SmokeFree WA Survival Perth 2014
Theme: In 2014, Survival Perth will celebrate our traditional Aboriginal Songlines.
A songline; also called dreaming track is one of the paths across the land (or sometime sky) which mark the route followed. These paths of the songlines are recorded in traditional songs, stories, dance and painting. A knowledgeable person is able to navigate across the land by repeating the words of the song, which describe the location of landmarks, waterholes and other natural phenomena. By singing the songs in the appropriate sequence, Aboriginal people could navigate vast distances, often travelling through the deserts of Australia'a interior.
The continent of Australia contains an extensive system of songlines, some of which are of a few kilometres, whilst others traverse hundreds of kilometres through lands of many different Aboriginal peoples. Languages are not a barrier because the melodic contour of the song describes the nature of the land over which the song passes. The rhythm is what is crucial to understanding the song. Listening to the song of the land is the same as walking on this songline and observing the land.
Aboriginal people regard all land as sacred, and the songs must be continually sung to keep the land "alive".
SmokeFree WA Survival 2014 is held on Sunday 26 January at the Supreme Court Gardens. The event will commence at 2.00pm and finish at 7.30pm.
The line-up will feature several established and up-an-coming Aboriginal acts from around the State of Western Australia. See below for full line-up and set times.
DJ Zeke: 6:45pm - 7:30pm
Oz Island 5:50pm - 6:35pm
Theona Councillor: 5:00pm - 5:40pm
Jonathon Ford & The Balija Bouys 4:10pm - 4:50pm
Elizabeth Gogos: 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Halo Dancers: 3:00pm - 3:25pm
Lil Sparks & Static Crew 2:30pm - 2:55pm
Opening Ceremony: 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Community Hot Spots Zone:
SmokeFree WA Survival Perth 2014 will feature our new community 'Hot Spots' zone that will focus on the four corridors including Fremantle, Midland, Armadale & Joondalup. Organisations and community groups within these corridors will have an opportunity to showcase their organisation and the work they are currently involved in.
Smokefree WA Survival 2014 will showcase several water activities including two giant water slides: a dunk tank, our water gun park and the all-day mist walk way. Please ensure children bring bathers and a towel.
All activities will commence at 2:00pm.
The ever-popular "Elders Zone" will again be available to all our community Elders. The zone will include free fresh fruit, cake and biscuits, water plus tea and coffee throughout the day.
Food & Beverage:
There will be several food and beverage options on offer throughout the day with JD's Catering providing both healthy and fast food options. Coffee lovers can enjoy the fine coffees of Caffeine Machines plus our two ice-cream providers, Delish Ice Cream and Mr Super Whipp will cater for Perth's beautiful hot weather.
Slip, Slop, Slap:
Although the event will provide several areas of shade, we urge all event goers to bring sunscreen, a hat and a picnic blanket.
Patrons can also visit the NAIDOC Perth stall for free sunscreen.
For more information regarding the 2014 Perth Skyworks, please visit: http://skyworks.showmeperth.com.au