Denmark Arts Markets
gertrude wellease
Stage presented by Act-Belong-Commitposter 25jan14
Saturday 25 January 2014
MC Gertrude Wellease
10.00am Jazztrix Trio
10.45am Messer's Lore
11.30am Leah Miche & Mat Cal
12.30pm Sahara Bellydancers
01.00pm Caravana Sun
02.30pm Dilip and the Davs
Kids Fun Tent 10am - 2pm
Entry is by $2 gold coin 
weather report
CARAVANA SUN HEADLINES NEXT ARTS MARKETcaravana sun
Gypsy-ska outfit Caravana Sun have pulled out all the stops for launching their second album AYA, with a huge run of shows. Their tour will include the Denmark Arts Markets on 25 January and run until the end of March, visiting the major capital cities and plenty of regional towns .
Caravãna Sun launched their debut album Rising Falling at Bondi’s infamous Beach Road Hotel in October 2011. The independent release featuring single ‘Feel Better’ has been continuously spun over Triple J, FBi, ABC and local community stations throughout Australia, including the BBC.
With a strong injection of gypsy culture bleeding through their infectious sound, the creative collective returned to Europe in the winter of 2012 to visit the roots of inspiration behind their debut album. The European tour visited venues and festivals in Switzerland, France, Holland and Spain taking in many lounge room floors and welcoming couches along the way.
Their late 2012 release, “The Bottle” is bursting with vitality and certainly packs a punch. Following the launch of the film clip, dance floors were set alight on their subsequent tour. “The Bottle” is very much a bridging track graduating from their debut album Rising Falling.jazztrix
Their second album, AYA was recorded in an old water tank, come studio nestled in the Gold Coast hinterland featuring new single ‘Took The World’ & ‘GAIA’.
www.caravanasun.com
Jazztrix Trio
Jazztrix play classic jazz - with a swingin' repertoire of jazz classics, standards and original compositions. The group has played at venues and events including: Leeuwin Concerts 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 - appearing on the bill with Carole King, Roxy Music, Boz Scaggs, Michael MacDonald, Marina Prior, David Hobson, Perth Symphony Orchestra and James Morrison's Mowtown Show; 
Jazztrix self-titled debut EP, featuring compositions by David Rastrick, was released in 2011. The limited edition of CDs is nearly sold out though there is a limitless supply in cyberspace!
David Rastrick - Vocals, Cornet, Trumpet, Flugelhorn (& Guitar); Colin Reeves - Guitar; Grant Moulden - Double-Bass
Messer's Loremesseres lore
Messer's Lore are a four piece band comprised of James Gentle (vocals, stringed instruments and cello), Mark Tupman (vocals, stringed instruments and cello), Mark Gretton (drums) and Kevin Jones (backing vocals, trombone, flute and sax).
This band plays harmonically tempered music - whats that. Well it takes a bit of explaining but basically the music is more in accordance with the universal musical laws of physics than the usually equal tempered western music and we have moved the frets (if frets are used at all) and play a range of instruments to accomadate the requirements of different keys. The average punter wouldn't know except to say that it sounds somewhat sweet which is great because it gives us leeway to dirty it up a bit more.
All the music is original and combines influences from around the world with attitude in the styles of gypsy, pirate, island,leah miche n matt calpunk, celtic, african and of course the South West of WA.
A Messer's show is a high energy entertaining affair bound to get you going.
Matt Cal & Leah Miche
Gorgeous vocals, indi folk roots guitar and award winning songwriting.  Years on the road touring this great brown land have shaped a couple beautiful earthy musicians.  Take the time to stop and relax to the whimsical stories of truth, heart, magic and myth. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdNe619SVYI
SAHARA DANCE
Promoting Excellence in Middle Eastern Dancesahara dancers
Sahara dance has been entertaining and teaching in and around the Great Southern for 17 years and is still going strong. We offer fabulous entertainment for all types of functions & events: Bellydance, Bollywood, Burlesque or we can cater to your specific requirements.
Sahara dance offers regular classes for beginners to advanced students, workshops for all levels in all styles.
photo by Bob Symonns
dilip n he davs
Dilip n the Davs
"Irresistibly joyous" is how Rhythms Magazine describes the music of Dilip n the Davs.  Often referred to as "Freo's House Band", this collective of uptempo music makers have been regular performers across the state and at all the WA original music festivals.  With a highly successful album released in 2013 which is getting airplay both here and overseas, the Davs have reconfigured their lineup, including superbly talented Denmark musician Katie White in the new Davs.  Celebrate the joy of life, come dance with the Davs !
www.thedavs.com.a

RENAISSANCE FESTE

Saturday 26th of July - Butter Factory Studios

From across our community, artists representing a diverse array of performing arts and art-forms combine to present an evening to celebrate the Renaissance of the 15th and 16th century on Saturday 26th of July 2014.

 The Renaissance Dancers have perfected their skills with grace and beauty bringing this period to life. The Butter Factory Program includes multiple dancers being accompanied by poetry, song and instrumental music. Creating an immersive evening reflecting performing art-forms of the period. This project elicited an enthusiastic response and commitment from all of the participants who have enjoyed the opportunity to illuminate and explore art-forms of the Renaissance.

 

 

The Renaissance Feste opens with the voices of the ‘Firedel Choir’ followed by a surprisingly fast and furious up-tempo dance piece. The evening continues with an exploration of the period including, instrumental music, a stirring love sonnet, the all-male quartet, ‘Eklektika Choir’ and a song written by 16th Century Composer John Dowland accompanied by guitar. The fruits and endeavours of the renaissance certainly reach into our modern lives and times with their quality of skill and refinement.

 Tickets: $20.00 At the Door or Available Pre-sale at Denmark Arts until Thursday 24th July ’14.

 

 

Carnivale Masked Ballcarnivale masked ball

Easter Sunday 20 April 2014

carnivale masked ball poster

Denmark Scout Hall

It's not just a fancy dress swing, dub, fun party, but also a community celebration where everyone will create and contribute to the event.

 

The event includes funky side show acts, trapeze, circus, installations, cocktail lounge, hot food and awesome dance music with Ensemble Formidable and The Brow. The MC will be Charlie Mgee, front man for the Formidable Vegetable Sound System. Best costume prizes will be awarded on the night.

CARNIVALE PROGRAM

Fire twirlers , Blindman George, Krankin' Kitchen, Photo Booth, Face Painting?

7pm Doors open

Side Show - Cocktail Lounge, Fortune Teller Demelza, Mermaid, Masked Sitar player, Strong Man, Trapeze, Contortionist, Mime and Music

MC Charlie MGee

7.37pm Rose Sing

7.45pm Ensemble Formidable

8.45 pm INTERVAL 15mins

Food Stalls - Krankin' Kitchen

9.00pm Fancy Dress Parade & Prizes

9.15pm Lyra - Bonnie Blewitt

9.25pm Trapeze - Amy Hastie

9.35pm Vaudeville Danseurs - Madame Pinkie Divine, Mistress Inexplicable, Miss Sweet Cakes

9.40pm Formidable Vegetable Sound System

10pm The Brow

11pm bar closes - end show


Denmark Arts Markets 2014

 

Program of Entertainment
10am - 4pm
Berridge Park - entry $2 

MC Gertrude Well-Ease
10.00am Endearing Y
10.30am Xave Brown
11.00am Rastratix
12.00pm Keely & Saskia
12.30pm Diva Dingo & a Boy named Zeus
01.00pm Formidable Vegetable Sound System
02.00pm Ensemble Formidable
03.00pm The Brow

Kids Fun Tent 10am - 2pm
 

MC Gertrude Wellease is back with a new attitude and some more blessings and bubbles

Special guest - Polly Petal will be roving

10.00am Endearing Y
The Endearing Y's are a jazzy snazzy duo offering quirky interpretations of classic songs. The sultry vocals of Ruth Dennison combine with the crafty guitar work of Mark Tupman for a dynamic and spontaneous ride. Playful. Theatrical. Engaging. Sassy. Fun for all the family.

10.30am Xave Brown
WAMi Award winner Xave Brown is a contemporary singer/songwriter of subtle yet powerful music. Xave’s acoustic tunes are finely crafted lyrical journeys on which he invites the audience to join. An established performer in the south-west of WA, Xave has returned to the music scene after a two year absence.

11.00am Rastatrix Band

Rastatrix’ funky reggae band will get you dancing with their original and classic songs at the Easter Denmark
r ArtsMarkets. Rastatrix play humorous and serious songs of the ‘reggaelution’, love and freedom - fusing funk, jazz, soul, world and even hard rock into their sound along with classic reggae styles such as ska, dub and roots. 
South west based Rastatrix will feature David Rastrick - Trumpets & Vocals, Xander Rowden - Guitar & Vocals, Katie J White - Bass & Vocals, Mark Gretton - Drum-kit and special guest guitar maestro Kevin McDonald. Check the band out at 11am this Easter Saturday.

12.00pm Keely & Saskia
keely n saskia

Local Denmark sisters - Keely Brittain 16yr (2013 X factor contestant) and Saskia her 14yr acoustic guitar playing sister,will delight you with the beautiful harmony's that only sisters can deliver, singing songs that will appeal to all ages. The duo came about earlier than expected, when Keely needed sister Saskia to play guitar accompaniment for an online singing competition called the "SEARCH" for WA's Top Voice, ran by a Perth based radio station Wafm / SpiritFm . Public votes were counted and Keely was the clear winner - thus securing a performance for both girls in the 2013 Telethon which started their career as a duo. 
2014 has seen the girls recognized for their individual talents by some of the major players in the music industry. Keely and Sas were invited to Sydney during Jan and Feb, where they gained valuable experience on stage and behind the scenes in two up and coming TV programmes yet to be aired. These girls have huge potential so come and support young local home grown talent.

dingo n zeus12.30pm Diva Dingo and a boy named Zeus 
It's a mother and child act that is guaranteed to thrill and entertain. Zeus aged 5 is a hooping extraordinaire. He has an effortless style and charisma beyond his years. He has WOWed the crowds in Karnidale at the Circus Festival!! Where he won Junior Champion and Male champion in the knockout hoola Circus Olympics. His Mother a whip cracking Diva! Has performed with Circus and Freak Shows most her adult life. A clown at heart she will sing, play ukelele and whip up a wild time. They are delighted to share their World Premier performance  of "Diva Dingo and a boy named Zeus." 

01.00pm Formidable Vegetable Sound System
"So infectious that the most ardent climate sceptic would have trouble staying still" - Sydney Morning Herald
From an unexpected debut on the main stage at the 2012 world solar eclipse festival in Australia, Formidable Vegetable Sound System (from Fremantle) has since chalked up an impressive backlog of shows including performances at Glastonbury Festival (UK), Shambhala (Canada), Symbiosis (USA), Rainbow Serpent (Australia) and Woodford Folk Festival (Australia).
By delivering live shows based around the principles of Permaculture (regenerative ecological design), Formidable Vegetable Sound System is paving the way for a new kind of musical activism basedcharlie mgeearound simple, fun solutions to some of the largest problems on the planet.
Realising that music is one of the best tools for bringing about cultural change, globetrotting permaculture troubadour and the mind behind Formidable Vegetable Sound System, Charlie Mgee dedicated the last couple of years to composing a repertoire of swingin' tunes on a ukulele addressing the principles of permaculture in various musical styles ranging from 'energy-descent electroswing' and 'climate-change dubstep' to 'peak-oil polka' and 'post-apocalypso', which make for an eccentrically entertaining and unforgettable dancefloor experience when pumped through the Formidable Beet-Box
In a world gone mad, there's one thing you can do to improve the party: Lettuce Turnip the Rad-ish Beets and Rocket!
We just had an epic summer tour! Had one of our gigs at Woodford professionally filmed if you feel like checking it out: http://youtu.be/H29hwOF6C3g
Lettuce know what you reckon.

02.00pm Ensemble Formidable
ensemble formidable

“Ensemble Formidable don’t walk onto the stage, they invade it!” - Kulcha, WA
Their single, Industrial Chook, typifies their style: mellifluous and vigorously sung vocals, a social message delivered with oomph, violins and guitars swooping amid a damnably catchy horn hook.” - Trad & Now
Part Django Reinhardt, part jazz cabaret, part speakeasy rave, add some booty shaking and you are getting close to describing a Formidable event.
Ensemble Formidable are Australia’s premier live electro swing combo. The fully live 8-piece attack an arrayof instruments, including horns, strings, guitars, accordion, synth and samples, to play an infectiously fun blend of swing, manouche, dub step, klezmer and funk.

the brow03.00pm The Brow
(formerly Brow Horn Orchestra) are a high-energy brass ní beats five-piece party band that play genre-defying, dance-demanding electronic/hip hop/pop music laced with an irrefutable energy and a heavy platter of global sounds.

