Home' Woodford Folk Festival : Programme 2013-14 Contents Talks
Naturopath, medical herbalist,
nutritionist and professional presenter,
Amina is passionate about sharing
her knowledge and experience. Her
interesting and entertaining approach
to health will leave you motivated and
inspired to be a healthier person.
HOW LETHAL IS YOUR FOOD?
How dangerous are the average food
choices Western society makes?
Uncover alternative beneficial options
to maintain optimum health.
FRI Blue Lotus 2:00PM
WHAT’S MAKING YOU
It can be challenging to maintain
optimum energy throughout life due
to overwork, poor nutrition, stress and
more. A look at how we can combat
exhaustion from a naturopathic and
MON Blue Lotus 2:00PM
Andrew was a Senator for Queensland
for the Australian Democrats from
1997-2008. He has continued to be
involved in green politics through
various roles with the Greens party, as
well as campaigning on animal rights
and migration issues.
FILM: MARY MEETS
Tasmania’s first asylum seeker
detention centre opens and local
knitting club member Mary is not
welcoming of the 400 male asylum
seekers from Afghanistan. Mary
finds herself in regular contact with
Mohammad, a 26-year-old Muslim,
after her knitting club donates beanies
to the asylum seekers.
SAT GREENhouse 4:30PM
WHAT NOW FOR
This session looks at the post-election
landscape and what issues and
strategies progressive people should
be focusing on now.
SUN GREENhouse 4:00PM
Andrew Powell MP
Andrew Powell is the Queensland
Government Minister for Environment
and Heritage protection. Andrew lives
in the Sunshine Coast hinterland
community of Palmwoods with his
wife and five children.
Official opening of the GREENhouse at
2013/14 Woodford Folk Festival by the
Queensland Environment Minister with
an overview of the year that was.
FRI GREENhouse 4:00PM
Activist, singer, builder and mother,
Anja shares insight and inspiration
on eco-lifestyles based on practical
experience gained from her twenty-five
years of international campaigning for
more sustainable lifestyles.
SMALL, SLOW, SIMPLE
Hear how the move from ‘more, bigger,
faster’ to ‘less, smaller, slower’ is key
to providing a better quality of life.
FRI GREENhouse 11:00AM
Anna is an environmentalist, activist
and author. The co-founder and
Chair of the Australian Youth Climate
Coalition, she is now a Director of
the Bob Brown Foundation and Green
MADLANDS: A JOURNEY
TO CHANGE THE MIND OF A
Anna took one of Australia’s high-
profile climate skeptics, former Finance
Minister Nick Minchin, on a journey
around the world aiming to help him
accept the science of climate change.
SAT GREENhouse 2:00PM
How do you address important issues?
Come and participate in a practical
workshop that will cover the basics
of starting a campaign, mobilising
supporters, picking your targets and
selecting tactics that will help you win.
SUN GREENhouse 11:00AM
Over the last five years AYCC have
been working hard through educating,
empowering, inspiring and mobilising
young people across the country. Hear
what the young and young at heart can
do in 2014.
WED GREENhouse 12:45PM
Ben is a Sydney based freelance writer,
journalist and author of two books: The
Family Law and Gaysia: Adventures in
the Queer East.
SAT Concert 4:45PM
POSTCARDS FROM THE
EDGE: ESSAYS FROM
In this session, hear from four of
Australia’s leading young thinkers on
what it means to live in 21st century
Australia: examining the social context
of issues including gender, sexuality
and cultural identity.
MON GREENhouse 2:00PM
Bernard holds a Master of Health
Promotion. For seven years he was
Head of the Global AIDS Programme
of the International Federation of Red
Cross and Red Crescent Societies
based in Geneva. As well as global
level advocacy, he has assisted with
HIV and sexual health programming in
more than forty countries.
Graffiti has its place in health care.
Bring along some felt tips and pens
and participate in transforming
current examples of illness promoting
advertising with wit and humour.
FRI Blue Lotus 3:15PM
CLOSING THE GAY GAP
Disparities in health outcomes exist for
minority gay, lesbian and transgender
communities when compared to the
rest of the population. What are these
issues and how can we close this gap?
TUE Blue Lotus 11:30AM
Bob Hawke was Australia’s longest
serving Labor Prime Minister from
1983 until 1991. He remains one
of Australia’s most popular and
enduring contributors in modern
Australia. This festival celebrates his
seventh visit to Woodfordia.
IN DEFENCE OF MODERN
Does our system of Government
work? Is it outdated? Do we get the
Government we deserve? Does our
democracy deliver policies of the
lowest common denominator? Bob
Hawke gives us his thoughts. Bring
SAT Concert 11:15AM
Blanche d’Alpuget is the author of
novels, biographies, essays, reviews
and articles for Australian, English and
American publications, including the
New York Times. After a twenty-year
break she has returned to fiction, with
a historical quartet. The first recently
published novel, The Young Lion, was
published this year.
IN THE TIME OF THE
LAUNCH - THE YOUNG LION
Blanche d’Alpuget’s return to writing
fiction is celebrated in this book
launch for The Young Lion. The book
is the first in a quartet set in 12th
century France and England in the
period of the glorious flowering of
troubadour culture. Blanche reads
excerpts from the book, talks about
the history of the time and the real
life characters, accompanied by the
troubadour music of the era.
SUN Folklorica 4:00PM
Bruce is a Wirri man of the Birri Gubba
nation of Central Queensland. He is
a curator of Indigenous Australian
Art at the Queensland Art Gallery/
Gallery of Modern Art. His curated
exhibitions have been internationally
recoginsed as significantly important
representations of Australian artforms.
MON GREENhouse 2:00PM
Clementine is a Melbourne based
writer, feminist and occasional
broadcaster. She writes on feminism,
pop culture and social issues.
Clemintine’s writing can be found in a
weekly column for Fairfax’s Daily Life
and ABC’s The Drum opinion blog.
MON GREENhouse 2:00PM
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