Home Festival 2012 Reminisce & Enjoy

Home Festival is a free, all-ages event held in the beautiful Raymond Park, just behind the Pineapple Hotel in Kangaroo Point. Please join us in a celebration of everything that makes home what it is – whatever that may be! 

This was its website for several years. The content below is from the site's 2012 archived pages.

Reminisce and enjoy!

 

Join us on Saturday 25th August, 2012

Workshops & Activities

WORKSHOPS

Every person we have ever met has an enviable skill and we want to learn them all! We can’t learn what no one will teach us though, which is precisely why we are asking for all the talented people of Brisbane to put their hands up and shout out loud, “I have something to share with you!”

Scroll down to meet all of our skilled and crafty artists!

To learn where and when you can find workshops, check out the Home Festival Workshop Program.

THE BIKE BUS – with Turnstyle Community Hub

Turnstyle Community Hub will return to Home Festival this year. Come and talk to them about bicycles and fostering community culture in the city. Due to popular demand, Turnstyle will be bringing along that well-known West End cultural icon, the bike bus.

We asked Turnstyle’s Joe Hallenstein …

1. Where is your favourite room in your home and why?
The verandah. If you had one, you’d know why.

2. What one word would best sum up your idea of what ‘home’ means?
Hemma

3. What are you hoping the Home Festival will be for those who come along?
Fun!

4. Difficult, but please try, what are your 3 favourite bands?
Rubber bands, elastic bands, and arm bands.

5. What’s your favourite location around Kangaroo Pt?
Anywhere along the river.

STENCILING – with Willy Dee

One of Brisbane’s most renowned stencil and street artists will be showcasing what stenciling is all about. We have invited Willy to share his talents and help you create your very own Home Festival creation.

We asked Willy …

1. Where is your favourite room in your home and why?
My lounge room, it’s the biggest room in the house and contains all my visual and audio needs and plenty of space for art.

2. What one word would best sum up your idea of what ‘home’ means?
Comfort.

3. What are you hoping the Home Festival will be for those who come along?
A fun and exciting day of entertainment, learning and culture, hopefully take home a new interest or skill, or make some new friends.

4. Difficult, but please try, what are your 3 favourite bands?
R.A.M.O.N.E.S, R.A.M.O.N.E.S, RAMONES

5. What’s your favourite location around Kangaroo Pt?
A little known of place called Burtons bat cave, home to thousands of micro bats and a nice dark place to get away from society

EXPERIENCE VIETNAMESE CALLIGRAPHY
- with Miss Tourism Vietnam

Calligraphy is the art of handwriting. Every language and culture has its own history of calligraphy foundation and development all over the world. Particularly, in Asian culture, Calligraphy is highly estimated as the art of implying emotional and symbolic significance to the sign as well as its meaning and thoughts and feelings of a Calligrapher. At the “Home Away from Home” tent this year, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the timeless charm of Vietnamese Calligraphy with Miss Tourism from Vietnam Huynh Thi Ngoc Han (Han Huynh). All the materials are provided. Are you ready to handle our bamboo brush?

We asked Miss Tourism Vietnam …

1.    Where is your favorite room in your home and why?
My favorite room at home is the ground floor where my parents have their shoes showroom. It sounds a little bit different with Australian home, but it is quite popular in my home country Vietnam where entrepreneurs have business at their private home. I love that space as my family spends the most time together there, meeting with our customers, listening to their stories while they enjoy our beautiful designed shoes.

2.    What one word would best sum up your idea of what ‘home’ means?
Love. We can’t grow up without love from home. And we can’t build a home without love.

3.    What are you hoping the Home Festival will be for those who come along?
I hope all people who come along to Home Festival will have a feeling that they have another home-away-from-home here in Brisbane and enjoy the festival with the workshops and traditional showcases. No matter where you came from, I believe that “home is where your heart is”.

4.    Difficult, but please try, what are your 3 favorite bands?
The Carpenters, The Beatles and ABBA.

5.    What’s your favorite location around Kangaroo Point?
I love the river side area with the city view over the river -just so peaceful and beautiful.

NATURAL TOTEM MAKING WORKSHOP
- with Helen

I invite people of all ages and abilities to come and either rekindle their creative spirit or let rip their already budding artistic talents in my Natural Totem Making Workshop. This resourceful and explorative workshop will inspire you to look, discover and then imagine the creative possibilities that are just waiting to be found in our own backyard or our neighbours!!

We will experiment and ‘play’ with:

  • Lots of different recycled and natural resources
  • Water based paint and spray paint
  • Glue and yummy decorative ‘stuff’

Your totem can evolve into anything you can dream up; it could be a Totem that celebrates:

  • ‘Hope’, ‘Strength’ or ‘Love
  • The ‘Protection of Our Wildlife’
  • Or perhaps  weird and wonderful ‘Creature’

At the end of the workshop it would be wonderful if you were able to display your totems as a Totem Garden as part of the Home Festival Celebration.

