Home' QFF Publications : AUSfolk 2010 Contents FORUMS AND ALL-INS HOW FESTIVALS HELPED US EVOLVE
Human evolution has been heavily influenced by our capacity to form cooperative groups
to stabilise our environment and to use our creativity to solve problems - it has not been
the individual that has allowed us to survive. Festivals are not just casual assemblies
designed to have a knees-up - they fulfil a number of essential tasks in our community.
This talk will describe the way in which the sacred is brought into focus, how the carnival
explodes into life, how communities then bring about important social change and why
knees-up are important to all of us.
Speaker: Neil Cameron
FRI Town Hall 9am
SHAKE IT UP - BEYOND ANGLO-CENTRIC AUSTRALIA
How many events are involved in the quest to broaden the perception of Australian
culture, particularly festival culture, as a celebration that can include a wide range of arts
beyond the Anglo Celtic cultural focus at Australian festivals? Presentations of folk culture
within events don't necessarily need to be performances. How can festivals and events
support the many cultures alive in Australia today?
Speakers: Dya Singh, Kavisha Mazzella, Keith Preston, John McAuslan, Sam
Cook, Jill Morgan
Host: Sim Symons
FRI Town Hall 1.30pm
I’ve always believed that
a lot of the trouble in the
world would disappear if we
were talking to each other
instead of about each other.
FOR THE DREAMING 2010
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