Yuin Byalla (Truth Talking) June 3rd Riverside Theatres: Event update – Bruce Pascoe
Bruce Pascoe, one of the Yuin Byalla guest speakers, will be appearing by video link for the June 3rd panel event.
Unfortunately, Bruce cannot come to Sydney, due to the COVID-19 lock-down in Victoria. He is deeply disappointed that he cannot attend in person, but he is excited to be joining the discussion via video link.
We apologise for any inconvenience this causes. Refunds will be available for those who want them.
City of Parramatta
YUIN BYALLA (TRUTH TALKING)
We have important relations with our land and water, our knowledge of climate and seasonal change is associated with life-cycles of plants and animals.
The sky signals when plants bloom, fruits flower and marks the birth cycles of animals. We know ancient stories that explain the sun, the moon and other celestial bodies. The sky is a calendar and a navigator, which also holds stories that guide our people through life on earth. The land and our stories signify our history, beliefs and give nourishment for the body and mind.
Is this knowledge and way of life at risk with climate change? And if so, how should Aboriginal communities respond to this change?
We are bringing together First Nations experts and community leaders to discuss this year’s themes of ‘More Than A Word. Reconciliation Takes Action’ for Reconciliation Week 2021, and ‘Heal Country!’ in the lead up to NAIDOC Week.
Join award-winning writer Bruce Pascoe, Karlie Noon – astronomer (2019 Eureka Prize nominee, and one of the 2017 BBC’s 100 Women), Australia’s first Indigenous youth-led climate network SEED – Youth Climate. Get in early to see a performance by Jannawi Dance Clan and participate in the smoking with Uncle Wes Marne.
It is important for us to lead discussions and hear from our First Nations expert voices as we increasingly face more issues around climate change, less protection on our heritage and sacred sites, and acknowledge the 30th anniversary for deaths in custody, which is still is present today.
We invite you to join these conversations and to take action.
Please note there is a Smoking Ceremony on the Riverside loggia outside the theatre from 6pm, the event will then commence inside Riverside at 6:30pm.
Yuin Byalla in Burramatta is recommended for audiences aged 15 years and over.
This panel discussion touches on adult themes such as deaths in custody, stolen children and other emotionally difficult subjects relating to First Nations people. We advise discretion when attending with anyone under the age of 15.
If you are a parent, guardian or teacher planning to attend with people under the age of 15 please be aware of these themes.
Tickets to this event are sold to 100% of capacity. All Riverside patrons will be seated in line with current NSW Public Health guidelines, allowing patrons to be seated alongside each other. NSW Health strongly recommends you wear a mask when you are inside places where it is difficult to keep 1.5 metres distance from other people.
Please note that NSW Health regularly updates areas where there may be concerns regarding potential case transmission of COVID-19. Prior to attending your performance, we suggest patrons check the latest Case Alert Updates from Health NSW and follow the instructions regarding Close Contacts and requirements for self-isolation and/or COVID testing as stipulated by Health NSW and the current NSW Public Health Orders. Please note that patrons who have visited any identified alert area must NOT attend public performances or gatherings of any type. If you have any questions and would like to discuss this with a member of our team, please contact our Box Office staff on 02 8839 3399 or email BoxOffice_Riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
Riverside Theatres is registered with the NSW Government as a COVID Safe venue. Our COVID Safe plan was developed in line with federal and state government health guidelines, and following consultation with Live Performance Australia, other NSW venues, and various government bodies, on enhanced health, hygiene and safety measures. These measures include: defined audience capacity; social distancing; wearing face masks; mandatory Service NSW QR code registration check in; extra cleaning; increased sanitisation of high-touch surfaces; the provision of hand sanitiser, anti-bacterial wipes and hand washing facilities throughout the venue; traffic management plans to alleviate congestion in public spaces.
Please review our Patron Safety Information before you visit us at Riverside.
It is also important that if you are unwell you stay at home. We have updated our ticket conditions and our Box Office team are available to talk through possible exchange and refund options. You can contact the Box Office on 02 8839 3399 or email BoxOffice_Riverside@cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au
Thank you for keeping our community safe.