Although the 5 Lands Walk had to be cancelled this year, the Opening Ceremony will go ahead in a slightly amended format – a live streamed premiere film event on YouTube – that can be enjoyed in the comfort of your home with a cheese platter and a glass of wine.
Avoca-based musical maestro Yantra de Vilder has created a musical celebration of the people and places of the 5 Lands, entitled Home — A Place of Belonging.
It features internationally acclaimed flautist Jane Rutter, local Indigenous didgeridoo performer Gavi Duncan, international cultural performers, Indigenous dancers and the Ephemera Choir and Ensemble, a taste of which can be viewed now at Yantra’s Youtube channel.
The production has been supported by Central Coast Council, NSW Government and the local sponsors of the 5 Lands Walk association.
The complete performance will be available for viewing live from 8pm June 19, with full details on the 5 lands Walk website.
Reporter: Ross Barry