We asked Helen …

1. Where is your favourite room in your home and why?
My bedroom because I LOVE reading and sleeping and I have created a beautiful space to enjoy this

2. What one word would best sum up your idea of what ‘home’ means?
Heart

3. What are you hoping the Home Festival will be for those who come along?
A creatively inspiring, relaxed and joyous occasion where the community can explore their creative spirit, share skills and have fun in a safe and beautiful environment

4. Difficult, but please try, what are your 3 favourite bands?
Matchbox 20, Jewel and Newton Falkner

5. What’s your favourite location around Kangaroo Pt?
I do not know Kangaroo Point very well so I am looking forward to the pleasure of finding my favourite location 

MENDING – with Kelly Marie

At Home Fest I plan on sharing my “domestic” skills to teach all interested parties how to repair clothing, an important skill for both extending the life of favourite pieces, which also comes in handy whilst travelling. I will be covering four pillars of clothing repair:

1. Re-Attach: Attaching bra clips, buttons, press studs and eyelets

2. Replace: Replacing drawstrings and elastic

3. Repair: Hemming, repairing rips & patching, repairing seams

4. Renew: Using a quick-unpick to detach lace, buttons, shoulder pads

5. Free repair: Tackle any brought projects with issues not covered in the first four sessions.

I was not at the first annual Home Fest and this year I am looking foward to meeting some interesting types, sharing some skills and picking up new hints and tips on a wide array of practices!

We asked Kelly Marie …

1. Where is your favourite room in your home and why?
I like the bedroom in myhouse because it is a dragons’ den of colourful prints and glittery objects, and has an ornate fireplace. I am also partial to a good sunroom.

2. What one word would best sum up your idea of what ‘home’ means? 
Sanctuary.

3. What are you hoping the Home Festival will be for those who come along?
I am hoping that a good day will be had by all.

4. Difficult, but please try, what are your 3 favourite bands?
Oh my goodness, who cares? That being said, my favourite albums are most likely:
- Crudbump Nastyjams
Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane over the Sea
- Okkerville River All of them. I am not even kidding, don’t make me choose.

5. What’s your favourite location around Kangaroo Pt?
I have never been there. Looking fowards to it. 

DRAWING FROM MEMORY: Share | Draw | Connect – with Pip Kelly

Share a story about your collection. Draw your collection from memory. Find the thematic links between your story and others in the group. Write up a ‘museum experience’ blue-print.

We’ll help you harness your potential to tell a surprising story. Then join us for a series of workshops at QLD Museum in August and shape your story into a museum installation.

“Drawing from Memory” will be carried out with a small group of 4-10 people, preferably seated around a picnic blanket. All ages welcome. We’re inviting storytellers young and old. You don’t need to bring your collection along, just yourself and ‘the will’ to share a story.

Also your collection could be anything!!

  • A family heirloom or a single treasured object
  • A collection of many things that you purposefully collect
  • Informal collections or things you have accumulated over time eg. tools, tax receipts, kitchen Tupperware.
  • Esoteric collections: memories, non-object based collections, lost collections or lost items.
  • Anything, surprise us!

We asked Pip …

1. Where is your favourite room in your home and why? 
Spare room. The bed is always made, it’s quiet, reflective and feels like going on a holiday!

2. What one word would best sum up your idea of what ‘home’ means? 
Home means Belonging

3. What are you hoping the Home Festival will be for those who come along?
Fun, silly, giggly, dancy, jumpy, dreamy.

4. Difficult, but please try, what are your 3 favourite bands?
The Company Prince, Talking Heads (can’t speak for Simone here!)

5. What’s your favourite location around Kangaroo Pt?
The Lookout 

CAPOEIRA WORKSHOP – with Siobhann

Our workshop with Mao no Chao hopes to give people chance to see, hear and try playing o Jogo de Angola (the game of Angola). The movements of Capoeira Angola encourage you to move with your partner in a flowing game of body chess laced with humour and cunning. While the music of capoeira opens your lungs and teaches you rhythms which create a sound-scape for the physical game.

Combining movement and music capoeira creates freedom to express ourselves and a liberty to connect physically and mentally with our partner in the game. We hope that people will enjoy exploring movement through rhythm in the game of Capoeira Angola and take with them a sense of fun and connection with their fellow players.

We asked Siobhann …

1. Where is your favourite room in your home and why? 
My favourite room in my house is the office – is such a quiet and productive space I love being in there.

2. What one word would best sum up your idea of what ‘home’ means? 
Calm.

3. What are you hoping the Home Festival will be for those who come along? 
I’m hoping it will be an eye opener about the great groups, folk and things in Brisbane that people often don’t see.

4. Difficult, but please try, what are your 3 favourite bands?
Very hard! But, at the moment:
- Infernal Noise Brigade
- Willard Grant Conspiracy
- Shihad

5. What’s your favourite location around Kangaroo Pt?
At the top of the cliffs looking over the river. 

VEGAN FOOD DEMO – with Renata & Genevivie from Green Earth Group

Renata and Genevivie from Green Earth Group will be conducting a vegan demonstration at the Home Festival. These 2 ladies are long term vegans and have great recipes to show people how they can tweak their own favourite recipes just by changing a few ingredients. Renata and Genevivie will also be showcasing some great vegan products you can buy, where to get them locally and show you how easy it can be to reduce or eliminate meat and dairy out of your diets, if you so wish. So come along, learn some new recipies and learn how to cut back for your health, the environment and the animals.

We asked Renata from Green Earth Group…

1. Where is your favourite room in your home and why?
The enclosed 1970′s Italian balcony!! Its oven warm and it overlooks life outside while I drink my morning coffee.

