Appearances

Schedule

Wed, Jan 01 3:20PM | Rayella Talking Circle

20 in 2020: A Story of Housing Can-Do

Hear the empowering story of an intentional 20-person suburban community creating change within the context of climate change. Creating, living and working within community makes the ethical management of money, food, transport and consumerism fun, healthy and enriching.

Schedule

Fri, Dec 27 12:30PM | Transformative Change Agents United20 in 2020: A Story of Housing Can-Do GREENhouse

A Rough Blueprint for Revolution

We crave a more sustainable, beautiful and equitable society, but what’s the right path? Jonno offers a roadmap for radical transformation, drawing upon different disciplines and social change strategies, from civil disobedience to electoral politics to permaculture and prefiguration.

Schedule

Wed, Jan 01 10:15AM | Jonathan SriA Rough Blueprint for Revolution GREENhouse

A Year of Birds at Woodfordia

Woodfordia is a diverse site which supports a variety of bird species. This talk will cover the various species and numbers of birds seen, preferred habitat, frequency of sightings and conservation status.

Schedule

Mon, Dec 30 8:00AM | Elliot Leach and Jess MackieA Year of Birds at Woodfordia GREENhouse

ABC RN Wisdom Talks: Home is Where The Heart Sings

Tenzin was exiled from his homeland, Tibet. He connects to the wisdoms and traditions of his homeland through song. Fiona is a Scottish tradition bearer of Scots songs and ballads now continuing her passion in a new home – Australia.

Schedule

Tue, Dec 31 11:00AM | Geoff WoodABC RN Wisdom Talks: Home is Where The Heart Sings Folklorica

ABC RN Wisdom Talks: Soul Singers, The Divine Voice

In this exploration of the divine voice in all its glory, you’ll hear perspectives from a Sufi qawwali to a classical Hindustani with guests Farhan Shah, Sunita Tikare and others.

Schedule

Wed, Jan 01 10:30AM | Geoff WoodABC RN Wisdom Talks: Soul Singers, The Divine Voice Folklorica

ABC RN Wisdom Talks: Sufi Music Tradition. Pakistan. India.

Special guests Nadia Rahim and Farhan Shah explore with Geoff Wood, how to situate Pakistani, Indian and South Asian Sufi music traditions and heritage within the vast world of Sufism, both culturally and historically.

Schedule

Mon, Dec 30 10:30AM | Geoff WoodABC RN Wisdom Talks: Sufi Music Tradition. Pakistan. India. Folklorica

ABC Sacred New Year

Enter sacred and mystical realms through dance, music and song capable of reaching into the depths of our soul. From the Tibetan Heart Sutra and the earthy heart–connection of Argentine tango to bharatanatyam classical Indian dance where, at the dance’s conclusion, the dancer takes into their heart the god or goddess they have been glorifying. Then, move on to the powerful weaving of ancient Maori chant and intricate harmonies, and to the soulful, heartfelt Indian ragas on the sarangi violin. The finale is hypnotic Sufi qawwali singing in search of deep longing for union with God, followed by heart-stirring bagpipes to move us safely between worlds to beyond this year into the next.

Schedule

Tue, Dec 31 6:30PM | Geoff WoodABC Sacred New Year Folklorica

All Things Energy

Ian Lowe leads a discussion with Dr Karl and Dani Alexander, to explore our renewable energy future: how new technologies work, why we do it, why we need it, what we do when the sun doesn’t shine and how this technology might work along with Woodfordia’s plans in this space.

Schedule

Sat, Dec 28 10:30AM | Dani AlexanderAll Things Energy Luna
Sat, Dec 28 10:30AM | Dr Karl KruszelnickiAll Things Energy Luna
Sat, Dec 28 10:30AM | Ian LoweAll Things Energy Luna

Ananse, Ahso and Their Six Children

When Ananse gets eaten by a giant fish, his six talented children come to the rescue.

Schedule

Fri, Dec 27 4:00PM | Jenni CargillAnanse, Ahso and Their Six Children Puppet Joint

Ancient Culture, New Conversation: Jeremy Dutcher

Classically trained pianist and vocalist Jeremy Dutcher has found a way to position the songs, language (Wolastoqey) and voices of his ancestors (quite literally) within his own hybrid genre.

Schedule

Mon, Dec 30 11:00AM | Rhoda Roberts AOAncient Culture, New Conversation: Jeremy Dutcher Talking Circle

Ancient Culture, New Conversations: Archie Roach

Uncle Archie released his story in his own words this year, in his memoir Tell Me Why. The only thing better than reading about Archie’s remarkable life is hearing about it in conversation.

Schedule

Sun, Dec 29 11:00AM | Rhoda Roberts AOAncient Culture, New Conversations: Archie Roach Talking Circle

Ancient Culture, New Conversations: Kamahi Djordan AKA Constantina Bush

Kamahi was one of the first graduates of Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts in 2000. Prior to this, he studied in the Aboriginal Music Theatre training programme attached to the Black Swan Theatre Company, and has since performed and toured with ILBIJERRI Theatre Company and Yothu Yindi.

Schedule

Sat, Dec 28 11:00AM | Rhoda Roberts AOAncient Culture, New Conversations: Kamahi Djordan AKA Constantina Bush Talking Circle

Ancient Culture, New Conversations: Ngaiire

Drawing on her experiences growing up in Papua New Guinea, Ngaiire’s careercrosses genres and artforms.

Schedule

Fri, Dec 27 11:00AM | Rhoda Roberts AOAncient Culture, New Conversations: Ngaiire Talking Circle

Artificial Intelligence and Languages

Janet and Ben work with communities to design and build language technologies. They discuss the design of new technologies in diverse areas of health and linguistics, and ways that people can collaborate in designing appropriate technologies built upon social, spiritual, cultural and ecological knowledge roles.

Schedule

Sun, Dec 29 11:00AM | Ben FoleyArtificial Intelligence and Languages GREENhouse
Sun, Dec 29 11:00AM | Janet WilesArtificial Intelligence and Languages GREENhouse

Astrological Predictions for 2020

Astrologers everywhere predict the January 2020 alignment to be a critical crossroad for humanity.

