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Winter Solstice Festival 2019

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Northey Street City Farm

16 Victoria Street

Windsor

Brisbane, Queensland 4101

Australia

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The celebration of the Winter Solstice stems from ancient times, with humans observing this seasonal milestone in many cultures across the globe, having created spiritual and cultural traditions to celebrate the longest night of the year. At Northey Street City Farm, we have been celebrating the Winter Solstice for over 20 years with an annual festival of live music, dancing, talks and workshops for all ages, yummy food, a lantern parade and of course our mesmerising bonfire.

In 2019, our main stage will host a range of live music with local band Tin Star, singer songwriter Mark Moroney, the funky Formidable Vegetable Sound System, and Sunny Coast band Bearfoot rocking out some fine beats to groove to. You’ll also get the chance to join other’s in voice at our Big Singing Workshop before joining a community jam with over 50 African drums and some high energy African Dancing.

In our education precinct, our sustainable living educational talks and workshops will cover a broad array of topics from Micro Gardening and Ethical Investment, to ideas on how to retrofit suburbia and how to create more opportunities for kids to play in nature. With 16 talks in 4 hours across 4 tents, covering topics across Organic Gardening, Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share, there will be plenty to feed your brain with.

We also have a great Family Space that runs all afternoon with loads of Earth Arts and Upcycled Art activities for the kids and teens, lantern making workshops for all and opportunities for the kids to build forts and play games while mum and dad chill out on the grass. Our Solstice Ceremony, Lantern Parade and Bonfire will kick off after sunset, so the kids can join in the fun.

The festival will be zero waste again, with our food and drink stalls not handing out any single use items. To help us make this possible, please bring your own water bottle / keeper cup / plate / bowl / cutlery. If you forget or you’re travelling light, there will be crockery and cutlery available to hire for a gold coin fee. We will also have some awesome sustainable products available for purchase if you want to buy your Eating-Out kit on the day and then keep it handy for your next festival or everyday eating out needs.

There will be something for everybody at this great annual event. Final program will be released soon, so j
ump over to www.facebook.com/nscfsolsticefestival, give us the big thumbs up, that way you’ll be kept up to date with all the excitement as it unfolds. We will also share tips and options for making your festival more enjoyable and sustainable.

This is a family-friendly, alcohol and drug-free event. Sorry, no pets.

Please bring your ticket on your phone and ID to present at the gate for entry, rather than printing out your ticket/s. And please consider sustainable transport options…bus, train, car pool, ride (we have bike racks), walk, or dance-walk your way here :)


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Northey Street City Farm

16 Victoria Street

Windsor

Brisbane, Queensland 4101

Australia

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No Refunds

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