Take your seat around the 'campfire' and hear OUR STORIES from local storytellers.


We would like to acknowledge that the land on which Adelaide Festival Centre sits is the traditional land of the Kaurna people. We respect their spiritual relationship with this country and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. This land has been a place of story-telling, movement, music and connection for over 60,000 years. And we take great pride in being able to honour those traditions today, tomorrow, and for years to come.

For many thousands of years, Australia’s First Nations people have been telling stories through dance, song, paintings, carvings, tools and spoken word – often around the campfire. These stories speak to the geography, value systems and cultural protocols of the country and people they belong to. But as we move toward more urban lifestyles, how will traditional storytelling be preserved?

Join artist and storyteller Sonya Rankine to hear about Winda the Owl – a Narungga story by Uncle Kevin O’Loughlin at the Adelaide City Library on 2 June, 23 June and 28 July 2022.
This special family storytime is presented in partnership with Adelaide Festival Centre’s OUR STORIES and includes a colouring-in activity, designed by emerging Narungga artist Shakaya Butler. 

Bookings will open in July.