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The Town 2020

Held May 1st to 4th, The Town is an immersive, 3-day festival of interaction, games, music over multiple stages, comedy, dress-ups and theatre! Taking place in a mock village that parodies society, while exploring how to party and live sustainably.

The theme this year will be Power:  Exploring the sustainable kind and parodying the corrupt kind.

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Town Activities

  • 90's Prom
  • Town elections!
  • Immersive Scavenger hunts + interactive games
  • Launching of new bike-share system
  • Alternative Education + Town College
  • Roller-Skating
  • Art Cars
  • Live comedy, circus + theatre shows
  • Circus, Sustainability + alternative workshops

 

Town facilities

  • The Power Station (alternative energy)
  • The Dispensary (natural remedies)
  • 'It's just a ride' free bike public transport
  • Official Town Court (See you in court)
  • Alternative Education (Escape Room)
  • Doof Nanna's Op Shop
  • Absurditory Science Labs
  • Centredlink Job Services
  • Veggie Gardens and fresh Vegan food.
  • University (sustainable workshops)
  • Karma Hotel late night entertainment
  • Rainbow Chapel (weddings and rituals)
  • Too Much Info + Post Office

The Town also provides indoor heated chill spaces, fires, hot showers and indoor toilets.

Concept

The Town is a creative and colorful mock village to explore, co-create and interact with. It is full of spaces that parody our city lives, while also providing and exploring better alternatives for them.

At different times of the festival people dress sup and get silly role-playing different characters and happenings of their own choosing. There is no pressure and it isn't about acting, but about letting go of taking ourselves seriously and embracing the absurdness of life.

On the more serious side, the festival also explores how to live more sustainable lives. This melding of fun and community care is at the core ethos of the town.

This year's Theme will be  Power and we encourage all to embrace the theme in their own way with theatrics and costumes.

 

Sustainability

The Town is a family friendly event. It prides itself on self-care, land care, and community care, with a huge focus on connection instead of consumption.

Each year we further explore how to be more sustainable, and encourage all to party in a way that is healthy and could keep being done forever. This is one of the most important things to keep our beautiful Town striving.

Licola is now running on 95 percent sustainable energy, and we continue to improve our own sustainable initiatives each year.  We encourage you to use the festival as a reflection point on how to lives your own lives in a more healthy and sustainable fashion.

Sustainability info:

https://www.culturejam.com.au/sustainability/

Carpooling Page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/558579581283880/

Location

In a beautiful valley on the Macalister, river lives a little town called Licola. It is owned by the Lions club and the Villages main goal is to run disability and disadvantaged youth camps all year round. The running of our festival helps support them do this great work.

At this time of year, the deciduous trees are falling beautiful colors all over the site, the rainfall is low, and the grass is green. The site is one of the few Festivals that can boast lush green grass and no dust.

♫ Power makes this Town go around
But do we source from the sky, or from in the ground?
And where do we get our power to dance?
We are so full of life and eternal romance

Now it's election time, and we need some direction!
Up, left, or right? time to make a selection
What's that you say? You want to object?
Well we'll see you in court,
Then it's time to connect ♫