Storytelling runs deep with Chasing Smoke

Lara Croydon of Casus Circus. (Photograph by Meg Williams-Dell @dead_milk_photography) By Isaac Gregor Storytelling is as foundational an aspect to community as a rigger is to a circus act, and only at Woodford Folk Festival, in an evocative … [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...]

REVIEW – Dan Sultan’s triumphant performance at Woodford Folk Festival

Dan Sultan made a victorious return to the stage at this year’s 2018 Woodford Folk Festival. Dan Sultan plays to a captive audience at the 2018 Woodford Folk Festival. Photo by Dylan Crawford. Fresh from a long break the acclaimed Australian … [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...]

Chris Tamwoy taps and strums his way in to the hearts of Woodford

by Isaac Gregor Chris Tamwoy captivating the audience at the event 'Always Has, Always Will Be' - The Grande, Woodford Folk Festival. An undeniable aspect of Woodford Folk Festival's ethos is connectivity, and that theme has acted as a catalyst … [Read more...]

Female skateboarders shred stigma

Indigo Willing at Rock Up and Rip

ASHLEE STENNER Girls of all ages around Brisbane are proving that skateboarding is not just a sport for boys, thanks to local group Girls Skate Brisbane. The group was created by three female skateboarders - Indigo Willing, Evie Ryder and Tora … [Read more...]

Music helps people with a disability

Music therapy with children

MICAELA ABOODY Music is a powerful thing. It can make your happy when you’re sad and arouse memories of particular times, places and moments that you thought you’d forgotten. But, for people living with physical and intellectual disabilities, … [Read more...]

Gamers return to dungeon in droves

JANELLE MILLER Renee Booker, a photo-lab assistant at Tweed Heads Big W, has a secret fantasy life. Every Saturday night Ms Booker gathers with her friends to become a blue-skinned healing cleric with vampire-like teeth and ram horns. Ms Booker is … [Read more...]

Doors open to Brisbane’s hidden gems

Archerfield Airport

JACOBBE McBRIDE AND STAFF WRITERS This year’s edition of Brisbane Open House promises to be bigger and better than ever, giving visitors the chance to explore a treasure trove of buildings and places that are normally hidden from the public … [Read more...]

Band uses music to focus on mental health

Vesper Green

GABRIELLE ZGRAJEWSKI In any creative industry, issues with mental health, self-esteem, drug and alcohol addiction and financial instability are real and pervasive problems, and the Australian music industry is no exception. But musicians such … [Read more...]