The Four Winds Easter Festival and the Bermagui Historical Society have teamed up to gather local stories, artifacts and photos of Bermagui’s heritage as a busy centre for fishing from the 1940’s to the present day. The project is centered around ‘Lady Jane’ – a disused Bermagui fishing boat currently lying on the Bermagui Industrial Estate.
The ‘Lady Jane’ team is inviting the community to take part in an upcoming Free Community Activity Day and also seeking expressions of interest from performers in the region to be part of the opening night concert of the Four Winds 2019 Easter Festival.
On Saturday 23 February in the Bermagui Community Centre Hall there will be creative day inspired by the Bermagui Fishing Boat Lady Jane. From 10am you will hear about the history of Lady Jane from the Historical Society, then from 10.30am – 4.00pm there will be painting/making bunting and other activities led by local artists from the Salt Water Collective. The artwork created will then form part of the Free Community Concert on Dickinson Oval as part of the Four Winds 2019 Easter Festival. All are welcome to drop in throughout the day; it’s free and fun for all the family.
Do you have an interest or ability in dance, physical performance, circus or acrobatics? If you like to perform, local choreographer Lee Pemberton will be forming an adult dance ‘company’ to also take part in the Free Community Concert on Easter Friday alongside world-class musicians. Come along to the first workshop on Sunday 24 February (11am – 1pm) at the Bermagui Community Centre Hall to meet Lee and Director Sam Thomas. All adults are welcome – regardless of experience!
If you have stories or items to share relating to fishing in Bermagui, past and present please come along on Saturday 23 February and tell us – you can have your story recorded on the day, your voice might also end up in the community performance!
This is a great opportunity for Bermagui and surrounds to celebrate its fishing heritage as well as its current status as a destination for fishing activities. The project will be a huge success if local people come forward with their stories, photos and creativity, so please take part.
The ‘Lady Jane’ Project is a partnership between Four Winds, Bermagui Historical Society and Salt Water Sisters artist collective and is funded by Regional Arts NSW.