Over 2012, Paola Cassoni and I have worked together to use her Bimblebox film and my Rich Land, Wasteland book as our tools to raise awareness, to shock Australians into action.
Wherever I speak, if I am allowed, I have the Bimblebox DVDs for sale.
For background. see my recent Bimblebox posts:
Our next gig is at the Woodford Folk Festival (27th December—1st January). Bimblebox will be showing there at 9pm in the Greenhouse on the very first night. The festival website is here.
This is my emblematic Bimblebox photo: a bimblebox tree leaf plunk in the middle of a cowpat, taken when I visited there in August.
The property is an ongoing research centre into ways of managing cattle and conservation without clearing precious and poorly represented bushland. They can coexist.
Opencut coalmining and conservation can’t — Clive and Campbell take note!
Paola and I will both be helping out on the LocktheGate stall (near the Greenhouse) and also available to chat at RocktheGate each evening: Paola from 4—5 and me from 6—7.
I’m told it can be really hot and/or really wet, or unseasonably cold, so I’m packing gumboots, sunscreen and a beanie.
Hope lots of you come by and say hello, in between listening and dancing and doing at the fabulous events lined up for the Festival this year. I’m looking forward to ‘dancing that coal right outta my hair’!!
If not, have a safe and happy holiday season.