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Final two events of Somersault project

Sunday 23 August 2009

Umbrella FestThe Somersault project comes to an end with two final events.

Here are the details from Tony Doyle, the organiser of Somersault:

Recognised around Australia as one of South Australia’s most successful disability arts projects, ‘The Somersault Project’ comes to an end this year after six years of ground breaking work in our community.

We finish with two outstanding events:


Somersault at Clare

[Download flyer – PDF, 548KB]

"Somersault at Clare" is the culmination of a series of local visual arts & performance workshops involving people with disabilities, families, friends, & the broader community.

This event is part of an annual program of workshops & events for people with disabilities in metropolitan & regional SA.

Friday September 4, 2009

2 sessions
11am – 2:30pm
6pm – 8pm

Clare Town Hall, & adjoining Ennis Park


Lucifer's Lounge
• Master drummer Bortier Okoe from African Soul
Clare High School Band & Choir
• Big Country Choir
• Tumbadrum
• Superstars
• PaulRuss, Rodka & the Eggman

As well as a "flotilla" of colorful market umbrellas painted by people with disabilities.

This is a FREE disability led event for the whole community.

Free BBQ food available (day & evening)

For further information, contact Tony Doyle of Tony Doyle Visions on 8212 0390.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

The Department of Families and Communities has contributed funds towards this program.


Umbrella Fest at the Port

Presented by Tony Doyle Visions and The Port Festival

Umbrella Fest at the Port web page

Masses of brightly coloured and decorated umbrellas will form the backdrop for a unique two day 'festival within a festival', presenting an exciting and moving program of music, dance and theatre.

The stunning umbrellas have been created by disability communities across the State, and together with the giant outdoor Somersault Seetainer installation, embody and express the values of inclusion and diverse cultural expression.

Over the two days see great bands including:

• Afrikeeko
The Flyers
• JMG Band
• Tweed Heads and the Danny Hodgson Quartet
• Community choirs including the Hope and Harmony Choir and the Big Country Choir
• performances by the Tutti Ensemble, No Strings Attached and kneeHIGH puppeteers
• and much more!

Umbrella Fest showcases diverse disability arts and culture alongside a range of other great performers.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, the South Australian Department of Families and Communities and the Arts SA Richard Llewellyn Arts and Disability Trust.

Date: Fri 9-Sat 10 Oct 2009
Time: 11am-4pm each day
Duration: 5hr each day
Price: Free
Venue: Lighthouse Hub, Commercial Rd, Port Adelaide


Thanks to all of you that have contributed to making Somersault such a creative, exciting, successful, & long lived project. Of course, The Music Works & The Rainbow sessions continue, & look out for new Tony Doyle Visions projects, & opportunities for participation, in the near future.

Tony Doyle
(08) 8212 0390



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