SPUN: True Stories Told in the Territory is a live storytelling event showcasing some of the extraordinary people and their stories that make up the Northern Territory. Popping up at different venues around Darwin every three months, SPUN brings people from all walks of life together to share stories under a theme.
True stories told live are incredibly powerful. They have the potential to move, confront and inspire us, reframing the way we see ourselves and others. At a time when we’re bombarded by social media and manufactured narratives, SPUN offers a refreshingly candid snapshot of life in the Territory.
This Festival SPUN event takes you behind the carer’s curtain where a line-up of locals unveils intimate, heroic and hilarious stories from hidden worlds. Teaming up with Carers NT, SPUN brings you six entwined stories about those among us who look after others – children, grannies, parents, siblings and even the next-door neighbour! This collection of incredible humans will have you shaking your head in wonder, admiration and disbelief as they wrap you up in an evening of good old-fashioned storytelling.
Executive Producer Johanna Bell
- Creative Director & Story Producer Lori Uden
- Story Producers Caro Macdonald, Tamara Howie, Kylie Stevenson, Alex Edmondson, Sarah Rueben
- Photo Helen Orr
Behind the Wire
Sat 10 - Sun 25 AugFREE EVENT
See an exhibition of artworks created by Northern Territory Correctional Centre prisoners.
Words & Ideas
Sunday at CDU
Sun 18 - Sun 18 AugBook Tickets
Our annual Sunday afternoon of ideas and stimulating conversations shines a spotlight on the Year of Indigenous Languages.
A Sporting Chance on Film: Indian Horse
Mon 19 AugBuy Tickets
A young Canadian First Nations boy survives the Indian residential school system to become a star ice hockey player.