Brave New Works is one of WA's oldest regional community arts festivals now in its twenty third year, where it is known and understood that community can 'have a go' in all sorts of arts activities. BNW is made up of a wide range of projects including dance, performance, visual arts, music and all with strong community participation. The broader community both participate in workshops and other arts happenings and also are encouraged, through community development work, to create projects themselves.
This year’s projects include Greens Pool – the Musical directed by Peter Keelan, Living Testament directed by Silvia Lehmann, Green Skills Land of Insects (a community created sculpture park at The Wetlands Centre) and Fiona Enright’s Would You Like To Dance?
Art Not Waste Exhibition will be held once more, this time at The Morgan Richards Community Centre Gallery. Keep an eye out for entry forms, which will be out soon.

We have many more performances and events programmed and these too will be announced soon.
For further information please contact Denmark Arts on 9848 3623 or email

Free Story Sharing workshop with Silvia Lehmann and Linda Bradbury

Local Theatre Director Silvia Lehmann (The Yellow Wallpaper, Our Secret River, Unravelling: Denmark Stories) and Writer Linda Bradbury are conducting a series of free storytelling and creative writing workshops to gather the raw material for an exciting performance project scheduled for Brave New Works #23 in November this year. This is a unique opportunity for local women and girls (13 yrs+) of diverse ages and backgrounds to collectively consider what it means to be, or become, a woman and to create a ‘living testament’.
Four free workshops will run from July 13th to 31st. Participants are welcome to attend any or all of these – each will focus on different archetypal stories and no two sessions will be the same.
These workshops are designed to engage the community, initiate conversations, and jumpstart this innovative Denmark Arts BNW project. Future workshops will give interested participants the chance to work closely with respected visual artists, musicians and performance makers to pick up the story threads and weave them into a multi-discipline performance piece.
Further information and registrations contact Silvia Lehmann on 0435 006 228 /
or Kira at Denmark Arts on 9848 3623 /

Workshops are filling up fast, so make sure you book your spot!
Wed 13 July 5:30-7pm – CRC Training Room
Sat 16 July 1-2:30pm – CRC Garden Room
Tues 19 July 10-11:30am – Denmark Library
Sun 31 July 2-3:30pm – Steiner School Hall

Living Testament August Workshops - book now!

Songwriting and singing workshop with Pete Usher


'Greens Pool The Musical' is one part of Peter Keelans' overall community initiative. It is a people project, community at its best; digital projections, film and photography, music, dance, songs, comedy, poetry, written word…and stories…community history. All involvement appreciated!

What is next?
• Sunday September 4th at 11am is the Mothers & Children gathering at Greens Pool.  Every mother, or father, who reads this, helps…by getting on the phone and inviting one or three other mothers to be there on Sept 4th.
• If you’d like to become involved in Greens Pool The Musical either as a creative artist or production help, etc please contact me via

Some background reading at
With thanks and appreciation, Peter Keelan PO Box 884, Denmark 6333 E