Woodfordia's The Planting Festival Reveals Flourishing 2017 Programme

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Woodfordia's The Planting has evolved into a multi-layer festival, and has announced its programme for 2017.

The three-day cultural event celebrates innovation in the arts, humanities and earth sciences.

It started out as a community tree planting weekend 22 years ago, where volunteers worked to regenerate Woodfordia. Since then, The Planting has evolved (or, more appropriately, grown) into a multi-layer festival full of talks, forums, workshops, entertainment and environmental projects.

This year at The Planting, you can get keen to participate in over 120 workshops and masterclasses, ranging from environmental projects and building, visual arts, craft, science, music and food.

At night, there's a programme of music and entertainment that will light up the village streets.

The Planting Festival Programme Highlights

Speakers: Michael Leunig, Helen Razer, Richard Fidler, Muchael Ramage (UK), Jessica Boom, Allyson Willams, Alice Williamson, Arief Rabik (INDO), David Hodgkin (INDO), Lisa Gershwin.

Music: The East Pointers (CAN), Kristina Olsen (USA), Gawurra, Claire Anne Taylor, Rose Eden, Shannon Sol Carroll, The Barleyshakes, Formidable Vegetable Sound System, Miss Eileen & King Lear, New Venusians, Band of Frequencies, Hollow Coves, The Australian Voices, Jaleos Flamenco.

Comedy/Performance/Ceremony: Greg Sullivan, Jenny Wynter, Catherine Deveny, Liam Power, Mediterraneo, Memetica, The Bonfire, The Village Projects.

The Planting takes place at Woodfordia from 28-30 April.

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