Schedule

Tue, Dec 31 1:45PM | Pratima Michele MumfordAstrological Predictions for 2020 Blue Lotus

Australian Essential Oils for Treatment of Resistant Infections

The overuse of antibiotics in society has led to the emergence of resistant infections such as MRSA, however various native plants and essential oils have demonstrated activity against such infections.

Schedule

Sun, Dec 29 1:45PM | Andrew PengellyAustralian Essential Oils for Treatment of Resistant Infections Blue Lotus

Being the Future

Indigenous artists all across the country are taking the next steps from the Elders and creative leaders who have gone before them. The reclamation and resurgence of culture through creative practice makes for exciting time for young First Nations artists. Despite this progress, this country still has a long way to go. Digi Youth Arts discuss the realities of being an Indigenous artist, and why the only future is First Nations.

Schedule

Sat, Dec 28 2:30PM | Digi Youth ArtsBeing the Future Talking Circle

Bird Feeding: You’re Joking?!

It’s controversial, terrible, wonderful, dangerous, trivial, popular and did we say controversial? The real question is: Is it possible to feed birds in an ecologically, nutritionally sensible way?

Schedule

Tue, Dec 31 11:45AM | Darryl JonesBird Feeding: You’re Joking?! GREENhouse

Bisexuality: Setting the Record Straight

Joanne’s three bisexual panellists, share their identity stories and answer some curly questions: Are bisexuals just going through a phase? Do they really exist? This panel also covers some crunchy discussions about gender, mental health and social stigma.

Schedule

Fri, Dec 27 4:15PM | Joanne McNeillBisexuality: Setting the Record Straight GREENhouse

Blend Essential Oils For Home Use

Heal your skin, repel insects and aid respiratory congestion with these home-made topical applications.

Schedule

Wed, Jan 01 12:15PM | Andrew PengellyBlend Essential Oils For Home Use Blue Lotus

Brisbane Folk History Project

How much do you know about Woodford and the Queensland folk scene? Learn more in this hilarious battle of memory hosted by the Brisbane Folk History Project (Cheat: buy Brisbane Folk from the Festival Shop or General Store to get a leg-up on the competition!)

Schedule

Fri, Dec 27 9:30AM | Brisbane Folk History ProjectBrisbane Folk History Project WorkShop

Bubble Wands

Make your own wire and bead bubble creator. A rainbow of floating magic.

Schedule

Fri, Dec 27 2:45PM | The Greater Good MovementBubble Wands Puppet Joint
Tue, Dec 31 1:30PM | The Greater Good MovementBubble Wands Big Paint

Buddhist Approaches to Palliative Care

Tracey will share stories of real people and their lives and how they have been touched by compassionate care. Karuna supports people in living a meaningful and happy life while embracing uncertainty and change.

Schedule

Tue, Dec 31 10:45AM | Tracey PorstBuddhist Approaches to Palliative Care GREENhouse

Building a Climate for Change

A conversation about climate change? Or a clever ruse to change the world using the Tupperware party model? Join an empowering conversation with Nell and Jodie about the mess we’re in and what we can do to get out of it. (Free, bookings essential via website, numbers limited.)

Schedule

Sun, Dec 29 8:45AM | Nell Azuri Building a Climate for Change WorkShop

Building That Doesn’t Cost The Earth

Earthern architecture creates buildings that breathe life, are comfortable without airconditioning, non-toxic and returnable to the earth or recycled. This talk focuses on Australia’s largest complex of earth buildings, complete with integrated rainwater tanks, creeks, wetlands and composting toilets.

Schedule

Mon, Dec 30 9:00AM | Marci Webster-MannisonBuilding That Doesn’t Cost The Earth GREENhouse

Cannabis: The Return of the Queen

Cannabis contains over 700 unique chemical compounds with various therapeutic benefits, synergistic effects, medical uses and industrial applications. Emily believes it’s high time we removed the stigma surrounding this magnificent herb.

Schedule

Mon, Dec 30 1:45PM | Emily RigbyCannabis: The Return of the Queen Blue Lotus

Chickens Can Save The World

Fiona Scott-Norman leads a panel discussion on the correlation between being the steward of a chicken coop and good mental health. How can we save the world, one chicken at a time? Get your answers here.

Schedule

Mon, Dec 30 1:00PM | Costa GiorgiadisChickens Can Save The World Bob’s Bar

Connecting the Dots: Information Sharing

In a world where information is a commodity governed by legal frameworks, sharing information freely can be seen as anathema. The Banaam framework teaches us that sharing information with others is part of the survival of our culture.

Schedule

Sat, Dec 28 12:15PM | Emma KerslakeConnecting the Dots: Information Sharing GREENhouse

Crafting Herbal Teas

Learn how to balance plant actions with your energies and create herbal tea blends tailored to you and your family. Kathleen covers everything from formulation techniques to making teabags.

Schedule

Sat, Dec 28 12:15PM | Kathleen BennettCrafting Herbal Teas Blue Lotus

Creating a Culture of Human Rights in Queensland

In 2019 Queensland became the third jurisdiction in Australia to enshrine international human rights obligations in domestic law. Qld’s Human Rights Commissioner and a panel of champions explore what it’ll take to bring our new law to life.

Schedule

Mon, Dec 30 3:30PM | Matilda AlexanderCreating a Culture of Human Rights in Queensland GREENhouse
Mon, Dec 30 3:30PM | Rosie BallCreating a Culture of Human Rights in Queensland GREENhouse
Mon, Dec 30 3:30PM | Scott McDougallCreating a Culture of Human Rights in Queensland GREENhouse
Mon, Dec 30 3:30PM | Stefan ArmbrusterCreating a Culture of Human Rights in Queensland GREENhouse
Mon, Dec 30 3:30PM | Vonda MaloneCreating a Culture of Human Rights in Queensland GREENhouse

Culture and Gender

Phina Hartson identifies as a Pacific trans Faafafine person. Raised in New Zealand and living now in Australia, Phina has had varied experience of identifying as non- binary, with cultural, sexual and religious influences all playing a role in how day-to-day life is experienced and managed. Phina discusses the challenges of current daily life, from internet dating, to family, work and homelife.