Having shared stages with some of the world's best acts and played some of the country's best festivals (Peats Ridge, Pyramid Rock, Southbound, Fairbridge, Big Day Out, Queenscliff, Groovin' the Moo and Future Music to name but a few), why wouldnít you want to join the infectious rhythms of these multi-award-winning party proliferators?
In the Brow swag to date: A bunch of WAMI's and Perth Dance Music Awards (Best Live Act three years running / Best Hip Hop Act), three releases and a whole lot of national radio love.
we've recently done a 3 week tour down the East coast, playing Woodford and a bunch of gigs in QLD, NSW and VIC.

Markets Supervisor: Anna Steyl, email: admin@denmarkarts.com.au

Entertainment Co-ordinator: Andre Steyl, email: artists@denmarkwa.net.au


 

Harpsichord Recital

Harpsichord Specialist Georg Corall

Easter Sunday April 20th, 4pm

St Leonard’s Anglican Church, Denmark.

 

harpsichord

 Perth based Georg Corall, is a teacher of early music in Perth and at the University of Western Australia. Prior to living in Perth, Georg enjoyed a musically rich and interesting life in early music in Germany : we are extremely lucky to have a musician of this calibre come to Denmark.

 

Georg ‘s recital will cover glorious music from the 17th and 18th centuries. A time of reflection during Easter.

 

Concert tickets $30 on sale now at the Denmark Arts office - Tue & Thur 10-4 or at the Denmark Arts Markets, Easter Saturday 10am - 4pm Denmark Arts Stall

 

Monks of Tibet and Tenzin Choegyal Tour

download poster here

Tenzin Choegyal & the Monks of Tibet

The program is out!

Popular Tibetan singer-songwriter Tenzin Choegyal and three Monks from the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in India will visit Denmark in March to offer a program of traditional Tibetan arts and culture, open to all members of the community.

Included in the program will be the creation of a sand mandala, harmonic chanting, Tibetan singing, cultural workshops, guided meditations and a magical concert featuring performances by both Tenzin and the Monks.

While in Denmark, Tenzin and the Monks will take up residence in the Civic Centre. Throughout their five day program the Monks will create a stunning mandala, painstakingly made of millions of grains of brightly coloured sand. This is a rare opportunity to witness the sand mandala gradually taking shape day by day and take part in some hands-on workshops, suitable for all ages, led by Tenzin and the Monks.

Admission is free and people are welcome to come along each day, chat with Tenzin and the monks and learn more about this ancient and fascinating culture. In addition, each day will start with a morning meditation, open to everyone free of charge. On the final day (Saturday March 8th) the program will culminate in the emotionally charged dissolution ceremony, when the sand mandala will be swept away and taken in ritual procession to the nearest body of water.

Tenzin and the Monks program

 

Workshops

Wed. 5th-Sat 8th 1.30-2.30 pm

Daily workshops on Sound Healing, Sand Painting and Namkha (Sky Weaving) will be offered by Tenzin and the Monks.

Wed: Sound healing with Tenzin Choegyal - SOLD OUT!

Thur: Creating a Sand Mandala

Fri : Namkha (Sky Weaving)

Sat: Sound healing with Tenzin Choegyal

For more information click here

Bookings essential for the workshops! $15 per workshop. Tickets on sale now at the Denmark Arts office - Tue & Thur 10-4 or buy online by bank transfer (Bank Details : Denmark Arts Council Inc. BSB 306 009 ACC# 415 929 3, please reference "MW_Date of the workshop (eg. 0603)_Your surname" and send us an email to let us know you made the deposit (admin@denmarkarts.com.au).

 

Tenzin Choegyal & the Monks of Tibet CONCERT

Friday 7th March - Denmark Civic Centre

Tenzin Choegyal and the Monks of Tibet will also present a wonderful concert of Tibetan music on Friday 7th March.

Tenzin, who has performed alongside Philip Glass, Taj Mahal and Angelique Kidjo, draws on his traditional Tibetan roots to create original compositions which uniquely express his cultural heritage. While his primary instrument is his voice, Tenzin is a master of Tibetan musical instruments such as the Dranyen (three-stringed long-necked lute), the Lingbu (transverse bamboo flute) and other ritual objects.

The Monks perform their unique form of monastic chants accompanied by traditional Tibetan instruments such as the 10-foot long dung-chen horn, bells, cymbals and gyaling trumpet.

Concert picture

Concert tickets on sale now at the Denmark Arts office - Tue & Thur 10-4 or buy online by bank transfer (Bank Details : Denmark Arts Council Inc. BSB 306 009 ACC# 415 929 3, please reference "Monks_Your surname" and send us an email to let us know you made the deposit) - Door tickets availabe if the event is not already sold out.

 

THIS WILL BE AN UNFORGETTABLE AND MOVING EXPERIENCE FOR ALL.


Saturday 1 March 2014denmark markets poster

Program of Entertainment

polly petalMC - Polly Petal
10.00am Denmark Fiddlers
10.30am Marmotte
11.30am Cathy Fotios - sitar
11.45pm Messer's Lore Trio
12.30pm Belleville
01.30pm Shameem
02.30pm Soul Food

Kids Fun Tent 10am - 4pm

MC Polly Petal will peddle to the markets to take over the MC role. No relation to Gertrude Well-Ease, Polly is a new act, maybe a bit silly, but the kids will love her. I'm thinking of getting some yummy strawberries to hand out to kids and adult kids said Polly

 


Belleville Quartet
Belleville Quartet are an acoustic Gypsy Swing band carrying on the tradition of Gypsy Jazz inspired by the great Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. The quartet’s sound is a cross section of music from the Paris scene of the 1930’s combined with a selection of songs from the modern Gypsy Jazz repertoire.

With instrumentation similar to Django’s Hot Club, namely: twoacoustic guitars, upright bass, and violin, the ensemble also pulls influences from modern jazz, swing, Latin, gypsy folk,belleville waltzes, and other vintage-jazz sources.

Their energy on stage is infectious and their enthusiasm andenjoyment of raw musical pleasures shine through. This is not not chin-stroking jazz – this is foot tapping, handclapping, cheering swing at its best. Expect of a range of tunes from the “Hot Swing” repertoire, modern standards done in uniquely arranged styles plus some surprises…

(left to right): Charlie McCarthy (violin), Justin Kutylowski (guitar), Lachlan Gear (guitar), Pete Jeavons (doublebass) photographer Amber Scobie

 

Shameem
Musician - vocalist, songwriter, bandleader
 “Some performers need the audience to listen long and carefully before anyone gets that there is something good going on.shameem With Shameem you’d have to be locked in a lead-lined room to miss this lady’s sparkle. Her charisma and sheer energy on stage command attention and the listener is rewarded with a swinging, soulful sound – this is what jazz is all about.” – James Morrison, Australian jazz virtuoso

“… angelic yet powerful vocals… Shameem Taheri-Lee presents an album that will reach out and inspire her audience. With her naturally soulful voice and strong sense of spirituality, it will make you want to see a live performance to capture the full energy and charisma of this jazz artist.” – Drum Media

www.shameemmusic.com

SOULFOOD
Local Albany, Reggae, Funk, Rhythm & Soul Bandsoulfood
Mainly Maori/NZ musicians and some flavours of Oz in the mix, Soulfood are a diverse group of musicians.

The band is made up of 7 members, who each have their flavour to give. Influences from the greats of Motown, Rhythm Blues and Soul Performers and a real passion for NZ Reggae & Pacific Vibes.
In 2012 with the support of Geoff Scott -Sound Engineer, a seed was planted and with roots firmly in place, is now known as one of the local favourites on the music circuit in the South West region.messeres lore

Messer's Lore
What do you get when you take singing pirates, strange instruments, ransacked folk styles from around the globe in weird time signatures and throw all the ingredients into a melting pot. The dubious raucous celtic, reggae, shanty hoedown that is Messer’s Lore

Denmark Fiddlers
A lively and colourful group of student violinists supported by their teachers Jude Iddison and Marie Limondin and a professional rhythm section of guitar and double bass. 
The Denmark Fiddlers play an uplifting and sometimes unusual selection of traditional and original fiddle tunes and aremarmotte regular favourites at The Denmark Markets and other community events and sound great!!!

Marmotte and Steve Scanlon
Marmotte (Jude Iddison and Marie Limondin) will be joined by dynamic Irish guitarist Steve Scanlon to play a selection of original and traditional fiddle tunes, combining rich harmonies, fiery rhythms and graceful melodies for 2 violins and guitar.

Cathy Fotios
Playing sitar is just one of her many talents. Also a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, music teacher and performer with Mandala and De Nada


 

Denmark Arts Markets

gertrude wellease

Stage presented by Act-Belong-Commitposter 25jan14

Saturday 25 January 2014

MC Gertrude Wellease
10.00am Jazztrix Trio
10.45am Messer's Lore
11.30am Leah Miche & Mat Cal
12.30pm Sahara Bellydancers
01.00pm Caravana Sun
02.30pm Dilip and the Davs

Kids Fun Tent 10am - 2pm

Entry is by $2 gold coin 

weather report

CARAVANA SUN HEADLINES NEXT ARTS MARKETcaravana sun

Gypsy-ska outfit Caravana Sun have pulled out all the stops for launching their second album AYA, with a huge run of shows. Their tour will include the Denmark Arts Markets on 25 January and run until the end of March, visiting the major capital cities and plenty of regional towns .

Caravãna Sun launched their debut album Rising Falling at Bondi’s infamous Beach Road Hotel in October 2011. The independent release featuring single ‘Feel Better’ has been continuously spun over Triple J, FBi, ABC and local community stations throughout Australia, including the BBC.

With a strong injection of gypsy culture bleeding through their infectious sound, the creative collective returned to Europe in the winter of 2012 to visit the roots of inspiration behind their debut album. The European tour visited venues and festivals in Switzerland, France, Holland and Spain taking in many lounge room floors and welcoming couches along the way.

Their late 2012 release, “The Bottle” is bursting with vitality and certainly packs a punch. Following the launch of the film clip, dance floors were set alight on their subsequent tour. “The Bottle” is very much a bridging track graduating from their debut album Rising Falling.jazztrix

Their second album, AYA was recorded in an old water tank, come studio nestled in the Gold Coast hinterland featuring new single ‘Took The World’ & ‘GAIA’.

www.caravanasun.com

Jazztrix Trio
Jazztrix play classic jazz - with a swingin' repertoire of jazz classics, standards and original compositions. The group has played at venues and events including: Leeuwin Concerts 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 - appearing on the bill with Carole King, Roxy Music, Boz Scaggs, Michael MacDonald, Marina Prior, David Hobson, Perth Symphony Orchestra and James Morrison's Mowtown Show; 
Jazztrix self-titled debut EP, featuring compositions by David Rastrick, was released in 2011. The limited edition of CDs is nearly sold out though there is a limitless supply in cyberspace!

David Rastrick - Vocals, Cornet, Trumpet, Flugelhorn (& Guitar); Colin Reeves - Guitar; Grant Moulden - Double-Bass

Messer's Loremesseres lore
Messer's Lore are a four piece band comprised of James Gentle (vocals, stringed instruments and cello), Mark Tupman (vocals, stringed instruments and cello), Mark Gretton (drums) and Kevin Jones (backing vocals, trombone, flute and sax).

This band plays harmonically tempered music - whats that. Well it takes a bit of explaining but basically the music is more in accordance with the universal musical laws of physics than the usually equal tempered western music and we have moved the frets (if frets are used at all) and play a range of instruments to accomadate the requirements of different keys. The average punter wouldn't know except to say that it sounds somewhat sweet which is great because it gives us leeway to dirty it up a bit more.

All the music is original and combines influences from around the world with attitude in the styles of gypsy, pirate, island,leah miche n matt calpunk, celtic, african and of course the South West of WA.

A Messer's show is a high energy entertaining affair bound to get you going.

Matt Cal & Leah Miche
Gorgeous vocals, indi folk roots guitar and award winning songwriting.  Years on the road touring this great brown land have shaped a couple beautiful earthy musicians.  Take the time to stop and relax to the whimsical stories of truth, heart, magic and myth. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdNe619SVYI

SAHARA DANCE
Promoting Excellence in Middle Eastern Dancesahara dancers
Sahara dance has been entertaining and teaching in and around the Great Southern for 17 years and is still going strong. We offer fabulous entertainment for all types of functions & events: Bellydance, Bollywood, Burlesque or we can cater to your specific requirements.

