The Village Winter Festival – Castlemaine
Saturday June 21st 2014.
Midday to midnight.
Stories told and shared through theatre, puppetry, song, food and fire.
After 2013’s success The Village Winter Festival returned to Victory Park Castlemaine, celebrating the art of storytelling for young and old.
The Village in Winter Festival was developed around the concept of an old European village, a medieval carnival featuring storytelling, music and performances all this created around a central heart-warming fire sculpture. The Village Winter festival presented loads of local artists including Global Gardens Art running a Global Gardens Stage of world music and dance, The Living Library by local artist Lisa Donofrio, Georgia Snowball’s Promenade Locale and a local Talent show programmed and hosted by the local FReeZA kids.
There were also exciting winter specials: The famous Village Dog Show, So You Think You Can Interpretative Dance, great food made by local food lovers, mulled wine, chestnuts, fire sculptures, pedal powered installations and games, variety shows, creative workshops and much more.
Here’s the program!
12.00: Welcome to Country by local Jaara Jaara Elder Ricky Nelson – Global Gardens Stage
12.15: Guinean music performance Sayon Souare & Molly Crow
12.30: Bernie and his Amazing Unicorn – Sunhouse
Great short show for kids
12.50: Tango dance workshop with Marco Amati and Katharine McKinnon – Global Gardens Stage
1 – 6: Charlottes Web Readathon – Leonie’s Caravan
1.15: Porcelain Punch Kids Special – Sunhouse.
1.30: Klezmer music performance with KGB Collective – Global Gardens Stage
2.00: Castlemaine Circus Inc Workshops for kids.
2.00: The Living Library- stripy tent
2.00: Start of Charlotte’s web readathon- caravan with Polly the Pig
2.20: Folklore song and dance workshop with Jane Thompson & Thais Sansom – Global Gardens Stage
3.00: Bernie and his Amazing Unicorn – Sunhouse
3.00: The Famous Village Dog Show. (Make a dog costume with Jules at the Marquee De Sideshow.)
3.30: Indonesian Gamelan music, dance performance and workshop with Mugi Rahayu – Global Gardens Stage
3.30: FREEZA kid’s Variety Show – Sunhouse
4.30: So You Think You Can Interpretative Dance – Sunhouse
Super fantastic! Dancing to Rock Anthems!
4.50: European music performance from Bella Frisky
ROVING, WORKSHOPS, GAMES, etc.
Uncle Phil’s Coconut Scrapping, Sam Bews’ storytelling, Living Library, Porcelain Punch The Twins!, Nuku’s Game, Paddy with his Double Eagle and Plonk the Destroyer, Tim Tim, Dog Costume Making, hat and spider making PLUS lots of art and installations
5.40: Synchronised Swimming and Flash Dance – Mainstage
6.15: FIRE EVENT!
7.00: The Ern Malley Affair – Mainstage Music
7.00: Promenade Locale – Tour of the town with Georgia Snowball
7.00: Porcelain Punch Travelling Medicine Show – Sunhouse
The hit sideshow/cabaret!
7.15: Andrew Mckenna story telling – Moonhouse
7.30: The Bird – A Shadow Play – Stripey Tent
8.00: Ghouls Gambit – Mainstage Music
8.00: Dr Professor Neil Portenza – Moonhouse
Funny, unpredictable, genreless – hit show from Comedy and Fringe festival.
8.00: Promenade Locale
8.30: Village Variety Show – Sunhouse
8.30 The Bird – A Shadow Play – Stripey Tent
9.00 Burnt Sausages – Mainstage Music
9.30: James Griffin Stories and songs – Moonhouse
10.00: Pork Chop Party – Mainstage Music
Gothic country duo – a bit wrong
10.30:Dance Your Socks of: a kind of country festival club dance and warm up before going home- Sun House
10.40: Exit Crowd – Mainstage Music
ROVING, WORKSHOPS, GAMES, etc.
Ten Minute Dance Parties, Gerkin Kahn!, Inter active games, Slot cars, Chestnuts ladies, Tarot Natta, PLUS lots of art and installations