Schedule

Fri, Dec 27 5:15PM | Phina HartsonCulture and Gender Talking Circle

Dark and Disturbing

What happens when art vision and business goals collide. Dark+Disturbing is a curatorial project of Vernon Ah Kee, but initiated under Iscariot Media Pty Ltd, a company founded
by Vernon’s partner, Leesa Watego. Vernon and Leesa will share the process of building Dark+Disturbing as both a curatorial project and sustainable and profitable business.

Schedule

Sun, Dec 29 2:45PM | Leesa WategoDark and Disturbing Talking Circle
Sun, Dec 29 2:45PM | Vernon Ah KeeDark and Disturbing Talking Circle

Deep Ecology Forest Walk

Deep ecology walks draw people closer to nature and are an exercise in forest therapy. You will begin your walk around the Woodford forest with a meditation on the ‘web of life,’ breathing carbon dioxide out to the trees and receiving oxygen back into your lungs and becoming mindful of all the creatures in the bush around you. Young people to be accompanied by an adult companion, please.

Schedule

Tue, Dec 31 9:15AM | Stephen MillardDeep Ecology Forest Walk GREENhouse
Wed, Jan 01 8:00AM | Stephen MillardDeep Ecology Forest Walk GREENhouse

Deep Ecology Movement Talk followed by Forest Walk

Stephen’s aim is to help participants draw closer to nature and introduce them to the idea of using ‘forest therapy’ in their journey towards personal wellbeing. His talk will be followed by a forest walk, naturally (approximately 60 minutes).

Schedule

Tue, Dec 31 8:45AM | Stephen MillardDeep Ecology Movement Talk followed by Forest Walk GREENhouse

Detoxify Your Mind

While external influences like social media, work and relationships impact our mental health, so do our hormones. Learn to manage secretions of these naturally occurring chemicals and work towards the mastery of your own mental activity and emotional wellbeing.

Schedule

Sat, Dec 28 10:30AM | Gary MartinDetoxify Your Mind Blue Lotus

Detoxifying Your Body

Our bodies are remarkable organisms that are capable of healing and cleansing themselves. However, there are measures we can take to assist and encourage this natural process. Learn about the numerous benefits of a safe physical detox.

Schedule

Fri, Dec 27 3:15PM | Gary MartinDetoxifying Your Body Blue Lotus

Discussion and Screening: *2040*

Screen Australia, GoodThing Productions, Regen Pictures, Shark Island Institute, Good Pitch Australia, Diamond Docs and Film Victoria present 2040 - a hybrid feature documentary that looks to the future, but is vitally important now. Damon embarks on a journey to explore what 2040 could look like if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream.

Schedule

Tue, Dec 31 6:00PM | Anna KaplanDiscussion and Screening: *2040* GREENhouse
Tue, Dec 31 6:00PM | Brian von HerzenDiscussion and Screening: *2040* GREENhouse

Distillation of Essential Oils from Australian Flora

Using a 40L copper alembic still and a selection of our native plants, Andrew brings to life the ancient craft of distillation.

Schedule

Fri, Dec 27 12:15PM | Andrew PengellyDistillation of Essential Oils from Australian Flora Blue Lotus

Does Astrology Really Influence World Events?

January 2020 marks the alignment of Saturn and Pluto – explore how this might affect our year.

Schedule

Sat, Dec 28 3:15PM | Pratima Michele MumfordDoes Astrology Really Influence World Events? Blue Lotus

Does Australia Need A Free and Independent Broadcaster: Hypothetical

The word has come that the ABC will be privatised, a Royal Commission has been set up on press freedom. What happens if we lose the ABC – and with it a free and independent broadcaster?

Schedule

Fri, Dec 27 10:45AM | Christine JackmanDoes Australia Need A Free and Independent Broadcaster: Hypothetical Grande
Fri, Dec 27 10:45AM | Ian DeardenDoes Australia Need A Free and Independent Broadcaster: Hypothetical Grande
Fri, Dec 27 10:45AM | Jill MorrisDoes Australia Need A Free and Independent Broadcaster: Hypothetical Grande
Fri, Dec 27 10:45AM | Linda BurneyDoes Australia Need A Free and Independent Broadcaster: Hypothetical Grande
Fri, Dec 27 10:45AM | Peter GresteDoes Australia Need A Free and Independent Broadcaster: Hypothetical Grande
Fri, Dec 27 10:45AM | Scott EmmersonDoes Australia Need A Free and Independent Broadcaster: Hypothetical Grande
Fri, Dec 27 10:45AM | Vikki UhlmannDoes Australia Need A Free and Independent Broadcaster: Hypothetical Grande

Dr Karl’s Random Walk Through Science

In a 180 kph blizzard in Antarctica, Dr Karl could see blue sky above. Do the Alkaline Diet and A2 milk do cut the mustard? And we can fix Climate Change and we are living in the most peaceful time ever.

Schedule

Mon, Dec 30 10:15AM | Dr Karl KruszelnickiDr Karl’s Random Walk Through Science Luna

Dr Karl’s Science is Golden

Join Dr Karl to find out how we nearly got wiped out by a Big Rock on Halloween 2015, how Beer Goggles are real, how we use more than 10% of our brain, and if carrots improve vision- and chemtrails.

Schedule

Tue, Dec 31 3:00PM | Dr Karl KruszelnickiDr Karl’s Science is Golden Luna

Dragonfly Bookmarks

Weave a macrame bookmark and make sure you put it in a book to stop it from flying away.

Schedule

Wed, Jan 01 10:15AM | The Greater Good MovementDragonfly Bookmarks Puppet Joint

Dying To Know

70% of Australians wish to die at home. Only 15% do. 100% of us will die eventually, so why don’t we talk about it? What are our choices? What’s dying like? This is a light-hearted discussion on dying with style.

