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Wednesday, February 11th, 2009
10:31 pm
x-posted sorry!
hi hi
i'm starting a new business and have put up a few bits and pieces with many more to follow as i take the photos. please check them out or pass details onto someone you know who might be interested :)


(at the moment it's a redirect to an ebay store but won't be for long, just wanted to start getting word out there)

i know this is the woodford community but it's so much like the stuff they sell at woodford i thought i might reach more people that may be interested

peace, anji.
Tuesday, January 6th, 2009
4:43 pm
Woodford pics
Each year, I seem to develop an unintended "theme" to my Woodford experience. The first year, it was eastern European Jewish/gypsy dance music; the second was bluegrass & old-timey string bands; the third was politics and environmentalism; the fourth was slam poetry.

This year's theme seems to have been talking to people; I repeatedly ended up skipping bands I was planning on seeing in favour of continuing conversations with random folk I met around the festival. Tons o'fun.

Piccies under the snipCollapse )
Sunday, December 21st, 2008
10:45 am
Hey Woodford people - I need your advice!

In all my years of going to Woodford I've never camped with more than 2-3 people in a single tent. It's become increasingly difficult in recent years to find a decent camping spot, but we've always managed to turn up on Boxing Day and find enough space to squeeze our not-too-big tent into.

This year I'm going to be camping with a larger group for the first time - 7-8 people in 3 tents. I'm starting to stress about a) getting everyone and everything together (since I've somehow become the mother of the group :)) and b) finding a spot with enough space for us to camp together that isn't a million miles away.

I know some people go up before the festival to set up tents and/or claim space and was thinking about doing this myself this year.

So - what's the story?? How early is it possible to get into the campgrounds and when do people start arriving? Is this technically 'allowed'? The earliest we could get up there is late afternoon Christmas Eve - is going late on the 24th likely to make a significant difference from going early on the 26th? Do you reckon it'll be ok to leave a couple of tents up there for a night or so?

Any suggestions/comments/other input? Thanks in advance.

PS - Not too many more sleeps to go now...! :)
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008
11:08 am

Well i just found this community.. and i must say.. AWESOME! This is my 9th consecutive year of adventuring woodford.

The hope for this year and i think everyone will agree on this... please have a 3 day max of rainy days. last year i slept in a leaky tent basically floating on my air mattress while my clothes were dyed red from the ink running out of my head scarves. and mud stains on all my socks. and stockings. I have a link for everyone to view if they wish. Its a little video we made of last years adventure which i hope everyone enjoys.
one last thing for this years lineup... where are all the comedians?

(there are also some other videos posted up from previous years posted by maddiematronic)
enjoy =)

Current Mood: bored
Monday, November 24th, 2008
8:26 am
Woodford n00b
I've had tons of my friends rave about the Woodford Folk Festival. This is my final year in Australia (unless I get some other visa) but the first time I'm actually going to be in the country when Woodford's on, and I've been considering going.

Some questions!!

a) I just got the program and it's so full of interesting things. How do you manage to fit everything in? Is there even a chance?

b) What else is there at Woodford aside from the presentations and workshops? The program mentions eateries and friends have told me about shops. Anything else the program doesn't tell you about?

c) Those of you who get the Season passes but not camping: where do you stay? I've camped before and generally enjoy it; however, I don't want to camp alone and I don't want to spend money on a tent I'll only use once. Is there some sort of a Share a Tent thing happening?

c.5) If you are camping at Woodford, what else do you need with you? I gather you'd need water, and clothes for every weather, and personal amenities, but what else would have helped?

c.5.5) What's this Tent City everyone keeps talking about?

d) I applied for a volunteer position (under Open - so basically whatever they think fits me). How long does it take for them to get back to you? Is volunteering there worth it? If you bought the ticket, then got offered a vollie position (which apparently includes a free ticket) do they refund you the money?

e) Where on earth can I get $400?! (Well, I'll start on a paying job soon, but it'll take me at least a month to amass that much money.) Have there been other ways people have managed to get into Woodford without spending all that cash?

thanks folk!
Saturday, November 22nd, 2008
9:16 am

Hi all.  Wow, this is a super quiet place.  Where is everybody?  Woodford is not to far away and no-body's posted yet! 

I have to admit that woodford dosen't seem as exciting as the last few years.  I'm only going for one day this time, on new years eve.  Plus we don't really have the money.  *wonders how to sneak in*

So is anyone else going, or is this community dead?


Sunday, December 23rd, 2007
10:34 am
Due to the poverty inherent in being a Small Businessperson in the Publishing Death Cage of Doom, I'd resigned myself to not going to Woodford this year, but we've just made a big sale, so it looks like I've the opportunity.

Only problem is that I no longer have the camping equipment which I previously had access to.

I was considering Tent City, but it looks like they're booked out.

So, anybody got space in their tent? If not, I'll cut back to a couple of days. It's not like I don't have enough to do here.

I'm reliably informed that I snore, and I'm also 6'2" tall, but I come with my own guitar, kilt and sleeping bag, and am reasonably friendly once I've had my morning coffee.

