Chilled-out end to red-hot festival
■ Red Earth Arts Festival wrapped up in Cattrall Park earlier this month with a chilled sundowner at REAF Recovery.
Residents were treated to the tunes of a variety of local musicians, stalls, food vans and a series of short Pixar films which proved a hit with local families.
City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said REAF provided the community with 10 days of high quality events serving to further enhance the arts and culture experience in the region.
Other REAF events on offer throughout last week included an immersive theatre show called Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience, a performance by the Gondwana National Indigenous Children’s Choir, a dance performance with local and professional dancers and a youth event.
Owner of local events company Wrapped Creations David Yakas said events like REAF brought about great opportunities for local businesses.
“We were so happy to be so involved this year from catering and bar management to event fit-outs and event co-ordination,” he said.
“We were able to get completely involved in this year’s festival and look forward to doing it all again next year.”
Thomas, 9, Ella, 6 and Claire Kershaw with Janette and Mike Yateman.
Local artist Aaron Hooper at REAF Recovery.
Dee Teale, Shanise Lawrence and Lahrohn Moreton.
Luke, 4, Ashley and Josh Morris, 4.
St John’s Ambulance volunteers Bronte Pember and Adam Erwin.
Local artist Mikey Smith entertaining festival goers at REAF Recovery.