Jimmy Little Gathering workshops

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Sat Sept 23, Bathurst.  More than a concert – it includes an afternoon of public workshops, an art exhibition, open-mic and storytelling sessions, followed by a BBQ.

Open to the whole community – come and get a taste of traditional and contemporary local Aboriginal culture.

Workshops, open-mic, storytelling from 3pm

Concert 6.30pm-9.45pm

Venue: Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre

Event tickets include entry to workshops and daytime activities as well as entry to evening concert. $5 each (or $24 for a group of 6 people). Kids under 12 free. BUY TICKETS HERE.

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Please note, some workshop times might change slightly closer to the day.

Workshops and activities

Aboriginal dance workshop with Jo Clancy

3pm-3.30pm, City Hall. For young dancers.  Bookings required. Contact Arts OutWest 02 6338 4657 or artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

Making messages sticks and clapsticks

3pm-4pm, Conference Rooms 1 & 2 (downstairs). With Owen.

Beading workshop

4.15pm-5pm, Conference Rooms 1 & 2 (downstairs). With Audrey.

Wiradjuri language workshop

Two sessions. 3pm-3.30pm and 3.45-4.15pm, Conference Rooms 3 & 4 (upstairs). Half an hour each session. With trained Wiradjuri language teacher Nyree Reynolds. Max 20 people per session.

Weaving workshop

3pm- 5pm, Downstairs Foyer. With Aleshia. Come and join in at any time.

Open-Mic and Aboriginal storytelling

4.15-5.15pm in City Hall. Open-mic for Aboriginal musicians. Put your name on the blackboard hen you arrive. One to two songs each please. Plus storytelling from people with memories of Jimmy Little.

Afternoon performances

5.15pm to 6.15pm, City Hall. Ashley Bland (digeridoo), Frances Peters-Little, Sounds Live Choir, Matt Williamson.


from 5pm-6.30pm, in the courtyard off City Hall. Have a sausage sandwich whilst listening to the afternoon entertainment.

Aboriginal art exhibition

All day in the Wattle Foyer (upstairs). Great art from across the NSW Central West.

For more information contact Arts OutWest on 6338 4657 or email artsoutwest@csu.edu.au

Image: Woven baskets by Aboriginal artists, at the Kew-Y-Ahn Aboriginal Gallery Hartley, a project of Arts OutWest and NPWS.

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