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September 2015

Outback Show

The Show conducted by well known Bush character Luke Thomas with his team of bullocks, talking camels, clydesdales and working dogs stage a true Outback Show!

Stories of Travel & Place

More than just physical descriptions, writing about travel and place is selective and specific, using sensory language. Along with getting started and finding a narrative hook this workshop by Graham Gibson considers the writer’s point of view.

01
September
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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Poetry on a Plate

Dinner beneath the stars, around the campfire, with the finest Australian poetry and music.

Chloe & Jason Roweth Perform Live

The Roweths bring cutting edge arrangements of Australian traditional music and poetry to the big stage. They work with new and old ballads, work songs, early country music, original music, poetry and yarns.

02
September
8:30 am — 5:00 pm
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Poets Trek

Follow the footsteps of renowned poets such as Henry Lawson, Will Ogilvie and Breaker Morant.

Outback Show

The Show conducted by well known Bush character Luke Thomas with his team of bullocks, talking camels, clydesdales and working dogs stage a true Outback Show!

02
September
6:00 pm — 7:30 pm
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Celebration Campfire

Come and join us around the campfire to share stories from the Writing and Storytelling Workshop.

02
September
7:00 pm — 10:00 pm
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Firestone Performance

See Andrew perform Firestone at Shindy’s Inn, along with performances by Chloe & Jason Roweth and Dave Graffin.

02
September
7:00 pm — 10:00 pm
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Chloe & Jason Roweth Perform Live

See Chloe & Jason perform live at Shindy’s Inn, along with performances by Andrew Hull & Dave Graffin

02
September
7:00 pm — 10:00 pm
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Dave Graffin Performs Live

Come and see Dave play at Shindy’s Inn, along with performances by Andrew Hull & Chloe & Jason Roweth.

Outback Show

The Show conducted by well known Bush character Luke Thomas with his team of bullocks, talking camels, clydesdales and working dogs stage a true Outback Show!

03
September
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
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Poetry on a Plate

Dinner beneath the stars, around the campfire, with the finest Australian poetry and music.

Short Story Reading Night – Stories by Bruce Delaney

Hear Lisa Crothers, Michael Powell, Kristy Smiles and John Thompson narrate Bruce Delany stories, bringing to life how Bourke was viewed by Bruce.

04
September
9:00 am — 10:00 am
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Jandra Tour

Join Paul Roe on this special one off tour on board the PV Jandra. Paul will give a special commentary highlighting the importance of the riverboat era to Bourke.

Little Literature

This workshop by Graham Gibson, is for poets, writers or anyone who likes playing with words.

Outback Show

The Show conducted by well known Bush character Luke Thomas with his team of bullocks, talking camels, clydesdales and working dogs stage a true Outback Show!

04
September
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm
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Bourke Cemetery Tour

Join Paul as he details the lives of some of the characters buried in the Bourke cemetery.

04
September
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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Dave Graffin Performs Live

Dave Graffin’s music is full of surprises, built on sounds and samples, eclectic guitar work and a chilled vibe that explodes in the process. Come and see Dave play down at the Oxford Hotel.

Andrew Lewis Family Farm Machinery Display

Join Andrew and his family to take a look at the collection of tractors and farm machinery that has been collected over a number of years.

Market Day @ the Wharf

There is no better place to enjoy the beautiful Outback spring weather than Bourke’s Wharf Precinct on the banks of the Darling River.

05
September
3:00 pm — 6:00 pm
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Music @ The Oxford

Come and enjoy Dave Graffin, Andrew Hull and others perform the afternoon away out the back of the Oxford Hotel. Enjoy the musicians as they take a set each and jam the afternoon away.

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02
September
9:00 am — 10:00 am
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Morning PV Jandra Cruise

Cruise the Darling on the Paddle Vessel (PV) Jandra with Captain William Hockins and learn more about the regions rich river boat history.

02
September
3:00 pm — 4:00 pm
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Afternoon PV Jandra Cruise

Cruise the Darling on the Paddle Vessel (PV) Jandra with Captain William Hockins and learn more about the regions rich river boat history.

