkman’s Rap Guide to Consciousness

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$25 – $35
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BOOK NOW "The funniest, most impressive, dopest f***ing science lesson you're ever going to experience" PXP Magazine Baba’s brain consists of roughly 80 billion neurons, none of which has any clue that he exists. And yet somehow those cells come together to produce a steady stream of ill rhymes, laughs, and mind-blowing scientific discoveries. Take a deep dive into embryos, octopuses, and self-conscious robots, and see whether your sense of reality survives intact. The science of perception, hallucination and free…

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Sunday 10th program to be announced soon.

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
State Theatre Centre, 174 - 176 William Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia
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