Sahara dance offers regular classes for beginners to advanced students, workshops for all levels in all styles.

photo by Bob Symonns

dilip n he davs

Dilip n the Davs

"Irresistibly joyous" is how Rhythms Magazine describes the music of Dilip n the Davs.  Often referred to as "Freo's House Band", this collective of uptempo music makers have been regular performers across the state and at all the WA original music festivals.  With a highly successful album released in 2013 which is getting airplay both here and overseas, the Davs have reconfigured their lineup, including superbly talented Denmark musician Katie White in the new Davs.  Celebrate the joy of life, come dance with the Davs !

www.thedavs.com.au

 


Denmark Arts Markets

Stage presented by Act-Belong-Commit

markets poster

Saturday 4 January 2014

MC Gertrude Wellease 
10.00am The Pepperjacks
11.00am Katy and the Steeds
12.00pm Keely & Saskia Brittain
12.30pm Morgan 'Scooby' Scarfe
01.30pm Andrew Winton
03.00pm Katie J White Band

Kids Fun Tent 10am - 2pm

Entry is by $2 gold coin 

weather report

Andrew Winton to Headline the Denmark Arts Markets entertainment on 4 Jan

An Andrew Winton live show covers everything from rootsy infectious grooves to alt-country melancholic rambles, old-school blues to beatboxing and loops, lyrically and melodically beautiful folk to jazz-influenced acoustic guitar wizardry and everything in between! Andrew features an array of unique lap guitars, including the Lucky 13 double-neck 13-string lap guitar made for him by Don’t Fret Instruments (Alabama, USA) – come to a show and find out how this beautiful cypress tree root from the Sipsey River became the only lap guitar of its kind on the planet! With a voice likened to Ben Harper and Sting.

"Winton's music is a vague cross between John Butler and Harry Manx. However, Winton is a wizard on the lap-steel, particularly the 'Wintonbeast'...and it's his mastery of this instrument and the way in which he applies it, that lifts him clear of labels..." Rhythms Magazine

"Andrew Winton is Ash Grunwald meets Josh Pyke on their way to a John Butler gig...Winton plays an impressivearrayofinstruments from lap steel to banjo.." Rave Magazine

http://www.andrewwinton.compepperjacks

10.00am The Pepperjacks

The Pepperjacks perform an inspired mix of folk and blues-infused originals alongside old jazz standards and cheeky, up-beat ragtime. With four part vocal harmonies that complement the array of stringed instruments, harmonica and piano accordion, the band produce a joyous sound full of melody and toe-tapping rhythms. With a second album due for release in early 2014, the Pepperjacks are gearing up for an exciting year of festivals which include Fairbridge Festival and the National Folk Festival in Canberra.

11.00am Katy and the Steedskay and the steeds

Katy and the Steeds formed over a mutual love of banjos, blues and upbeat tunes. A five piece, they consist of Katy Steed on vocals (a Steed but name) and her pack of Steeds- Deon Utber (the pony) on rhythm guitar, Steve Bergmann (the dark horse) on guitar, keys and banjo, Connor Hughes (the colt) on bass and Tuaari Kuiti (the Clydesdale) on drums and percussion. Katy and the Steeds are a bit bluesy, a bit jazzy, a bit folky, a bit rootsy, a bit of alright.keely and saskia

12.00pm Keely & Saskia Brittain

Keely a 16 year old Denmark High School student was a clear winner by a few hundred votes in the search for WA's Top Voice. Keely and her 14 year old sister Saskia appeared live on Channel Seven Perth Telethon October 2013

12.30pm Morgan 'Scooby' Scarfe

Whether Scooby is juggling diabolos high in the air, Spinning precariously wobbly plates or Juggling razor sharp machetes, This is comedy circus at its best and cannot be missed!scooby

This show has featured at some of the best festivals in the world- Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, Bamberg Zaubert in Germany and SomerFest in Belgium!

01.30pm Andrew Winton

andrew winton“West Australian Andrew Winton, brother of Tim Winton, has been recognised, both here and overseas, as one of this country's finest lap-slide guitarists.. Winton is a talented singer and songwriter but his forte…remains his remarkable guitar playing.” 
Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald/Canberra Times

katie j white03.00pm Katie J White Band

Katie J White has just returned from an epic 6 months playing with some of the bestgertrude wellease African musician in London. She released her debut album earlier in the year and will be showcasing it, as well as new material from her time away with her fantastic powerhouse band comprised of Jude Iddison on Violin, Mark Cresp on Keys and Olly Watkins on Drums. Stick around for her set at 3pm.

 

 

 

Markets Supervisor: Anna Steyl 
Entertainment Co-ordinator: Andre Steyl, email:artists@denmarkwa.net.au

View stallholder information

View the Denmark Markets Map

If you would like to hold a stall and be a part of this fantastically fun event please download an application form from the Stallholders Info section on our Markets page. Alternatively you can email Miranda at admin@denmarkarts.com.au or give us a ring on 9848 3623.

2013 program of events

MC Gertrude Wellease

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10.00am French Horn Players
10.30am Darlin’ Clementine
11.00am Keely & Saskia Brittain
11.30am Ensemble Formidable
12.30pm Laura the Mermaid
01.00pm Denmark Fiddlers
01.30pm Dreamstate Circu
02.15pm Fingers Mitchell Cullen
03.15pm The Flying Embers

over 100 art, craft, food, drinks, fresh produce, clothes and community group stalls

KIDS FUN TENT 10am - 2pm

 


 

ensemble Formidable

Ensemble Formidable

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLE277irxEk

The collaborative supercreation of members from WA bands Joe Black Trio, The Brow Horn Orchestra, Echoes of Django, The Lonely Bros, Zigatango and Double Entendre, Ensemble Formidable has emerged from the chunky soup of prehistoric primordial potential as a monumental machine of mechanical-manouche madness.

Part Django Reinhardt, part jazz cabaret, part speakeasy rave, add some booty shaking and you are getting close to a describing a Formidable event. This young Fremantle band have been making lots of new fans with the joyous mayhem of their live show.

Ensemble Formidable are Australia’s premier live electro swing combo. The fully live 8-piece attack an array of instruments to play an infectiously fun blend of swing, manouche, dub step, klezmer and funk.

dreamstate circus

Dream State Circus

This award winning Aussie / English Duo will delight and entertain you with their action packed mix of acrobatics, juggling, and incredible fire manipulation. A brilliant balance between comedy and danger - This is a must see act, with fiery chemistry!

Just returned from Canada where they won an award for their new show as well as an award for their Niagra Falls show

Great Southern Horn Ensemble

french horn ensembleNewly formed French Horn group the Great Southern Horn Ensemble will be playing Christmas carols at the Denmark markets and in Albany on Thursday 12th December.

The group consists of 12 French horn players from Denmark and Albany. Katy Rutter has organised the group and has arranged some music for the group to play.

 

From Left Nola Manson, Katy Rutter, Greg Farr, Althea Bastiani, Karin Bush

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Fingers Mitchell Cullen

Performing as a Special Guest on Australia's Got Talent Grand Final .....

With his own unique style, Fingers is fast becoming known for his outstanding speed and 12 string guitar skills. Not prepared to rest at that, he is also an extremely talented multi instrumentalist, having mastered the didgeridoo, slide guitar, stomp box, harmonica, percussion, and banjo whilst topping it all off as a singer/ song-writer.
 This Time Today, From the CD Sunrise Sunset.
 More awesome footage from Hamish Fuller.
Live at the Denmark Hotel WA.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLUah80bmYA&feature=share&list=UU5cW1zKbUiMPvVwCmPfdscg

keelyKeely and Saskia Brittain

Keely Brittain, 16 year old Denmark High School student was a clear winner by a few hundred votes in the search for WA's Top Voice. Apart from appearing on Channel Seven Perth Telethon last week, Keely has the offer of recording songs, along with an in-studio photograph and video shoot. Her sister Saskia, 13 will accompany on guitar and harmonics.
Patricia Gill, Denmark Bulletin

The Flying Embersflying  embers

New and emerging young rock band from Denmark.The five got together at the GSIT forthe Denmark campus music program.
James Coe, Ezra van Melle, Sam Turton, Sott Toner and Toby play Progressive rock. 
"Hi all who are interested in heavy riff based music, come check out my band (the flying embers) we play on nov 9 at ya yas in perth for the WAMi festival and our EP launch is nov 30 at the white star albany, yeeeew!!" 
Scott Toner

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Laura the Mermaid

Laura the Mermaid released her first solo album, Salt and the Sea this year with 12 songs written and performed by Laura supported by a few talented local musicians.

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Darlin' Clementine

Darlin’ Clemetine is a new musical venture for singer song-writers, Susan Clarke and Miranda Pollard. Buried away in the deep south of WA, writing song of loss, love and redemption, Susan was eager to collaborate with a voice from the city. New to town, Miranda was keen to find a vehicle for her original music after years of singing with various bands including Perth’s alt country band New Rules for Boats.
Sharing a love of bluegrass tinged alt folk, Susan and Miranda have joined forces to perform original tunes with strong guitar rhythms, sweet harmonies, topped off with a dash of banjo.


Denmark Fiddlers

The Denmark Fiddlers is a group of young violin players whose lively repertoire and enthusiasm sees them regularly performing at community events. Supported by teachers Jude Iddison and Marie Limondin and their backing band of guitar, double bass and cello The Denmark Fiddlers sound delightfully (and surprisingly) good.

 

MOVIES WITH MEANING SERIES

GIRL RISING

Sat 7th Dec  1pm and 7pm

Denmark Civic Centre

2013 USA 101 mins rated PG some disturbing imagesgirlrising

From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins and the award-winning Documentary Group, in association with Paul Allen's Vulcan Productions comes Girl Rising - an innovative new feature film about the power of education to change a girl - and the world. 

Girl Rising is powered by strategic partner, Intel Corporation, and distribution partner CNN Films. Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Cate Blanchette, Selena Gomez and other A-list actors contribute voice performances to the film,which features original music from Academy Award winner Rachel Portman, in collaboration with Hans Zimmer. 

The film spotlights unforgettable girls like Sokha, an orphan who rises from the dumps of Cambodia to become a star student and an accomplished dancer; Suma, who composes music to help her endure forced servitude in Nepal and today crusades to free others; and Ruksana, an Indian "pavement-dweller" whose father sacrifices his own basic needs for his daughter's dreams. 

Each girl is paired with a renowned writer from her native country. Edwidge Danticat, Sooni Taraporevala Aminatta Forna and others tell the girls' stories, each in it's style, and all with profound resonance. 

These girls are each unique, but the obstacles they faced are ubiquitous. Like the 66 million girls around the world who dream of going to school, what Sokha, Suma, Ruksana and the rest want most is to be students: to learn. And now, And now, by sharing their personal journeys, they have become teachers. 

Watch Girl Rising, and you will see: One girl with courage is a revolution.

Written by Gathr Films



Celebratory AGM with Cecile Williams

Sunday 20 October 2013 4pm

The mood for this year’s Annul General Meeting is celebratory – following brief formalities there will be food, wine, music by our own Miranda Pollard, poetry, and a presentation/discussion with visual artists Cecile Williams – details below.

The AGM will be held Sunday 20th October at 4pm at the former Frail Aged Lodge (old hospital site). The meeting will consider (1) Minutes of Annual General Meeting 29 October 2012 (2) President’s Report (3) Treasurer’s Report (4)Election of Board (5)General Business
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2011/2012 Program of events

 

DENMARK ARTS MARKETS - Sunday 27 January 2013poster 27 jan

10.00am MARMOTTE 
Marmotte is Jude Iddison and Marie Limondin on violins, vocals and ukulele, supported by Colin Reeves on guitar. Songs in French, Spanish and Macedonian. Celtic, contemporary and slightly dodgy

10.50am AMANDA MCKENNA 
Faerie songs for children

11.00am LAURA THE MERMAID 
Singer, songwriter Laura Rice, a graduate of Denmark’s GSIT Music Industry Course.

11.30am JOE BLACK TRIO 
Sultry vocals/Heavy percussion: Miss Holly Norman, Cuttin' sik violin: Miss Julia Watson, The Large Violin (aka droppin into fiesty double bass): Ellen P...

Joe Black Trio's sound features shredding violin, sultry vocals, deep dark bass and explosive percussion. No two tunes are alike in this mix of virtuosic instrumentals and elegant vocal interpretations - treat yourself to a reverie in a cool jazz bar before being gatecrashed by a gypsy caravan.

12.30pm Morgan 'Scooby' Scarfe 
Whether Scooby is juggling three diabolos high in the air, Dangerously manipulating fire torches under his legs or Precariously spinning more plates than you have fingers, His high energy circus shows are guaranteed to captivate, amaze and leave the audience wanting more!