(x-posted to drjon and woodford_folk)
Thursday, May 10th, 2007
3:56 pm
MARTIN PEARSON will be performing at the EAST BRISBANE BOWLS CLUB tomorrow evening (Friday, May 11) at 7pm, supported by the ever energetic Don Jarmey.

Martin is a singer, satirist, stand up comedian, raconteur, reciter and storyteller, and his insight, presence and wit (not to mention fabulous singing voice) is something not to be missed.

His epic saga "The Lost Shopping Lists of Bolkien" is a classic.

Tickets are only $10, and are available at the door.

Monday, March 5th, 2007
9:09 pm
wrap pants...
hi everyone, i've x-posted this i hope you don't mind. i'm just eager to get this business venture off the ground.

i've always made my own clothes so while when i fell pregnant it only seemed natural to continue doing so. but i wanted something i could wear afterwards as well.

so i made wrap pants, long ones and short ones...
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

i'm starting to sell them and thought here would be a good start to either see if there's any interest or even sell some. they fit sizes 8-16.

i make them out of unused vintage material to give them a unique feel (i'm getting more tomorrow so email me if you're interested for photos of fabric).

prices (out of vintage material)
$20 - for shorter wrap pants (i make them to come down just below your knee)
$25 - for longer wrap pants (i'm 165cm so i know how long i need to make them if you're a similar height, otherwise let me know if you need them shorter or longer)

for other material i will do them for the same price + the cost of material in whatever you want. i won't use more than 2 metres so be assured the cost won't be much more.

if you're interested or have any questions please email me at angiebella@gmail.com

peace out, a.

Current Mood: artistic
Wednesday, January 17th, 2007
2:02 pm
Not sure if many here would be interested, however - if you didn't get enough of a woodford fix those few weeks back (feels longer hey?) this might help.

Around 500 photos from woodford and a DVD of the fire event with 'making of the fire event' footage is available for purchase from http://serendigity.net/

Just in case - I'm not affiliated with this project, but was involved in the fire event and think that this makes a damm fine souvenir!

This is the email I recievedCollapse )
Tuesday, January 9th, 2007
10:53 am
Whats the difference between a fiddle and a violin?

No-one cares if you spill beer on a fiddle.

Hope you 2006-2007 was a good one.
Tuesday, December 26th, 2006
11:09 am
Sad News for Fanskies
The Kransky Sisters will not be playing Woodford this year as advertised due to a sudden illness in the family. They are confident that they will be able to fill all other gigs booked further in the year.

But bugger. I was looking forward to seeing them.
Thursday, December 21st, 2006
8:18 am
So excited
Just 5 sleeps to go, albeit with the maddening xmas madness in between. I am hoping for a slightly cooler Woodford this year..

There are not as many of my favourite bands playing this year, and in fact many I havent heard of...so I am after recommendations of the best non music things to do at Woodford, and any must see music...ideas anyone?

Current Mood: excited
Monday, December 18th, 2006
7:44 pm
Hi all,

Is anyone around here or anyone you know looking for a ticket? I bought mine 6 months back (cheaper than the gate price) but am now overseas so need to sell - I could do with the money but I'd also hate to think it's sitting there and noone's using it!

I'm asking $330 for adult season camping ticket + program. You'd need to pick it up from my mum in the northern suburbs of Brisbane, since it's a bit late now for postage, and cash is probably the easiest method of payment.

Drop me an email if you're interested (cm.bennett[at]qut.edu.au).

This will be the first Woodford I've missed in 12 years - very sad! Europe is wonderful, but honestly there's nothing I'd rather be doing at this time of year than sleeping in a tent and taking cold showers.

Have a good festival - will be thinking of you all from freezing cold Berlin!!

Kathryn xo
Saturday, December 16th, 2006
10:37 am
Time again
Ten days to go; anybody got any recommendations? Kaki King and Po'Girl are looking good...
Wednesday, September 20th, 2006
7:45 pm
hello there. Anyone lurking around?

I've headed out to the folk festival every year for about the last 8, and am thinking of doing the big camp/volunteer to work there this year. I know what camping there is like, but no idea how the experience of the festival would change if I became a volunteer. Anyone ever done this before? How did you find it? Thanks!
Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006
10:36 pm
Hey I know this may seem creepy but I was wanting to get pictures of Woodford times from lots of people they can be of anything you and your mates a tree or a musician. It is all for a art assignment because I don't have enough pictures. All pictures welcome :)
Thursday, July 20th, 2006
9:39 pm
i hope this isn't too out of place...
for those who are interested...

i've started an australian community...originally started as a place to talk about dreads but really is a place for like minded people to join and talk...original people...meeting and conversing.

i'd love for you to join. and hopefully the community will grow.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006
10:40 pm
Folkie Newsflash
Kate Miller-Heidke is on Spics & Specs tomorrow (Wednesday, 8.30pm, ABC).

UPDATE: rescheduled to 22/2/06. D'oh.
11:05 am
I've finally got my Woodford photos up on the net, over here. Mostly just shots of the folks I was hanging out with, but there's also some nice ones of the New Years Day sunrise and the like.

(only two months until the National! Yay!)
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