Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Campbelltown : 2-11 Aug 2013
Amazing talent took to the stage in a joyous, fitting finale to the Festival – the Oz Idol Talent Quest at The Wizard of Oz Funland, Leumeah. Maria Binny was judged Oz Idol (Best Solo Performer Overall) & Amy Farlow, Isabelle Pirovic, Jade Zammit from Rebecca’s Dance Studios won Best Overall Group Performers.
Lots of excitement as we dressed up Emma Freedman as Dorothy to broadcast live from a showcase that travelled down the yellow brick road pointing out the Festival highlights.
Our dear friend & patron passed on over the rainbow yesterday. Margaret had recently conveyed her warm wishes for the Festival & her disappointment at missing it due to strict doctor's orders. Here she is at our Festival in Sydney (Sept 2001) judging the Look Alike Contest.
A big, happy community celebration marked the launch of The Wizard of Oz Festival Campbelltown on Friday evening by Cr Fred Borg, Chairperson, 24 Hour Fight Against Cancer Macarthur in the presence of community leaders, politicians, artists and festival friends.
The Festival is proud to commission this work wherein Indian artists respond to both Campbelltown's cultural diversity and their own migrants’ experience to a different Oz. Presented in a workshop situation for local school students exploring facets of multicultural Australia.