This is a high-energy comedy juggling circus  show which combines high-calibre skill and hilarious audience interaction. This is comedy circus at its best and cannot be missed!

1.30pm SHAMEEM 
Shameem Taheri-Lee was born in Australia to a Chinese-Malaysian father and an Iranian mother. The diversity of her heritage has not only contributed to her exotic looks but has influenced her distinctive eclectic approach to music. Her unique fusion of 90s-esque R&B/ soul with 70s funk and a twist of jazz is imbued with personal and conscious lyrics. Think: Alicia Keys meets Sade in a jazz club, with a little edge of Michael Jackson.

2.30pm JAZZTRIX 
Denmark jazz band headed by Dave Rastrick

austin tayshus

NEXT DENMARK ARTS MARKETS - SATURDAY 5 January 2013

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Awesome line up of live entertainment

Play up-beat, folksy blues on acoustic instruments incorporating close harmony singing. CRAIG SINCLAIR, Dobro, LARA NORMAN Fiddle, BOB LIPINSKI Harmonica, ROD VERVEST Acoustic Guitar

11.00am SUE CUNNINGHAM

A passionate singer songwriter, Sue Cunningham has spent the past ten years living in Western Australia, performing regularly in the South West of WA and around Perth. Sue recently moved to the Blue Mountains and is working hard to bring her music to a new audience.

Sue describes her sound as contemporary folk with a indie roots edge. Soulful, earthy, powerful vocals accompany her honest, pared down lyrics that drive a line straight to the heart. Supported by acoustic guitar, she slips effortlessly from delicate finger picking into stretches of chunky, hard-edged guitar rhythms.

Sue has been performing on the festival circuit, (Fairbridge Festival, Nannup Music Festival, Blues in Bridgetown , WAMI Festival, Denmark Festival of Voice), touring (with Aaron’s Crusade, WAM Regional Tour), opening for several touring artists including Clare Bowditch, Ash Grunwald and Saritiah plus headlining her own gigs.

11.30am MESSER'S LORE

Messer's Lore are a four piece band comprised of James Gentle (vocals, stringed instruments and cello), Mark Tupman (vocals, stringed instruments and cello), Mark Gretton (drums) and Kevin Jones (backing vocals, trombone, flute and sax).

This band plays harmonically tempered music - whats that? Well it takes a bit of explaining but basically the music is more in accordance with the universal musical laws of physics than the usually equal tempered western music and we have moved the frets (if frets are used at all) and play a range of instruments to accommodate the requirements of different keys. The average punter wouldn't know except to say that it sounds somewhat sweet which is great because it gives us leeway to dirty it up a bit more.

All the music is original and combines influences from around the world with attitude in the styles of gypsy, pirate, island, punk, celtic, african and of course the South West of WA.

12.30pm KATIE J WHITE BAND

"Katie J has that raw passion and emotional honesty which we all crave in a an age filled with plastic and 'fluff'. Her performance was energy driven, great arrangements, fantastic band and always communicating her unique original music and feelings with a dance frenzied audience" Peter Keelan, International music coordinator

Mark Gretton on Drums, Mark Cresp on Keys, Jude Iddison on Violin, Dave Rastix on Guitar, Bass and Trumpet,  and Katie J on Bass, Guitar and Vocals.

My sound is comprised of folk rock, mixed with reggae and funk. most of which highly danceable and the rest still very groovy and soulful.

1.30pm THE PIRATE

Its All hands on deck for Matty Blade's hilarious seafaring adventure.

Thrill to the spectacle of Sword Swallowing ,Chainsaw Juggling, Escapology, Magic, Comedy and mayhem.

Matty hold the Guinness world record for swallowing 21 swords simultaneously and has a pic on page 93 of the 2012 Guinness Book of Records.

This will be Matty's first trip to Denmark and he plans to swallow a burning sword balanced on top of the 3 meter mast of his mini pirate ship.

2.30pm TETERVIK

is a new local band composed of two former TAFE School of Music students, David and Simon, and their good friends Kev and Martin. Done with rehearsing, they want to share their mainly original folk and rock music with the good people of Denmark who have supported them all the way.

• David McKenzie -Guitar/Vocals • Martin Anderson - Keyboard • Simon Parry - Bass/Vocals Kev Ryan - Drums

Roving: MATT SIVYER


Get Ready for Austen Tayshus: Merchant of Menace

Friday 12 October 6.30pm
Denmark Civic Centre 

Denmark is sure to be awakened from it’s winter slumber when the outrageously incorrect Austen Tayshus hits town on October 12th. Prepare for 90 minutes of satiric onslaught as the veteran comedian takes aim at Australian society. Even over the phone, as our office staff have discovered, Austen Tayshus is a powerful presence. You won’t want to miss this!

The bar will open at 6.30 and our own Hairball will open the show.

Tickets $34 and $28 (concession and Denmark Arts members) on sale at Spot News on Strickland Street.

Austen Tayshus aka Alexander Gutman will also be giving a masterclass at 3.15. Contact Denmark Arts for details.


Art as Pilgrimage : Francois Davin

Thursday 4 October at 5.30pm
The Lodge (former Frail and Aged Lodge at the Old Hospital)

 French artist Francois Davin, who was knighted for his service to the arts in 2000, will speak on art as pilgrimage and site specific art.

Founder of ‘Artists in Nature International Network’ Francois has been instrumental in creating a resurgence of site specific art around the world, including projects which speak to both natural and social situations.

Francois will talk and present his work at The Lodge (former Frail and Aged Lodge at the Old Hospital) on Thursady 4 October 4 at 5.30pm. Wine and cheese provided.


Renaissance Ball

Saturday September 1st 2012

at Golden Hill Steiner School Hall

rennaissance dance

For further information or to enrol please contact Damaris Waschk on 98409018, Nari Lees on 98481691 or Avril Steyl on 98482725 

Getting ready for the ball...
The musicians have been practising with Nari getting the tempi to match the steps.   The dances look elegant and beautiful even in full denmark winter regalia!!

Costumes: begin to think about what you will wear to the Ball on September 1st.  Have a look on YouTube at Renaissance Dance and the dances you will be learning which are: Pavan, Bransle, Almain and Galliard.  The spellings are all various and these or other spellings should get you to the right site.  I was up at the tip shop looking for kids gumboots yesterday and found some clothing there that might be useful.  One of the dancers if going to ask Albany Light opera and we will ask Denmark Village theatre here and the Scouts and keep checking the op shops.  There are patterns available and gorgeous materials if you can sew.

Shoes: we have now established  -- flat closed in. Could even be boots.   But must be inside footwear.  Protect the Steiner School Hall floor on Sept 1st.

Where whatever you are comfortable in for the lessons.  

The first lesson will be at the RSL hall on Thursday July 19th from 5.30 to 7.30.  All other lessons will be in the Civic Centre.  The lesson charge is $10/ evening: you can pay $10.00/week or a bulk amount for the lessons you attend.

The Ball: will be held in the Steiner School Hall.  Such a wonderful venue!  We are working on the form it will take: certainlt you will be presenting your dances, and Nari will choreograph the evening, but we are also working out the Renaissance meal, Mulled wine and seating arrangements.  All ideas will be welcome..... Must be steeped in history!

Do your stretches...   

Cheers, 
Avril steyl, Project Coordinator.


Writing Workshop and Author Talks

rachel roberston

4-5 May 2012

Denmark Arts, with Denmark Library, National Year of Reading, Teahouse Books and funded through Writing WA, is presenting a writing workshop by author Dr Rachel Robertson. Rachel’s book Reaching One Thousand: A Story of Love, Motherhood and Autism was recently published by Black Ink. She was a guest at the Perth Writer’s Festival and on RN’s Life Matters. A feature about the book in the West Weekend Magazine appeared in April.

Rachel will be offering a free talk at the Denmark Civic Centre on Fri 4th May at 10am. She will also give a more literary talk, focusing on memoir, on Fri 4th May 7pm at Teahouse Books, Denmark. This will be a wine/cheese evening at cost of $15 and bookings can be made direct with Teahouse Books 9848 1801.

Rachel will also be offering a one day writing workshop in Denmark on Sat 5th May. The cost is $40 ($35 conc) and the workshop will focus on using personal stories in fiction and memoir. The workshop will explore the voices of the self, introducing other voices, scene, summary and reflection, the situation and the story, choosing a form and structure for your work. See attached posters for further information. Bookings for the workshop via Denmark Arts - phone 9848362.


Burlesque Masked Ball - Easter Sunday 8 April 2012

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Scout Hall, Brazier Street   7.30pm - 11pm - Adults Only

carniesDenmark Arts is pleased to present the first ‘Burlesque Masked Ball’ on Easter Sunday 8 April at the Scout Hall, Brazier Street, Denmark.

Door and bar opens at 7.30pm. Limited tickets are available for this ‘one-off’ event, so please book early, before it's sold out….

‘Soul Food’ will perform during the cocktail hour from 7.30pm. At 8.30pm comedy from ‘Hardey Ha-Ha’ will start with a belly of laughs followed by ‘Carnies with Candy’ who will headline the nights ‘Cabaret performances.’ Burlesque, comedy, dance, hoops, whips and rope all feature in the exciting program, featuring La Fire Belles Burlesque Dancers, Ginge La Minge, Vintage Reds, Amy Hastie and the talented girls from ‘Carnies with Candy’ will amaze and astound you. Special Guests ‘Odette Mercy and Her Soul Atomics’ a six piece band and winner of Best Funk Act 2011 WAMI Awards, are to round off this special event with their funky grooves to dance to.

Tickets at Spot News 98481362 , Denmark Community Resource Centre, Denmark Visitors Centre, Paperbark Merchants, York St, Albany and Locked and Loaded, Mt Barker.

Adults only - Prizes for the Most Extraordinary Costume and Most Fanciful Mask.

Lucky Door Prizes, cheese platters, special cocktails and fully licensed bar

For more info phone Denmark Arts 98483623 or Andre Steyl 98481623


DENMARK ARTS MARKETS - EASTER SATURDAY 7 APRIL 2012

Exciting plans are brewing for the next Arts Markets on Easter Saturday to include more children's activities and an extra range of stalls.

odette mercy

All stall sites booked but still looking for more food stalls - fresh produce, drinks, fruit n veg and hot foods - growers restricted to under 100kms from Denmark.

Free entertainment all day:
ODETTE MERCY & her SOUL ATOMICS, Hardey Ha Ha, Manaia, The Pepperjacks, Denmark Fiddlers Ensemble, Jude Iddison & Craig Sinclair, Dumbfounded and Mandala.

A BIG DAY OUT for only $2 donation at the gate.

 

Odette Mercy and her Soul Atomics

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Odette Mercy - Vocals, Jimmy 'The Lips' Murphy - Trumpet, Simon 'The Cougar' Montgomery - Alto/Tenor/Barritone Saxaphone(s), Jaime 'Choppa Crucial' Searle - Guitar, Zen 'The Sith' Fusion - Drums, Jon 'Nandez' Fernandes - Bass

Ladies and Gentleman!

Prepare yourselves for the EXPLOSIVE, DYNAMITE sound of Perth's freshest Old Skool soul/funk act… live, original and direct from Australia's West Coast. ...and with all the down-home sweet S.O.U.L. of yo' mommas fresh homemade strawberry jam smeared over raw chunks of bad-ass funk!

WE present to YOU...

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The SUPER SOUL SOUNDS of... ODETTE MERCY & HER SOUL ATOMICS!

Local Perth soul/funk springing from the heavy soul sounds of the sixties, Odette Mercy and her Soul Atomics are the real deal! Take Motown, Verve and Stax, shake 'em up and add a little grit... and then a little more grit... Odette is a unique soul sister who brings the heavyweights of soul together.

Hardy HaHa

hardey hahaClown HardyHaHa is always looking to connect and play with his audience in a rolling thread of clown logic punctuated with physical feats. Unbound by age, culture or language using sound and gesture to communicate. 

Clown HardyHaHa will bring his infamous "Suitcase Show" to the Denmark Markets which he has performed all over Australia at arts and street festivals. Who knows what's inside his suitcase, the only way to know is to come and find out, be prepared to laugh, be amazed and shake your head at this number 1 stupidio.

Sea-Faerie Lexie has flown all the way from the coolest, bluest oceans where the mer people play, to bring you some of her magic. She loves sharing magical tales with people big and small, and making sure everyone gets a bit of sparkle in their day. If you see her walk past, make sure you stop for a faerie wish and a touch of glittery cheek dust.

