The Spirit Festival (www.thespiritfestival.com) is celebrating its 10th year and is billed as “South Australia’s premier Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Cultural Event”.
They say it’s a festival that “will inspire you to explore your artistic side, tickle your funny bone, heighten your senses, get moving, get involved and feel proud”.
The event’s creative producer Angela Flynn says, “Spirit Festival is our opportunity to showcase the breadth and talent of Indigenous driven Arts and Culture.”
Alongside better known performers like Thelma Plum, Ursula Yovich, Deadly Funny, Shauntai Batzke, Kayla Truth and Buddy Knox, the 2015 event, which runs from 11 – 15 March, also features new up and coming acts.
“We’ve worked really hard to bring a balance between contemporary and traditional plus established and emerging artists and also made sure there is something for everyone,” Flynn says.
Spirit Festival is presented by Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute (NACI) and [Give Up Smokes for Good], Arts SA and Adelaide City Council and partnering with Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, SA Writers Centre and Nexus Multi-cultural Arts.
It’s a free “smoke, alcohol and drug free” public event and will be held at Tandanya NACI & “Mullawirraburka” – Rymill Park extension.
Pictured: Winds of Woerr, appearing at the Tandanya Theatre on 11 and 12 March.