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Umbrella Fest

Sunday 27 September 2009

Umbrella FestThe Somersault project comes to an end with its final event, Umbrella Fest, on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 October 2009.

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

Hi Folks

This is it!

The final Somersault event, after 6 years of road trips, workshops, and events, Somersault concludes with the 2-day Umbrella Fest.

An outstanding lineup of disability inclusive music, theatre, dance, street entertainment, and, of course, dozens of the wonderful painted market umbrellas created by many of you through Somersault Workshops. And not forgetting, the Seetainer and Creative Village installation in its final public appearance.

Don't let your groups, communities, families or friends miss out on this unique and spectacular celebration. Get it into your diaries and programs now.

This is the public disability event of the year! The Minister for Disabilities, Jennifer Rankine, will say a few words at midday on the Friday.

Somersault is a project where people with disabilities are at the fore, and in the midst. This integrated event is for the whole community, so I would appreciate your assistance in distributing and forwarding this information.

I look forward to sharing the excitement of this event with you.

Hard copies of the attached flyer for redistribution are available on request.

Tony Doyle
(08) 8212 0390



Download flyer (PDF, 760KB)
Download site map (PDF, 261KB)
Official The Port Festival - Umbrella Fest web page


Presented by Tony Doyle Visions and The Port Festival

Port Festival "Lighthouse Hub"
Commercial Rd, Port Adelaide

Fri 9 and Sat 10 Oct 2009

11am to 4pm daily - FREE

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.

Stunning umbrellas have been created by disability communities across the State, and together with the giant outdoor Somersault Seetainer installation (in its final public appearance), embody and express the values of inclusion
and diverse cultural expression.

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


11am Rhumboogie
12pm Guest speakers
12:15pm No Strings Attached / Kaurna Greeting
12:35pm Clare Somersault – feat. Tumbadrum / Big Country Choir / Superstars with Bortier from African Soul
1:20pm Danny Hodgson Quartet feat. Samantha
2:20pm JMG band
3:10pm Tweed Heads


11am Hope and Harmony Choir
11:40am No Strings Attached / Kaurna Greeting
12pm The Tutti Ensemble presents "Blind Date"
12:55pm Afrikeeko
2pm Zkye High
3pm The Flyers
  + face painters and street entertainment from kneeHIGH puppeteers

All Welcome

Tony Doyle
(08) 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 South Australian Department of Families and Communities and the Arts SA Richard Llewellyn Arts and Disability Trust.



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