Classical music festival boosts community spirit

Tyalgum Music Festival

JADE MCGARRY The NSW country town of Tyalgum is using its annual classic music festival to bring the community together after a difficult August.   In August, fire destroyed several businesses in the small town of approximately … [Read more...]

Removing the taboo of mental illness

by Jade McGarry REMI drawing an enthusiastic crowd at the GrandePhoto cred: Dylan Crawford Finally, it feels like we can talk about mental illness and it’s about bloody time. The struggles faced by people silently enduring the pain of … [Read more...]

The Menstrual Revolution

by Jade McGarry “Half the world menstruates, so we may as well talk about it.” So says Fiona McKeague, member of the ‘Menstru-Revolutionaries,’ a team of women working to innovate the menstrual process and eradicate the internalised shame … [Read more...]

The Poets Breakfast – the most fulfilling meal of the day

by Jade McGarry 'Campbell the Swaggy' graces the stage at the Poets Breakfast Photo cred: Dylan Crawford Making an audience feel emotionally vulnerable by a group of strangers at 8AM in the morning is a tough gig, but the folk at the Poets … [Read more...]

The 33-Year Long Woodfordian tradition

by Jade McGarry John Emmett sets up for another busy day at Woodford Folk Festival Woodford's everchanging ethos of connection and understanding, has people coming back time and time again, to learn, grow and share ideas among likeminded … [Read more...]

Mu’ooz – the little food stall with a big story

JADE MCGARRY Saba Abrahams, founder of Mu'ooz, prepares the morning's Eritrean coffee More than 20-thousand refugees come to Australia every year, leaving many women, men and children experiencing unemployment, trauma and social … [Read more...]