5 June 2024

Wagga Council's FRESH program invites intergenerational participation

| Jarryd Rowley
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Wagga Wagga City Council's FRESH program promises a bunch of cool activities aimed at bringing people from different walks of life together.

Wagga Wagga City Council’s FRESH program promises a bunch of cool activities aimed at bringing people from different walks of life together. Photo: Wagga Wagga City Council.

Wagga Wagga City Council will be looking to keep the community busy this month by unveiling its annual FRESH program.

FRESH is a collection of activities that aims to bring people of different ages, backgrounds, cultures and walks of life together. Activities such as all-ability dance classes, concerts, music video filming and jewellery-making will all be available with the goal of bringing people together.

“Whether you’re young or young at heart, this year’s FRESH program has something for everyone, with a series of special events tailor-made for young people, families and older members of our community,” council’s community development officer Victoria Lowe said.

“The program is bursting with highlights ranging from a live music performance and book launch, an artist-led creative art workshop and more.

“The intergenerational program brings Gen Alpha, Millennials, Gen Y, Gen X, Baby Boomer and Silent Generation audiences together to exchange ideas and learn new skills to gain new perspectives and insights into the way they see the world.”

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Program Highlights

In Motion: All Abilities Contemporary Dance Class

When: Wednesday 12 June: 10:30 to 11:30 am and 1 to 3:30 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre
Cost: $20

Led by experienced and passionate dancer, performer, and dance/movement therapist Jessica Lesosky, In-Motion aims to develop a deeper body/mind awareness as well as foundational skills in contemporary dance. This class is inclusive for people with disability and neurodiversity. No prior dance experience is necessary.

Upcycled Plastic Jewellery Making – Presented by Em Shannon

When: Saturday 15 June and Saturday 22 June, 10 am to noon
Where: Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Cost: $15

Create your own pair of earrings or neck pieces using recycled milk bottles and lids and kick-start a conversation about upcycling.

Fresh Ears ft. Ben Lee – Intergenerational Music Gig

When: Sunday 30 June, 2 to 3:30 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga City Library
Cost: Free Entry* *Adults must be accompanied by a child and/or children

FRESH EARS is designed for music-loving Gen Xers and Baby Boomers who want to introduce the young folk in their lives to one of Australia’s best indie-rock artists – Ben Lee.

This child-friendly gig is ideal for grandparents, aunts, uncles and parents wanting to relive those nostalgic 90s rock memories and instil the music they know and love in the ‘fresh ears’ of the next generation – Generation Alpha, born since the year 2010.

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The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever 2024 – Wagga Wagga

When: Saturday 20 July, 2 to 2:30 pm, rehearsals from 1:30 pm
Where: Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre Lawn
Cost: Free Entry

The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever is an event held at locations around the world where fans recreate version two of the official music video for British musician Kate Bush’s 1978 masterpiece, “Wuthering Heights.”

This is inspired by a ‘happening’ at the 2013 Brighton Fringe, when performance collective Shambush attempted an unofficial world record by assembling hundreds of Kate Bush lookalikes.

To view the full FRESH schedule and purchase tickets, visit the Wagga Wagga City Council website here.

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