The Pepperjacks

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PEPPERJACKS play up-beat, folksy blues on acoustic instruments incorporating close harmony singing.

  • CRAIG SINCLAIR, Dobro
  • LARA NORMAN Fiddle
  • BOB LIPINSKI Harmonica
  • ROD VERVEST Acoustic Guitar

Manaia

manaia

Manaia is a 5 piece reggae, funk & groove band who reside in Albany. The current line-up was formed in January, however founding members Henry Faulkner and Tree Hartzell have been performing together since 2008. The band covers songs from Fat Freddys Drop, Salmonella Dub, Kora, UB40, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix and Ben Harper to name a few while also peppering the set with original compositions.

Manaias trademark sound is a combination of using various guitar effects in unison with a rock solid Rhythm section complimented by Henry Faulkners soulful vocalapproach.

Jude Iddison and Craig Sinclair

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Jude Iddison and Craig Sinclair are a violin, guitar and vocal duet whose carefully crafted instrumental lines and vocal harmonies are tastier than your average cheddar. Their fiery rhythms, surprising arrangements and smooth melodies are as refreshing as a good glass of bubbly. Craig and Jude were recently honoured to support Eric Bibb at Wignall’s Winery for PIAF, have recorded their first CD and are looking forward to their upcoming appearance at Fairbridge Festival.

The Denmark Fiddlers

The Denmark Fiddlers is a group of young violin players whose lively repertoire and enthusiasm sees them regularly performing at community events. Supported by teachers Jude Iddison and Marie Limondin and their backing band of guitar, double bass and cello The Denmark Fiddlers sound delightfully (and surprisingly) good. 


THE 14TH TALE (GREAT SOUTHERN)

 

14TH TALE

Written and performed by Inua Ellams

The 14th Tale is a free-flowing narrative that tells the hilarious exploits of a mischief maker who grew up on the clay streets of Nigeria, the rooftops of Dublin and finally landed in London. Inua vividly recreates the characters that punctuated his upbringing in deft and beautiful poetry, while exploring what it is to be a young, black male in London today.

Mon 27 Feb, 8pm - Albany Entertainment Centre

Tue 28 Feb, 8pm - Katanning Town Hall

Wed 29 Feb, 8pm - Denmark Civic Centre

WINNER 2009 EDINBURGH FRINGE FIRST

A BAC Scratch Commission with Apples & Snakes.

A London word Festival Commission. Originally funded by Arts Council England.


LEAP FORWARD
A global poetry event to mark Leap Year Day

29 February 2012

This is a World Poetry Movement (WPM) invite to the world to participate in a global event

Writing Wrongs; Righting Wrongs

- poems of pain, persistence and hope that commemorate and celebrate writers and rights -

When: Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Where: Tea House Books, South Coast Hwy, Denmark

Time: 6.00-7.00pm

Cost: $5

Denmark travel writer and poet Virginia Jealous has collated a selection of Australian and international poetry to contribute to A Leap Forward. These show how poets both speak the truth and bear the consequences. Poems of grief at past and present events are balanced by poems that look forward to a better future.

The Empty Chair will also be present at the event. This is PEN International's symbol of imprisoned or otherwise silenced writers (www.pen.org.au). It was on stage during the awarding of last year's Nobel Peace Prize to imprisoned Chinese writer Liu Xiaobo. . For more information about WPM and A Leap Forward go to their website: http://www.wpm2011.org/node/154

Attendees are invited to bring a copy of a (short!) piece by their favourite poet which addresses the theme. These will be read if there is time, or otherwise exhibited at the venue.

 


Denmark Arts Markets Sunday 22 January 2012 - Free entertainment all day

Program

10.00am

Soul Food

10.30am

Del Mundo

11.00am 

Matt Gresham

12 noon  

The So ‘n So’s

1.00pm 

Rebecca Bradley - cooking clown

1.30pm 

dilip n the davs 

2.40pm 

Fingers Mitchell Cullen

 

 

 

roving - the orbler

10.00am Soul Foodsoulfood

We are a group of 4, the main driver of Soul Food being Sam Rangi gearing us up with enthusiasm and encouragement to do what we all love to do - have music be food for the soul. Sam plays most of the rythm & beats with a few lead sections in some songs, he shares this with Jody Davis who is the 2nd guitarist, with both boys having different and colourful skills we seem to come out with quite a treat of riffs giving our sound a full vibrant nature. Sharing most of the Lead vocals is Lisa Marie (aka Lisa Walker) and Donna Davis (me) just as the boys have there variety so do the girls, having strong soulful vocals with very different tones that work well together... Soulfood started jamming together on Thursday nights, a couple of hours before the White Star open mic nights to learn a couple of songs and take them to the open mic sesh to see how they would pull off?, this I can say is where it all came alive.

Sunday practices are more of a cruisy jam day for us with Food normally cooking in the background with the door open to visitors to join us for a Sunday feed and jam. We are a vocally dynamic group focussing on funky acoustic rythmns and full range of harmonies, all members partake in the singing duties whether it be leading a song or BV for another... you could say that the harmonies is the main focus and the feel that we want to deliver to the people... our influences of music stem from old school Motown tunes, blues numbers, R&B hits and NZ Reggae! Irie!

We are 'SoulFood' - Music is food for the soul! 

10.30am Del Mundodel mundo

Del Mundo is Spanish for "of the world" and this three piece band performs exotic grooves from many musical cultures. Their set journeys through fiery Latin and Gypsy, to heartfelt Soul and Swing.

All accomplished multi-instrumentalists, they weave their intricate harmonies around acoustic guitars, double-bass, piano, percussion and saxophone.

Originally formed at "Rhythmsong" 2011, the band have since featured at Nanga Music Festival, as well as performing regular gigs on the Fremantle cafe scene.

Del Mundo are Marie O'Dwyer, Bec Bradley Chris Clark.

11.00am Matt Greshammattgresham

Already with 3 successful albums, an army of loyal followers and an armful of song-writing awards, 21 year old acoustic artist Matt Gresham has won the respect and admiration of audiences, musicians and critics around the world.

After inspiring performances at the Fairbridge, Nannup and Nanga festivals, Matt’s live act has proven to mesmerize new audiences while also drawing the attention of major artists such as John Butler and Xavier Rudd.

Possessing an almost magical ability to instantly connect with new audiences and engage them with his infectious music and masterful stage presence, Matt Gresham regularly attracts a 400 strong crowd to his West Australian shows.

Pulling from influences which stretch back over the past half century, Matt has a truly individual sound with a positive message. He has a joyful and exuberant style which floats his audiences from soul to the packed dance floor. Spine-tingling vocals soar above Matt’s catchy melodies and driving rhythms.

On the back of a successful Australian tour, Matt is looking forward to spending more time on the East Coast to begin building what he has been so successful in doing in the West for the last 5 years.

http://www.myspace.com/mattgresham

12 noon Cyclone Tracee and The So ‘n So~stracee

The So & So~s will perform a collection of funky blues ska and rocking original songs, including WAMI nominations and grooving instrumentals. They will be joined on stage by renowned live-wire Cyclone Tracee, who started her singing career as front person for local band Taxi in the eighties, with Joel Barter on drums and Robert Bush on saxophones and keyboards.

As well as this combination, the So & So~s now include Colin Reeves on guitar and Eddie Tatuki on bass.

1.00pm "Cooking with Gas"

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Join your gracious host Creme Brulee as she takes you on a comical culinary adventure.  A cooking show with a twist (of lime)!

Bec Bradley, as a child, often imagined her future as a Prima Ballerina. However this dream was thwarted when she failed her grade two ballet exam for impersonating a dinosaur in the improvisational dance section. Having two oversized left feet didn't help either. Quickly she realised her calling in this life was to entertain, not through poise and grace but rather through clumsiness and a propensity to accidents.

After completing a BA in Theatre and Philosophy from Murdoch University, she headed overseas to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. She spent the next four years living and working in Spain performing physical theatre and Theatre in Education, as well as trying her hand as a street performer. Whilst there, she trained under students of Le Coq in the art of Clown, where she learnt she had a physical aptitude for causing laughter...ahem. Clown is now one of the main focuses of her arts practice.

Since her return to Australia in 2005, Bec has been exploring the magical world of puppetry, and has worked for companies such as Spare Parts Puppet Theatre, Swerve, and Class Act.

As a co-director of Flying heart Productions she continues with a clown's work- that of embracing her follies, relishing in her stupidity, and bringing joy to as many people as possible.

1.30pm Dilip n the Davsdillip

Dilip n the DAVs High-octane, energy-packed dancing music from one of WA's busiest and most engaging live acts. Blending reggae, funk, rock and grooves, this 6 piece Fremantle based party band have established themselves as one of the state's most popular music shows.

This year the band were nominated for 3 WAMI awards: best funk band, best blues & roots band, and best drummer.

Dilip n the Davs were first introduced to Denmark at the Shire's Centenary Street Party celebrations, performing as the headline act on the stage in Strickland Street.

2.40pm Fingers Mitchell Cullenfingers

'Fingers' Mitchell Cullen is a one man band. On stage he plays three digeridoos, guitar, harmonica and plays percussion with a stomp box. At such a young age, he displays massive talent. The energy and soul in his music reminds me of a young Xavier Rudd. Definitely an artist to keep an eye on" - Jordan Shields, music photographer.

Regional Idol Winner 2008

Heat Winner of THE NEXT BIG THING 2008 and 2009

Welcome to the Orbler

orbler

"It began for me when I was young at school.... I used to daydream when studying in my classroom... looking out of the window at the trees blowing in the wind... these were the magic moments...Thoughts slowed and eventually disappeared… drifting with the universe... Now I have discovered "Orbling" and it takes me directly to these magic moments…A decade ago my beloved gave me an Orb... I played with it and I became more orbsessed… an Orb is always with me and I play whenever I have spare moments…

Merging orbling with my other loves of theatrical makebelieve, dance, music and yoga… the Orbler has created a mezmerizing synergy that people love…"


Denmark Arts Markets Saturday 7 January 2012 - Free entertainment all day

Programfrutto

10.00am

Danielle Flynn

10.30am

Outback Gypsies

11.00am

Manaia

12.00pm

Katie J White and BeatRoot

1.00pm

giri n sanjiva - FRUTTO MAGICO

2.00pm

DumbFounded

3. 00pm

sneaky weasel gang

 

 

Roving

Giri n Sanjiva

 

Amy Hastie & Gemma Vale - dancers

 

matt sivyer - bubbles

 

the orbler

FRUTTO MAGICO

Using masks, folk music, puppets, and outrageous props- Two crazy storytellers present this hilarious retelling of the medieval fable of a spoilt, smelly prince (cursed by thefrutto magico Fairy Witch Fata Morgana) and his quest to find the magical fruit. Along the way he learns to enjoy his new found passion for dancing and enjoying his life. Everyone in the audience gets to do something or play a part . The show builds to a grand finale with everyone clapping and dancing the Tarantella.

Sanjiva Margio and Giri Mazzella of Commedia Academy have been performing physical theatre ,music and traditional mask comedy around the world together for the last 30 years.

Currently performing in the internationally acclaimed award winning Shaun Tan hit "The Arrival" at Spare Parts Puppet Theatre they will be interrupting their season to visit Denmark and perform one of their traditional crowd pleasers to the folks at Denmark New Year Markets.

"Our performances have always had strong community themes-thats why we love coming back to perform in Denmark.We have had some great shows here over the years -even going way back to the Denmark Clown Convention in the 1980's"-said Giri-"We can't wait to whoop it up with the folks at the Denmark Markets Show! See you there!".MORE INFO ON;

WWW.COMMEDIAACADEMY.COM

Manaiamanaia

Manaia is a 5 piece reggae, funk & groove band who reside in Albany. The current line-up was formed in January, however founding members Henry Faulkner and Tree Hartzell have been performing together since 2008. The band covers songs from Fat Freddys Drop, Salmonella Dub, Kora, UB40, Bob Marley, Jimi Hendrix and Ben Harper to name a few while also peppering the set with original compositions.

Manaia is a solid band of experienced players all sharing the love of reggae and dance based feels.

Manaias trademark sound is a combination of using various guitar effects in unison with a rock solid Rhythm section complimented by Henry Faulkners soulful vocal approach.

Members

Henry Faulkner –Guitar /Lead Vocals

Louis Kingi –Rhythm Guitar

Sam Rangi – Bass

Mark Hartzell – Drums

Bruce Aitken – Percussion

Dumbfoundeddumfounded

Young Denmark musicians in the band Dumbfounded reached the finals in the My Big Gig 2011, placing them among the top ten high school bands in the state.

They prefer to write and perform their own material.

