Performance Schedule

Contact Gabrielle Journey Jones to book a performance or workshop involving poetry, drumming or creative combination of both in Sydney, Illawarra and beyond.   Watch a few videos of Gabrielle's performances here


Performances & Workshops


26 - 28 July22-23 July NOWSA Conference. Performance, talk and workshop 

19 July - Poets Out Loud, Murwillumbah 

14 July - Soapbox Skills youth workshop, Armidale

13 July - Winter Blooming Festival, Armidale, workshops and performances 

4 July - Womyn's Drum Up Bega. Inaugural monthly drum circle at the Women's Resource Centre 

28 June - Queerstories Wollongong. Art Gallery

24 June - Online launch of Poetic Percussion Personal Sessions

25 May - Navigate Arts launch, Old Tanja Church

15 May - Fling:  youth hip hop project, Eden

28 April - Flash Fiction Weekend, performance and writers workshop, Canberra

13 April - Rainbow Wave Festival, Pambula, Far South Coast: Woomon Tide Feminist Writers stall

6 April - Issa Vibe, drum circle workshop and poetry performance, Tathra, Far South Coast

30 March - SheQu QWOC film night, performance and panelist, Red Rattler Theatre, Sydney

20 March - Inaugural weekly Drum Circle at the Women's Resource Centre, Bega


8 March - International Women's Day 

Drum Circle, Women's Resource Centre,  Bega 11.30am (part of First IWD Drumming Circle)

University of New England, Radio IWD take over day Interview on Feminism, 3pm

2 March - Cobargo Folk Festival, Poets Breakfast

26 February - Drum Circle Team Building workshop, South Western Sydney Local Health District SAS, Liverpool

16 February - Soapbox Skills workshop for Writers of the Far South Coast. 1pm - 330pm at Club Sapphire, Merimbula

13 February - Inaugural weekly lunch time djembe drumming classes,  Bega Valley Public School

4 February - Inaugural weekly "Womoon Tide Feminist Writers"  group, Old Bega Hospital Arts Centre

21 - 23 January - GERRIC UNSW Workshop for Red Room

16 & 19 January - Illawarra Folk Festival 2019

Poetry workshop and performances

17 January - Kids Day Out at Dapto

Illawarra Children's Book Council  

Drumming and poetry workshop


22 December - Summer Solstice (private event)

Poetry Writing Circle & Open Mic host

Far South Coast, NSW

20 November - Thirroul Library Poets (Facilitator)

5.30pm-6.30pm third Tues monthly

Thirroul Library, Lawrence Hargrave Drive

11 November - ACON Breast Screening Campaign drumming film shoot, Sydney


10 November - Wollongong Writers Festival: Kids Program, Viva La Gong

3 November - private wedding, drumming, Sydney

30 & 31 October - Red Room, Green Square school performance.

28 October - Old Bega Hospital fundraiser, drum circle.

27 October - Reclaim The Night, Campbelltown

Drum workshop and performance

25 October - Reclaim The Night, Illawarra

with Circus WOW "Silence We Carry"

+ commissioned work "Women are reclaiming our lives"

20 October - Story-Fest, Sydney workshop with Wil Roach 

"Bringing Everything" to creative community

19 October - Story-Fest, Sydney Slam Finals

Reading for Candy Royalle's book launch

16 October - Thirroul Library Poets (Facilitator)

5.30pm-6.30pm third Tues monthly

Thirroul Library, Lawrence Hargrave Drive.

5-7 October - Tasmanian Poetry Festival

Workshop and performances

27 - 30 September - Burning Seed 2018 NSW

with Tripple Treat (Deep house trance, spoken word & dance)

+ Drumming workshop at Kids Camp

7-17 September - Unspoken Words Festival, Sydney 

(Co-Producer, Creative Team)

16 September -  Small Business & Safer Spaces Sessions

Unspoken Words Self-Care Sunday

14 September - La Mia Musica

Celebrating Women and Culture

Sydney Fringe

12 September - Speak Your Own Medicine

Supper Unyoked with Unspoken Words

Sydney Fringe

9 September - Conscious Rhyme, Panel for Unyoked 

Sydney Fringe

6 September - EDGE Launch, Sydney "Splinters & Sparks"

Youth Theatre Performance (Co-Producer)

15 August - Program Launch & Open Mic

Unspoken Words Festival 2018

10 August - Liverpool Women's Services "Nite Under the Stars"

08 August -  Children's Book Council of Australia Illawarra-South Coast Branch, Primary School's Literary Lunch

03 August - She'll Be Right, Port Kembla

01 August - 6 September - "Splinter & Sparks" 

Youth Theatre Spoken Word Collaboration, Sydney (weekly)

26 July - Enough Said Poetry Slam, Wollongong

6th Birthday featuring Jesse Oliver

14-21 July - Girls Rock! Canberra

12-13 July - LGBTIQ Women's Health Conference, Melbourne

08 July – Ginninderra Press: Wild Anthology Readings, Adelaide

30 June - Cabaret Gone Wild! Circus Monoxide, Wollongong

29 June - Poets to the People: Performance Night, Sydney

15 June - TedX Sydney Hub: PoeTaster and Performance, Sydney

28 May - Shakespeare By Night

Solo Percussionist, Sydney

14, 21 & 28 May - New Outlook Storytelling Sessions with Kind Art Ed, Wollongong 

6 May - SheQu: Bring Everything Open Mic, host and feature with Cassy Judychair, Sydney

3 May - Black Wallaby Indigenous Writers “Dreaming Inside” Book Launch, Wollongong Art Gallery (South Coast Writers Centre special event for Sydney Writers Festival)

30 April - That Poetry Thing: Gabrielle Journey Jones and Andrew Galan, Smith’s Alternative, Canberra

6 April - She’ll Be Right, Port Kembla

3 April - Word in Hand: Betty Grumble and Gabrielle Journey Jones, Red Rattler Theatre, Sydney

25 March - Palm Sunday Refugee Rally, 


9, 16 & 23 March - Youth Unlocked Red Room Poetry Workshop at Green Square School, Sydney

8 March - International Women’s Day Events

South Coast Writers Centre IWD Power Voice. Wollongong Art Gallery

Bonnie’s Support Services IWD Candlelight Vigil, Liverpool Mall

An intimate night of ladies voices for I

IWD, Glebe

17 February - Kangaroo Valley Show

15 February - New Shoots Red Room Poetry Workshop at Kangaroo Valley Public School

21 January - Tamar Valley Folk Festival, Poets Breakfast, George Town, Tasmania

16 January -  PITPduggery Slam, Launceston

15 January - Poets For Dinner, Launceston

13 January - Cygnet Folk Festival, Poets Breakfast, Tasmania