Wagga’s newest event promises to be
JUNE 26 & 27
‘May you live in interesting times’ goes the old curse. Well these are interesting times and Wagga’s newest event brings together some amazing people for a weekend of talks, performances, stories and conversations.
The first lineup announcement for Interesting includes an impressive range of speakers including journalist/author, Gabrielle Chan, Wiradjuri author Dr Anita Heiss and the Cad Factory’s Vic McEwan. Added to the mix is a live recording of the popular Australian current affairs podcast, The Week on Wednesday with Van Badham and Ben Davison. The weekend concludes with performances and music from Noyzelab, Tim Crutchett and Wagga’s newest pop sensation, Sweet Citrus.
Co-curators Scott Howie and Cheryl Penrith are really excited about the session One Image One Thousand Words where a diverse group of locals will tell the stories behind interesting and personal images. Sprinkled throughout the weekend will be performance from local poets and a few other surprises.
“Our region is full of interesting people with interesting stories and ideas. I love the idea of bringing them together and giving space for conversations and ideas. I like the idea of the audience being part of the conversation, too.” Said Scott Howie, “And no matter what else happens I guarantee you will find something interesting to talk about”.
Interesting has been sponsored by Wagga Wagga City Council through the Covid-19 Fast Track Events grant program. Sections of the program are supported by the Wagga City Library, Booranga Writer’s Centre, the Australian Government through the Regional Arts Fund. Interesting is presented by Scott Howie Creative.
JUNE 26 & 27
FULL PROGRAM AT https://interestingfestival.com
Pictured: Journalist/author, Gabrielle Chan, Wiradjuri author Dr Anita Heiss