Festival of Dangerous Ideas | Satellite Event

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The Windsong Pavilion, Bermagui, will play a part on the national stage next Saturday 3 September 2016 as 1 of 16 sites across Australia connecting audiences live to the Sydney Opera House’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas.

Session 1 runs from 11.30am – 12.30pm with Lionel Shriver, bestselling American author, will suggest that to Break a Rule a Day is better for your health than an apple. When systems of mass schooling took root in the 19th century, their goals were very different to those of today, yet we have retained their standardised, homogenised structures. What would real education for the 21st century look like? And what kind of revolution would it take to put it in place?

Session 2 runs from 1.30pm to 2.30pm with journalists Annabel Crabb and David Marr discussing whether the Federal Election gave us The Government We Deserve? Whichever way we vote, politicians say the electorate always gets it right at the ballot box. Cynics are more inclined to think that we get the government we deserve. Did we get it right this time? What does the election tell us about our faith in our political leaders? Are we a nation that can’t make up its mind?

Make a day of it – A lunch pack and refreshments are available to purchase or you can bring your own picnic and enjoy the surrounds of the beautiful Four Winds site. The day will be Facilitated by Ian Campbell, Director of ‘About Regional’ and ABC South East radio veteran, there will be plenty of opportunities to get involved and interact with the live nation-wide conversation on the day.

1 session $16.50, both sessions $30. 16 & under FREE. Bookings essential at www.fourwinds.iwannaticket.com.au or call 6493 3414.

 

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Vivaldi, Four Seasons | June 2016

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SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE AND FOUR WINDS PARTNERSHIP

BRINGS VAVALDI TO BERMAGUI

On June 9, 2016 Four Winds supported by our creative partner the Sydney Opera House held our second Live Streaming event for the school children of our region.

Thanks to the generous gifts of our Grow and Flourish donors Four Winds now has the technology to “stream” across the internet performances that are held at the Opera House in real time. This capacity is not open to many of our smaller schools and many of the larger ones enjoy the visit to the beautiful Windsong Pavilion where they and their teachers can interact creatively with one another in nature.

135 children from Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 attending Moruya, Wolumla, Bermagui and Tilba Primary Schools visited the Four Winds site at Barragga Bay where they enjoyed a highly interactive performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. The Primary Proms String Quartet and an energetic puppeteer and actor introduced the music to the young ears.

The children learnt about Vivaldi’s transformation of the seasons’ sensations and sounds to music – from the silvery pizzicato notes of winter to the final dramatic movement of the summer thunderstorm.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE GALLERY OF IMAGES FROM THE DAY

After the performance the children thoroughly enjoyed an outdoor lunch and play after being trapped inside much of the week before with our torrential rains. The weather and seasons were at the forefront of their minds after such extremes.

Members of the Yuin community including Uncle Ossie Cruse, Warren Foster Snr Warren Foster Jnr and Sonya Naylor then continued the children’s learning by sharing their Traditional Ecological Knowledge and creative talents of dance, art and storytelling – explain the signs and triggers that Yuin people notice that signify to them the seasons in the Yuin calendar which are based around food availability and sharing.

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Equipped with all this newfound knowledge the children converted the information into art by thinking creatively and expressing themselves with instruments; movement and dance; drawing and art. Our own local artists Merinda Antill, Caitlin Brown, Gabriela Green, Michael Hanlon, Marg Hansen and Justina Legoe working together with those mentioned above and the regions talented teachers and Aboriginal Liaison officers supported these activities.

The Four Winds’ Create and Inspire Program is so fortunate to have the skills of such artists and educators to draw on and share with our younger generations, supporting our regions development as a cultural and imaginative hub.

Click here to view Moruya Primary School’s response to their experience…

 

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