Dumbfounded are Matt Oakley, Ethan Thompson-Connor, Joe Ewing and Toby Flockart-Walker

Katie J White and BeatRoot

beatroot

We're planning to mix the set up a bit, going from Kt's Celtic Reggae arrangements and crescendoing to the full reggae band. 

Katie J White - Vocals, Bass; David Rastrick - Trumpet, Vocals; Xander Rowden - Guitar, Vocals; Mark Cresp - Keyboards, and; Matt Sivyer - Drum-kit.

"The River Beats" present their "BeatRoot Reggae Band" and Katie J White's new Celtic reggae project in one act at this January's Denmark Arts Markets.At some recent energy-filled and packed-out metropolitan gigs, the reggae group were invited to play at next years Bob Marley Outernational Day in Fremantle alongside top Australian and WA Reggae Acts.

The metropolitan gigs were the culmination of "The River Beats"' successful five (5) month WA tour to Broome and back, before heading home to Denmark WA.

Sneaky Weasel Gangsneaky weasel gang

After forming three years ago just out high school, guitarist Dan Carroll, bassist Jason Bale and drummer Bryn Stanford recorded the Sneak Easy demo and hit the road. They booked over 40 dates across regional WA, from Margaret River to Broome, a number not even the most robust of national tours normally approach.

That tenacity paid off. Triple J picked up their Sneak Easy demo as an Unearthed feature in 2007 which led to further honours, such as a WAMi nomination for Best Newcomer in 2008 and sets at their hometown festival Rollercoaster, the West and East Coast Blues and Roots Festivals, the Wave Rock Weekender and the Fairbridge Folk Festival.

The sheer number of shows and hours spent together sped up their process of evolution and taken them into the current sonic territory they now occupy. It’s a keeper. Their upcoming single Visionary was picked for the 2009 WAMi Festival Kiss My WAMi compilation, anticipating the band’s eventual win for Best Funk Act at the 2009 WAMi Awards, firmly cementing their new identity.

“The current sound is basically a mixture of late 60s type garage blues and dirty funk,” Carroll says. “It’s heavily based around a good groove and guitar and is also instrumentally influenced by organ, guitar, bass and drum instrumental groups like Booker T and the MGs and also the Meters.”

Danielle Flynndanielle flynn

Danielle Flynn (YaRindi) is a Melbourne born singer/songwriter guitar playing lass who has dwelled around Denmark WA for the past five years, singing her poems from the heart; gently and sublimely; tunes inspired by horses le amore´

Amy Hastie & Gemma Valeamy

Two talented performers flaunting their wares in a circus style installation. Both teach and perform locally and are appealing with this performance to our community for help to sponsor them to attend the WA Circus Festival to train with Lunar Circus and to further develop their skills to share with Denmark kids and crazies!

Welcome to the Orbler

orbler

"It began for me when I was young at school.... I used to daydream when studying in my classroom... looking out of the window at the trees blowing in the wind... these were the magic moments...Thoughts slowed and eventually disappeared… drifting with the universe... Now I have discovered "Orbling" and it takes me directly to these magic moments…A decade ago my beloved gave me an Orb... I played with it and I became more orbsessed… an Orb is always with me and I play whenever I have spare moments…

Merging orbling with my other loves of theatrical makebelieve, dance, music and yoga… the Orbler has created a mezmerizing synergy that people love…"

Matt Sivyermatt sivyer

Matt Sivyer has been blowing bubbles around Australia and around the world since 2000. Originally a part of Bubblemania (now Bubblemedia) in Perth, Matt is now a resident of Denmark and looks forward to amazing young and old with his incredi-bubbly big bubbles!


Denmark Arts Markets 10 DEC 2011 

Caravãna Sun caravana sun

 

Sydney-based rootsy rockers Caravãna Sun are heading west for a massive WA tour this December in celebration of their debut album, Rising Falling. Following a mammoth launch at Sydney’s infamous Beach Road Hotel, which saw over 350 fans grooving to their sun-filled tunes, the band will bring their spiritually infused roots to the West Coast with 13 dates on the agenda.

From the gypsy culture of southern France to the mystery of Ord River in the Northern Territory, the earthy collective take adoring audiences on a soul moving, body invigorating journey through the world’s cultures. Caravãna Sun are a frenetic fusion of roots, surf, ambient and world musical styles. Their first single, Feel Better, was released in June and not surprisingly, was spun on FBi and Triple J (who dubbed it “magic”).

Building a reputation for first-class live shows laden with dance worthy boppy reggae grooves and down to earth soulful lyrics, the close-knit high-energy surfing troupe has charmed audi- ences (under the moniker CARRA) at various festivals including Peats Ridge, Sydney Blues

& Roots, Bridgetown Blues and Fete de la Musique (France). They also have a swag of brag worthy performances under their belt in France, Italy, London, Amsterdam and Malta, and have played with the likes of Ash Grunwald, The Whitlams, C.W. Stoneking and eMDee.

So get set for a toe-tapping, body rocking performance from the unquestionably talented and insatiably spirited Caravãna Sun, featuring frontman Luke Carra, Ant Beard on bass, Alex Dumbrell on drums and Dan Moore on trumpet.

http://www.facebook.com/Caravanasun

Joe Black Trio

Joe Black Trio began performing their fusion of gypsy jazz and world folk-rock in mid-2010 and recently released their self-titled EP. The band has performed at The Ellington Jazzjoeblacktrio Club, Nannup Music Festival, KULCHA and Fremantle Arts Centre and can be spotted at semi-regular gigs in Fremantle and Subiaco.

Band members Julia Watson (violin), Ellen Paynter (double bass) and Holly Norman (percussion/vocals) met through the Western Australian classical music scene and nowadays the group's sound mixes shredding violin and sultry vocals with deep dark bass and explosive percussion. All tunes in the band's repertoire have been arranged by the group and live performances always include new improvisations over the gypsy-caravan-esque musical material.

The band cites New York-based fusion outfit Absolute Ensemble and formerly Brisbane-based Doch Gypsy Orchestra as major influences, and jazz greats such as Ella Fitzgerald and Madeleine Peyroux influence the 1940's french jazz sound of the vocal numbers.

This highly energetic and musically dexterous group will continue to perform, record, compose and arrange until they are cemented in the Australian arts scene as true chameleons of their musical habitat.

http://www.joeblacktrio.com 
http://www.myspace.com/joeblacktrio

Lonely Brotherslonely bros

Members: Mais - guitar; Laura - vocals, violin, percussion; Freya - viola, vocals.

The Lonely Brothers augment their folksy roots-ish sorta sound with bits and bobs of jazz phrasing, pop hooks, orchestral strings and worldly rhythms, tying it all together into an old-but-new sound. After forming a little folk trio in high school, they’ve been on tour with Denmark’s Hypertheatre to Darwin, played a bunch of festivals, supported some Aussie music luminaries and released two records.

Other highlights for the Brothers have included appearing at Fairbridge Festival, Nannup Music Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, West Coast Blues & Roots Fringe Festival and Nanga Folk Festival. They’ve also supported the John Butler Trio, Paul Kelly & The Stormwater Boys.

Dave Rastrick's Bandrastrick band

David Rastrick's new band is now launching it's new mix of funk and reggae songs made for dancing!

"I'm totally excited about the new group!" exclaimed David, "There are great tunes and times ahead!"

Band Members: David Rastrick - Vocals, Trumpets, Synthesiser; Katie J White - Vocals, Bass Guitar; Colin Reeves - Electric Guitar and Olly Watkins - Drum-kit.
 "We've got some incredible musicians in this line-up!" said David, "All with that X-factor and great team-players."

Musical Styles: Reggae (Dub & Roots) and Ska, Funk and Soul, Soul-Jazz and Hip-Hop grooves. 
"I like to merge my jazz influences with contemporary styles to create new funky music made for dancing!" said Rastrick.

http://www.denmarkarts.com.au/artist/8/Dave-Rastrick 

De Nadadenada

(De Nada – translation: “of nothing” also “you’re welcome/don’t mention it”)

De Nada is Cathy Fotios, Barry Heydenrych and John Davey, a trio of multi-instrumentalists who came together to explore their passion for Latin music from across the world. Barry plays flamenco guitar, an experience he discovered while travelling in his youth. John grew up in Spain and first learned music in the village band of Alfaz del Pi. Cathy weaves lively rhythms into the mix and overlays these with passionate Spanish vocals. Between them they play a variety of instruments including Spanish guitar, bass clarinet, ukulele, accordion, congas and cajon.

Now based in Denmark, WA, de Nada blend strings, wind, percussion and voice to create an uplifting musical experience that is rich in melody and rhythm.

Captain Quirk Showquirk

The vivacious Captain takes you on an action packed journey from the technical to the ridiculous, and the marriage of the two into a strange new beast.This dynamic show includes whip cracking madness, spectacular juggling, audience participation, and a unique dangerous finale that's nuttier than a fruit cake. 

The “Captain Quirk Show is everything you could expect from ZANEY Street Theatre and more!” - Channel Nine Australia

Captain Quirk has enthralled audiences from across the galaxies and his joyful amazing show is not to be missed!

MATT SIVYER

mattBUBBLES

Matt has been blowing bubbles around Australia and around the world since 2000. Originally a part of Bubblemania (now Bubblemedia) in Perth, Matt is now a resident of Denmark and looks forward to amazing young and old with his incredi-bubbly big bubbles!

 

Xmas Fest

xmasStrickland Street
Thursday 8 December 2011, 5-8pm 

Late Night Shopping - Strickland Street closed to traffic

Free entertainment, Street Parade, Best Float Competition, Father Christmas, carols, raffles, food n fun

Strickland Street Stage

5.00pm Denmark Family Church Choir

5.10pm Denmark Primary School performance

5.45pm Opening speeches

5.50pm Parade in Strickland Street

6.20pm Denmark Fiddlers with Jude Iddison, Colin Reeves & Susan Clarke

6.40pm Sonia Anderson and the Engine Room

6.50pm The Mothers

7.00pm Dave Rastrick & Tom the Piper

7.15pm Laura the Mermaid

7.30pm Raffle Draw & Best Float Winners

7.35pm Mandala

8.00pm end

Presented by Denmark Chamber of Commerce with assistance from Denmark Arts.


 

International Day of People with Disability

Saturday 3rd December
Denmark Civic Centre
idpwd

Door Prizes!
10.00am Doors open - morning tea - live music by Sue Cunningham and TAFE Music students
10.50am Wheelchair Challenge 2010 12mins - video produced by dvtv 
11.00am Shire Launch
11.05am Martin Steven of Mindspeak from Perth, presents 'Working Together to make a difference'
11.30am Door prizes
01.00pm Close 

This year as part of the celebration we would like to showcase art and craft from Denmark artisan’s who also have a disability in the Denmark Civic Centre. We are calling on expressions of interest from artists with a disability who would be prepared to have their works together with their name displayed.

If you are interested please let me know what you would like displayed and also if you would like to attend the event.

Andre Steyl: artists@denmarkwa.net.au


 

Co-Opera and Denmark Arts present

Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro

Sunday 6 November 2011 

Denmark Civic Centre 7.30pm
Door and Bar opens 7pmfigaro

Sung in English, this sparkling production of Mozart’s classic comedy directed by the renowned Tessa Bremner, is a feast for the ears and eyes. It features an instrumental ensemble sharing theatrical and musical honours with Co-Opera’s finest singers all beautifully dressed in period wardrobe with a difference – faintly comic, yet utterly respectful to its performance tradition. This performance is presented in the ¾ round in cabaret-style, with patrons enjoying their own drinks and nibbles during the show.

The Marriage of Figaro was Mozart’s first big success in the Italian ‘Opera Buffa’ style. Composed in 1785-6 for the Viennese court of Joseph II, its theme of questioning aristocratic privilege meant that considerable court diplomacy had to be exercised before permission to perform the work was obtained. Indeed it was the spread of this sentiment three years later which led to the French Revolution and the execution of Louis XVI! Baumarchais’ play, on which Mozart based his opera, was to influence Parisian popular opinion considerably in the lead up to the Revolution.

Figaro was an immediate success, especially in nearby Prague which developed a cult following for Mozart’s work. In Mozart’s own words, “here they talk of nothing but Figaro. Nothing is played, sung or whistled but Figaro. No opera is drawing like Figaro. Nothing, nothing but Figaro”.

At balls, quadrilles and waltzes were danced to the music of Figaro. The work quickly spread in popularity overseas and has remained a firm favourite in the repertoire throughout the intervening 200 years.

