Wednesday, February 18, 2015

CASTLEMAINE STATE FESTIVAL: Jan ('Yarn') Wositzky and Taffy Thomas 13 - 22 March 2015

This is the Festival's 40th Anniversary so there is much to celebrate.  A biennial event, the program includes music, visual art, dance and theatre. The Storytelling program is particularly rich this year but these are our top picks!

Jan ('Yarn') Wositzky’s  

Jan 'Yarn' Wositzky from Storytelling Vic will be there with his show Bilarni. It has been said, that Bilarni is Jan's finest piece to date, as he recounts his journeys 'up north' into Aboriginal Australia, tracking our greatest ever yarnspinner, WE (Bill) Harney (1985-1962). Jan plays Harney as well as many other characters, and brings us the best of Harney's writing and radio broadcasts, linked with his own stories from a land where everything and nothing is black and white.

Bilarni: details of festival performance HERE 
Castlemaine State Festival: HERE  

Taffy Thomas 
CreateAbility: Cultural Exchange

Taffy Thomas, Britain’s first Storytelling Laureate and friend of Storytelling Australia Victoria, will be appearing as himself at three performances. These shows are part of the FREE program listed under ‘Carnival of Community’ on the festival website.

CreateAbility: Cultural Exchange
14th  Sat: 12.30 pm
15th  Sunday: 11.00 am
21st  Saturday: 12.30 pm

Where:Victory Park,
Mostyn Street

Taffy will also be in the Food Garden on Sat 14 and 21 as part of the Fringe. Times tbc

To keep up with Taffy's appearances in Castlemaine, check  Free Events under 'Carnival of Community' at the Caslemaine State Festival HERE

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