If you feel like a good laugh and a hearty breakfast, the Highfields Pioneer Village is hosting the Bush Poets Breakfast on Sunday the 21st of October from 7:30am to 9:30am, showcasing bush humour by renowned poet Greg North.
Greg was a resident of the Blue Mountains NSW, he is a writer and performer of bush poetry and yarns. His quirky humour and bent for accents make him unique among bush verse entertainers. He literally ‘lives’ each character, whether it’s the coal seam gas miner, the complaining granny or a rather camp Clancy of The Overflow.
Since his first major competition win at the ‘Man From Snowy River Festival’ in 2004, Greg has won a string of performance poetry awards including Australian Bush Poetry Champion in 2008, 2009 and 2010. In late 2006 Greg won his first award for written poetry – a first place in the Gippsland Wattle Bush Poetry Award – followed up by several other wins in written competitions. Greg has also competed four times at the National Poetry Slam.
Known for his rendition of Banjo Paterson’s ‘The Man From Snowy River’ in 15 different accents and a variety of other characters, he’s not your regular bush poet.
Greg’s Bush Laureate Award-winning CD Frackin’ Fricker gives an irreverent insight into coal seam gas mining along with some slam pieces, neglected verse and even a rap. He also has two DVDs: Gregory North should Stick It and Man of Many Hats where you can see his unique characters and hats, plus CDs Fully Sick, Mate! and Winton’s Wisp of Banjo Paterson.
Greg will not only perform at the Village on Sunday 21st October but will be conducting a Poetry writing workshop at 10am for all those budding poets who wish to have a go. To book your tickets please head to the Village Facebook page or Trybooking.com or over the counter at the Rhondas Refits store in Toowoomba. All proceeds aid the Highfields Pioneer Village and the Bunya Park Scouts Group.
Tickets at $20 for adults and $10 for Child 5-15 years includes: Full cooked brekkie, Billy Tea, entertainment and entry. Breakfast starts at 7:30am and finishes at 9:30am. There will be prizes for the best walk up Poets’ on the day.
Your ticket also includes entry to over 70 historic buildings which will bring back memories from times gone by.
Highfields Pioneer Village, Museum and Park Inc.
Open 10am to 4pm Daily
Ph 07 4696 6309
Non-profit organisation run entirely by Volunteers.
73 Wirraglen Rd, Highfields.
P.O Box 325, Highfields QLD 4352.
Dedicated to preserving the history of the Darling Downs for future generations.