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100 Ways to Happy
Children: A Guide for Busy
What’s more important than
the happiness of your children?
Psychologist and academic, Prof.
Timothy Sharp (aka Dr Happy),
outlines how to give children the best
opportunity to live happy lives. Packed
with real-life anecdotes,100 Ways to
Happy Children provides a way for
busy parents to rethink the roller-
coaster ride of raising children.
FRI Blues/Roots 11:00AM
50 Ways of Saying
On the brink of adolescence, sweet,
theatrical Billy was never cut out to be
a farmer, preferring to escape into a
fantasy world where he can become
his favourite space heroine, Lana.
A flm about growing up and sexual
awakening. Infnitely real, funny, and
THURS Blue Lotus 6:30PM
Acro Yoga and Music
Gwyn Williams brings us his original
and diverse style of acro yoga,
demonstrated in harmony with live
musicians Rasayana. Acro yoga is
relatively new and energetic in the
yoga arena. You will be impressed and
inspired by watching this wonderful
WED Blue Lotus 4:00PM
African Cultural Party
A cultural variety show of traditional
and contemporary African performance
including Congolese Soukous and
Rumba, Burundi drumming and
dance, songs, more drumming, more
dance, stand up comedy, hip hop and
Zulu dance, plus theatre and drama/
comedy all packaged up into a 2 hour
concert. Fimbo Boyz, Indangakaranga
Burundian and Jambo Africa.
FRI Folklorica 4:00PM
African Dance Workshop
Dance is at the heart of all traditional
Ghanaian society. Learn the Baajo
dance, a social dance for meeting and
mixing. Taught by Nii Armah from Baala
Baajo. Hydration required.
WED The Chameleon 1:00PM
Gum-Boot dancing originated at the
mines in South Africa. Learn Gum-Boot
dancing, body percussion and songs
that are a part of the dancing repertoire
in this fun and energetic workshop.
Hydration required. Sam Okoth.
SUN The Chameleon 3:30PM
African Tribal Dance
Join Nii Armah and Sam from Baala
Baajo to learn Kwenu, a traditional rain
dance from the Ga Tribe of Ghana.
MON The Chameleon 1:30PM
After Copenhagen - What
Did It Mean?
This festival is ten days after the
United Nations Framework Convention
on Climate Change in Copenhagen.
Greenpeace Head of Campaigns,
Steve Campbell includes updates
and analysis. What was
achieved, what was not,
what is still to be done and
where to now?
History, Facts, Future
Come and share information
on this current and important
topic. Get the low down on this
vaccination and its history with
Australia’s leading researcher
Meryl Dorey. Vaccination
can be necessary in certain
lifesaving. However there are
times when this is questioned?
TUE Blue Lotus 2:30PM
African Zulu Dance
Come along and learn those
beautiful and famous Zulu
dance moves, driven by West
African drumming - a hands on,
interactive dance workshop.
Hydration required. Jambo Africa.
FRI The Chameleon 10:30AM
All-Star Blues Jam
Mojo Webb hosts this years All-
Star Jam Party at the Blues and
Roots stage. Bringing together
artists in an impromptu session
of sensational jamming and
spontaneous musical interaction.
Wrap up the festival in style with
Mojo and some special guests at the
Blues and Roots.
FRI Blues/Roots 11.00PM
Animal Dreaming Wisdom
Discover the inherent relationship
we have with animals, how we
communicate with them and what
they represent, symbolically, in our
daily lives and path of healing. Take
a personal journey through ancient
animal totemism, mother
earth in our modern
day world. Scott
SUN Blue Lotus
Arab and Oriental Fiddles
This concert features performances
from world class players of bowed
spike fddles from Iraq, Iran, China and
Northern Africa. From Iraq and Iran
come the Joze and Kamanche. From
China, the Erhu and Zhonghu and from
Sudan, original ancestor of them all,
the Rebab or Rebbaaba.
WED Folklorica 1:30PM
Architecture’s Role in
Architecture and lifestyle are
inextricably linked. How might
we collectively re-evaluate the
fundamentals of our culture and the
artefacts that perpetuate it? Come on
a journey from detail through to the
macro of a deep green architecture
designed to sustain communities
focused on equitably localising life
essentials. Steph Zannakis.
WED GreenHouse 12:00PM
a - z listing of shows, workshops, ceremonies, flms, talks,
forums, performance art, debates, installations, galleries ...
tales carnivale melody myth rhapsody ritual tales dance pilgrimage fable romance tradition mystery
3 Minutes of Silence
On the sounding of the village
bell, organisers have called for
3 minutes of silence. Share a
private moment with thousands
while contemplating the past,
the future and a sense of the
moment or remembering
absent friends. Wherever you
might be in the festival – light
your candle, be silent, be still.
Then let’s party!
AnimArti Film Festival
AnimArti Film Festival presents a
series of animated flms, short and
long, which illustrate the infnite ways
that flmmakers get creative with the
simplest of devices to tell their stories.
FRI Arti.Arti 9:00AM
African Ancestral Music
Traditional music of the M’bira -
the Zimbabwean thumb piano,
and Kenyan Nyatiti lyre-harp
feature in this concert. The M’bira
is sometimes referred to as the
voice of the ancestors while the
Nyatitis direct ancestor found its
way to Kenya 2,000 years ago
from the Nile Valley. Tichawona
Mashawa and Sam Okoth.
WED Folklorica 11:30AM
Tichawona Mashawa (left) Harvie Krumpet (upper left)
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