Co-Opera’s performance, under the musical direction of Brian Chatterton, gives newcomers an opportunity to experience the delights of the drama and the music at close quarters. Seasoned opera goers can take fresh delight in a Figaro where every fine nuance of musical and dramatic flavor can be appreciated at close quarters; where every voice in an ensemble has its own life and every flash of the eyes fully understood.

Viva Figaro!

Tickets $36 adult / $31 concession, child available from Spot News ph 98481362

 

Your Invitation to attend the
Denmark Arts
Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, September 21st 2011
Start 7.00pm
Frail Aged Lodge - old hospital site -  Denmark

Denmark Arts is changing how we do things...

We have an exciting vision and face great opportunities, particularly with the planned move to a new venue. We feel the most appropriate structure to move forward with, rather than a ‘committee’, is a smaller ‘Board of Governance’. We are trialing a Board comprising five elected members, with an option to co-opt an additional two people. The Board, who hold the governance and strategic vision for the organisation, will be asked to commit to a two year term and will work to a duty statement, which is available on our website. We are ideally seeking people with a range of skills, including strategic, financial, legal, marketing and policy; however all Board members will be offered governance training.

As part of the plan for a new model, and when the new Board is in place, we will then develop a Creative Advisory Group to input into the artistic directions of the organisation within the Denmark Arts vision.

We are also proposing to change our constitution, in part to reflect these changes, and in part to allow us to develop a public fund, which will allow potential donors to our organisation to receive tax deductions. The proposed changes to our constitution are available here  – with changes clearly marked in red.

The AGM will be held WED 21st Sep 7pm at the Frail Aged Lodge (old hospital site) with nibbles and brief talks by members of the Denmark Arts committee about their experience at the Open Your Eyes state arts conference, presentation of the annual report, voting on constitutional changes, and election of new Board.

Nominations for the Board may be received in writing or from the floor on the night of the AGM, however we are encouraging people to submit their nomination in writing 7 days prior to the AGM. Nomination forms are available here

For further information, contact Valeska Wood on 0434 244 939

 


100 years

“Bloody Hippies!”

Presentation of the Video Documentary Bloody Hippies
Friday 16 Sept 6.30pm and at 9pm
Denmark Civic Centre

“Bloody Hippies!” is an oral history documentary collection of interviews with key figures in the town's 30 year history of "alternative lifestyles", many of whom are now community leaders, politicians and business people.

Although initially not well received, these "hippies" (as they were called) went on to promote a radical cultural shift in the community...resulting in the current identity and immense popularity of this small greenie/arty town.

Interviews are linked together with director Valeska Wood's personal story about growing up in a very small, very conservative farming and milling town during the 1970's, going away into the big wide world for many years and returning to find a very different demographic inhabiting the sleepy little home town of her childhood.

The movie will be screened as part of the Shire of Denmark’s Centenary Celebrations.

The project has been supported by Lottery West, Shire of Denmark, Denmark Arts and the Denmark Historical Society.

see ABC TV Story at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2011/06/17/3247207.htm
oldboys 


Shire of Denmark Centenary Street Festival

Saturday 17 September 2011, 9am - 2pmmusical clowns
Strickland Street - Denmark

Dilip n the Davs (2011 WAMI Finalist - Best Funk, Best Roots n Blues Act and Best Drummer) will be headline act on the main stage supported by the Denmark Fiddlers, Trevor Corbett, Deltaforse, two mc's Will Taylor and Craig Chappelle and special guests.

On the street, you'll meet the Town Crier, Hairball Street Theatre Group, Flip n Flop, Cathy Fotios and her street musicians, Amy Hastie and her street dancers, a 270 year old gnome - Thurtinkle, The Four Kens (council workers), living statues, buskers, Matt Sivyer the Bubbleman and Musical Clowns - Bec n Hardey.

At 12.30pm the People Parade will meander up Strickland Street to celebrate 100 years of Local Government.

Street Festival Program


Festival Dance Party with Dilip n the Davs

Saturday 17 September 2011, 7.30pm - 11pmdillip

This year the band were fortunate to be nominated for 3 WAMI awards: best funk band, best blues & roots band, and best drummer. The DAVS have worked solidly over the last couple of years and have established themselves as one of the state's premier reggae/funk/rock dance bands, culminating in a huge 2010/2011 New Years Concert in Rockingham with Darryl Braithwaite playing to a crowd of over 5000, followed by a hasty dash back to Freo to bring in the New Year at Clancys in front of a capacity crowd. When venues want a party, they just call in the DAVs because they know not dancing is just not an option.

The band's third release, a full studio album 'Whaddya Reckon ' was launched in 2010 and has been very well recieved by the public and the industry. The tracks include the reggae-tinged funky tunes that have proven so popular at their live shows. The band's next album has already been recorded and is set for release 19th August 2011.

http://www.youtube.com/user/dilipnthedavs


Free Seminar for Artists and Arts Workers

abaf

The Australia Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) will be visiting Denmark to provide an overview of its role in connecting the arts, business and donors. AbaF WA Director, Henry Boston will cover the range of programs and services available to individual artists and arts organisations through AbaF – including types of private sector support and introduction to attracting donations.

Join us at this free session on Friday, 9 September from 2:30 – 4:00pm at the former Frail Aged Lodge. 
Bookings are essential, go to www.abaf.org.au to book online or contact WA Office on 08 9366 8005.


 

The Yellow Wallpaper

yellowwallpaper

 

Saturday 10 September 2011
Denmark Civic Centre
show starts 8pm, doors open 7.30pm 
tickets at Spot News $20 conc and $25 full

The Movementworks theatre company showcases its diverse talents in the play The Yellow Wallpaper

This visceral and richly embodied theatre piece uses an intricate set, compelling storytelling, and finely tuned acting to create a gothic twisted tale not to be missed.

The play is based on US author Charlotte Perkins Gilman's famous story The Yellow Wallpaper, written in 1892, and is a sensitive portrayal of a woman's heroic struggle to save herself from madness. The story centres on a young woman suffering from 'a temporary nervous depression' after giving birth to her baby. It is a wonderful insight into a very human story behind the façade of the feminist struggle of the last century for women to be heard, understood, and treated as equal in Western society.

Three exceptionally talented professional actors form the ensemble cast, bringing a contemporary flair to a timeless cautionary tale. This is a beautiful new adaptation for the stage by writer Silvia Lehmann in collaboration with director Teresa Izzard.

The Yellow Wallpaper engages its audience - It is a performance that young people, and adults of all ages will love.

see more in Facebook https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=247614855268256

Denmark Arts Presents Anne Norman
- Shakuhachi Performer & Storyteller for Two Denmark Performances

Anne is a nationally acknowledged master of the Shakuhachi, which is a Japanese bamboo flute, an instrument of great delicacy and spirituality. Anne’s passion for teaann-normanhascreated a one woman show about the subject. Anne currently lives in Melbourne where Denmark Arts committee member Andy Ducker recently met up with her and invited her to perform in Denmark. In 1990 Anne received a 2 year grant from the Japanese Government to study at the Tokyo University of Fine Art and Music under National Living Treasure Yamaquchi Goro.

1-    Nonchalant Bombasi-Tea Show – Denmark

Saturday  27th August 3.30pm Raise your teacups, charge your glasses and be prepared to be whisked away to world of absurd-tea, frivoli-tea and above all creative-tea. Anne Normans’s alter ego Camellia Cha will excite your senses as she blends a heady brew of Musicali-tea,hilari-tea and reflective-tea into her show at the Denmark Tea House Bookshop. Interesting teas and cookies will be served. Limited places available $20 (9848 1801) 

2-    Shakuhachi Concert - Denmark

Sunday 28th August 3.00pm Anne Norman will perform an acoustic concert in the special atmosphere of the Anglican Church, Denmark.  She will be joined some of the time in a unique collaboration with local musicians Marie Limondin on violin and Justin Chester on didgeridoo. $20 further information or bookings contact Denmark Arts 9848 3623


Big Old Bears 

8pm Friday 12th August
Denmark Civic Centrebigoldbears

$20 full price or $15 concession for Denmark Arts members

Big Old Bears started off as a solo music project of David Craft, but then as friends started joining, the project evolved into a dedicated five piece collective.The young musicians combine traditional music with contemporary music to create a new sound with an old-timey feel. With an array of songwriters, raw harmonies and the use of many different instruments, Big Old Bears are sure to keep your foot tapping all night long!

2010 saw the release of their debut EP 'Tales Of You', which received positive reviews and was picked up by radio stations nationwide. After just coming back from playing a tour down south with The Waifs, the Bears have their sights set this year on recording an album, and the possibility of an Australian tour with some fellow Perth musicians.

http://www.bigoldbears.com/home.html

Big Old Bears are: David Craft - Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, 
Nathalie Pavlovic - Piano, Vocals, Ed Smith - Double Bass,  
Jesse Woodward - Fiddle, Mandolin, Dobro, Vocals

LATE NEWS!! Albany Entertainment Centre gig sold out

 


The opening of the Ornitarium

Thursday the 28th of July. 
A guided walk through the Wetlands Education Centre, Atkinson Road, Denmark will start at 10.30 in the morning, followed by the officialornirtarium at wetlands opening at 11am. With the formalities complete, a lunch will be held at the Centre for Sustainable Living.

US artists, Richard Saxton and David Wyrick from the M12 group are a week away from finishing the Ornitarium at the Wetlands Education Centre in Denmark. They’ve been working hard to complete the bird hide and social space at Atkinson Road, making good progress with construction despite the rain and rising water level at the site.

Wellington boots and rain jackets have become standard work wear for the artists. They’ve used local timbers, including recycled jarrah, to create a patterned main wall that has a number of spy windows looking out on to the wetland. Richard and David say they’ve spotted plenty of local birds while they’ve been working, including ducks, spoonbills and a host of bushbirds. When it’s complete, Richard is hoping that beside bird watching visitors may be tempted to spend time overnight at the Ornitarium or enjoy a moment or two resting in a hammock that will be included in the space.

The artists have had some help from volunteers along the way and they’re hoping the final days of the project will see a few more locals pitch in. If you’re interested in helping, they’re out at the site most weekdays from around 10 in the morning to 3 in the afternoon. “Just drop by,” they say.

click for your invite

 


Daramad House Concertdaramad

In the Persian classical tradition, Daramad refers to the process of beginning or emerging out of something... Daramad explores the confluence between musics of the Middle East & improvised jazz, and features Reza Mirzaei, Iranian saz/classical guitar; Michael Zolker, oud/percussion, Phil Waldron, contrabass, and Mark Cain, reeds/flutes. 

House Concert Fri 29th July at 7.30pm 
Tickets $15/12. 

 
For more info contact vivienne.r@bigpond.com or 9840 9354

 

 


The Ornitarium Takes Shape

With drawings now on the board M12 are forging ahead with their Spaced: Art Out of Place project in Denmark. They’re constructing a bird hide and social space—or as theywetlands ornitarium are calling it “The Ornitarium” at the Wetlands Education Centre on Atkinson Road. Braving the wet weather and rising waters of the wetland, Richard Saxton and David Wyrick put in structure footings this week and have started on the floor. David has also carved out five large wood cubes that will become seats for the piece with the help of a group of high school students next week.

If you’re keen to find out more about what M12 has been developing and building in Denmark there will be presentation by the artists joined by IASKA founder Marco Marcon and local guests on Sunday the 10th of July. It starts at 5pm and is free of charge—a light warm supper will be provided to leave everyone feeling cosy.

click to download your invitation

We’ll keep you up to date with what’s happening here on this website and if you’d like to get involved drop us a line at Denmark Arts. You can find out more about other IASKA projects at their website, it’s well worth a read!

The low-down 
Who: M12 Collective - Richard Saxton, Kirsten Stoltz, David Wyrick and YOU if you’d like to get involved 
What: Spaced: Art of Place 
When: June 3 to August 11, 2011 
Where: Denmark and surrounds. 
Links: www.iaska.com.au  www.m12studio.org 
Contact: Denmark Arts admin@denmarkarts.com.au


30 years Denmark Markets

Saturday 23 April, 10am - 4pm
Berridge Park

Denmark Arts celebrates 30 years of the iconic Denmark Markets, in Berridge Park, down by the Denmark River on Easter Saturday 23 April 2011. Headlining the entertainment is The Jacob Show and Cyclone Tracee's five piece band with a mix of local and regional entertainers.

