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The Weekend Post - Cairns Eye - - Front Page - WELL­NESS FES­TI­VAL Un­til Oc­to­ber 15

Now in its fifth year in Cairns, the Bloom In­spir­ing Well­ness Fes­ti­val will show­case the best in healthy liv­ing and share the se­crets to trans­form­ing your life and mind­set on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 7. With an in­cred­i­ble line up of speak­ers in­clud­ing The Di­vine Com­pany founder Therese Kerr, au­thor Don Chisholm, Breathe Project founders Kat and Bodhi and more, Bloom In­spir­ing Well­ness cre­ator, Cairns busi­ness­woman and pre­ven­ta­tive health ad­vo­cate, Emma Lodge is look­ing for­ward to shar­ing the health and well­ness ad­vice from some of the great­est minds in the coun­try. There will also be ex­hibitors, health food, med­i­ta­tion and more. For tick­ets, visit JUTE The­atre’s lat­est pro­duc­tion to hit the stage is

The stage play fea­tures a twisted tale of two hap­less char­ac­ters, Jabba played by Doug Robins and Poker played by Natalie Tay­lor, sus­pended in a rot­ting dystopian land­scape. This witty play will se­duce view­ers into a col­laps­ing world where they can wit­ness the fi­nal show­down be­tween truth and delu­sion. On show un­til Oc­to­ber 10. Visit: for tick­ets. Go­ing Out brings to­gether works by Abo­rig­i­nal women artists based in North Queens­land. The ex­hi­bi­tion is an in­sight into the rich plant-gath­er­ing prac­tices of Indige­nous peo­ples and de­picts the var­i­ous types of na­tive flora they have col­lected for cen­turies. “Go­ing out” is a term used by Indige­nous peo­ples to sug­gest go­ing out fish­ing, gath­er­ing, col­lect­ing, hunt­ing or tak­ing much needed time out of their ev­ery­day lives to re­con­nect with Coun­try. It is dur­ing these out­ings that Indige­nous peo­ple draw on the re­sources of the land. The sub­trop­i­cal land­scape of North Queens­land pro­duces an abun­dance of na­tive food, plants and flow­ers that once formed the sta­ple diet for Indige­nous groups. Na­tive plants and flow­ers were also used for their medic­i­nal prop­er­ties, to cure and to heal, and spe­cific plants and roots con­tinue to be used for spe­cial hunt­ing pur­poses. The works in­clude paint­ings, prints, bas­ketry, tex­tiles, and ce­ram­ics, and con­vey each artist’s per­sonal re­sponse to the flora of their coun­try. Artists in­clude Cathy Snow, Heather Koowootha, Delissa Walker, Edna Am­brym, Delvine Richards, Eve­lyn McGreen, Rhonda Brim and San­dra Jerry.

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