Easter Festival

28 March-1 April


Summer Sounds

27 January


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Summer Sounds

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A line-up of outstanding artists will perform an afternoon of exceptional music in the beautiful surrounds of the Four Winds Sound Shell outdoor amphitheatre in Barragga Bay (9kms south of Bermagui) on Saturday 27 January 2018 in an afternoon celebration of great music, fabulous local food and summer vibes.

Settle in for an afternoon of performances set to wow the crowd. The afternoon will culminate with a performance by The Strides – who will bring their truly global, diverse sound to the South Coast.

The program also features international artists performing in their own right as well as part of a collaboration put together by Four Winds Artistic Director, James Crabb just for this event. James (classical accordion) will collaborate with Yasukazu Kano, visiting Japanese Shinobue bamboo flute player, YuNiOn made up of Masae Ikegawa and Graham Hilgendorf performing percussion/taiko drum, and Bega Valley local artists David Hewitt (percussion), Kade Brown (piano), and Sam Martin (double bass).

Summer Sounds is also presenting indie-folkstress Melody Moon who hails from the Great Ocean Road and The Sweet Valentinos, a Bermagui based band lead by Michael Hanlon, who are building their reputation as one of the South Coast’s favourite bands.

“I am so incredibly excited by this year’s Summer Sounds program. This is such a dynamic mix of really talented musicians. I can’t wait to see the magic that happens when these incredible musicians take to the stage in our beautiful Four Winds outdoor Sound Shell,” says James Crabb, Artistic Director. “Summer Sounds is a way for us to continue to introduce the beauty and experience of Four Winds to the local community and visiting holiday-makers”.

Summer Sounds entwines world music, reggae, indie and folk vibes with the classical music elements that Four Winds is known and loved for.

Expect a party-like atmosphere and a truly unique live music experience set amongst the natural beauty of south coast bushland.

“We’re hoping everyone will kick off their shoes and dance the afternoon away” says James.

A great range of food and beverage options will be available throughout the afternoon including Valley Katering, Spicy Jam, Bermagui Gelati Clinic, Beardhawk Coffee, Za’s Mobile Coffee and the Four Winds Bar.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Four Winds | Pop-up Cinema

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Four Winds Pop-Up Cinema experience, set in the stunning natural environment of the Four Winds site at Barragga Bay 9kms south of Bermagui, features iconic films which are all united by music. Live music performances will begin each night in the Windsong Pavilion from 7pm. The films will then be screened in the Four Winds Sound Shell amphitheatre from sundown:

  • Wednesday 3 January; BRAN NUE DAE– a raucous celebration of the 1960s Australian rock and roll scene. Live music by CHELSY ATKINS, powerful and celebrated young female vocalist and songwriter from our region;
  • Thursday 4 January; INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS– a fascinating window into the emerging folk scene in New York in the 1960s. Live music by JOSHUA WELLINGTON, an acoustic blues and folk performer from Verona, not far from the Four Winds site;
  • Friday 5 January; ONCE– which follows the romantic and musical story of an Irish contemporary folk musician and his complex relationship with a Czech flower seller and fellow musician. They bond over a broken vacuum cleaner! Live music by TEXTURE LIKE SUN, Melbourne based, established indie/folk musician;
  • Saturday 6 January; SHINE– starring Geoffrey Rush. ‘Shine’ explores the brilliance and struggle of talented classical pianist David Helfgott. Live music by LUCA ZIINO, an exceptional young classical pianist based in Pambula, will play the Four Winds concert grand piano on the closing night.

“Here at Four Winds we often speak about the beauty and brilliance of music-making. The four films selected are a celebration of music and a chance to explore the way music weaves its way through our lives, as well as examining the magical and often complex process of music making” says Leah Szanto, Four Winds’ Pop Up Cinema Producer.

BYO picnic and enjoy the surrounds of Four Winds. Popcorn, ice cream, snacks and drinks available on site. If it’s raining the films will be screened in the Windsong Pavilion.

Carols in the Pavilion

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Carols In The Pavilion

featuring The Song Company Saturday 16 December 2017 | 8 – 9.30pm

Windsong Pavilion, Four Winds Rd, Barragga Bay
Located 9kms south of Bermagui, South Coast, NSW

Four Winds invites you to the Windsong Pavilion to experience a stunning performance of Christmas music presented by Australia’s only full-time professional choir: The Song Company. Carols In The Pavilion will be a beautiful moment of calm before Christmas; mulled wine and mince pies will round off the performance.

General Admission $40. Children under 16 yrs $20.

