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Program Alice Desert Festival 14-23 September 2007



Program Alice Desert Festival 14-23 September 2007

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Wednesday 25 untill Friday 28 September Friday 28 September 6pm-7pm MELBOURNE STAFF SONGSTERS THE SALVATION ARMYl A mixture of contemporary, classical and gospel songs, some drama, choreography and hu m o u r.^ " ' i Flynn Church lawns Cost FREE 7.30pm-10.30 HARVEY Totem Theatre See Sat 15 Friday 28 & Saturday 29 September Wednesday 10 October 6.30pm ABC TV THE COOK AND THE CHEF Tune in to ABC TV for Alice Springs on the menu! 7pm CINEMA IN THE Friday 12 & Saturday 13 October RIVER M f M W A true cinematic community celebration! Cinema in the River once again captures the heart and spirit of Alice Springs in the Todd riverbed. Programmed as a stand alone event to happen in mid-October when the weather is balmy and the beanies are off, Cinema in the River screens thought provoking and Deautiful work from our home grown Territory filmmakers. 'low in its third year, this popular and unique event will also include some of the best work from the 2007 Outback Youth :ilm Festival. So bring a blanket and comfortable cushions ljoy the night sky, the stars, the screen and ambience. 40 Where Todd River (near Totem Theatre) Cost FREE MAYORS MESSAGE I am delighted to again welcome the Alice Desert I Festival to our streets and venues. The Festival continues to I grow, both in size and variety and has become an important I event on the Alice Springs cultural calendar.BThe Alice Springs Town Council is again pleased to support the Festival, as we have since its inception in 2001. We believe that it gives a stage and a voice to the amazing variety of creative and artistic people who give our town such a distinctive feel. It also provides encouragement to other performing and visual artists to visit the Alice and contribute their skills. But above all, it is fun...BThe theme for this year is "Communication and this is so apt for Alice on many levels. Communication technology of the Old Telegraph Line kick-started the town and we are still at the sharp end of communication technology with our many home grown media organisations. Communication is essential to keep a town as richly diverse and complex as Alice, functioning well and to help recognise our many advantages as well as resolving our issues.^Congratulations to Eugene and the Committee and I look forward to seeing the Festival Delights on offer this year. Fran Kilgariff, Mayor of Alice Springs FESTIVAL DIRECTOR I am very excited about the 2007 Alice Desert Festival! I The program is extensive and varied, illuminating the dynamic ' diversity of what Central Australia has to offer in the arena of artistic endeavour.Brheatre, music, film, visual and culinary arts, dance, literature, workshops, cabaret, comedy, film - all the creative arts are represented. The HUB Space comes to the heart of Alice in Todd Mall with its tripod of youth, kids and main stages and with signature events like DESERTsong, Bush Bands Bash, Grand Opening Parade and Home Brew, it should have a resonating response from Alice residents and visitors alike.BAdd to this mix the excitement of Latin Passion, a night of South American tango songs and opera favourites, the famous Mornington Island Dancers, the visit of The Cook" Maggie Beer for the Bushfoods/Wildfoods Culinary program, stand alone events like Wearable Arts and Cinema in the River plus many other wonderful highlights too numerous to mention and the Festival should prove to be evocative and culturally exhilarating.BYour Festival is a community celebration so revel in it and savour its delights._______ Eugene Raaqhianti. Festival Director

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