Schedule

Sun, Dec 29 12:00PM | Amy CaddDying To Know GREENhouse
Sun, Dec 29 12:00PM | Carolyn ManderslootDying To Know GREENhouse

Eavesdropping on Ecosystems: The Ecoacoustic Happy Hour

We are intrinsically linked to our environment. How does sound fit into this complicated relationship? Five leading researchers discuss ecoacoustics. Includes performances from Leah Barclay,Toby Gifford and Simon Linke.

Schedule

Wed, Jan 01 12:45PM | Eddie GameEavesdropping on Ecosystems: The Ecoacoustic Happy Hour GREENhouse
Wed, Jan 01 12:45PM | Leah BarclayEavesdropping on Ecosystems: The Ecoacoustic Happy Hour GREENhouse
Wed, Jan 01 12:45PM | Paul RoeEavesdropping on Ecosystems: The Ecoacoustic Happy Hour GREENhouse
Wed, Jan 01 12:45PM | Simon LinkeEavesdropping on Ecosystems: The Ecoacoustic Happy Hour GREENhouse
Wed, Jan 01 12:45PM | Toby GiffordEavesdropping on Ecosystems: The Ecoacoustic Happy Hour GREENhouse

Embracing Ritual

Life’s milestones and ceremonial occasions can be enriching, engaging and enlivening. Ever wondered how to reclaim ceremony from the boring to support a meaningful sense of life?

Schedule

Mon, Dec 30 10:15AM | KariEmbracing Ritual GREENhouse

Emerging Education Futures

Explore trends in intentionally designed education and the activities of practitioners and future-makers, working with young people to co-create vibrant wellness and innovative solutions to pressing challenges.

Schedule

Sat, Dec 28 4:00PM | Emerging FutureEmerging Education Futures GREENhouse

Engaging Bee Advocates for the Future

Stephen and Trudi discuss challenges they face in the bee world now and in the future. Learn about pollination, diseases, pests and threats to the beekeeping industry, as well as how to bring bees into your home, garden and life.

Schedule

Wed, Jan 01 9:00AM | Little Star Bee SanctuaryEngaging Bee Advocates for the Future GREENhouse

Explore Geodesic Architecture with Zome Tools

Introducing the struts and balls of ZomeTool, the fascinating and award- winning construction set treasured by kids and Nobel Prize winners.

Schedule

Tue, Dec 31 1:00PM | Brian von HerzenExplore Geodesic Architecture with Zome Tools GREENhouse

First Principals: Women in Executive Roles

Grounded in their diverse experience and ongoing roles as Chief Executive Officers or General Managers of substantial organisations, panel members share their experience of ‘top jobs’ and reflections on women in leadership and in the workplace.

Schedule

Sun, Dec 29 3:30PM | Elaine JobsonFirst Principals: Women in Executive Roles GREENhouse
Sun, Dec 29 3:30PM | Feda AdraFirst Principals: Women in Executive Roles GREENhouse
Sun, Dec 29 3:30PM | Leanne de SouzaFirst Principals: Women in Executive Roles GREENhouse

Friends of the Forest

A tract of local forest destined to be destroyed has been saved by a group of everyday people coming together on a shared vision. Learn how Friends of the Forest encouraged this community intervention and helped create a model for environmental defence.

Schedule

Fri, Dec 27 9:15AM | Friends of the ForestFriends of the Forest Halcyon

Future of Macroeconomics: A Green New Deal

Professor Bill Mitchell talks on modern monetary theory, which is the new progressive economics behind USA Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio- Cortez’s much-publicised Green New Deal. This theory presents a compelling alternative to the standard neoliberal, neoclassical economic theories that have led us to the global crisis today.

Schedule

Sat, Dec 28 11:10AM | Bill MitchellFuture of Macroeconomics: A Green New Deal GREENhouse

Get Your Democracy On

Increasing numbers of ordinary Australians are telling their MPs directly how concerned they are about climate change – why not join them? Nell shares why respectful lobbying is more fun than shouting at the telly. (Free, bookings essential via website, numbers limited.)

Schedule

Tue, Dec 31 9:30AM | Nell Azuri Get Your Democracy On WorkShop

Good Grief

Dean is an Australian civil celebrant in both weddings and funerals. His key message is: “Grief is okay, grief is good.”

Schedule

Fri, Dec 27 1:45PM | Dean AitkenGood Grief Blue Lotus

Great Comedy Debate: That Democracy Works

S Sorrensen, Fiona Scott Norman, Tripod’s Gatesy, Dane Simpson, Rod Quantock and John Thompson are hosted by Professor Ian Lowe to debate the current state of democracy, which HL Mencken described as ‘the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage’ and by Ronald Reagan as ‘worth dying for’.

Schedule

Mon, Dec 30 6:00PM | Ian LoweGreat Comedy Debate: That Democracy Works Luna

Growing Wisdom Ecologies

People who ruthlessly follow their self-interest without any concern for other living things or the natural world will eventually lose their way.

Schedule

Tue, Dec 31 9:45AM | Peter WertheimGrowing Wisdom Ecologies GREENhouse

I Heard it on the Radio: Treaty for Queensland

In NAIDOC Week 2019, the Queensland Government launched Tracks to Treaty, a project to work towards a state-based treaty between First Nations of Queensland and the Queensland Government. How will a state- based treaty fit with a national treaty? What is the process for its development? What will it aim to achieve and why is it important? Prominent Aboriginal Advocate Noel Pearson will deliberate this treaty with Jackie Trad MP, Queensland Deputy Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and the principal hand in formulating the Tracks to Treaty project. Joining the discussion
will be celebrated journalist Kerry O’Brien, an appointed Tracks to Treaty panellist.

Schedule

Sun, Dec 29 10:30AM | Kerry O’BrienI Heard it on the Radio: Treaty for Queensland Luna
Sun, Dec 29 10:30AM | Noel PearsonI Heard it on the Radio: Treaty for Queensland Luna

Indigenous Business

There are various perceptions of Indigenous business in Australia in 2019, but do they accurately reflect how business is experienced? Leesa, Emma and Rob explore the different ways in which Indigenous business is framed.

