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2007 festivals announced

By johnboy - 27 September 2006 30

Jon Stanhope has announced the winners of grant funding for festivals in 2007 and I have to admit there’s some interesting stuff in there. Of interest to me is:

â–  Canberra Festival of One Act Plays
â–  2007 Canberra International Film Festival
â–  Pacific Islands Showcase
â–  Conflux – a science fiction conference in 2007

There are 13 funded festivals in 2007 which if memory serves is a welcome reduction.

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snahon 1:44 pm 03 Oct 06

goes rather well with “If I wanted your opinion, I’d give you one”

VYBerlinaV8 1:22 pm 03 Oct 06

People will like what I tell them to like…

Mr_Shab 8:55 am 29 Sep 06

You don’t have to like what other people like, VY. It’s all part of the joy of living in a society 😉

simto 8:54 am 29 Sep 06

Look, for various reasons, the government funds ways and means of people getting together. They also chuck bucketloads of cash into sport, so it evens out and everybody gets to experience the kind of things they want to without having to pay the full cost directly.

VYBerlinaV8 7:46 am 29 Sep 06

Well, let’s all sit a circle with flowers in our hair singing Kumbayah then.

Oh all right, sometimes festivals are ok, but most of them don’t float my boat.

terubo 11:28 am 28 Sep 06


simto 11:25 am 28 Sep 06

If all you’re going to do with your life is run hospitals and teach people, then you’ll have a pretty empty life.

Getting out, and in touch with other people is a good thing – and workable festivals, that get people out and about and living as part of their community rather than hiding in their little boxes, are an important part of that equation.

Having said that, I have no idea whether these festivals actually do achieve any of this, ’cause I’ve gone to remarkably few of ’em.

terubo 11:15 am 28 Sep 06

Agreed, AD. It’s bad enough enduring widespread drought, without bringing cultural drought into the equation.

Absent Diane 11:10 am 28 Sep 06

they are waste of money for plain brained people. To those who get a kick out of life doing these kind of things, they aren’t a waste.

VYBerlinaV8 10:58 am 28 Sep 06

That’s right, but this 200k, and another 200k from another waste of time, and another 200k from over there….

See the pattern?

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