Dance and story close Bloom 2019

Woman at microphone

Great Southern Treasures staged a celebration of Noongar arts and culture in Gnowangerup as the formal close of the 2019 Bloom Festival. Noongar dancers, storytellers and a didgeridoo player performed for an appreciative audience at the Gnowangerup Museum and Keeping Place on Thursday 17 October.

The finale followed weeks of activities including 60 festival events. The 2019 program included wildflower exhibitions, walk and drive tours, open gardens, workshops, photography and art exhibitions, environmental awareness programs and market days.

Good crowds were reported for the Mucky Duck Bush Band at Woodanilling and the Bloomin’ Family Fun Day in Kojonup.

Organisers acknowledged the assistance of volunteers and event holders. Anyone interested in becoming part of the 2020 Bloom program is invited to email Great Southern Treasures.

Photo: Glenda Williams gave a welcome to country at Stories from the Keeping Place. Photo by Caroline Telfer.

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