Put all of this together and you get an engaging and fun weekend for local residents and visitors from further afield. In the language of the Gadigal people, the land's traditional owners, Woollahra means "meeting place". The aim of the festival is to do this name justice and create an annual meet up of the minds.
Drawing on the talent among the residents of Woollahra and the greater Wentworth area, the festival will present a stimulating talks program coupled with a vibrant line-up of the best music, comedy and entertainment from across Sydney. Organisers say they aim to celebrate community and the creative life, promote enjoyment of the arts, and bring joy to passers by. Not to mention have a whole lot of fun along the way.
The 2012 Woollahra Festival program is extensive and offers plenty of variety, with everything from engaging and topical debates with Sydney's leading thinkers to burlesque stilt walkers, impromptu marching bands and much more. And best of all, many of the events are free.
All street vendors at the festival are from local businesses, which means all proceeds go straight back into the local community. The Woollahra Festival is an event produced by the community, for the community and people from all over Sydney.