Schedule

Sat, Dec 28 2:30PM | Emma KerslakeIndigenous Business GREENhouse
Sat, Dec 28 2:30PM | Leesa WategoIndigenous Business GREENhouse
Sat, Dec 28 2:30PM | Robert BartonIndigenous Business GREENhouse

Indigenous Nutrition

In this journey into holistic culture- based nutrition and dietetics with First Nation peoples, Tracy will yarn about her learnings around connections to food, culture and country.

Schedule

Mon, Dec 30 2:30PM | Tracy HardyIndigenous Nutrition GREENhouse

Innovation in Health and Wellness for Aged Care

How does the rapid growth in artificial intelligence, machine learning and the Internet impact on traditional models of aged care? How does a company which prides itself on compassionate action and a sense of belonging adapt to these changes?

Schedule

Sun, Dec 29 1:15PM | Feda AdraInnovation in Health and Wellness for Aged Care GREENhouse

International Year of Indigenous Languages

2019 has been the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages. A panel of Indigenous language experts will showcase their language activities and achievements, making suggestions for how individuals
and organisations can act locally to support the work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language workers into the future.

Schedule

Sun, Dec 29 4:45PM | Annalee PopeInternational Year of Indigenous Languages GREENhouse
Sun, Dec 29 4:45PM | First Languages AustraliaInternational Year of Indigenous Languages GREENhouse
Sun, Dec 29 4:45PM | Gaja Kerry CharltonInternational Year of Indigenous Languages GREENhouse
Sun, Dec 29 4:45PM | Lyndon DavisInternational Year of Indigenous Languages GREENhouse
Sun, Dec 29 4:45PM | Robert Ah WingInternational Year of Indigenous Languages GREENhouse

Intimacy: The Art of Connected Loving

Most of us have not been engaged
in a meaningful and empowering conversation about sex, sexuality and intimacy. Gain some grounded, practical skills to increase your intimate intelligence. (Parental guidance is recommended for attendees under 18).

Schedule

Wed, Jan 01 10:30AM | Waratah KarleuIntimacy: The Art of Connected Loving Blue Lotus

Intrepid Landcare

This is a national organisation dedicated to building the capacity of communities to empower young people to step into leadership roles with resilient mindsets.

Schedule

Tue, Dec 31 12:00PM | Intrepid LandcareIntrepid Landcare Small Hall

Issues for Indigenous People in Remote Australia

Rural Australia can often struggle with equal access to services like medical care and education, as well as less employment opportunities and community isolation. What additional issues are our remote Indigenous communities encountering, and what is the best response?

Schedule

Fri, Dec 27 1:30PM | Linda BurneyIssues for Indigenous People in Remote Australia Talking Circle

Kids Nature Walk

Interested in the animals that live here? Find them and learn about their place in the ecosystem with Elliot and Jess.

Schedule

Sat, Dec 28 3:00PM | Elliot Leach and Jess MackieKids Nature Walk Mind Games
Tue, Dec 31 1:15PM | Elliot Leach and Jess MackieKids Nature Walk Big Ideas

Lavender Eye Pillow

Using rice and dried lavender, sew a special treat for your eyes and nose.

Schedule

Sat, Dec 28 1:15PM | The Greater Good MovementLavender Eye Pillow Big Paint

Let’s Speak Gubbi Gubbi

Gubbi Gubbi Elder Lyndon Davis and Kalkadoon man Robert Ah Wing will lead an introduction to Gubbi Gubbi–the language of the Sunshine Coast.

Schedule

Sun, Dec 29 1:00PM | Lyndon DavisLet’s Speak Gubbi Gubbi Talking Circle
Sun, Dec 29 1:00PM | Robert Ah WingLet’s Speak Gubbi Gubbi Talking Circle

Let’s Speak Wakka Wakka

Wakka Wakka woman Annabelle Pope and Kalkadoon man Robert Ah Wing will lead an introduction to Wakka Wakka. Come, sit, and listen while they share the Wakka Wakka language of the Burnett region.

Schedule

Mon, Dec 30 1:00PM | Annalee PopeLet’s Speak Wakka Wakka Talking Circle
Mon, Dec 30 1:00PM | Robert Ah WingLet’s Speak Wakka Wakka Talking Circle

Let’s Talk Jinibara

Jinibara Elder Noel Blair, nephew Jason Murphy and Kalkadoon man Robert Ah Wing will lead an introduction to Jinibara, the language of the Woodford region.

Schedule

Sun, Dec 29 9:00AM | Jason MurphyLet’s Talk Jinibara Talking Circle
Sun, Dec 29 9:00AM | Robert Ah WingLet’s Talk Jinibara Talking Circle

Lifestyle Medicine for Dementia and Brain Health

Dementias such as Alzheimers disease, vascular dementia and others are increasing in prevalence and are largely resistant to all known medications. Dr Sam covers the impressive evidence for lifestyle medicine therapies and new technology in preventing and reversing dementia and optimising brain health.

Schedule

Sun, Dec 29 2:15PM | Sam MangerLifestyle Medicine for Dementia and Brain Health GREENhouse

Lifestyle Medicine for Mental Health

Dr Sam explores impressive evidence relating to lifestyle medicine therapies in reversing mental illness and moving towards real mental health and happiness.

Schedule

Mon, Dec 30 10:30AM | Sam MangerLifestyle Medicine for Mental Health Blue Lotus

Listening Underwater

Hear about a decade of exploring the value of listening to freshwater and marine ecosystems across the planet with audio-visual demonstrations and a live stream from hydrophones on the Great Barrier Reef.

Schedule

Mon, Dec 30 11:15AM | Leah BarclayListening Underwater GREENhouse

Living Data for Children

Lisa shares how Living Data for Children is evolving through guidance by Western scientists, Indigenous ecological scientists and others with Indigenous ecological knowledge.

Schedule

Mon, Dec 30 3:00PM | Lisa RobertsLiving Data for Children Talking Circle

Medical Cannabis: Where Are We Now?

