The Village Festival and MainFM presents,
The Village Fire Garden Cancelled.
It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to cancel The Fire Garden.
This is the fourth lockdown to impact this project, which has ballooned our production timeline from 6 months to a year and a half. While we have persevered until this point, unfortunately we no longer have the resources for yet another postponement.
Our incredibly talented artists and crew met last night to make the difficult decision. While we are all severely disappointed with the circumstances, we still strongly believe in this beautiful project and what it will be one day.
For now, Uncle Ron’s mesmerising story, which has been treated with exquisite sound design by Justin Marshall, will still be broadcast via MainFM for the general public to hear. It truly is an incredible work in and of itself.
We now have to regroup, and then The Fire Garden will premiere next year.
Already the project is set to tour to Wangaratta and Melton in 2022. We will do all we can to include Maldon in that tour.
For all ticketholders, if you choose so, you are entitled to a full refund. You will be contacted by the Village to organise this.
Working as professional artists, technicians, storytellers and producers has never been more difficult. But stories like Uncle Ron’s must be told, and we will continue to battle through the uncertainty. We thank you for your ongoing support.
Stay warm and healthy
The Village Fire Garden Team
Refunds available through Humanitix:
This ambitious new production of enormous proportions will come to the Mount Alexander Shire.
The production is centred around an Indigenous Creation story of the river country of southern NSW told by indigenous educator and much loved storyteller Wamba Wamba man, Uncle Ron Murray.
Like the drive-in cinemas of yesteryear, Uncle Ron’s story will be broadcasted to the car radios of audience members parked around the Maldon Racecourse at night. Accompanying the creation story will be awe inspiring pyrotechnics, goliath puppets and beautiful projections, transporting the audience.
Music, Light, Sound and Story, all culminating in a spectacular fireworks display.
This show pays respect to First Nations traditions and it is a collaboration between indigenous and non-indigenous artists and performers living on Jaara country.
$45 tickets can be booked for an entire carload and all audience members will be invited to a special “afterparty” held back in the Village Square in the centre of Castlemaine with live music and entertainment.
Proudly supported by Multicultural Arts Victoria, Regional Arts Victoria, Australian Multicultural Community Services, Carers Australia, Creative Victoria, The Tap room and the Mount Alexander Shire.
There will be A bar will be operated by the lovely folks from The Taproom selling all your favourites plus hot chocolate, mulled wine and soup. BYO own mugs to get your fill of warm liquid.
Gates open at 18.30 show starts at 20:00, Please arrive early to get your park. Follow the signs to the box office.
Parking the cars in the right positions will take some time so please be early and patient.
There will be parking instructors guiding you to your spot.
While you are waiting for the show we will entertain you with some amazing pre show performances. Colourful characters will sell delicious classic snacks right up to your car windows.
This is a drive- in show where the story will be broadcast through your car radio and the visuals will be performed in front of yourcar. You will receive instructions about the workings of the show and how to tune into your radio when you arrive on site. Feel free to bring your transistor radio with you if you haven’t got a car radio…it works a treat.
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