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...]

Australia’s biggest fire ceremony is at Woodford

Anna Dreyer and Haley Smith Woodfordia is a place of many traditions, rituals and customs with its closing fire event one of the biggest ceremonies in Australia. Woodford Folk Festival Fire Event Director Alex Podger. Photo: Meg … [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...]

Cartoons in the age of Fake News with Sean Leahy

By Elizabeth Foster Renowned Australian political cartoonist Sean Leahy is back at Woodford, focusing on the relationship between cartoons and fake news. Sean discussed his career, asking the audience to not hold his history writing for The … [Read more...]

Electric Fields Debuts Eurovision Song on NYE

by Anna Dreyer At midnight on New Year’s Eve, Electric Fields took to the stage at the Woodford Folk Festival and performed their song 2000 and Whatever for the first time. In February this year the modern electric soul duo will compete in … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Step in to the world of “The Game”

Snuffles - Death's Assistant. (Dylan Crawford @seewhatdsees) By Isaac Gregor There’s a world within a world here at the Woodford Folk Festival – it’s called The Game. A fantastical journey through time and space, where factions compete and … [Read more...]