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There’s a place where birds chatter in the gum trees, fingers of light caress the red dirt and shooting stars fly across the sky. This is Arrernte Country – six-season country from the flat desert plains to the soaring MacDonnell Ranges where kangaroos sniff the cool air, frogs leap through grasses, the whirly winds slow their dance and stars ...

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Exclusive Viewing of Deep Listening with Stan Grant

If you missed out on the fascinating Deep Listening talk between Wiradjuri journalist Stan Grant and Festival Curator Rhoda Roberts, subscribe to the Parrtjima mailing list and we will send you exclusive access to the talk. Stan is a Wiradjuri man.  A journalist since 1987 he has worked for numerous news agencies in Australia, Asia and the Middle East.  Rhoda Roberts, ...

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Last night for Parrtjima 2020

Make sure you come down to Alice Springs Desert Park tonight to catch the final night of Parrtjima. Immerse yourself in the extraordinary Ranges light show, illuminated light sculptures and the mesmerising animated artwork called Grounded. While there grab a bite to eat, hang out and check out the children’s discovery area, Arleye (Emu). It’s fun for children and ...

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Lights Off – Friday 18 September

We regret to inform that due to adverse weather conditions the Ranges light show and installations at Alice Springs Desert Park will not go ahead tonight in the interest of public safety and enjoyment.  The Deep Listening Event with Felicity Hayes and Carol Turner and Sounds from the Centre with Southeast Desert Metal Band will both continue in Madigan’s ...

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Program Change – 19 September

Great news for our Deep Listening fans – we have not one but two fascinating story tellers joining us for Saturday’s talk – Que Kenny, a cultural transgender footballer and cultural connector, and Emily Anyupa Butcher, a Warlpiri, Pitjantjatjara and Luritja woman from Papunya and Yuendumu, who has spent the last few years working at the Illbidjeri Theatre Company ...

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Adverse Weather – Thursday 17 September

Due to adverse weather conditions and high winds we have stopped bus services to Alice Springs Desert Park. We are giving Grass Seed the night off and closing it down to keep it safe.  We’re sorry our guests won’t be able to see this incredible installation in all its glory tonight, but hope you can join us again when ...

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Thursday 17 September – Program Update

We have an exciting update to the Deep Listening program this evening, with renowned chef Mark Olive joining us for an intimate chat. Mark has wowed Parrtjima fans with cooking demonstrations using beautiful bushfoods from the Red Centre region. Tonight we will learn more about what makes this Aussie icon tick, and how he continues to forge a path ...

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VENUE UPDATE

We’ve received so much interest in our program of Deep Listening talks, workshops and musical performances that we’ve moved these events to Alice Springs Desert Park, where we have more room. Please click HERE to check availability and register. See you at Desert Park!

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