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The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever

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by Jenny Rossiter (subscribe)
Writer, photographer, educator, explorer of places new, with a passion for adding fun back into life.
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There are many beautiful green vistas in the Adelaide Botanical Gardens and its tree-lined neighbor Botanic Park. Imagine a visit where your visual verdant, olfactory aromatic and tactile textural senses were accompanied by the auditory enchantment of a songstress.



All these senses will come together in delight with a chorus of melodious notes on Saturday, 16th of July.

Who is the inspiration for this day?

Let's travel back in time. The year was 1978. She was only 19. She wrote her own songs and danced and sang with a voice that spanned 4 octaves. Her name was Kate Bush.

Kate Bush's musical story telling ability, dramatic performances and unique voice are now legendary. She is a woman of many firsts. She was the first female singer to achieve a UK number-one with her own original song. Kate was the first female British singer to enter the album charts at number one. Five albums over five decades in the top five of the UK charts is phenomenal and Kate is the only female artist to have achieved this.

Kate Bush, The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever, Botanic Park, Adelaide Botanical Gardens, Friends' Gate
A collection of Kate Bush albums. Photograph by JA Rossiter.


Riding on the back of her first two successful albums, The Kick Inside and Lionheart, Kate toured in 1979 to sell out venues. It was to be another 35 years before she performed on tour.

The devotion of her fans did not wane over the years. Returning in 2014 she performed 22 concerts in the UK. All 75 000 tickets to the concert series were sold within minutes. Kate Bush had returned to the same stage that had made her famous - Hammersmith Apollo (now known as the Eventim) with her new show 'Before The Dawn' and her adoring fans were out in force.

Kate's chart-topping records rival those of Elvis and the Beatles with eleven albums in the UK Top 50.

In a moving tribute, over 300 Kate Bush fans dressed in red and gathered in Brighton UK, in 2013, to dance to Wuthering Heights.



The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever is now a world wide event held in Germany, Sweden, Israel, Portugal, Canada, Denmark, USA, Norway and Australia.

If your heart is still looking for Heathcliff, The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever is your opportunity to don your red dress, red stockings, black belt and flower accessories to dance on the moors. If you can't get to the moors, Adelaide Kate Bush fans are meeting in Botanic Park at the fig tree opposite the Friends' Gate.

Kate Bush, The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever, Botanic Park, Adelaide Botanical Gardens, Friends' Gate
Meet under the fig tree. Photograph by JA Rossiter.


Kate Bush, The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever, Botanic Park, Adelaide Botanical Gardens, Friends' Gate
Look for the Friends' Gate. Photograph by JA Rossiter.


Organisers of the The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever have launched facebook events for Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Hobart.

Kate Bush, The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever, Botanic Park, Adelaide Botanical Gardens, Friends' Gate
This is the tree where Kate Bush fans will meet. Photograph by JA Rossiter


'Let's have as many Kate Bushes gather together en masse to recreate Wuthering Heights,' they encourage. Participants are requested 'to bring their Kate Bush adoration and boundless joy'.

There's only one sense missing fulfilment so far. By now your tastebuds and joyful singing vocal chords will be clamouring for some liquid refreshment. There's no where better for a picnic than the Adelaide Botanical Gardens.

Kate Bush, The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever, Botanic Park, Adelaide Botanical Gardens, Friends' Gate, picnic locations
Time for a picnic in the Botanical Gardens. Photograph by JA Rossiter.
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Why? To relive the magic of Wuthering Heights
When: 10.00am on Saturday 16th July
Where: Botanic Park, Adelaide
Cost: Free
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Brilliant! Love the video too.
by Janice Heath (score: 2|351) 912 days ago
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