KIDS WORKSHOPS - ALL WEEK and at the show!!
Junkadelic Brass Band - download the poster
In line with our 2018 theme, Junkadelic brass band will be showing our community how to turn junk into joy. Come on down to learn how to upcycle items that would otherwise go to landfill and play music in the park. An initiative of the Kimberley Mental Health and Drug Service and the NAIDOC committee.
All welcome, bring your creativity and have a go!
WORKSHOP TIMES at Whitegum park:
Monday 9 July (NAIDOC community day - because of her, we can)
Tuesday 10 July
Wednesday 11 July
Thursday 12 July
WORKSHOP AT THE SHOWGROUND:
FRIDAY 13 JULY
Enquiries: contact us through facebook or email the show office.
CirKAS - download the poster
In 2018 our longstanding tradition of celebrating all things circus in memory of Reg Bolton and Suitcase Circus will continue with not one but TWO awesome circus educators. Clinton Woodvine of Circus Challenge will again bring his incredible skills to us for circus workshops on Friday and Saturday showdays, and in 2018 we will also have two days of workshops BEFORE the show, at the Kununurra Community Library. Clint Bolster of Homunculus Theatre will join us for the first time this year, with an amazing array of clown, mask and street theatre skills, to bring all things fun and wonderful to Kununurra. Clint will bring his teaching talents to our workshops on Wednesday and Thursday at the Library, and then you will see him roving the grounds across Show days, with his amazing 6 foot 7 self on stilts, as well as performing one of his specialty acts for us.
Workshops are open to all children who are keen to learn some circus skills, no previous experience is necessary. Come down to the Library and join our two amazingly talented circus fellas and learn some tricks, get your clown on and find some street theatre skills.
WORKSHOPS at the Kununurra Community & School Library:
Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th July
10 am to 11.30 am for kids up to 8 years old
1 pm to 3 pm for kids 9 years and over
Please note: children 6 and under will need a responsible supervisor unless otherwise arranged. Please bring a hat and a water bottle and your best good manners.
Enquiries: contact Sarah Brett 0407 691 229
What, No Dinner in 2018??
We’re not having an Agricultural or Cattlemen’s dinner at showtime this year: your feedback indicates that we need to focus on running a better show on the Friday, and we don’t have enough people to do a great job of both at the same time.
We will still have a similar event, just not at showtime this year.
When will it be?
Late this year (October/November).
What will it be?
We are hoping that this will be a very inclusive event for all involved with the show and/or agribusiness in the East Kimberley. It will be a lunch or dinner at an off-site venue. If you have ideas about the sort of event you’d like to attend, please let us know.
Who is running it?
We are seeking a volunteer!! Please email us if you can help!
Contact Neville Symons for more information 0400 455 248
This year we have Broome band, The Mexicans, headlining on Saturday night. Neil Murray is the main act on Friday. Also featuring the Knx band, Vicki Lee, Junkadelic brass band, local dancers, roving stiltwalkers, fire works and more, details below. Click the image to download the poster.
Bubble Muffin Kids Cooking Club
The Bubble Muffin team are back in 2018 with their Kids Cooking Club Healthy Bodies Program. If you are between 5 and 12 come and join in one of the practical cooking shows throughout the day on Friday and Saturday and learn some healthy, fun cooking tips. A great opportunity for all those budding chefs out there to practice their skills, or to encourage your kids to think about healthy eating.
Our freestyle motorcycle trials entertainment is professionally and safely performed by Adrian Harry who is Australia’s #1 international motorcycle trials rider with over 25 years of experience on a motorcycle.
During each performance Adrian thrills the crowd with his amazing skills on a trials motorcycle. He masters an obstacle course with amazing balance and a level of precision and control found in no other sport. The shows combine choreography, stunt riding and show-man ship together, to bring to the public an incredible show of amazing freestyle trials riding from a very talented professional rider.
A Broome band with a love of roots/reggae/jazz music and storytelling: much like their multi-cultural Broome community in general! They are a product of the environment, providing a dance soundtrack to the holiday lifestyle of the locals.
Their newly released debut EP “Broome Chillies” is available now! www.themexicans.com.au
Since 2002, the Junkadelic Collective has been taking Funk on Junk all over Western Australia and across the seas to Hong Kong and the USA. By re-envisaging “Junk” as a resource for making instruments and applying it in a form of “Edu-tainment”, we break away from wasteful trends and help others to see that they are capable of doing their own thing in unison with others. Showing what is possible with a little imagination and a little effort. The Junkadelic approaches this with a holistic view seeking to connect rhythm in your body to your mind and being enterprising with what we have and what we find. Inspired by Carnivale Festivals and a myriad of musical forms Junkadelic remains a vibrant part of the DIY culture that has, and always will be, the birthplace of fresh ideas that paves the way towards sustainable living. And we’ll have a good time while we’re at it. Check out their website http://junkadelic.org
BK Trick Riding
Local lady, Becky Klingenberg, will be displaying her amazing skills on horseback for your entertainment and running workshops for those game enough to ride a wild barrel.
Maverick song man, Neil Murray, returns to Kununurra for a performance at the Kununurra Agricultural Society Show on Friday 13 July. Neil will be armed with a set list of landmark songs and Hindsight, a compilation double album containing 32 tracks.
With more than three decades performing and recording behind him, Neil is a respected and influential songwriter who has contributed handsomely to the nation’s contemporary music heritage.
A co- founding member of the pioneering Warumpi Band and writer of such classic songs as My Island Home, Blackfella Whitefella, Eddie Mabo, Whispering Casuarina, Native Born, Bring Thunder and Rain, Long Grass Band, Burrumbeep Hill and Good Light in Broome, Neil has delivered a string of remarkable solo albums.
Accolades include Warumpi Band’s Jailanguru Pakarnu (Out From Jail – co-written with Sammy Butcher and released in 1983 - credited as the first pop/rock single in an indigenous language – Luritja) and Christine Anu performing Neil’s 1995 APRA Song of the Year, the ‘anthemic’ My Island Home at the 2000 Olympics. Both songs feature in the National Film and Sound Archive’s Sounds of Australia collection. Neil was also last year’s Port Fairy Folk Festival Artist of the Year.
Missy Higgins has covered Calm and Crystal Clear and most recently, Liz Stringer with Lights of Hay. Other artists to record Neil’s songs include Ireland’s Mary Black, Jimmy Little, Tiddas, Ursula Yovich, Emma Donovan, Powderfinger, Adam Brand, Peter Denahy, Peter Brandy and Amy Saunders.
As Midnight Oil’s Jim Moginie says “Neil Murray sings from the heart of the country” and this will be an engaging performance with iconic songs inspired by the Territory and beyond.
Don’t miss Neil Murray in concert at the Kununurra Agricultural Society Show on Friday 13 July
Prominent Character Actor, Theatrical Clown, Commedia Dell’Arte & Mask Theatre Specialist, Stilt Performer & Trainer and Teaching Artist from Brisbane, Australia, Clint Bolster has a reputation for astonishing pathos and excellence in production standards.
With over 15 years' committed to developing new works and training extensively, Clint regularly performs in Australia and internationally in the United Kingdom, Europe, Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan.
Recently accepted into the Cirque du Soleil team of Clowns for future productions.
“Clint Bolster’s detailed and beguiling performance is sublimely breathtaking” ★★★★★ – Ian Billings, Comedian & Author, UK (2017)
We will also have: Vicki Lee, the Knx band, local dancers, auctions, new competitions, fireworks and more...
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