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Great Band Competition: Finals
The heats have been hot, now let’s see what they’ve
got! See the sauntering, swaggering, Spinal-Tap
antics of bands that have been playing together for
a grand total of four days when the now-polished
(let’s hope) groups compete for a chance to
become The Great Band Comp Champions. It’s the
fnal showdown at the OK-sounding music corral.
FRI Blue Lotus 10:15PM
Great Band Competition: Champs
Thrown together by chance, this band has battled
it out with dirty tricks and even dirtier licks to
become the Great Band Competition Champions.
This is your once - perhaps your only chance
to see them before they either a. break up or b.
start investigating options for European tours and
planning their merch line. Winners, we salute you.
SAT Bazaar 2:30PM
Great Green Debate: The Spirit of
Resistance (still) Lives!
Is our society a stronghold of ‘agents of change’
who can still unleash the power and spirit of
resistance? Or are we a docile society believing it
is our governments’ responsibility to look after our
environment; see justice is done and care for our
social and spiritual needs? Chair Ian Mackay, Judge
Ian Dearden, Prof Ian Lowe, Dr Wendy Sarkissian,
S. Sorrenson, Penelope Swales,Yollana Shore and
Ian Cohen MLC.
TUE Concert 6:00PM
Our green innovators promote their
particular brand of green in unique ways.
Patrick Hearps explains how Beyond
Zero Emissions launch their strategies;
Maryella Hatfeld uses flm; David Wyatt
uses his commercial experience; Don
Saxby uses his converted electric vehicle
as his showpiece and Sidonie Carpenter uses
her experience in landscape design to promote
FRI GREENhouse 4:00PM
Our mythbusters put some widely-held beliefs
permanently to rest. Myths such as: Nuclear Power
is cheaper and cleaner than renewables; Renewable
energy can’t supply baseload power; Wars give
us freedom; Cities and biodiversity don’t mix and
more. Hear the myths exploded with Dr Darryl
Jones, Dr David Mills, Professor Ivana Milojević,
Graeme Taylor, Richard Sanders, Patrick Hearps
and Tim Hollo.
FRI GREENhouse 2:00PM
Guitar Accompaniment for Irish
Dubliner Alan Kelly and Queensland folk legend
Steve Cook take you through all you need to know
when accompanying Irish tunes on the acoustic
guitar. Anyone who knows The Barleyshakes know
that this won’t be a quiet workshop ...
TUE Guinness 10:30AM
Guitar: Theory on the Neck
Guitarists (and players of other necked instruments)
can learn that musical theory can be seen as maps
on the neck. Learn the basics of chord and scale
theory in a way you can immediately apply to your
playing and composition. This intermediate to
advanced workshop is slightly technical and theory
based. Bring paper and pen.
SAT House o’Learnin 9:00AM
Gypsy Dance Basics Workshop
Learn basic steps and moves from the Gypsy dance
tradition of Europe with Tereza Lolo.
TUE Dancehall 1:15PM
Gypsy Twilight Dance Party
Join Soul Gypsy for a relentless night of frenetic
music and great fun. A feast for your ears, butter for
your soul, and hot coals for your feet. Great rhythms
and fabulous dancing to be had by all.
TUE Dancehall 5:30PM
Gypsy Wedding Razzle-Dazzle
A concert of Gypsy rhythms and vocals blended
into a rich tapestry of music reminiscent of a Gypsy
wedding party. Gypsy classics and favourites from
Macedonia to Moscow and fast paced fancy Gypsy
violin and fashy dancing are featured.
TUE Folklorica 7:30PM
Handmade Puppet Dreams Short
This selection of short puppet flms is whimsical,
comical, sometimes poignant and always
astonishing. The flms feature handmade puppet
characters and stories from our dreams. Some
flms are more suitable for mature
The story of a boy, his mother and the magical
worm that brings them closer together.
Huxley is a monkey trapped in a lab. Secretly he
harbours dreams of playing Hamlet. Can he escape
from his tormentors and realise his theatrical
Set to the evocative sounds of taiko, koto, and
throat singing, Yamasong chronicles the fantastic
journey of a patchwork girl and a tortoise warrior.
Jonathan Harker journeys to Transylvania to reclaim
what is his. Evil rules the night in this retelling of the
story of Jonathan Harker and Dracula.
Mister Pink and Horsy
A story of companionship and longing between
Horsy and a fuzzy pink creature called Mister Pink.
Hold Me Now
Puppets Mario and Fafa the Groundhog (and
friends) perform in the music video clip of
Hold Me Now, from The Polyphonic Spree’s
album. An inspirational song for troubled times.
FRI Blue Lotus 8:20PM
SAT Arti.Arti 9:00AM
Hang In there
An aerials programme for adult beginners,
introducing basic skills for tissue (hanging cloth)
and lyra (aerial hoop). Due to ftness and size
requirements, participation is at
the discretion of the trainers.
This session is always popular
so best to sign up on the
frst day of the festival and
commit to coming for every
session – this is one circus
skill where you really have
to hang in there.
MON – FRI Circadia
rhapsody mask artistry balladry ceremony journey curiosity mirth pilgrimage fre legend lore ritual
Health Holistic Partner Yoga
Enjoy body springing, mind zinging yoga. Playfully
explore your body and mind with these hands
on health yoga sessions. Nurture your body with
energising yoga poses and interactive health
techniques suitable for all ftness levels. You can
arrive alone and meet a partner at the session.
MON WED FRI Village Green 7:00AM
Health Holistic (right)
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