TRIBUNAL presented by Sydney Festival 2018

Welcome to the Australian Truth and Reconciliation Tribunal we’ve never had. Artists, lawyers, leaders and activists put Australia’s colonial past and murky refugee policies on trial in this powerful piece of political theatre. You be the judge.

Directed and co-conceived by Karen Therese, artistic director of PYT I Fairfield, and featuring Afghan performer Mahdi Mohammadi and Aboriginal activist and Elder Aunty Rhonda Dixon Grovenor.

Recommended for ages 12+

WHEN 17 -21 January

VENUE Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St Everleigh

BOOK ONLINE via the Sydney Festival Website OR 1300 856 876


Seen Tribunal and feeling inspired to take action?

Come to Fairfield High School on Saturday 10 February 2018 and support the refugee and asylum seeker parents who attend the Parent’s Café. It’s a program that helps newly arrived refugee parents to get involved in the Australian school system and support their kids. The Parent’s Café is also recognised by the United Nations as one of the world’s best practice enterprises for asylum seeker resettlement.

Over two hours, you’ll get to meet the Parent’s Café team, make some new friends, help out with their work in the garden, get some Iraqi cooking tips, and then be rewarded with an Iraqi feast prepared by the café crew. It’s free, but capacity is limited so you’ll need to register over here.


CAFES & GARDENS is an intimate season of Iraqi inspired performances, art installations, music, storytelling and dinner party events, bringing together members of the community, artists and audiences to highlight the amazing work of the Parents Café, acknowledged by the United Nations as one of the best refugee re-settlement programs in the world.

Come along for an incredible night of Iraqi-Australian food, culture and storytelling.

16–24 March, 6pm-9pm

Tickets: $35 +bf  

Please Note: Ticket price includes dinner and drinks and all performances for the evening. Each night is held at the Parents Cafe community gardens, on the grounds of the Fairfield High School.