Entry by gold coin donation

Markets Co-ordinator and Entertainment: Anna Steyl 

Will TaylorProgram of Entertainment

MC: Will Taylor

10.00    Will Taylor
10.30    The Mothers
11.00    Ramsnake
11.50    Will Taylor
12.00    The Lonely Brothers
01.00    The Scott Chocolate Circus & Stupidity Show
01.45    Cyclone Tracee
02.50    GIANT PUMPKIN COMPETITION
03.00    Deep River Collective

Roving:

Hairball 12 noon - 1pm
Faeries - Sarah Martin and Gemma Vale 10am - 12 noon and 2pm - 3pm

Will Taylor

Local farmer, singer  and songwriter was mc and entertainer at the Denmark Arts Markets for 20 years before taking an extended break. He is back to kick off this the greatest program of music, comedy and street theatre at the Markets for 30 years.

 

Cyclone TraceeCyclone Tracee

Known as the 'Pocket Rocket' for her driving vocals and energetic stage presence, Tracey and her big band deliver classics from Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin and Tina Turner amongst other rock, funk and blues numbers. Tracee Morrison - vocals, Bob Patient – Hammond organ, Sue Bluck – keyboard, Gerrard Maurick – guitar, Tony King – base, Paul Meyers – drums

The Mothers

Full female outfit, 100% originals and almost acappella. Members are Cathy Fotios, Teresa Thornell, Karen Thompson and Liz Jack.

Ramsnake - local butt bitin’ blues

Ramsnake are a three piece outfit that play a wide-ranging repertoire of butt bitin' blues from traditional Chicago electric blues through to the contemporary blues of artist's such as Joe Bonamassa, Robben Ford and Stevie Ray Vaughn.The band members are recently returned former Denmark musician Robin Thomson (Mojo, Floodgates, David Sims Collective) on guitar/keyboards/vocals, Max Jones (Bobcats, Outsiders) on bass guitar/vocals and Todd Moore (Xavier Brown, Blue Manna, The Moondog J Blues Band) on drums/vocals.

Lonely BrothersThe Lonely Brothers

Members: Mais - guitar; Laura - vocals, violin, percussion; Freya - viola, vocals. 

The Lonely Brothers augment their folksy roots-ish sorta sound with bits and bobs of jazz phrasing, pop hooks, orchestral strings and worldly rhythms, tying it all together into an old-but-new sound. After forming a little folk trio in high school, they’ve  been on tour with Denmark’s Hypertheatre to Darwin, played a bunch of festivals, supported some Aussie music luminaries and released two records.

Other highlights for the Brothers have included appearing at Fairbridge Festival, Nannup Music Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, West Coast Blues & Roots Fringe Festival and Nanga Folk Festival. They’ve also supported the John Butler Trio, Paul Kelly & The Stormwater Boys.

The Scott Chocolate Circus & Stupidity Show

Scott Henman, also known as Scott Chocolate, is a man of many talents.

From juggling and acrobatics to music and clowning, Henman has been performing internationally for 21 years . He has worked with Fremantle circus theatre troupe Bizircus and in 1995 he was a guest at Denmark's First International Jugglers Festival, attempting to break the world juggling record for the most clubs...

Deep River CollectiveDeep River Collective

www.myspace.com/yourlacedaffair
Influences: Muddy Waters, John lee hooker, Zeppelin, Cream, John Mcloughlin, Yes, Floyd, The Kinks, Myles Davis, Canned Heat, The Who, Snake Fish, Dave Rose.

Hairball

Denmark’s newest and most unpredictable street theatre group, bringing social commentary to a street near you this Easter.

Faeries - Sarah Martin and Gemma Vale 

Faeries are always attracted to light hearted fun and big pumpkins.

2nd GIANT PUMPKIN COMPETITION

See who grew the biggest pumpkins at this annual competition. Awards presented by Chris Langlow.Kids sitting on the pumpkins is fine, though kicking, punching, rolling and otherwise attacking them is less so! Sponsored by the Denmark Co-op.


Denmark Marketvelvet echo

Sunday 23 January 2011, 10am - 4pm
Berridge Park

Over 100 art, craft and produce stalls down by the river

Entry by gold coin donationFree entertainment all day: 

MC Todd Jackson

10.00     Terry MacKintosh
10.20    Jeremy Vaux and Tuarri
10.40    De Nada
11.10     Slap my Thighs and Call me Barbra
11.30    That Velvet Echo
12.30    Fingers Mitchell Cullen Trio
01.30    Pitt Family Circus
02.30    Billy Rufus Trio
Roving: Winemakers - local living statues act

Terry MacKintosh: Terry set up the Transmission Cafe, a monthly ‘Open Mike’ Night in Denmark

Jeremy Vaux and Tuarri Local singer/songwriter, music student with seasoned musician Tuarri who will join Jeremy on stage providing percussion and back up vocals

De Nada Cathy Fotios, Barry Heydenrych, John Davies. We play Spanish, Mexican, Latin music. Some original some covers. We play because we love music and bringing enjoyment to our audience. This is music with emotion to make you feel and dance...

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Slap My Thighs and Call Me Barbra Slap My Thighs and Call Me Barbra  are Margot Morgan, Tracey Margetts, Helen Soerink and Jenny Wylde who sing accapella and guitar accompanied music.  Their  harmonies are beautiful and their song arrangements are clever.  They perform an eclectic range of  music from many different genres. Their enjoyment and love of music shows as they entertain you with their performance

That Velvet Echo http://www.myspace.com/thatvelvetecho That Velvet Echo is a project of collaboration born from the momentum created by travelling duo Scott Nicholas & Gabrielle Harter. Since their arrival in Fremantle, doors have opened for the Indie-pop duo, having performed with some outstanding artists including Dave Mann, Jaimi Faulkner, Jeff Martin (Tea Party), Steve Kilby (The Church) and Ricky Maymi (Brian Jones Town Massacre). Their intimate lyrics rest atop acoustic guitars in what has been described as an "extremely accessible and deeply personal performance". Currently based in Fremantle, the trio will be touring WA in January 2011 to celebrate the release of their self-titled debut EP.

REVIEW: “Having arrived at Rosemount not having heard anything of the first two bands in the bill, I had goose bumps before I got through the door with the haunting strains of Scott Nicholas paired with the lustful soul of Gabrielle Harter drifting down the alleyway”- Tony Lendrum, The Au Review

Fingers Mitchell Cullen Trio  http://www.fingersmitchellcullen.com.au Fingers Mitchell Cullen on didge, 12 string guitar and vocals and Will Blackburn on drums will be joined by David Rastrick on Double Bass for the Denmark Markets.

Pitt Family Circus http://www.thepitts.com.au/ Wee Pitt and I are now doing a show together. It is called The Father and Son show and is a display of traditional style father and son acrobatics, hand and head balancing and some cheeky comedy routines by Wee Pitt himself.

Billy Rufus Trio  South African born, singer/songwriter and surfer - based in Nornalup


Concert with Decibel Ensemble

Decibel

Saturday 29 January, 7pm
Karri View, Roberts Road

Decibel is a group of Western Australian musicians, composers, improvisors and sound artists devoted to the realisation of music where acoustic and electronic instruments are represented. In each DECIBEL performance electronic instruments are performed as unique ensemble members with their own sound quality and presence in the acoustic space.

Decibel Members are
Cat Hope (artistic director, flute and electronics)
Lindsay Vickery (reeds, programming and electronics)
Stuart James (piano, percussion, programming and electronics)
Malcolm Riddoch (guitar, networking and electronics)
Tristen Parr (cello)
Aaron Wyatt (violin, viola)

Drum Media rated Decibel’s concert SomAcoustica,  amongst his ” Top 5 Australian Artists gigs
www.decibel.waapamusic.com

Tickets $24, $20 concession


Fairy ExhibitionFaerie Cara and her eco-faeries will be visiting Denmark to spread her magic and perform at the Denmark Arts Markets on Saturday 8 January

Tuesday 4th - 30th January
open daily from 9am to 5pm
Denmark Visitors Centre

Kids love everything magical. To tie in with our Market day theme of fairies and to add a magic touch to our town there will be a fairy exhibition at the Denmark Visitors Centre during the month of January. Fairy paintings and sculptures crafted by local artists will be on display. 

The Fairy exhibition will be open daily from 9am - 5pm during January and is presented by Denmark Arts and the Denmark Visitors Centre

For more information regarding the Exhibition contact
Andre Steyl   9848 1623 or
Liz Jack        0409 109 161


Market Day

Faery Cara

Saturday 8 January 10am - 4pm
Berridge Park, Denmark

The season continues with the next market on Saturday 8 January. Everybody is invited to enjoy a day at Berridge Park with  some new stalls as well as our old favourites, displaying innovative and creative art and craft, local produce and haelthy food. Our entertainment program is is sure to capture the audience with an exciting lineup of musicians. We have put out a special invitation to the creatures from the fairyland to weave some magic through the day.Fairies and Elves of all shapes and sizes are invited to come and join in the magic.

Faerie Cara and her eco-faeries will be visiting Denmark to spread her magic and perform at the Denmark Arts Markets on Saturday 8 January

Faerie Cara and her Eco faeries have announced their special visit  to the Kids Activity Tent combining education based storytelling with workshops to encourage children to become eco faeries within their homes and schools. Activities available vary from face painting, hula hoops, colouring in, friendship bracelets, wand or crazy critter making. Fairy Cara and her crew have mastered the technique of capturing the hearts and engaging all ages as they wander through the crowds spreading magic wishing faerie dust brewed fresh in faerieland.

Entertainment program 

10.00am odd sock                
11.00am San Cisco
12.00pm Sahara bellydancers - Rose Sing
12.15pm  The Green Faerie Stage Show
01.00pm Danielle Flynn
01.30pm Miche Suite
02.30pm Matt Cal & the Black Heart Sun

All day roving: Faerie Cara and her Eco-faeries

ODD SOCK TRIO - an eclectic mix of local musicians - Dave Rastrick, Jude Iddison and Tony King 

San Cisco

SAN CISCO - a young crew from Fremantle just graduated high school,. On the weekends they love to go skateboarding, play Nintendo 64 and make a bit of indie pop on the side.Scarlett bangs the drums, Nick plays the electric bass, Jordi & Josh are the guys that play the guitars, write the songs and sing them.

San Cisco have spent the last year performing at some festivals and playing round town pretty much every weekend. They have also produced their first EP called Golden Revolver, which is set for release early 2011. Confident with stage presence & strong with vocals San Cisco continue to impress with their brand of upbeat summer pop. shttp://www.myspace.com/sancisco

SAHARA BELLYDANCERS - Rose Sing has been dancing and teaching exotic dance for over 20 years.

THE GREEN FAERIE STAGE SHOW - An energetic show that weaves the magic of faeries with positive environmental messages. The show is action packed with feet stomping music, dancing, stories and games. Children journey through the imaginative world of faeries as they learn the importance of recycling and how to become eco faeries in their homes and schools http://www.ecofaeries.com/

DANIELLE FLYNN - Music student from Denmark has the voice of an angel with a jazzy touch

Miche SuiteMICHE SUITE - Miche Suite are a rockin' roots, folk trio from Perth formed in 2007 featuring Double Bass. Led by singer/ songwriter Leah Miche, who is known for her on stage presence, intriguing style of song writing and powerful vocals - Double bassist Sarah Clare and drummer Matt Wright bring extensive classical and jazz training, with solid reputations, having played alongside many renowned West Australian and national artists. Miche Suite has a raw and distinctive sound, delivering consistent, o riginal, high-energy performances- not to be missed! http://www.myspace.com/michesuite

MATT CAL & THE BLACK HEART SUN - Matt Cal and the Black Heart Sun are a driving, ambient roots act delving into the blues and aussie folk stylings to bring an earthy, uplifting performance with dobro guitars, explosive, harmonicas and percussion.http://www.myspace.co/mattcalmusic

ECO FAERIE ACTIVITY TENT - A magical space to learn and play with the Eco Faeries. The 6x3metre faerie zone marquee combines education based storytelling with workshops to encourage children to become eco faeries within their homes and schools. Activities available vary from face painting, hula hoops, colouring in, friendship bracelets, wand or crazy critter making.

ROVING: F AERIE CARA - Faerie Cara and the Eco faeries are the perfect addition to any festival or community event. After many years of experience she has mastered the technique of capturing the hearts of all festival goers. Faeries engage all ages as they wander through the crowds spreading magic wishing faerie dust brewed fresh in faerieland. With shimmering colours, giggles and dance the faeries are always a festival favourite

What's next ?

 

SPIRIT OF PEACE : 2ND OF NOVEMBER

Letter 2/6 to the Community

Find more about the event here

 


 

Filmmaking workshop with Tim Maisey & Peter Kelan (Sept. - Octo.)

Rhythms workshop 2 with James Gentle & Peter Keelan (Sept - Nov.)

Rhythms of Life project - BNW#21

More information here

Rhytms of Life Workshop

 


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See The Guide for events, gigs, workshops, meetings, etc happening in Denmark

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