Discover a new festival and what's cool at Contentious Character!
Creative Juices spills onto the cultural landscape at Contentious Character vineyard in winter 2021 over the long weekend, 11 - 14 June. A new arts, wine and food festival, Creative Juices celebrates the human connection to the land through creativity and with delightful local food and wine.
"It's been a rough year for our friends in the arts and this inaugural festival has been a dream of ours for some time. It seemed right to bring it on this year when the guys need it most," says Tony Mansfield.
Contentious Character has put together a juicy festival program, mixing up dance, drama and song with local food and wines and a creative line-up from our nation's capital and region, featuring performances by Australian Dance Party, Somebody's Aunt, Dianna Nixon, a kids workshop from Kulture Break, and a sparkling long table lunch with The Street Theatre Associate Artists. People joining in for Creative Juices over the long weekend can choose from events and go on a Festival binge!
Led by award-winning artist Alison Plevey, three performances during the opening night and dinner are set to entertain including a social wine/line dance to get festival-goers up dancing.
Kulture Break, an innovative organisation committed to youth empowerment through the performing arts, offers an engaging and inclusive hip hop workshop for children while parents enjoy a laid back lunch.
Juice, created by Canberra's audacious ensemble Somebody's Aunt, led by Jane Ingall, with musicians Nitya Bernard Parker and Andrew Purdam, is performed on Sunday at 11am and 2pm. Inspired by the land and the grapevines, Juice is filled with joy, pleasure and humour, and celebrates wine and the cycle of life.
In support of artists developing new theatre works and a strong and vibrant arts scene in our region, Contentious Character has selected The Street Theatre Associate Artists Program as the 2021 recipient of their newly-created annual arts fundraiser.
Plan your Creative Juices festival experience at www.contentiouscharacter.com.au/Events/Creative-Juices. Bookings are essential. For all the latest on what's on at Creative Juices, please join the Facebook Event.
For all the latest on what's on at Creative Juices, please join the Facebook Event.