2. What one word would best sum up your idea of what ‘home’ means?
Comfort

3. What are you hoping the Home Festival will be for those who come along?
People will be inspired by new ideas, and if they come to our workshop they might think about changing their shopping baskets and recipes….

4. Difficult, but please try, what are your 3 favourite bands?
Dixie Chicks. Cold Play & Indigo Girls

5. What’s your favourite location around Kangaroo Pt?
The Cliffs!!

PAPIER-MACHE FEST FOR BIMBLEBOX
- with Ack, Anna & Justine

If you’re fond of native Australian wildlife and enjoy creating beautiful objects from nothing, come and visit the Bimblebox Bird Project at Turnstyle Community Hub’s info stall, where you can learn about the 145 spectacular bird species so far identified at , while crafting replicas of them. Bimblebox Nature Refuge in Central Queensland is under threat of being destroyed by a proposed coal mine. Last year, over 1800 community members wrote to the Queensland Government opposing the mine proposal, but we’ve lots more work to do before Bimblebox is safe.

We asked Ack, Anna & Justine …

1. Where is your favourite room in your home and why?
Our favourite room is Ack’s sunroom because it’s just the place to gather for a cosy “crafternoon” featuring cups of tea and gentle chats in a sunny communal space. When visiting Bimblebox Nature Refuge, Ack also likes the “verandah room” between the two dongers at the research station. It’s the perfect place to roll out your swag for a siesta in the shade, looking out over the spinifex after a hard morning’s landcare.

2. What one word would best sum up your idea of what ‘home’ means?
Sanctuary.

3. What are you hoping the Home Festival will be for those who come along?
A meeting of hearts and minds; the creation of a wonderful community.

4. Difficult, but please try, what are your 3 favourite bands?
Justine: Menahan Street Band
Ack: Antony & the Johnsons
Anna: Tuba Skinny

5. What’s your favourite location around Kangaroo Pt?
Walking or cycling over the bridge and looking out over the river.

DRINK AND DRAW – with the
Drink & Draw Group

Drinking, Drawing and a chuffing good time! The Drink and Draw club meets every 2nd Thursday at the Waterloo Hotel and runs from when people show up until they leave. Open to anyone and everyone who wants to draw in a social setting, just bring your sketchbook and get drawing!

We asked Terry from Drink & Draw…

1. Where is your favourite room in your home and why? 
The shed, its where people are more likely to do cool stuff.

2. What one word would best sum up your idea of what ‘home’ means?
Right now: ‘storage’

3. What are you hoping the Home Festival will be for those who come along?
Heaps of fun.

4. Difficult, but please try, what are your 3 favourite bands? 
Listening to lots of Flight of Sleipnir atm, but mostly like bands I can see live like Vomitor or Portal

5. What’s your favourite location around Kangaroo Pt?
The view from River Terrace.

URBAN ART BINGE – with Emily & Joannah

The aim of Urban Art Binge is to promote creativity through drawing and painting by seeking beauty in the everyday and finding inspiration in the local urban and natural environment of Brisbane. The home festival celebrates the sanctity of the everyday and UAB is involved to bring the joy of celebrating personal creativity. Join UAB as they engage Home festival goers in a playful exploration of the performance of drawing through the age-old game of consequences for an expression of hilarity and communal creation.

We asked Emily & Joannah…

1. Where is your favourite room in your home and why?
Jo – The Studio: It’s a place of quiet reflection, creative energy and expression and sanctuary.
Emily – The Garden: For watching things grow and change.

2. What one word would best sum up your idea of what ‘home’ means?
Womb – Rock

3. What are you hoping the Home Festival will be for those who come along? 
A day of creative sunshine and an extension of the experience of the sanctity of home.

4. Difficult, but please try, what are your 3 favourite bands?
Florence and the Machine, Feist, Fugees

5. What’s your favourite location around Kangaroo Pt?
The old rotunda

KNIT 1, PURL 1, BEANIE MADNESS
- with Penny Bristol-Jones

Do you have an idea for a beanie, or something similar to keep your head warm? But you need a bit, or a lot, of help to get going? Bring along your idea and join in Beanie Madness to learn the skills to turn the idea into headgear – casting on, shaping and decorating . You can work from a sketch or a pattern, and there are plenty of them online…it doesn’t have to be exactly the one you want, but near enough. Bring along a pair of size 3.5 or 4mm needles and 50 to 80 grams of your choice of 8 ply wool. Or you may have a hat  you have started that is not working out and you need to get back on track. Bring it along. A great way to spend time for a couple of hours…you’ll be hooked.

We asked Penny …

1. Where is your favourite room in your home and why?
At the moment it’s my workroom as it is filled with sun and bright colours of my fabric and wool collection. I go in there, shut the door, turn on the radio and make lovely things.

2. What one word would best sum up your idea of what ‘home’ means? Heart
Love

3. What are you hoping the Home Festival will be for those who come along?
The confidence to experiment, skills to help them and new ideas to foster creative ideas.

4. Difficult, but please try, what are your 3 favourite bands?
Adele; Gurrumul Yunipingu; Aretha Franklin.

5. What’s your favourite location around Kangaroo Pt?
The top of the cliffs early in the morning where you look down to the river and across to the city…light reflected everywhere. 

