MORE CULTURE FOR FES TIVAL
INDIGENOUS custodians of the land will play a central role in this year’s Cultural Festival with the Traditional Owners Yarn Circle becoming a central hub at the event.
Traditional custodians of the land are inviting the Townsville community to come along and experience an exchange of culture, knowledge, arts and music at the Townsville Cultural Festival, running from August 9 to 13 at James Cook University Campus.
Operations manager Kaylicia Stott said that this year’s event would be bigger and better than ever as it was their second year at JCU.
“Now that we are all settled in, we have been able to really focus on the programming for the festival, allocating far more energy to the fundamental elements of theatre, comedy, dance, and art, for the community to immerse in and enjoy,” she said.
Members from both the Wulgurukaba and the Bindal nations will be teaching the community language, offering workshops, and holding separate healing circles for men and women, all week.
Indigenous elder Alfred Smallwood said it would be the first time they would be holding a healing circle for men at the festival.
Day and weekly tickets are now available online and range from $ 15-$ 50.