Fresh Salt | An Exhibition of Visual Art | Videos

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David Gallan flow 2017
5 min
flow follows water courses, from fresh to salt, from mountain streams and still forest pools, to tidal lakes and the sea. Water sustains life and shapes the landscape. flow records wildlife from microscopic diatoms to towering spotted gums and endangered southern right whales. The film is also influenced by the work of Max Williams whose verse captured the nature and sensual beauty of the far south coast. “…We saw the secret happenings of dreams, Wild things on cliffs and seaside dunes …” Max Williams, The Remains of Paradise.

Gloria Florez
2 min loop
It takes a tsunami of open hearts to free mother-earth from mankind’s subjugation. I captured this image by coincidence, at Montreal Goldfield during Field Study 2. While walking along the remains of what once was a gold mine during the gold rush period and looking through the metal bars blocking access to one of its dark tunnels, a small and vibrant pink orchid (Dipodium punctatum) caught my attention. As I took this photograph (adjacent), someone simultaneously shone a torch into this foreboding space. The photograph evokes Nature’s resilience and desire to survive despite humankind’s
insatiable march to cut down, open up, dig up, seal up and modify many millions of years of our barely touched natural world. MADRE-TIERRA is a utopian journey into what can happen if we reconsider our actions.

Four Winds 2018 Easter Festival | volunteer

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Dear All,

As well as being extremely excited about the line-up of artists we have coming for the 2018 Easter Festival, I’m equally excited about working with the fabulous team at Four Winds who come together to deliver the Festival, which is made up of many, many Volunteers.

I know from my own experience that Volunteering can be one of the very best ways to experience a Festival, not least because you get a rare glimpse into the back-stage elements of these extraordinary events – as well as getting to enjoy the performances, with a free one-day pass to the Sound Shell.

Volunteer teams are always made up of enthusiastic like-minded people and it’s great to be surrounded with a team of people always working toward everything being the best it can be.

I’m glad to introduce you to some of our Four Winds Volunteers – see some of their profiles below.

I’m also struck by what a great opportunity it is for young people to have some hands-on experience of how a large scale event is managed and delivered. Volunteering is a great addition to anyone’s resume, but for younger people looking to stand out, to have Four Winds on your CV has got to be a good thing! If you know of a young person who might like this opportunity as part of their professional development, please let them know – we’d love to hear from them.

Our wonderful volunteer coordinator Bruce Frost will be really happy to connect with anyone who’d like to Volunteer to be part of the 2018 Easter Festival team. We certainly don’t take our Volunteers for granted and will happily provide a one-day pass to the Sound Shell as a thank you for helping deliver the Festival – as well as invites to special events throughout the year.

If you are interested in Volunteering please register your interest by following the link below and filling in your details.

If Volunteering isn’t going to work for you I hope we will see you at the Festival as an audience member – just a reminder that Early Bird tickets are on sale for a limited time, so guarantee your discount by booking your tickets before 4 December!

If you’ve already booked – thank you – we are really looking forward to seeing you.

Very best wishes

James Crabb
Artistic Director

Explore the art of song at Four Winds…

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Beautifully Mad

In Concert | Friday 17 November, 7.30pm
Masterclass | Saturday 18 November, 10.30am

Dame Emma Kirkby (Soprano) and Jakob Lindberg (Lute)

Masterclass | Saturday 18 November, 1pm
In Concert | Sunday 19 November, 1pm

Windsong Pavilion, Four Winds Rd, Barragga Bay
Located 9kms south of Bermagui, South Coast, NSW

A weekend exploring early and contemporary songs is coming to Four Winds.

Beautifully Mad is performing on Friday 17 November, 7.30pm in the Windsong Pavilion. Tony King and Nina Vox, two of Australia’s finest singer/songwriters, will be joined for the first time in Bermagui by their incredible Sydney band including; Bill Risby, piano, Natalie Morrison, double bass, and Nick Lister, drums, for an evening of songs from their new album ‘Silhouette’.

The following morning, on Saturday 18 November, 10.30am – 12noon, Tony King, of Beautifully Mad, will run a Masterclass on – The Craft of Song Writing. A must for anyone interested in or already writing their own songs. Tony will talk about how Beautifully Mad go about writing their material, the craft and inspirations involved.

Dame Emma Kirkby (British Soprano) and Jakob Lindberg (Lutenist) will then present a Masterclass on – The Art of Performing and Understanding Early Songs – on Saturday 18 November 1.00pm – 3.00pm.

On Sunday 19 November 2017, 1.00pm – 3.00pm, Dame Emma Kirkby and Jakob Lindberg will then perform as part of the Four Winds Windsong Series. This is a not to missed recital by one of the world’s leading performers of early song. British Soprano Dame Emma Kirkby and Jakob Lindberg will perform solos written for Lute and songs from the Renaissance Period. Emma and Jakob are visiting from Europe and will be giving only three performances in Australia. Expect an afternoon of quiet, peaceful, beautiful story telling through song.

Tickets: Adults $20 – 80, 16yrs & under FREE