Take a FRESH look at one of Wagga Wagga’s favourite cultural programs
Published: 23 Mar 2023 10:21am
Jumpstart your creativity this autumn with Wagga Wagga’s favourite curated program of inclusive and accessible events.
In April 2023, there will be even more ways to explore and experience this fun, diverse and engaging intergenerational program, presented by Wagga Wagga City Council.
Director Community Janice Summerhayes said Wagga Wagga is a diverse community and the concept behind FRESH is to bring people of different ages, backgrounds and cultures together.
“Whether you’re young or old(er), this year’s FRESH program has something for everyone – with a series of special events tailor-made for young people, families and older members of our community,” Ms Summerhayes said.
“The program is bursting with highlights, ranging from live music performances and talks, self-guided urban art trails, artist-led beginners’ creative arts workshops and more.
“The FRESH 2023 program is a mix of headline events, along with a variety of workshops, talks and more by local businesses, community groups and artists.”
The intergenerational program brings together Gen Alpha, Millennials, Gen Y, Gen X, Baby Boomers and Silent Generation audiences to exchange ideas, learn new skills, in order to gain new perspectives and insights into the way they see the world.
“FRESH is a fantastic opportunity for residents to learn something new or discover something out of the ordinary,” Ms Summerhayes said.
Pick up a hard copy of the FRESH program from the Visitor Information Centre, Wagga Wagga City Library, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Museum of the Riverina or Wagga Civic Theatre.
For the full program of events or booking and tickets, visit wagga.nsw.gov.au/ fresh
📷 Hero Image: Gunditjmara Artist and Master Weaver, Bronwyn Razem.
FRESH Program Highlights
Music of Our Lives
Monday 3 April - Wagga Wagga City Library
Gordon Hall, a presenter from the U3A Wagga Wagga Inc., believes that the Baby Boomer generation [1946-1964] have seen some amazing changes in music. Along with the musical visual storytelling of a nostalgic 77-years of heart-warming, Gordon has a few anecdotes, memories, and musical trivia to share with along the way.
Alison Brahe Daddo – Author Talk
Friday 14 April - Wagga Wagga City Library
Alison Brahe Daddo was a household name in the 90s. An entire generation of Australians grew up alongside her and now these same women find themselves going through menopause with her. Join Alison Brahe Daddo and clinical nutritionist Claudine Menegazzo for an authentic discussion and Q&A.
FRESH EARS ft. Tim Rogers – Intergenerational music gig
Sunday 16 April – Wagga Wagga City Library
FRESH EARS is designed for music loving Gen Xers and Baby Boomers who want to introduce the young folk in their lives to one of Australia’s best indie-rock artists – Tim Rogers (You Am I).
Bush animals: sculpting hay with wool
Monday 17 April – Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Join Gunditjmara Artist and Master Weaver, Bronwyn Razem as she takes you through an introduction to the ancient art of Indigenous weaving using modern and traditional materials. Inspired by the Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Aunty Bronwyn will teach you how to sculpt hay with wool to create a bush animal with real personality.
In Motion: open beginner contemporary dance class
Thursday 27 April – Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre
Led by dancer, performer, and dance/movement therapist Jessica Lesosky, In-Motion aims to develop a deeper body/mind awareness, and foundational skills in contemporary dance. This class is inclusive for people with disabilities.