May 6, 2010

Blackstone Festival update

Many thanks to all those helping set up with preparations for the Blackstone Festival!

This year we are focusing on a healthy eating programme with healthy cooking and food events sponsered by Anglo American
and Music Workshops and performance sponsored by the Jimmy Little foundation featuring Shellie Morris

Anglo American is one of the world's largest diversified mining and natural resource groups. "We strive to generate lasting benefits everywhere we operate. Today, our commitments to safety, operational excellence and sustainable development are stronger than ever. These commitments support our ambition to become the leading global mining company." (quote from Website).

The Blackstone, 'Papulankutja Art Centre' hosts the Blackstone Arts festival every year in May. Extended from these arts events which include the yearly visit from the Melting Pot Glass Blowers , we also invite neighbouring community schools and organisations such as Wilurarra Creative from Warburton/ NG Health/ DCP,child protection/ NPY Tjanpi Weavers/ Warburton Shire Youth WorkersNG Media/ NPYWC Child Nutrition Program/ the community store/mining companies and many more. With this extended collaboration the Festival has now become known as "THE BLACKSTONE FESTIVAL" which incorpoartes all involved for the benifit and enjoyment of the Blackstone Community as well as neighbouring Communities. With Art workshops, health and kids programmes, music, sport events thoughout the week and  to top it off a Friday night music/band night featuring Shellie Morris and the local bands from the surrounding area hosted by NG Media.

The Blackstone Festival is seen as an oportunity to celebrate our community as well as the 'greater community' of the Ngaanyatjarra lands.  and none of this could be achieved without the good will and participation of everyone involved!   CLICK ON THE HIGHLIGHTED LINKS ABOVE FOR WEBSITES!

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