Sweet Mithi: The river that soured

The ever-expanding city of Mumbai has put immense pressure on the natural environment. Mumbai’s largest river, the mighty Mithi, now turned into a stormwater drain, wends through the city carrying with it the garbage and the sewage of millions. On … [Read more...]

Remarkable Tales podcast from the Woodford Folk Festival

https://soundcloud.com/user-101730111/episode-15-woodford-folk-festival In this episode of Remarkable Tales, we take you to the Woodford Folk Festival. The Griffith University student newsroom based on site has gathered tales from throughout … [Read more...]

Create Your Own Message of Peace at Woodford Folk Festival

by Anna Dreyer Amongst the dusty streets and festival sounds a small sanctuary beckons Woodford Folk Festival goers for a moment of peace. Featuring a large bed, crisp white sheets and rainbow cushions, the Embedding Peace installation pays … [Read more...]

Butterflies for Biodiversity

By Connie Savage The famous butterfly walk at Woodford Folk Festival Photo by Connie Savage Wandering around Woodford Folk Festival you may have noticed areas with large colourful signs emblazoned with the message: ‘RESERVED FOR … [Read more...]

Julie-Ann Lambourne urges entrepreneurs to embrace their mistakes

by Jade McGarry Julie-Ann Lambourne speaks of her brave mistakes at the Woodford Folk Festival photo by Dylan Crawford @seewhatdsees Adversities have not defeated Julie-Ann Lambourne, they have created her. Sharing her story of overcoming … [Read more...]

REVIEW The Cat Empire performance at Woodford Folk Festival

Review by Meg Williams-Dell  Felix Riebl whips the Woodford crowd into a torch frenzy Photo by Dylan Crawford From the second The Cat Empire stepped onto the stage and the jazz-funk party band began, with lights and beats pumping the … [Read more...]

Future of Woodford Folk Festival is with the youth

by Anna Dreyer Uncle Noel Blair with walking stick in hand, leads the Woodford Folk Festival welcoming ceremony. Photo by Dylan Crawford @seewhatdsees The future of the Woodford Folk Festival is held by the next generation, and they … [Read more...]

From Tent Cities to Tree Tops: The lives of Grassroots Activists

by Elizabeth Foster Jim Kay shows how a tree-sit protest is done at the Woodford Folk Festival. Photo by Elizabeth Foster @Fooster_Rooster You’d be hard strapped to find a music festival more environmentally conscious than the Woodford Folk … [Read more...]

The Environmental Community of Woodfordia

by Jade McGarry The plant a tree for five dollars initiative is one aspect of the Woodford Folk Festival's environmental emphasis. Photo by Meg Williams-Dell @dead_milk_photography The roots of the Woodfordian ideology are grounded in its … [Read more...]

Taking an uneven stroll up Homeanda Way

by Isaac Gregor Opening Ceremony spirits at the Woodford Folk Festival Picture Dylan Crawford @seewhatdsees We take exit 85 towards Kilcoy, heading north and finally fracturing off from the languid crawl of Boxing Day traffic – the mad … [Read more...]