Sunday, 27 March 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Chifley Oval near the Play equipment.
Enjoy connecting with the Chifley community on Sunday 27 March to celebrate Chifley Neighbour Day. Bring a picnic blanket, listen to live music, and participate in free workshops. Swing on a trapeze or eat a sausage while engaging and relaxing with your neighbours. This event has been organised by the Chifley community, with support from the Woden Arts Program. Leashed dogs welcome.
Live music: Pachamama
Pachamama is a Latin American band featuring two Chifley residents! They will inspire you with music both familiar and strange, speaking of love, longing and the fragile earth. Their music weaves the textures, colours and cultural richness of South America with 4 part vocal harmonies and a colourful platter of exotic folk instruments: the charango, tres, guitar, flute, zampona, mandolin, bouzouki and percussion. Poo
Free pottery workshop: Kate Stevens
Kate Stevens is a potter who makes small batch ceramics. She enjoys making beautiful yet functional pieces and the mindful process that comes from working with clay. She works and runs ceramics workshops out of her studio at ANCA Mitchell, on Ngunnawal Country. Utilising basic hand-building techniques, Kate will teach you the fundamentals of working with clay, allowing you to create and take home your own beautiful hand-built work.
Free drop-in workshops: limited to 12 people.
Sunday 27 March, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM
Sunday 27 March, 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM
Please remember to wear suitable clothing for changeable weather conditions, such as a hat, sunscreen and warm clothing as these workshops are outside nestled amongst the trees.
Free trapese workshop: Robyn Simpson and Bernard Bru
Robyn is a movement director and aerial, dance, fashion & circus choreographer, trainer & performer specialising in high-quality, large-scale productions. Highlights include Creative Consultant on feature film Even When I Fall; Assistant Aerial Choreographer for Sochi 2014 Olympic & Paralympic Ceremonies; three arena tours with Muse; Aerial Consultant Udo Lindenberg arena tour; Aerial Captain for London 2012 Ceremonies & choreographing events including: Ark Charity Ball; London Fashion Week shows & Cirque du Soleil Special Events. Robyn is a resident choreographer with Palazzo (Europe’s most successful dinner cabaret show) and has choreographed for Cal McCrystal (Cirque du Soleil / One Man, Two Guvnors) 5* shows including West End show Stephen & the Sexy Partridge and numerous pantomimes. Robyn co-founded Circus Kathmandu in 2011 and is Chair of Circus Kathmandu Foundation.
With over 10,000 hours in a harness, and involvement in over 30 sporting ceremonies and music events, Robyn is an expert in performer flying and equipment testing (including wirework, bungee, and pirouette & somersault harness work). Additional ceremonies include: 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup; Baku European Olympic Games; Youth Olympic Games, Tbilisi; Opening of Donbass Arena, performing alongside Beyoncé; FIFA Women’s World Cup; Arafura Games; FINA World Swimming Championships; Dubai World Cup; UK School Games; IAAF World Athletics Championships; and FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Robyn’s experience as a devising performer complements & enhances her work as a choreographer and trainer through the variety & quality of shows and films worked on. These include Cirque du Soleil; as Hero–lead Mary Poppins for Danny Boyle’s London OOC; various POC’s & PCC’s; stunt performer, actor & dancer in Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables; Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd; for Muse (H.A.A.R.P, Resistance, and 2nd Law / Unsustainable tours); The Golden Years of Couture – London Fashion Week; with Daniele Finzi Pasca & Miss World. Robyn has also worked on motion capture projects with Centroid (UK) and three Bollywood music videos. She has been involved in social circus and creative education for 20 years.