02
September
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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Darren Hanlon & Friends

Darren Hanlon, one of Australia’s finest song-writers. Darren has been touring all over Australia and other parts of the world for the past 16 years and now he is bringing his Wayward Bus Tour through Bourke to coincide with the start of the Festival of a Thousand Stories. Coming along with him are Melbourne’s folk songsters the Grand Magoozi, new signings to his label Flippin Yeah Records, and garnering much love on Regional ABC and national community radio with their…

Market Day @ the Wharf

Markets, food, music and stories beside the Darling River. Come along and tell YOUR story in the Festival ‘Story Chair’ – and if you are brave, submit yourself for a ‘portrait’ snapshot in ‘the face of Bourke’.

03
September
9:00 am — 12:00 pm
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Little Literature

This workshop by Graham Gibson, is for poets, writers or anyone who likes playing with words.

03
September
9:00 am — 10:00 am
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Morning PV Jandra Cruise

Cruise the Darling on the Paddle Vessel (PV) Jandra with Captain William Hockins and learn more about the regions rich river boat history.

Life Writing

Ever wanted to tell your life story? – Life Writing is a free workshop where Greame Gibson will lead you through all the elements you need to bring your story to life!

Darling River Dirt Band

A local musical treat with the renowned ‘Darling River Dirt Band’ performing at the Port of Bourke Hotel, drinks and meals available.

03
September
3:00 pm — 4:00 pm
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Afternoon PV Jandra Cruise

Cruise the Darling on the Paddle Vessel (PV) Jandra with Captain William Hockins and learn more about the regions rich river boat history.

04
September
8:00 am — 10:00 am
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Poets Breakfast

Release the Poets! – The inaugural Festival of a Thousand Stories Poets Breakfast – hosted by local poet, Andrew Hull. Come and join local poets and storytellers for a bacon and egg brekkie with real coffee and real stories, and be sure to bring one or two to tell – on the banks of the Darling at Bourke.

04
September
2:30 pm — 4:30 pm
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PV Jandra Cruise – Blues on The Boat

‘Blues on the Boat’ – a river cruise with a difference – lauded Australian writer and musician Frank Povah will be the mainstay of this ‘blues cruise’ with guest appearances from other Festival guests. – Bring a drink, pack a snack, and enjoy the blues on the famous paddleboat Jandra.

04
September
6:30 pm — 8:00 pm
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Poetry on a Plate

Dinner beneath the stars, around the campfire, with the finest Australian poetry and music.

05
September
9:00 am — 10:00 am
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Morning PV Jandra Cruise

Cruise the Darling on the Paddle Vessel (PV) Jandra with Captain William Hockins and learn more about the regions rich river boat history.

Come walk with us – Indigenous Tour

Take a look at Bourke through a different lense with the local Aboriginal tour ‘come walk with us’ – a walking tour along the river and the cultural centre with insights from local Aboriginal telling their story, their way.

05
September
1:00 pm — 4:00 pm
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Stories of the Road

Creative non-fiction with a focus on experiences of travel. Whether your interest is in a travel diary, memoir or “Wish you were here” postcards home, this workshop by Graeme Gibson will help.

05
September
3:00 pm — 4:00 pm
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Afternoon PV Jandra Cruise

Cruise the Darling on the Paddle Vessel (PV) Jandra with Captain William Hockins and learn more about the regions rich river boat history.

Bourke Talks

Bourke Talks is an evening of local perspectives hosted by the Bourke Arts Council. Guests have been carefully selected and have each prepared a short talk on their particular area of interest – all relating to Bourke and surrounds.

06
September
9:00 am — 10:00 am
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Morning PV Jandra Cruise

Cruise the Darling on the Paddle Vessel (PV) Jandra with Captain William Hockins and learn more about the regions rich river boat history.

Come walk with us – Indigenous Tour

Take a look at Bourke through a different lense with the local Aboriginal tour ‘come walk with us’ – a walking tour along the river and the cultural centre with insights from local Aboriginal telling their story, their way.

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