Medical cannabis cultivation, research and manufacture was legalised in Australia in 2016. Doctors have been able to apply to legally prescribe medical cannabis since 2017. Why are we still having difficulty accessing affordable, Australian-grown cannabis?

Schedule

Sun, Dec 29 12:15PM | Emily RigbyMedical Cannabis: Where Are We Now? Blue Lotus

Michael Gudinski interviewed by Leigh Sales AM

With Leigh’s insightful and straightforward approach, we’ll get a rare insight to Gudinski’s history, thoughts on innovation and entrepreneurship in the music industry, and what he sees for the future of Australian music.

Schedule

Mon, Dec 30 2:30PM | Leigh Sales AMMichael Gudinski interviewed by Leigh Sales AM Luna
Mon, Dec 30 2:30PM | Michael Gudinski AMMichael Gudinski interviewed by Leigh Sales AM Luna

Microbiome Restoration - How to Regrow the Rainforest in your Gut

Your gut is host to trillions of bacteria, collectively called the microbiome. Dr Jacobi will introduce you to some of the key players within this ecosystem and what happens to the delicate balance when bacteria are either decimated or overgrow.

Schedule

Tue, Dec 31 3:15PM | Nirala JacobiMicrobiome Restoration - How to Regrow the Rainforest in your Gut Blue Lotus

Midwife to the Afterlife

Marita tickles the dead back to life with humour, interviewing Death him/her/itself, death lawyer, Dion, and Woodfordian Citizen, Megan. If you’re in need of a little hand- holding or love a naughty belly- laugh, check out the other side.

Schedule

Sun, Dec 29 3:00PM | Dion McCurdyMidwife to the Afterlife Small Hall
Sun, Dec 29 3:00PM | Marita SchlinkMidwife to the Afterlife Small Hall

Millennials: Architects of a New Civilisation

Today’s global crises are signs that an evolutionary upheaval is imminent. The turning point of change is emerging as the millennial generation awakens to their inherent power as the new force turning fear of an unwanted situation into the hope of new possibilities. Bruce Lipton provides millennials with information, inspiration and an invitation to participate in the greatest adventure in human history – conscious evolution!

Schedule

Wed, Jan 01 9:45AM | Bruce LiptonMillennials: Architects of a New Civilisation Grande

Molly Whuppie

Can Molly outrun and outsmart the giant three times? Join the slurping and burping of this Celtic tale.

Schedule

Sun, Dec 29 8:45AM | Jenni CargillMolly Whuppie Puppet Joint

Music and the Human Mind and Body

What is a melody, resonance or harmony and how are they connected to sacred geometry?

Schedule

Sat, Dec 28 1:45PM | SacredGeometryWebMusic and the Human Mind and Body Blue Lotus

News, Interrupted

Peter discusses freedom of press, the media and legitimate journalism. In the wake of two raids on news organisations in June, there has been a public outcry, two parliamentary inquiries and a plethora of questions about what those raids really mean. Is freedom
of press really under threat in Australia? And what does it all mean for our democracy?

Schedule

Fri, Dec 27 9:00AM | Peter GresteNews, Interrupted GREENhouse

Parents Hands Behind Your Back

Trust, silent encouragement and observation between parent and child with a blindfold, an obstacle course and sifting for treasure. For parents and children.

Schedule

Sun, Dec 29 1:10PM | The Greater Good MovementParents Hands Behind Your Back Puppet Joint

People Experiencing Homelessness

On a mission to improve hygiene standards, Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett stumbled on something more significant – the power of a conversation. The results are shared by Liz Clinton and Isaac Trigar.

Schedule

Sat, Dec 28 10:15AM | Orange Sky AustraliaPeople Experiencing Homelessness GREENhouse

Philosophy of Place and Ethical Genomic Futures

Our world is changing dramatically – the age of genomics is here. The merger of biotech and infotech and the emerging genomic age confronts us. Now is the time for humans to plan for the future.

Schedule

Wed, Jan 01 2:15PM | Andrew CrowdenPhilosophy of Place and Ethical Genomic Futures GREENhouse

Plan to Repower Australia

How does Australia’s electricity system work? How can it be fixed with 100% renewable electricity?

Schedule

Sat, Dec 28 5:15PM | Jan McNicolPlan to Repower Australia GREENhouse

Power It Up

Learn the facts about wind and solar farms. Are they efficient, low- impact technical wonders that are going to solve the climate crisis, or are they ugly scars that destroy our landscapes and agriculture and make people sick?

Schedule

Sat, Dec 28 9:00AM | Joe HallensteinPower It Up GREENhouse

Q and A: Cannabis

Attend the talks and information sessions and then ask any remaining questions of our panel.

Schedule

Mon, Dec 30 3:15PM | Emily RigbyQ and A: Cannabis Blue Lotus

Reflections on Redesigning Democracy

With Lyn Carson and Bill Bannear,
Dion designed, delivered and
modelled Redesigning Democracy,
a suite of workshops and festival-
length consultations on deliberative, participatory, civic decision-making. He revisits the experience and suggests online strategies for future deliberations.

Schedule

Wed, Jan 01 3:15PM | Dion McCurdyReflections on Redesigning Democracy GREENhouse

Robots and the Future of Work

There is a collective societal anxiety surrounding robots and unemployment. This talk will unpack some of those anxieties. What is artificial intelligence? What are robots? What can they do and which jobs are most at risk?

Schedule

Mon, Dec 30 12:15PM | Peter CorkeRobots and the Future of Work GREENhouse

Seeding Treaty

Seeding Treaty is an animation that challenges institutionalisation and commercialisation of the arts and sciences, and colonial rules on how Indigenous people identify.

Schedule

Mon, Dec 30 1:30PM | Lisa RobertsSeeding Treaty GREENhouse

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and IBS

Do you suffer from bloating, diarrhoea, constipation or other digestive problems? SIBO is now believed to be the main cause of irritable bowel syndrome, a condition affecting millions of people world wide.

Schedule

Sun, Dec 29 10:30AM | Nirala JacobiSmall Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and IBS Blue Lotus

Storytelling for Changemakers

Would you like to learn how to use stories to bring healing and transformation? Jenni leads an exploration of stories about place, stories to celebrate the earth, to strengthen community and myths which express the divine feminine.