TOTE BAG PRINTING – with Belinda

Choose from a selection of prepared images and print your own Home Fest tote bag. Print lover Belinda of Impress will guide you through this fun and easy session. Cotton tote bags will be available for you to print and you are welcome bring along your own items to print as well.

We asked Belinda …

1. Where is your favourite room in your home and why?
My Kitchen, I have a wonderful view from there and it’s where we make our dinner and share stories of our day out about in the world.

2. What one word would best sum up your idea of what ‘home’ means?
Comfort

3. What are you hoping the Home Festival will be for those who come along?
A lovely day in the park with family and friends. I recently drove through Spring Hill and was reminded of the Spring Hill Fair (when it was small ) and how wonderful it was walking through people’s backyards and catching up with friends and discovering new people and things about your community. Brisbane has lost some of its country town charm over the years, I think maybe we have been overly interested in trying to be a different city, which is a terrible shame because it’s our culture and community that suffers as a result. So I hope Home Fest is a return to simpler times, perhaps think about leaving your phone at home.

4. Difficult, but please try, what are your 3 favourite bands?
Bonnie Prince Billy
Godspeed You Black Emperor!
The Liars

5. What’s your favourite location around Kangaroo Pt?
Well for nostaglic reasons I have to say the the Captain Burke Park under the story bridge. I was volunteering as a promotions coordinator at 4zzz for a bit in the early 1990′s and organised a Market day there in 1992, it’s where I met my husband Lance 20 years ago.

BARK ART WORKSHOP
- with the Art in Bark Association

Bark Art Workshop by Art in Bark Association Australian bark pictures made from Melaleuca trees (paper bark). Bookmarks, cards, jewellery, framed and unframed pictures will be on display. Workshops and demonstrations will happen through the day for participants to create their own art. Ages ten and up.

We asked Barbara and Kath…

1. Where is your favourite room in your home and why?
Lounge

2. What one word would best sum up your idea of what ‘home’ means?
Comfort

3. What are you hoping the Home Festival will be for those who come along?
Educate participants how to create their own bark art.

4. Difficult, but please try, what are your 3 favourite bands?
Beatles, Abba and Seekers

5. What’s your favourite location around Kangaroo Pt?
Story Bridge 

FINGER STYLE GUITAR WORKSHOP
- with Danny Macrae

My name is Danny Macrae, and I’ll be running a workshop to help encourage the use of finger style guitar playing and hybrid packing. The workshop entails a fun learning experience derived from a solid hour of demonstrating finger style concepts. There will be various examples of finger style exercises, as well as how to use them in songs to bring that little extra colour. I will also perform some of my own arrangements for a little entertainment as well as examples of how you can bring these techniques into your own song writing abilities. I’ll also go over the “hybrid style” of finger picking, and how I came to learn it and why it suits me.

We asked Danny …

1: Where is your favourite room in your home and why? 
My favourite room is my bedroom, because that’s where I spend 90% of my time practicing/writing music and sleeping.

2: What one word would best sum up your idea of what ‘home’ means?
“Entertaining”

3: What are you hoping the Home Festival will be for those who come along?
Entertaining, interesting and hopefully a learning experience from being exposed to different musical acts and workshops.

4: Difficult, but please try, what are your 3 favourite bands?
Stray Cats, The Living End, Angels

5: What’s your favourite location around Kangaroo Pt?
The Cliffs of Kangaroo pt, always wanted to rock climb them, someday I will.

WEARABLE ART – with Nadine and Brooke

Come along and strut your stuff on the Reverse Garbage catwalk to create unique and fashionable pieces of wearable art. Belts, skirts, hats and goggles are all in vogue, made using an array of salvaged materials.

We asked Nadine and Brooke …

1. Where is your favourite room in your home and why?
My workspace downstairs in the garage – because that’s where all the creative magic happens!

2. What one word would best sum up your idea of what ‘home’ means?
Family

3. What are you hoping the Home Festival will be for those who come along?
A fun and inclusive space where everyone can come along and learn something new about re-using materials to turn them into works of art.

4. Difficult, but please try, what are your 3 favourite bands?
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Dreamtheater
Alice in Chains

5. What’s your favourite location around Kangaroo Pt?
The bike track along the base of the cliffs. 

NEST MAKING – with Cate

Nest making in found materials – participant makers will use available materials to create their own little nest form or contribute to a larger collaborative nest form using various techniques of weaving, tying, binding and stitching.

Representing all things that the nest may symbolize for them, the little nests may be taken away or added to a collection on site. This workshop is suitable for ‘big kids’ that is adult participants, but will be inclusive of children also. The dexterity/skills required will be challenging for small children but families may like to make them together.

Makers will be encouraged to create their own little nest using all kinds of gatherings from the studio much of which is the everyday domestic discard realising the otherness in this great stuff.

We asked Cate …

1. Where is your favourite room in your home and why?
My favourite room is my studio it is in the heart of the house it is the place I go to for inspiration, creativity and solace.

