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'Where the forest meets the sea'

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Denmark Country Show 2002.

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Brief background
Here are some details of past events here in Denmark. Some are 'one of' while others are regular.

Past Events

12th Brave New Works

How to participate: Six Seasons Community Painting Project Join Joe Williams, local Noongar artist and Donny Woolagoodja, Mowanjum artist and others in painting six large canvasses. Learn about the six seasons of our region and the different cultures that Donny and Joe represent. All materials provided. No fees. Denmark Scout Hall every Tues Wed Thurs Fri from 10am to 3.30pm

Seasons Exhibition Artists are invited to submit works for sale at the exhibition. Theme is 'Seasons' in any media. No commission will be charged on sales. Denmark Scout Hall Opens at 7pm Thursday 24 March and is open daily 10am - 4pm to Mon 28 March. Work can be delivered to the Denmark Scout Hall Tuesday to Friday 10am to 3pm until 22 March.

Ceremony Be part of the first Corroboree to be held in Denmark for 100 years. Join the ceremonial walk through the bush to the oval on Easter Saturday leaving from the Denmark Markets at 4.30pm. McLean Footy Oval Saturday 26 March 5.30pm

Fire Sculptures Help Bernie Low make five large fire sculptures to be lit at the end of the Corroboree when all tribes come together. Denmark Scout Hall Tues 15 to Sat 19 March from 10am to 3.30pm

Volunteers All shapes and sizes needed - phone Cate 98481065 or Andre 041717 3361 or Sahyma 984809029 to find out how you can help.

Festival Highlights:

Thurs 24 March Official Opening of BNW12 and Seasons Exhibition by Jack Williams, Noongar Elder - ALL WELCOME (free event) Denmark Scout Hall at 7:00pm

Fri 25 March Comedy Movies ninth Over the Fence Comedy Film Festival at the civic centre Door & Bar opens 7.30pm

Sat 26 March Denmark Markets 110 stalls of handmade craft and art from the region plus free entertainment all day. Performances by the 4 Kens and the Latin Lovers, Cathy & Dave, Sweet Lip, Delta Force, Lucia, Blue Flame, Billy Rufus, Blake Robinson, Mark Kumara, John Corson, Peter Bavin and Capoeira. Berridge Park 10am to 4.30pm

Sat 26 March Corroboree Noongar and Mowanjum ceremony & dancers McLean Oval at 5.30pm

Sun 27 March Finale Night - Short Works at the civic centre Door & Bar opens 7pm Comedy, Dance, Performances plus a short movie

Market Days
Sat 8th January 2005
snails at market

Giant Snail Entertainment provided by: Mark Hoffman, Will Taylor, Kinetic Theatre - "Giant Snails",
Cathy Fotios, The Pact, Suzuki Strings, Rabbit Face, Sax and a Single Girl,
Flip'n Flop Circus Workshops, Edward de Bozo, Deralickt

Following the Market will be events Sat night, Sun and Monday:
Comedy Cabaret Saturday 8 January 8pm Denmark Civic Centre Stand-up comedy with Don Smith (clown doctor, musician, entertainer), Kia Tier (winner JJJ Raw Comedy Finals), Geoff Stainton (MC, funny man) and Hypertheatre (do it different). Tickets available from the Denmark Visitors Centre at $12 adult or $10 member. There will be a bar and snacks. The 13th Arrow 8pm Sunday 9 January 8pm Denmark Civic Centre World premiere of a locally produced movie. Written by producer Don Eade and directed by Bodhee with local actors and filmed at locations in Denmark and Albany. Tickets available from the Denmark Bulletin at $12 adult Jack McCoy Billabong Surf Film Festival Monday 10 January 4.30pm and 8pm Denmark Civic Centre Only four venues in WA will see this international travelling film festival - a scoop for the surf culture of Denmark - awesome footage and big sound Tickets $15 available from the Big Drop Surf Shop or at the door

Next one: Easter Saturday 26th March 2005
Festival of Voice
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Held on June Long Weekend this event features more than 350 performers and 12 concerts. Over the weekend big and small ensembles will perform. As well as vocal there will be storytelling and vocal percussion.
There will also be 17 workshops with a weekend pass available to the whole festival costing $50. A one day pass is also available for $25.

Denmark Woodturners and Denmark Woodcarvers Easter Exhibition
- over the Easter weekend at Shire Chambers, South Coast Hwy.
A fantastic display of quality wood work
ranging from thimble sized pieces to some as big as grandfather clocks.

Stella a Trois

Café Cabaret Style Opera and musical theatre at its best. A world class performance delivered in a relaxed and humorous way by husband and wife team Matthew and Fiona Lester, joined by Mezzo-Soprano, Jacqueline Auty. They replay some of the greatest dramatic scenes from the world of musical theatre, in the funniest comedy style. This is a performance with a twist, as the Mezzo, Jacqueline tries to steal Fiona's man away from her, as she sings like a bird.

