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Ukitopia Festival 2010
The November Summer Fest - now in its third year - managed to maintain, even elevate the level of excellence of the previous one.With funding from Festival Australia as well as Tweed Shire there was enough money in the kitty to put on a veritable extravaganza. An elaborate Program booklet with a Catalogue of Artists was produced to help us navigate through the abundance of choice between 50 performers spread out over 5 stages. Kicking off on Friday night in both church and pub, adding the hall and main stage on Saturday plus a market stage on Sunday. Again, the young ones blew us away: from the grace of the little ones to the audacity of Xtreme teens leaping through the air without fear. Surely there is genetic progress! Were we ever that good? Not that the grown-ups were procrastinating. No need to single anything or anyone out here: lingering cyber traces can still be tracked down by setting out on
As last year, the centrepiece and showcase was the opening ceremony. Six weeks of workshops went into creating the animal costumes to bring us the fabulous spectacle of the bush creatures’ tea party:
We can’t not mention Deya Dova culminating the 3-day event at the closing of the Sunday market with the immensity of her presence. Those who haven’t shaken their booty so far have no other option but to do so now.
Increasingly this event is becoming one for which more and more visitors travel from far and wide to see what Uki’s Utopia is all about.
The Mount Warning Hotel, Uki’s rustic watering hole was all geared up to have a fundraiser for a not-for-profit organisation when it fell through. Rod Harris, Treasurer for the Community Technology Centre, intimately aware of its struggles to pay the rent and a good buddy of the publican, was there at the right time and convinced him to carry on with the fundraiser and have it for the embattled CTC.
It was to be a fancy dress affair cum karaoke, a combination that is guaranteed to make for a fun night. It sure was. Heart-warming to see such a bunch of lovely people come out to support us by having a good time. Here are some pics of those raising the fun.
At the CTC...
Besides being a cozy Internet Cafe, our Community Technology Centre offers Fax Services, Photocopying, Scanning, Laminating and Binding. We also hire out our data projector.
Recently we have been able to add an A3 colour printer/copier to our equipment so there's no need to travel to produce your posters, booklets, etc.
Come and see our Media Artiste to help you sculpt your video footage or to cybernate your business, your art, dreams, whatever.
See you there!
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