Schedule

Tue, Dec 31 11:00AM | Jenni CargillStorytelling for Changemakers WorkShop
Wed, Jan 01 4:30PM | Jenni CargillStorytelling for Changemakers Small Hall

Ta-Ta till Next Time Concert

A stupendous farewell concert from your favourite festival performers — and a big thank you to the wonderful mentors who have lovingly shared their skills and knowledge this week. It’s a giant hooroo ‘til next time, with love, from us to you.

Schedule

Wed, Jan 01 3:00PM | Jenni CargillTa-Ta till Next Time Concert Stardust Theatre

The Art of String Theory

Weaving a looped piece of string is an ancient cultural practice, which carries knowledge of nature, food, housing, hunting, astronomy and even mathematics. After all, how long is a piece of string?

Schedule

Sat, Dec 28 11:00AM | Gabrielle QuakawootThe Art of String Theory Mind Games
Tue, Dec 31 10:00AM | Gabrielle QuakawootThe Art of String Theory Talking Circle
Wed, Jan 01 11:10AM | Gabrielle QuakawootThe Art of String Theory Mind Games

The Bambike Journey

Bambike was built as a social enterprise in the Philippines and evolved it into a service – Bambike Ecotours. Bambike
is a premium bamboo bicycle line that is now is the flagship product of the company. Bambike demonstrations and quick spins will take place daily from the tent near the Greenhouse.

Schedule

Fri, Dec 27 11:15AM | Bambike Revolution CyclesThe Bambike Journey GREENhouse

The Blue Coat

Join in with this Jewish folktale and circle story of a little boy and his beloved coat.

Schedule

Wed, Jan 01 1:10PM | Jenni CargillThe Blue Coat Mish Mash

The Effects of Electro-Magnetic and Light Energy

Cyril and Chris give a practical demonstration of how electro- magnetics and light can affect our daily lives. Understanding these potentially harmful energies and learning how to reduce our exposure can have a positive influence on our health.

Schedule

Sun, Dec 29 3:15PM | Cyril Bourke & Chris HendersonThe Effects of Electro-Magnetic and Light Energy Blue Lotus

The Greater Good Movement

Ryan, a reformed helicopter parent, helicopter mechanic and work- in-progress great dad, shares a collection of observations he has made in the Children’s Festival.

Schedule

Mon, Dec 30 4:45PM | The Greater Good MovementThe Greater Good Movement GREENhouse

The Hawke Legacy

Leader of the Australian Labor Party, Anthony Albanese, discusses the legacy, life and times of the late Bob Hawke, Prime Minister of Australia 1983-1991. Founder and Director of Woodford Folk Festival, Bill Hauritz, will provide anecdotes from a decade of
his visits and contributions to the festival. This session marks the Woodfordian launch of a biography of Bob Hawke, a work of 40 years by his wife, Blanche d’Alpuget.

Schedule

Tue, Dec 31 2:00PM | Anthony AlbaneseThe Hawke Legacy Grande

The Land Still Speaks: Launch of the Mudburra Dictionary and Panel on Language Landscapes

Australia is a complex tapestry of over 300 First Nations languages. Dictionaries are significant records of these languages and crucial for the inspiring renewal of First Nations languages, cultures and ecological knowledge systems underway in Australia. The Mudburra to English Dictionary will be launched to celebrate the UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages. This event will showcase the 5-year collaboration between the Mudburra community of the Northern Territory and linguists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language at the University of Queensland. The launch will be followed by a panel discussion on embedding languages into environmental movement and policy making.

Schedule

Wed, Jan 01 1:30PM | Cheryl LeavyThe Land Still Speaks: Launch of the Mudburra Dictionary and Panel on Language Landscapes Talking Circle
Wed, Jan 01 1:30PM | Felicity MeakinsThe Land Still Speaks: Launch of the Mudburra Dictionary and Panel on Language Landscapes Talking Circle
Wed, Jan 01 1:30PM | Janey DixonThe Land Still Speaks: Launch of the Mudburra Dictionary and Panel on Language Landscapes Talking Circle
Wed, Jan 01 1:30PM | RayellaThe Land Still Speaks: Launch of the Mudburra Dictionary and Panel on Language Landscapes Talking Circle

The Magic in Mushrooms

The mushroom has been responsible for the advent of penicillin, cholesterol-lowering statins and cancer treatments.

Schedule

Tue, Dec 31 10:30AM | Kathleen BennettThe Magic in Mushrooms Blue Lotus

The Power of Native Title

Rob discusses the difficult trade-off faced by Aboriginal Traditional Owners in maintaining cultural heritage while enabling development on their country. Tensions arise between cultural obligations to look after country, aspirations to help younger generations and the enticement of benefits tied to development.

Schedule

Sat, Dec 28 12:30PM | Robert BartonThe Power of Native Title Talking Circle

The Woodfordia Effect: An Intergenerational Forum

What difference does a week at Woodfordia make? A panel made up of generations of Woodfordians share their own experiences and discuss the sustained Woodfordian cultural, environmental and intellectual influence.

Schedule

Wed, Jan 01 4:30PM | Paul SonghurstThe Woodfordia Effect: An Intergenerational Forum GREENhouse

The Woodfordia Sewage Treatment Plant (STP)

10-years-old this year, the STP is one of the features that sets Woodfordia apart from other sites. Ben outlines the plant’s history and upgrades, as well as the technology and techniques used to treat the water.

Schedule

Wed, Jan 01 11:30AM | Ben KeleThe Woodfordia Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) GREENhouse

The World of Start Ups and Female Founders

Using collaborative business practices, female founders are solving the pressing social and environmental needs facing us as a collective. Take away new perspectives in how feminine- led businesses are changing the landscape of how enterprises innovate.

Schedule

Sat, Dec 28 8:45AM | Emerging FutureThe World of Start Ups and Female Founders WorkShop

The Zero Waste Journey

Learn how you can start a zero waste life, what steps to take first, how to not overwhelm yourself, and feel good about the process.

