Secret Garden Festival 2015

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What do you get when you take a dairy farm, a bunch of performance artists and several thousand hipsters at a dress up party? The wonderful thing that is Secret Garden Festival. I was blown away by how gorgeous the property and site was, it was delight to explore little fairy lit pathways through the rain forest, silk draped grottoes …

Next Gigs! Secret Garden & the Last Resort

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Upcoming Gigs Hopefully you already have tickets to the legendary Secret Garden Festival this weekend, because it is well and truly sold out! If you are traipsing around in your animal onesie / stripey pajamas and you catch me on one of the performance stages be sure to come over and say “oh hai!” Secret Garden Festival burlesque / puppetry …

Subsonic & Enough Said

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Summer is just around the corner and that means its time for swimming in rivers, lying on beaches and camping. It also means I’ll be appearing exotic locations such as charming Wollongong and luscious Barrington Tops. Enough Said Wollongong If you’re based down the coast or up for a really pretty train ride, please come and join me at Enough …

Young Henry’s Sunny Saturday

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I was delighted to be resident puppeteer last Saturday at Young Henry’s inaugural Small World Festival. The sun was shining, the gin and tonics were flowing, and native flower bedecked the table settings. Children frolicked amongst fashionable food stalls. Street artists painted while we watched. The music was fun and cheerful, with a parade of showmen gracing the stage. True …

Dili Debrief #3

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Definitely one of the absolute highlights of my entire trip to Timor Leste was my visit to Ba Futuru, a centre promoting educational and peace building activities for children and young people. Literally meaning, ‘for the future’ the centre is a major beacon of peace in Dili and delivers a wide range of projects from theatre classes, after school activities …

Psyfari Debrief #1 Arts Program

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Last month I had the great pleasure of programming all the arts content for Psyfari Festival. This festival has been running for about five years in the spectacular Capertee Valley and features a gorgeous array of live and electronic music across three stages, complete with markets, workshops and food. The decor, programming and general vibes all respond to the theme: …

Its a Small World After All

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Its a small world, especially in Sydney and even more so in Marrickville. This weekend you can catch me performing everyone’s favourite scallywag, ‘Old Mate’, roving around with Umbrella Theatre at Young Henry’s ‘Small World Street Festival’. These guys have been making serious waves with their micro/craft brewery, small bar and events. Their cloudy apple cider is something special and …

September Theatre Reviews

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September is upon us & that means Sydney Fringe Festival season has begun. There’s a load of fantastic theatre in town, both in the Fringe program and independently. The Bookbinder – Trick of the Light Theatre – Better Read Than Dead This captivating fairy tale style story just charmed the pants of me. First of all you walk into the …

Dili Debrief #1: Dili Folk Club

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Down a dark street by the seaside in the tumultuous town of Dili, on the island of Timor Leste, there is a warm little haven in a fairy lit living room. Come Thursday evening, the room fills with diplomats, Timorese musicians, Australian expats and neighbors. There is wine, snacks and laughter. This is Dili Folk Club. I was lucky enough …