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YARN-FEST

1-10 JUNE 2018

All events are $10

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Poetry Bootcamp

Friday 1 June, 4-6pm

Museum of Innocence, 33 Deakin Avenue

Zohab Khan is an educator, spoken word poet, motivational speaker, didgeridoo player, musician and hip-hop artist. Since 2006, Zohab has been building a formidable career in spoken word poetry, culminating in taking out the title of the Australian Poetry Slam Champion in 2014. Zohab runs poetry workshops across the world and is the co-founder of The Pakistan Poetry Slam. Bring along a piece of writing to work with and have the opportunity to perform at the Fringe Slam later in the evening alongside Zohab! (registration includes entry into Fringe Slam)

Fringe Slam

Friday 1 June, 7pm til late

Sandbar Attic, 45 Langtree Avenue

We are launching Yarn Fest in conjunction with the brand-new Mildura Fringe! An evening of Slam Poetry and hip-hop delights by our local budding artists. Featuring performances by Zohab Khan and his Poetry Bootcamp crew, as well as local hip hop artists and DJs. Mildura Fringe are shaking things up in the country and presenting a series of events that uncover local hidden gems, reclaim our urban spaces and celebrate the diversity of our community. All ages are welcome!

Breaking Bread

Saturday 2 June, 4-5.30pm

Museum of Innocence, 33 Deakin Avenue

Join Slow Food Mildura to break bread with our local growers and makers. Share in tastings of locally grown and produced food made with the Slow Food philosophy of good, clean and fair. Hear stories from the growers and makers themselves whilst you tantalise your tastebuds with the tastes of the stories told.

The Talking Dead

Sunday 3 June, 4-5.30pm

Nichols Point Cemetery, Karadoc Avenue

Gather at the gates of Nichols Pint Historic cemetery and stroll as dusk settles over the graves. Ponder the lives of those who came here for opportunity, adventure or asylum. Hear from our local tradie/Councillor Jason Modica as we explore the history of the cemetery and those who have been laid to rest in this loamy rise. BYO ouija board!

United Song

Tuesday 5 June, 7-8.30pm

Museum of Innocence, 33 Deakin Avenue

Kathy Dubois is a musician and singer who has worked with people in the community – including those with intellectual disabilities and mental health disorders - to write songs to share their stories. At times this process is cathartic for the person to help them to see a part of themselves, and enable them express a life event or feelings. Join this community song writing workshop- bring along an aspect of your life story or experience in our community and created a United Song.

Ten Minutes of My Life

Wednesday 6 June, 7-8.30pm

ArtRageUs Studios, 19 Magnolia Avenue

You can’t ask that! Well now you can. Gain some insight into the lives of our locals living with disabilities, and have the chance to ask those questions you were never sure were ok to ask. Jump on the Facebook page to submit your questions to our panel of ArtRageUs artists and performers. The evening includes a live Q&A, performances, and a mingling session with snacks and wine.

Dreamtime Under the Stars

Thursday 7 June, 6-8pm

Apex Park Beach, Cureton Avenue

Yarnpadii Nyngarna Kuunika Kulpa Marnii Paaka Guundiinoor. Come gather around the campfire, sit, talk, and share by the River. Bring your picnic rug and blankets, be welcomed by a traditional smoking ceremony, and share in some Johnny Cakes around the fire while hearing local historic stories from our Indigenous Elders and readings from our local Indigenous Writers Group.

Talking Taboo

Friday 8 June, 8-11pm

Fosseys Ginporium Study, 110 Eighth Street

Grab a G&T and bunker down in the Setts study for a secret session of Talking Taboo live on air with Hot FM. Fi Fi, Braddy, Beshy and Bridget will be drawing from the fascinating history of this once all-mens club, with real-life accounts read by the Master Ginventor himself. This live broadcast will invite all to join in the talk of one of our most taboo topics. Come along or tune in to 106.7FM.

Human Library

Saturday 9 June, 4-5.30pm

Museum of Innocence, 33 Deakin Avenue

There are fascinating stories of survival within our diverse community. Come along for your chance to sit and talk one on one with members of our local migrant and refugee communities. Hear from them directly in an intimate setting about their experiences, and gain advice in welcoming new people to our region from the Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council. Together we can create a community that comfortably and warmly welcomes new arrivals to Mildura! Bookings are essential for this one.

Off the Record

Sunday 10 June, 7-9pm

UpStart, 37 Deakin Avenue

Music evokes memories and nostalgia of definitive times in our life. In our fast-paced world, the art of sitting together and listening to records is becoming lost. Gather in the retro surrounds of UpStart, bring along one of your favourite vinyls, and share with us a story about it. MCing and record spinning by our very own Mayor and local radio champion- Mr Mark Eckel! Drinks will be available to purchase at the UpStart bar.


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