Schedule

Fri, Dec 27 1:45PM | Mia SwainsonThe Zero Waste Journey GREENhouse

Therapeutic Horticulture for Mental Health

Simple gardening activities and time spent in nature have a positive impact on people. Cath shares her gardening experiences, encouraging appreciation of the benefits of immersing ourselves in the outdoors.

Schedule

Fri, Dec 27 10:15AM | Cath ManuelTherapeutic Horticulture for Mental Health GREENhouse

Trauma and Community Detention

Faorligh’s book, The Line in the Sand, explores the cruel and inhumane treatment of asylum seekers and the slow wearing down of our human rights principles in Australia.

Schedule

Tue, Dec 31 5:00PM | Faorligh HunterTrauma and Community Detention GREENhouse

Turning Failure Upside Down

A series of illustrated question cards will help us unpack and challenge the ideas around what it is to be ‘normal’, and how it may remove us from what really matters: our hopes, dreams and values.

Schedule

Fri, Dec 27 10:30AM | Jane HuttonTurning Failure Upside Down Blue Lotus
Tue, Dec 31 12:15PM | Jane HuttonTurning Failure Upside Down Blue Lotus

Update: Greenpeace Australia Pacific

A record-breaking number of people have joined Greenpeace after the federal election. They ascribe this influx to people longing to push for mass civil disobedience and hold our leaders accountable. It’s an exciting time to hear about the organisation.

Schedule

Fri, Dec 27 2:45PM | David RitterUpdate: Greenpeace Australia Pacific GREENhouse

What's So Funny About... Cancer?

We use synonyms such as “the big-C” to avoid talking about this topic, as if saying cancer is as taboo as saying Voldemort. Like Voldemort in Harry Potter, cancer can cause widespread grief, but it can also be the centre of some hilarious anecdotes. Join cancer patient John Thompson and palliative care nurse Carolyn Mandersloot, as they share some of their ludicrous experiences with one of life’s most challenging experiences.

Schedule

Tue, Dec 31 8:00AM | Carolyn ManderslootWhat's So Funny About... Cancer? Halcyon

What’s Inside?

How does a toaster work? What makes a kettle hot? Learn how stuff works by taking it apart and putting it back together again.

Schedule

Fri, Dec 27 1:10PM | Joe HallensteinWhat’s Inside? Big Ideas
Sun, Dec 29 2:00PM | Joe HallensteinWhat’s Inside? Mind Games
Tue, Dec 31 2:15PM | Joe HallensteinWhat’s Inside? Big Ideas

Where Is The 'Service' in Social Service?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a great idea but, how does it work or perhaps not work? First-hand experience of a frustrating system will form a case study for ongoing opportunities and challenges for people living with disability.

Schedule

Fri, Dec 27 11:00AM | Ella DonemanWhere Is The 'Service' in Social Service? WorkShop

Where We Stand

Digi Youth Arts will be led by the Jinibara People to create an immersive experience sharing a future, that is connected to the past and grounded in the present. This experience is led by community engagement practices and is part of Digi Youth Arts’ where we stand project. 

where we stand is a cross-community multi-arts project where Indigenous young people make work in response to country and place. With outcomes across Queensland, Digi Youth Arts will capture the past, present and future of this land’s identity through the eyes of the youngest generation of one of the oldest surviving cultures in the world.

Schedule

Fri, Dec 27 9:00AM | Digi Youth ArtsWhere We Stand Talking Circle

Why People Don’t Act On Climate Change

Climate for Change is a not-for- profit with the specific goal of moving ordinary people from the ‘climate concerned majority’ to the ‘climate committed’, who are ready to actually act on their concerns. How have these often at-home discussions amongst friends been working?

Schedule

Fri, Dec 27 5:30PM | Nell AzuriWhy People Don’t Act On Climate Change GREENhouse

Why The Sky Is Far Away

Once the sky was not only delicious but you could reach up and touch it.

Schedule

Fri, Dec 27 8:45AM | Jenni CargillWhy The Sky Is Far Away Puppet Joint
Mon, Dec 30 4:00PM | Jenni CargillWhy The Sky Is Far Away Puppet Joint

Women Transforming Leadership Through Story

From hierarchy to circle, blame to self- responsibility, ‘I’ to ‘we’, exclusion to inclusion, competition to collaboration. This presentation explores the reasons why women traditionally don’t back themselves and their authentic approach, despite knowing we can all be leaders.

Schedule

Mon, Dec 30 8:45AM | Jen Barrkman and Willow PryorWomen Transforming Leadership Through Story WorkShop

Woodford Newcomers Association

Robyn hosts some women of Woodfordia so that newcomers (and old hands) can get under the surface of the festival, faster.

Schedule

Fri, Dec 27 8:00AM | Robyn CookWoodford Newcomers Association Halcyon
Wed, Jan 01 8:30AM | Robyn CookWoodford Newcomers Association Halcyon

Wulara Nguru Historical Language Mapping

Gaja Kerry presents on the early compilation of her Jandai-Yuggera language and her insights into her Elders’ wisdom. Our language reflects where we are in bits and pieces – everyone talking in bits of theirs and pieces of others.

Schedule

Sun, Dec 29 10:00AM | Gaja Kerry CharltonWulara Nguru Historical Language Mapping GREENhouse

Yoga: Archetypes of Well Being

What can geometry teach us about developing the health of our body and mind? How does sacred geometry relate to yoga, nutrition, exercise and meditation?

Schedule

Mon, Dec 30 12:15PM | SacredGeometryWebYoga: Archetypes of Well Being Blue Lotus

Yuggera Yari (Yuggera Talk)

Yuggera Elder, Gaja Kerry Charlton, and Kalkadoon man, Robert Ah Wing, will lead an introduction to Yuggera, the language of coastal and wider Brisbane.

Schedule

Mon, Dec 30 9:00AM | Gaja Kerry CharltonYuggera Yari (Yuggera Talk) Talking Circle
Mon, Dec 30 9:00AM | Robert Ah WingYuggera Yari (Yuggera Talk) Talking Circle