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Adelaide Guitar Festival and Adelaide Festival Centre’s centrED present

Blak Country: centrED Songwriting Experience

For First Nations Secondary School Students
First Nations Schools
Drama Centre Rehearsal Room
Nancy Playing Guitar Songlines 2020
1 date


Workshop time: 10:00am-1:00pm

Please use the “Register now” button to complete an expression of interest form for your student. Applications are open to First Nations students in Years 9-12 who have some experience in music and an interest in songwriting.   

We will aim to inform students of their inclusion in the program by Friday 2 August (Term 3, Week 2). 

The Blak Country centrED Songwriting Experience is a special opportunity for individual Year 9-12 First Nations students to participate in a small group songwriting workshop with artists performing in Blak Country; including curator, Barkindji songwoman Nancy Bates.

The workshop will take place at Adelaide Festival Centre on Tuesday 10 September.  

The participating students will also attend the performance of Blak Country at Space Theatre on Friday 13 September at 8pm. Students will also receive a ticket to bring a significant adult (parent, aunty, older sibling, cousin etc.) and a ticket for their school teacher.  

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Australian Curriculum — Learning Areas
Australian Curriculum — Capabilities
Australian Curriculum — Priorities

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Performance Location: Drama Centre Rehearsal Room

A photo taken from the riverbank of Adelaide Festival Centre, with a view of surrounding buildings in the background.

You can access the venue by foot from North Ter­race, Ade­laide Rail­way Sta­tion, Ade­laide Oval, or King William Road. 

From North Ter­race, walk down the laneway along­side SkyC­i­ty Casi­no. From King William Road, you can walk over Fes­ti­val Plaza (there’s a lift and esca­la­tor down to the Dunstan Play­house lev­el) or along the Walk of Fame from Elder Park.

Meeting point

The Drama Centre Rehearsal Room is located below the Dunstan Playhouse. Please meet at the Dunstan Playhouse Foyer.


There is an acces­si­ble drop off area locat­ed off Fes­ti­val Dri­ve under the River­bank Footbridge.

A des­ig­nat­ed dis­abil­i­ty drop off is also avail­able 45 min­utes before per­for­mances. To access this drop off area, turn onto Fes­ti­val Dri­ve from King William Road, pass the Fes­ti­val Plaza car park entrance and stay left, dri­ving through the EOS Hotel vis­i­tor drop off loop to arrive at the Dun­stan Play­house access drop off. 

Taxi services

The best place to be dropped off by taxi is on King William Road at the Fes­ti­val The­atre or on North Terrace. There is also a drop off area locat­ed off low­er Fes­ti­val Dri­ve under­neath the River­bank Footbridge. 

Car parking

The nearest car park is located behind Adelaide Convention Centre on Festival Drive - next to the Riverbank Footbridge. The eastern lift will take you to the promenade level where it's a short walk to the theatre entrance. Visit the Adelaide Convention Centre website for more information. 

Public transport

Accessible by many forms of public transport. Including trains, buses, the tram (stop at Railway Station) and a free bus service that operates on a loop throughout the city and North Adelaide with stops on the corner of King William Road and North Terrace.

We want to make your visit as enjoyable as possible and offer many ways to assist if support is required.

Accessible seating

Patrons using a wheelchair and those unable to manage stairs can be seated in the balcony or on floor level depending on the venue configuration. 


Stair-free seating is available at the upper balcony level only. 


Accessible toilets are available at all Adelaide Festival Centre venues.

Assistance animals

Every theatre and event/function area of Adelaide Festival Centre is assistance animal friendly. 

Audio assistance

Space Theatre has hearing loop facilities, limited to particular seats in the venues.

Audience members who require hearing assistance are now able to enjoy the show via the Beyerdynamic Hearing System. Please advise the operator at the time of booking. 

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