2. What one word would best sum up your idea of what ‘home’ means?
Home is where the heart is. ‘heart’

3. What are you hoping the Home Festival will be for those who come along?
Fun; warm; friendly, inspiring – full of gifts and connecting with others

4. Difficult, but please try, what are your 3 favourite bands?
Augie March; The Paper Kites; Timothy Caroll

5. What’s your favourite location around Kangaroo Pt?
The cliffs

BOLLYWOOD DANCE – with Bollyfunk Dance

Bollyfunk Dance will be bringing their exciting and unique style of Bollywood dance to Home Festival through a one-off, completely free workshop!

Everyone is welcome to attend, from 4 year olds, to 94 year olds, and even if you have never danced before. Bollywood is India’s Hollywood, known for its exciting song and dance sequences. lt is the perfect dance style to shake your shoulders and hips to, and is guaranteed to put a smile on your face! Our founder, Rachael Jacobs, will take you through awesome steps to help you unleash your inner Bollywood Diva,Villain, or Hero.

We asked Andrea from Bollyfunk Dance …

1. Where is your favourite room in your home and why?
My favourite room is my combined living room / dance studio. I live in the Old Governor’s Mansion, in Highgate Hill that has been converted into apartments. My apartment was the floating ballroom and we kept the spirit alive by converting half of it into a dance studio.

2. What one word would best sum up your idea of what ‘home’ means?
I refer back the hierarchy of needs. Home is the foundation. It is where you can feel comfortable and relax. lf you don’t feel relaxed, it isn’t home.

3. What are you hoping the Home Festival will be for those who come along?
I know the Home Festival will be a day of experiences, and delicious flavours, I am not strictly talking about food either! I know people will experience joy and comfort, roam through the Home Festival’s variety, and enjoy a unique festival experience.
4. Difficult, but please try, what are your 3 favourite bands?
Alright, here we go. I love a Brisbane based, all-female group called STAG. Partly because I am in said group. I love Wetdog from the UK, and Marnie Stern. Even though Marnie Stern is less a band, and more a religious experience.

5. What’s your favourite location around Kangaroo Pt?
Maccas. No, l’m joking. l’d have to say the bike-path by the river at the Kangaroo Point cliffs. lt’s pure magic riding down there in the middle of the night. 

WEAVING CIRCLE – with Anaheke Metua

This year at Home Festival come and join the fun at the “Weaving Circle” with Anaheke Metua. In this workshop you will learn the basics of basketry and rope making using natural and recycled materials. Connect to the ‘home’ environment of Brisbane and learn to harvest and prepare a plethora of useable natural and recycled materials. We will focus on weaving fibers from plants such as weeds, common garden waste, escapee house plants and introduced plants and also common household waste materials like plastic bags / tetra packs / rope / lolly packets / packing tape etc. Anaheke brings with her years of experience and passion for cultural and environmental art.

She currently works as a freelance arts facilitator and a school gardener and is passionate about planting sustainable, creative and fun ideas into her ‘home’ planet, Earth!

We asked Anaheke …

1. Where is your favourite room in your home and why?
My sunroom because it’s the room that is most connected to the outdoors, it’s warm and  it’s light.

2. What one word would best sum up your idea of what ‘home’ means?
Nurture

3. What are you hoping the Home Festival will be for those who come along?
To connect to their natural environment as a larger sense of home and to experience a sense of community.

4. Difficult, but please try, what are your 3 favourite bands?
Kooii , Kingfisha, Rusty Datsuns

5. What’s your favourite location around Kangaroo Pt?
Kangaroo Point Cliffs

EDIBLE STREETS TOUR – with Ben and Asger

Photo Credit: Tim Davies

Our suburbs are a gleaners paradise, the overhanging branches and diverse pickings are tribute to our bountiful subtropical climate and multicultural heritage. But the decades of nativist plantings, and the overly-cautious policies that keep food producing trees off of our nature strips lest somebody slip on a macadamia, or be offended by fallen fruit, has dampened the cities potential as a veritable food forest. The edible streets tour offers a brief introduction to foods, fungi, weeds and other functional plants that inhabit our urban environment. Along the way we discuss the ethical considerations of harvesting, share maps, surplus and ideas to contribute to our edible landscapes.

Brisbane Permablitz and Asger a local from Kangaroo Point who owns and operates a sustainable gardening service have worked together to create this unique experience exclusively of the Home Festival.Tours run for approximately forty-five minutes and depart from directly in front of the workshop area and leave at 11:30am, 2:30pm and 4pm on the day.

We asked Ben …

1. Where is your favourite room in your home and why?
While not a room per se the garden is our favourite place to be.

2. What one word would best sum up your idea of what ‘home’ means?
Erinaceous.

3. What are you hoping the Home Festival will be for those who come along?
A day of wonder, excitement and fun.

4. Difficult, but please try, what are your 3 favourite bands?
Gastric, 902-928 MHz and rubber.

5. What’s your favourite location around Kangaroo Pt?
Harvesting Carambola on Bell Street. 

SWARA – with Mat Denny

SWARA is a centre based on Park Road in Woolloongabba for people who have experience of disability and disadvantage. At SWARA we focus on people’s creative talents, connections to the community,  and supporting people to live independently. SWARA has some highly talented members in the fields of creative art, musical theatre, knit craft, poetry and pottery. We have a diverse array of activities to compliment our member’s talents. The SWARA bakery also makes delicious biscuits and cakes that we sell on our stall in Edward Street in the City.  We are delighted to be invited again to be part the Home Festival. We had a great time last year and we’re looking forward to another exciting, fun and inclusive day!