Denmark Summer Festival 2004 (previously Music Festival)

following the last concert with Marianne Faithfull organisers have proceeded with plans for 2004. It has just been announced that on the 14th February 2004 the Denmark Music Festival concert will be relocated. The venue will be a new ampitheatre being constructed at Howard Park Winery, Scotsdale Road, Denmark. This site is close to town and will have a capacity of 4,000.

Howard Park Ampitheatre
The concert begins ... 14 Feb 2004
Howard Park ampitheatre site
Site under construction 5 Nov 2003

Leading Australian Country music performers James Blundell and Jimmy Little are the headline acts. Supported by The Sensitive New Age Cowpersons - a four-piece comedy bluegrass band from Perth.

Tickets are $55 (inc GST) and will be available from Monday 1st December 2003 they will be available from Denmark Visitor Centre, Denmark Liquor Store, Albany Visitors Centre, Albany Town Hall Theatre, by telephone on (08) 9848 3511 or online at Denmark Summer Concert logo

14 of the best entries to present from Cool Bananas Film Festival

Denmark Civic Centre

Saturday 17 Jan at 7.30pm and 9.30pm

Denmark Street Festival 2004

Denmark Street Festival
17th January from 12 noon ­ 9pm

Performers and crowd enjoy the day

  • Local and regional artists and musicians performing on stage
  • Busking competition with $800 in prizes
  • Children's entertainment ­ face painting, balloons etc.
  • Fashion and Wearable Art Parades
  • Grand Street Parade featuring Junkadelic, Hypertheatre and local youth

  • Denmark Festival of Voice 30 May - 1 June 2003

    There will be

    6 Concerts
    12 Workshops
    18 Singing groups and choirs
    over 220 singers
    at various venues

    11th International Fungi and Fibre Symposium

    Where textile artists, dyers, paper makers and scientists come together.

    12-18 July 2003

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    Look at some of this years Woodwork exhibits

    Inspirations in Wood

    The Woodturners of Denmark exhibition of outstanding woodturning, woodcarving,furniture and other wood items will be held over Easter at the Shire Council Chambers, Sth Coast Hwy.

    Open Good Friday, Sat, Sun and Monday - 9 'til 5pm 18-21st April 2003

    Cool, Calm and Collectable ...

    ... Sandy Carter, Anthony Jones, Marion Macdougall, Kevin Peisley ...

    are having an Easter Exhibition and Sale of art works including water colours, oils and ceramics at TAFE Gallery opposite Denmark Shire Council, Sth Coast Hwy.

    Denmark Country Show
    Saturday 22 Feb 2003
    Includes many competitions (home brewing, best ute, cooee, trailer reversing and corporate houses or club's tug'o'war)
    Competition Hall is expanding with additional categories for home cheese making and woodturning included for the first time.
    Old favourites like sideshows, fireworks and many stalls will be there. Denmark Music Foundation

    presenters of the Denmark Music Festival announce a 2003 concert.
    Features International artist Marianne Faithfull
    Sun 26 Jan 2003
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    More info

    Denmark Street Festival
    Sat 21 Dec - 10:00am - 10:00pm
    Images from part of the morning
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    Denmark Guest Town 2002 - some images

    Market Days

    Next 30 Mar 2002 - Easter Saturday

    The Easter Markets 2002 will turn into Brave New Works 9

    More details of the weekends events.

    Market Days
    Saturdays: 14 December 2002, 4 January 2003 and Easter 2003

    Denmark Markets
    Over 90 art, craft and produce stalls have been booked for the next
    Denmark Markets to be held at Berridge Park on 14 December 2002.
    First held in 1980 the Denmark Markets has grown into a regional
    event showcasing international, national and state performers
    alongside local talent.
    The program of free live entertainment starts at 10am and continues
    throughout the day until the sunset show at 7.30pm. Bring a drum to
    join in with the finale!

    10am Andi Adams & Evan Holmes

    11am Slap My Thigh and Call Me Barbara

    11.30am Midnight Mahina

    11am - 12.30pm Circus Workshops

    12.30am Wunjo

    1.30pm Midriff

    2.30pm Burmese Christian Choir

    3pm Whitebait

    4pm Jenny & Tuck

    5pm All Tied Down

    6pm d'jazztrix

    7.30pm Sunset Show


    'Inspirations in Wood'

    An Award Exhibition of exceptionally fine woodcraft from craftspeople of the South Coast

    Open Easter Saturday, 30 Mar., Easter Sunday and Easter Monday @ Shire Council Chambers

    Denmark Country Show Pictures

    Click above for some of the day's action!

    23 February 2002 @ McLean Park

    2 March 2002
    Images of concert now available on the DMF site

    The Denmark Music Foundation Inc. presents:

    In this,

    The Year Of the Outback

    Denmark Music Festival

    Great Southern Wine Festival - 26-28 Oct in Denmark

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    Part of the crowd enjoying the 2001 Wine Festival.

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