Bourke’s annual Festival of a Thousand Stories gears up again for it’s early September storytelling, poetry and music.
The event kicks off with a ‘mini-music festival at the wharf in Bourke with locals and invited guests all sharing the stage for a few songs.
After Poets Brekkie and Markets on Saturday morning, guests can enjoy a ‘Blues Cruise’ with Frank Povah on the Darling River, and an afternoon of gentle music with local performers, Fi and Andy.
This year, festival favourites Jason and Chloe Roweth with lead the inaugural ‘Henry Lawson’t wake event on the anniversary of his death – an evening full of poetry, music, and the stories of Henry Lawson.
The following day, regulars and guests will head off on the annual ‘Poets Trek’ following the footsteps of Lawson all the way to Hungerford.
The final day of festivities includes a book launch from Tony Pritchard, a short film festival and more music from all involved – a great weekend in Bourke and the best way to get to know the real Australia.