We asked Mat …

1. Where is your favourite room in your home and why?
We live in an open planned house so the living room/the dining room and the kitchen combined. It’s where all the family hangs out with the fish and the mice

2. What one word would best sum up your idea of what ‘home’ means?
Where your friends and family are and where you feel comfortable and can be yourself so I think you can have a good number of places where you feel at home

3. What are you hoping the Home Festival will be for those who come along?
Last year’s Home Festival was great and all the people at SWARA had a really good time so more of the same.

4. Difficult, but please try, what are your 3 favourite bands?
That’s a difficult one as it’s always changing. The current album I listen to all the time is Father, Son and Holy Ghost by Girls and the last three great gigs I went to was Anna Calvi, Orbital and Prince.

5. What’s your favourite location around Kangaroo Pt?
The Story Bridge

BICYCLE CHECK & TWEAK – with Bicycle Stu

Bicycle Stu will be offering a FREE ‘Bicycle check and tweak’ at HOME Festival, 2012.

  • Talk to a certified and experienced mechanic
  • Get a mechanical assessment of your bike
  • Maintenance tips on how to keep your bike running smoothly
  • Independent advice and recommendations specific to your cycling needs
  • Bring your bike for minor adjustments such as bike fit, saddle height, brake pad inspection, tyre inspection and wheel buckle identification.

We asked Stu …

1. Where is your favourite room in your home and why?
Bike workshop cos it’s huge.

2. What one word would best sum up your idea of what ‘home’ means?
Freedom

3. What are you hoping the Home Festival will be for those who come along?
A place to connect with others and learn from each other.

4. Difficult, but please try, what are your 3 favourite bands?
Pearl Jam, Cowboy Junkies, Regurgitator

5. What’s your favourite location around Kangaroo Pt?
The bike track along the river.

HOOP JAM – with Sarah & Angela

Come join us at the hoop jam, kick off your shoes, borrow one of our hula hoops and have a spin. Learn some tricks and show off your skills. To join the jam donate a gold coin, all  money raised goes to the charity group Sisters Inside.

We asked Sarah …

1. Where is your favourite room in your home and why?
The kitchen, because it’s the heart of the home, it’s where everyone gathers, cooking food for yourself or others refuels the body (and the soul) and procrastibaking creations can be shared.

2. What’s one word would best sum up your idea of what ‘home’ means?
Safe and cozy, relax, family and friends. The place and where pants are optional.

3. What are you hoping the Home Festival will be for those who come along?
A day to say hello to your neighbour, try new things and share a special skill you have.

4. Difficult, but please try, what are your 3 favourite bands?
Angela and I will have completely different answers so TBC 

5. What’s your favourite location around Kangaroo Pt?
Why, Raymond park of course !

 

 

ACTIVITIES

 

 

If you didn’t hear the raving about the Cubby House area after last year’s festival, you must have been hiding in, well, a cubby house. In which case, you simply MUST come along and experience it this year. We supply the cardboard, sheets, rope and tape. You supply the imagination.

If there’s something fun that you want to see (or play with) at Home Festival, bee sure to make it known – email us at info@home-festival.com and we’ll do our very best to make it happen.

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Singing, Dancing, Storytelling

PERFORMERS

The 2012 Home Festival program will include performances by these fantastic local artists.

Aaron Nebauer

Aaron Nebauer is a composer/singer-songwriter from Brisbane Australia who graduated from Q.U.T. in 2003 where he completed a Bachelor of Music majoring in “Music for Film and Television”. He was also the singer and main song writer for the band ‘psycas.media’ between the years 2002-2005. He has composed music for various museums around Australia including The Nobbies Centre on Phillip Island and also for several short films including Looking Good (2005) and Ruby Who (2007). In 2010 he released his first solo album called New Age Neanderthals and in 2011 he did his first 30 sec ad on t.v. (for Healtheries). 2012 saw Aaron write his first ever book (set to be released this September) called ‘The Importance Of Learning To Be Unimportant (While Still Knowing That You Are)’ which is a collection of cartoons, funny thoughts and bumper stickers.

Akova

Akova, finalist in the prestigious Musicoz Awards plays a high energy, uplifting style of Roots, Gypsy, Jump. With guitars, vocals, cajon, djembe, ankle bells, ukulele, kazoo and an assortment of other percussive instruments.  It’s an explosive must see for the eyes, feet and soul.

Akova brings people together with dance and tales of love and happiness.  He’s a messenger from Our Mother Earth to inspire and unite love and peace through music.

His single “The Revolution” can be downloaded for free from Triple J Unearthed.

 

B-Syde

B-Syde is a solo artist who aims to challenge audience’s perception of what a solo artist can achieve, using live loops and FX to bring a unique blend of hip hop, roots and electronica. Dabbling in the art of live looping and samples, B-Syde has constructed a setup that consists of multiple FX pads, loop pedals and synthesizers, allowing him to manipulate and record sounds seamlessly.

