Bring on the Dry!

Posted by Meredith Benke Bell

The Dry Season is nearly here, and without mentioning the dreaded ‘C’ word of late, I think we can all agree, it will be great to have a ‘normal’ Dry season. We missed it so much last year, because in Broome, the dry is the time to welcome visitors, gather for exciting events, enjoy the outdoors to the fullest – in general, it’s our most social time of year.

So much is coming up – here’s just a few places where you’ll see the TK team in action over the next month or so!

Sandfly Circus classes resume for Term 2 – afternoons in BRAC, as always – starting 19 April. A few spaces remain in some classes, so check us out class details on our Humanitix listings if you're keen to book a place.

The Big Country Puppets will be heading to Mulan community to work with the Paraku Rangers and Mulan School in May & June. Artist & Big Country Puppets coordinator, Bernadette Trench-Thiedeman will lead this exciting project, which involves Indigenous Rangers and local linguists co-designing a uniquely local story, script and puppets (including giant puppets!) for a finale performance in June.

Sandfly graduate, Georgia Deguara, will return to Broome with her all-woman ensemble known as YUCK Circus, for a rollicking show at the Broome Civic Centre on 8 May. This award-winning show has rocked venues across Australia, so it’s about time to welcome this all-star cast to Broome!

The Chinatown Discovery Festival will take place 28-30 May. Look out for some Sandflies reaching great heights, as our stilt walkers make a guest appearance during the Sunday festivities.  We have also just confirmed festival workshops and a performance by Generosity Circus, with more details soon to be announced! Generosity Circus is the Freo-based duo, Ross Vegas & Jennie Friesen. They’ll be working with us on some awesome beatbox and roller skating activities for all ages!

Also at the Chinatown festival on 28 May - we can’t wait to see the Big MAMA Productions’ re-mount of ‘Stories of Strength,’ songs from the Anne Street Reserve by the people who grew up there. This project, is produced by TK’s former Artistic Director, Gwen Knox.  For a real slice of Broome history, enjoy these stories told through song under the stars at Sun Pictures.

For more information on these or any other TK activities, as always, please be in touch.

We are so thankful for our ongoing supporters and funders, whose generous support make these and other projects possible. Thanks to:

Healthway’s Act-Belong-Commit Campaign; WA Government Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries; Regional Arts WA; the Federal Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications; Tate Family Foundation; Lotterywest; St. George Foundation; Matana Foundation For Young People; Shire of Broome; CENTURION; K D Harburn Gardening; Kennards Hire; Habitat Resort; and the Broome Community.

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