Supporting the Woodleigh School Community Fund
When: Saturday 28th July 2018
Time: 11am - 3pm
Where: Woodleigh School Senior Campus, 485 Golf Links Road, Langwarrin South
Acknowledgement to Country, Smoking ceremony with didgeridoo playing, Group didgeridoo led meditation session, Didgeridoo healing sessions, Spear throwing, Traditional fire making, Basket making, Felting demonstration, Spinning demonstration, Indigenous music, Woodleigh student musicians, Aghort/Sheep Show Team display, Indigenous Exchange information stand, Kids Corner activities, Food and drink stalls
The Woodleigh Beanie Festival is based on the Alice Springs Beanie Festival which is a community-based event that began in 1997 with a ‘beanie party’. The Festival was organised to sell beanies crocheted by Aboriginal women in remote communities. It has since grown into a fun event where Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists share their culture and exhibit together. The Festival is unique because of the incredible amount of community participation and the unique ties with local Aboriginal organisations.
The Woodleigh Beanie Festival is now in its third year and school leadership recognise the fit of this eclectic event with Woodleigh values and are keen to grow the Festival and make it a major fundraiser for the whole school. It is designed to be a community building event that brings together students, parents, staff and friends from all three campuses, together with local Indigenous groups, collaborating to promote reconciliation and the arts whilst raising funds to support the Woodleigh School Community Fund. The aim is to have fun and provide our community with the opportunity to be a beanie maker, wearer or supporter.
All the beanies entered are judged in the competition and there are 14 different categories for your beanie to be judged in!
11:00am Gates open
11:30am Official welcome, acknowledgement of country, smoking ceremony and didgeridoo
2:30pm Beanie competition winners announced (Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Gallery)
3:00pm Woodleigh Beanie Festival comes to an end!