Recording, producing, mixing, and releasing his debut album “Through the Static”, to a receptive crowd at Ric’s Bar in Fortitude Valley, B-Syde has a string of performances to promote his release. Showcasing his debut release at venues across Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, and Hinterland area’s, B-Syde is also receiving recognition down South with a performance at the Rails in Byron Bay mid July, on top of a string of street performances, a spot on Fete De La Musique’s hip hop stage, several performances at the annual Maleny Show in June, a spot on the West End Twilight Markets stage early October and filling in his spare nights performing at private parties and events.

Bollyfunk Dance

Bollyfunk Dance is a partnership between two highly experienced & passionate teachers, Rachael Jacobs and Andrea Lam. They believe in the power of dance, and it’s importance in creating community.  Bollywood is India’s Hollywood, known for it’s vivid colours, exciting dance sequences and high drama. Bollyfunk Dance are proud to represent Bollywood in Brisbane, and to help share our beautiful vibrant Indian culture! Bollyfunk Dance have classes for kids, teens and adults of all ages and levels; they also have performance services including a fabulous dance team who are the perfect spice to make your events memorable!

BULLHORN

BULLHORN are a dynamic nu-wave brass band, made up of 1 bossing drummer and 7 hard hitting horn players. With their roots in funk, soul, hip hop, reggae and dance music their performances inspire the most conservative audiences to make their way to the dancefloor.

Their presence is formidable; armed with trumpets, trombones, saxophones, drums and the mighty sousaphone bringing up the rear. As BULLHORN starts to play audiences will experience huge rumbling sounds around them as they descend into a world of rich sonic textures created live, acoustic and real.

Citizen John

Forming in 2011, Citizen John spent their first year writing and recording their debut album (to be released in late 2012). Regardless of no release, no radio time, no Facebook page, no SoundCloud (in fact no promotion whatsoever) Citizen John have been riding a wave of word-of-mouth generated gigs that just keep coming. Their incendiary live shows and genre-smashing blend of hard rock is flooring crowds and gathering believers. With a 12-song debut album on the way, Citizen John are poised to make a big, big bang in 2013.

Innes Campbell

Innes plays guitar like few others and has a voice to match. His quirky, satirical, introspective songs and award wining virtuoso flatpicked guitar playing have featured on two critically acclaimed CDs, and he has been delighting crowds on two continents for the last three years. His music is roots and bluegrass mixed with pop and electronica with blues and folk..but with heroes as disparate as Bill Monroe, the Strokes, Radiohead and the Aphex Twin what comes out is something altogether different.

Live, Innes performs on three instruments – guitar, dobro and mandolin. With these instruments, looper pedal, pedal keyboard and his own voice, he has created a marriage between his imagination and his instruments; expect a high energy show from a one man band that will leave you wondering.

Jules Woo

Jules Woo is an Australian singer/songwriter. Her powerful voice is often compared to well-known women in music, including Etheridge and Joplin. 2012 has seen Jules voted as Queensland Pride’s “Artist of the Year”. Her original music is passionate, catchy and easy to enjoy with hints of acoustic rock, pop, some blues and all carried by her incredible vocals.

Jules has performed extensively throughout live music venues, festivals and special events. Jules Woo will immediately grab your attention and leave you wanting more. She has just released her highly anticipated EP available on iTunes and via her website.

Kerbside Collection

A lively all instrumental jazz funk and rare groove ensemble from the inner suburbs of Brisbane.

A gritty rhythm section of old school drums and fender or upright bass, alongside funky hammond and rhodes, with some sweet George Benson-ish jazz guitar licks on top.

The sound harks back to the 60’s and 70’s Californian West Coast music of artists such as Wes Montgomery and George Benson, whilst tipping its’ hat to modern day contemporaries such as Soulive, Eddie Roberts & The New Mastersounds.

Late last year they released their debut 45/7” featuring a gritty funk version of Dizzy Gillespie’s ‘Night in Tunisia’.

Laneway

Deep in the forested hills of the Natural Bridge on the edge of an extinct volcano is a cabin with a stone floor that is the home of Louise O’Reilly and Paul Hannan. In this space, flowers in the hair, tapping of boots, and a swaying of hips have been translated into the sound of the death of 1000 summers. The sounds of Laneway.

Since heading to the hills they have written, mourned, fixed pipes and chopped wood. They have traveled away – returned. Always collecting tales. They tell these stories with a melding of guitar and voice that makes such sense it is instantly familiar and distinctly unique.

Their second album “Turn Your Love Up” will be release August 2012.

Orange & Silver

Formed in late 2011, Orange and Silver are an innovative acoustic duo blending elements of neo-classical, Spanish/riff-flamenco, folk, roots jams. Both guitarists come from varied musical backgrounds with influences ranging from garage and indie to rock, electronica, dub and reggae, and many acoustic genres in between.

 

Rusty Datsuns

The Rusty Datsuns’ fresh take on modern folk, with a healthy bluegrass twinge, has been winning hearts and inciting hoedowns since their formation during the infamous 2011 Brisbane floods.

It was an extraordinary twist of fate that brought the three respected, prolific and slightly crazy musicians, Sian Evans (Bessy-Lou, Pollysasin), Fern Thompsett (These Dirty Bones) and Alex Skinner (Chocolate Strings), together. Combining sweet vocal harmonies over a backdrop of deftly finger-picked guitar, banjo, ukelele and soaring fiddle the Dattos live show has seen crowds dancing jigs and making merriment aplenty with their spellbinding performance.

