Program Category: Festival Club @ Bar Luna

As the sun sets, pull up a seat, order a cocktail and immerse yourself in the Festival Club @ Bar Luna’s free nightly program. No need to book, just bring yourself, your curiosity and a good sense of humor as some of the Festival’s hottest performers take to the Bar Luna stage.


Festival Club @ Bar Luna: Good Muslim Boy

Osamah Sami is living proof that the truth can be stranger – and more hilarious! – than fiction. From a boyhood spent dodging Iran’s ‘Piety Police’ to seeing his life …

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Festival Club @ Bar Luna: Where Australia Collides with Asia

Stow away on some of the most epic voyages of natural history with author and historian, Ian Burnet. Follow the fascinating footsteps of Banks, Darwin and Wallace and explore the …

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Festival Club @ Bar Luna: The Heart of Timor

Writer, activist and changemaker Dicky Senda’s work is rooted in a deep connection to his home in the highlands of Mollo, Timor. Hear the fascinating story of his social enterprise …

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Festival Club @ Bar Luna: Stories on Stage

From Sudan to Sri Lanka, Swiss writer and singer Brigitte Schär has thrilled audiences around the world with her signature theatrical blend of storytelling and performance. Welcome her to the …

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Festival Club @ Bar Luna: A Gastronaut’s Guide to the Globe

Tuck in to a gastronaut’s guide to the globe. For those who book their restaurants well before their airfares, and food lovers who want the lowdown on the most enticing …

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Festival Club @ Bar Luna: Wellmania: Misadventures in the Search for Wellness

$10 green juices and $150 yoga mats – the wellness industry has evolved into a “global industrial complex” according to Guardian senior writer Brigid Delaney. But does any of it …

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Festival Club @ Bar Luna: For Those Who Travel

“For those who travel the world is beautiful,” says Per Andersson, author of The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled From India to Europe For Love. Put down your …

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Festival Club @ Bar Luna: The Poet’s Club

Things are bound to get raucous as the Festival’s wizards of spoken word take over the stage and bring the Bar Luna basement to life. Beat, rhyme, lyric and verse …

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Book Launch: UWRF17 Bilingual Anthology Launch

Each year the UWRF puts a call out to emerging writers across the archipelago: send us your stories. From hundreds of submissions, the most remarkable new Indonesian voices are published …

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Festival Club @ Bar Luna: Indonesian Culture/s on Film

How do filmmakers tell stories in culturally specific terms, rather than imitating tropes absorbed from international cinema? Film studies pioneer David Hanan unpacks how major Indonesian directors have represented the …

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Festival Club @ Bar Luna: The Banda Journal

Comprising ten small islands that rarely appear on most maps, Banda saw some of the earliest European ventures in Asia. Photographer Muhammad Fadli and writer Fatris MF have spent three …

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Festival Club @ Bar Luna: Boneca de Ataúro

The first stop-motion film from the nation of Timor-Leste follows the story of rag doll Ataurina, who takes an adventurous journey across Ataúro island, 25km north of Dili. Featuring the …

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Festival Club @ Bar Luna: Read to Me

Join emerging and established Australian and international cartoonists Sarah Glidden, Rachel Ang, Thi Bui, Campbell Whyte, Josh Santospirito, Sarah Firth, Eleri Harris, Max Loh and Fionn McCabe for live storytelling. …

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