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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Days for Girls turn periods into pathways

Days for Girls volunteer Di Fisher

MICAELA ABOODY International organisation Days for Girls is helping stop girls in remote communities and developing countries from taking days off school during menstruation by providing them with reusable sanitary items. The not-for-profit … [Read more...]

The Gold Coast’s Dreaming Mountain

JAKE GALLAGHER Jingeri Wallal Wahlu - Welcome! The ‘Dreaming Mountain’ Jellurgal at Burleigh Heads is a must visit if you want to learn more about the culture and traditions of the custodial owners of this land, the Yugambeh people. The Gold … [Read more...]