Winter Solstice marks the longest night of the year and is celebrated globally with diverse spiritual, cultural and seasonal practices.
Northey Street City Farm has been celebrating the Winter Solstice for over 25 years with an annual festival of live music, dancing, talks and workshops for all ages, incredible food, a lantern parade and of course our beautiful bonfire. Our festival invites the Brisbane community to celebrate our relationship with Nature, to listen to First Nations knowledge, attend permaculture and sustainable living talks, appreciate local music and multicultural performances, and be a part of a ceremony that models setting intentions for the new year.
This year’s program includes Malyangapa, Barkindji woman and hip-hop artist Baarka, as the head line act. Bruce Pascoe, Mary Graham, Ross Williams and Jacob Birch will also share their perspectives on food and agriculture within Indigenous knowledge systems.
There will be a host of talks around the themes of Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share and loads of arts activities from Twirling Workshops, Lantern Making and Origami Stringing. Nana Magic, Tilly and Friends will take the under 8’s on an unforgettable outback adventure, learning very important environmental lessons along the way. Our Solstice Ceremony, Lantern Parade and Bonfire will kick off after sunset, so the kids can join in the fun. Afterwards you may enjoy a tea ceremony.
The full program is here: https://www.nscf.org.au/winter-solstice-2022/