Keeping high and dry in an old Queenslander while the Brisbane flood waters rose around them, the Dattos music was forged with no power, some instruments and a few rain buckets of talent, the unlikely combination yielding a rare musical chemistry.

 

Sabrosa son Sistema

Sabrosa Som Sistema, are a tropical sound system group based around Djs PepeSol and Paprika alongside vibrant percussion and sizzling dub effects, exploring the deep summery, rarer sides of dance floor music from the Latin Americas, Caribbean Islands and Africa. Taking an unchartered exploration through the streets of lesser known equator bound nations including Colombia, Cuba, Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Trinidad and Tobago and of course African countries such as Angola, Ghana and Nigeria. Sabrosa focuses on the african musical lineage of these nations – Cumbia, Guaguanco, Palenque, Porro, Samba de Coco, Carimbo, Hi-life, Afrobeat, Afro funk, Ivory Coast reggae and more…music to shake your skeleton to!

 

Turkey, Goose & Moose

Turkey and Goose (aka Dylan Ferrier and Beck Newham) have been on the loose for the last few years. Their free range, grain fed tunes have travelled many towns and venues. It is with biodynamic pleasure that they are joined on this occasion by Moose (Alastair Graham) on the drums. T ‘n G write and play folksy blues with guitars, vocals and sometimes a dash of fiddle.

 

The Vampers

The Vampers take a little swing, jazz and punk, and mix it together with raw energy and killer live performances to create a sound described as psychobilly, rockabilly, punk rock.

The Vampers consist of Danny Macrae stroking the six string, Long Gone Tom slapping the upright bass and Austin Texas beating the drums. These three passionate musicians have developed a unique sound for themselves, inspired by the jazz stylings of Brian Setzer and the melodic fast pace of 90′s skate punk. Their influences include (but are not limited to) musicians such as Mad Sin, Pennywise, Stray Cats, The Damned and The Living End.

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SPOKEN WORD AND STORYTELLING

Whether you’re sitting down with a cup of tea or waiting patiently in a queue with strangers, the stories we are told by those around us can turn a dreary day into an escape to another place. As if Home Festival wasn’t an escape already, this year we’ll be inviting you into circles and surprising you with spoken word in places you’ve only dreamed of.

For an idea of those who will be sharing something honest, silly, historical, intriguing or moving, keep watch. But don’t be just a stranger in a queue on the day of the festival. Share your own poetry, your thoughts or your story!

 

This is Scott Sneddon. He’s in to poetree. He’s running a big ole spoken word program that entails roving poets, poetry workshops, storytelling and improv at Home Festival.

We asked Scott…

1: Where is your favourite room in your home and why?
I’m very lucky I’ve moved into a house with a tree house out the back. I’ve sat out there and written some of my favourite poems of 2012 which endears that spot to me greatly. But back at my old place, I loved the garage because that was where I did my rehearsing and so that space is filled with memories of all those manic moments.

2: What one word would best sum up your idea of what ‘home’ means? 
Avocado

3: What are you hoping the Home Festival will be for those who come along? 
A celebration of community in a beautiful space. Co-coordinating the poetry and storytelling is a bit daunting as this is one of the only festivals to have such a huge push for those kinds of art forms. Will it work? I very much think so. I have a feeling all the people at the festival will be pleasantly surprised by the amazing stories being told in traditional and non-traditional verbal forms at Home Fest.

4: Difficult, but please try, what are your 3 favourite bands? 
Laneous & The Family Yah, The Roots, Mayer Hawthorne.

5: What’s your favourite location around Kangaroo Pt? 
How could you not love sitting on those cliffs? Although I gotta say there was a day when I was feeling pretty sorry for myself and as I crossed the Story Bridge someone had written in the sand underneath “I LOVE YOU” in giant letters. Bad mood was deleted entirely. Everytime I go over the bridge and see that beach I remember that and think how the person who wrote it never even knew what effect it would have on people. I love that. Just doing things because. And unfortunately the truth is that same spot is a spot where many people have taken their lives. But on THAT day it was a love letter. Just because.

GETTING THERE

As you can see, the scenic routes are endless. We absolutely encourage the use of feet, bicycle wheels and bus stops. If you need to bring your vehicle, please be aware that the area surrounding the festival site is urban and there aren’t a lot of parking spaces. You may still need to walk from where you park. Please be respectful of both our neighbours and council parking regulations.

By foot – Raymond Park is a less than a 30-minute walk from South Bank or Fortitude Valley. If you’re not local, make a day of it and take in the river on your way!

By bike – As above, only faster! Bicycle valet and bicycle maintenance will be available once you arrive Home. What service, what luxury!

By bus – From Woolloongabba Busway, walk for 8 minutes towards the Story Bridge. Raymond Park will be on your right, behind the Pineapple Hotel. Otherwise, be dropped right at the door by the 475. It leaves from stop 87 on Elizabeth St (near Edward St) in the city every 30 minutes.

By train – The nearest station is South Bank. Just follow the river towards the Story Bridge then hang a right at Walmsley Street, cross Main Street and there we are behind the Pineapple Hotel.

By ferry – Take the awesome new (FREE!) CityHopper ferry to any one of the three Kangaroo Point stops: Dockside, Holman Street or Thornton Street.

IMAGE: MAP

 

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