Tree planting helps grows community inclusivity

Mathew Townsend and Councillor James Mackay

CONNIE SAVAGE Growing up, Mathew Townsend faced more challenges than the average child. At 18 months old he lost hearing in both ears and found himself isolated from much of the social world around him. Then, at the age of 12, he was diagnosed with … [Read more...]

Creative blacksmithing project entices Woodfordians

By Connie Savage Woodford Folk Festival attendees are re-imagining the possibilities of what they can build out of everyday junk. Paradijsvogelstraat (Bird of Paradise Street) uses the tools of blacksmithing, sculpture, recycling, gardening … [Read more...]

Fitzroy River in the Kimberley Region is “still under a lot of threat,” says Dr Anne Poelina and Dr Barry Traill

By Connie Savage Source: Woodford Artist ImageSource: Connie Savage Conversations at Woodford Folk Festival turned solemn when Dr Anne Poelina and Dr Barry Traill discussed the challenges of gaining long-term protection for the Kimberley … [Read more...]

Woodfordians keeping connected at the Lettering House

You can write letters to just about anyone whether you know their name or not from the Woodford Folk Festival Letting House Photo Meg Williams-Dell By Connie Savage At any given time, it’s hard to find a seat at Woodford Folk Festival’s … [Read more...]

Uncle Herb Wharton: poet, author and ambassador for Indigenous rights

BY Connie Savage For Uncle Herb Wharton, the Woodford Folk Festival is the perfect opportunity to call for more respect and recognition for the contribution of Indigenous people all around Australia. Celebrating his 84th birthday at his … [Read more...]