HEART OPEN HUNTER INNOVATION FESTIVAL
8th September 2021 – 15th May 2021
Heart Open explores themes of regeneration and resilience with live music, dance, discussion and performance.
SATURDAY 15 MAY 2021 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Heart Open at the Hunter Innovation Festival offers everything from heartfelt discussion to Brazilian percussion!
Come have a drink and chat and then practice your public speaking skills by introducing yourself to an accepting audience. Guests are welcome to the stage for 90-second, open-mic pitching sessions where you can tell us about your passion, your ideas or your business. Then ABC TV’s Kirsten Drysdale will host an “Innovate to Regenerate” panel with curator of The Lock-Up’s current exhibition INSIDE ELANDS Una Rey, AfriB Creations Fashion Designer Bronwyn Hassan, Hunter Young Professional Daniel Drayton and Environmental Activist and Poet George Woods. Later that night comes SambaFrog, a multicultural percussionist group performing Brazilian rhythms to get you up and moving! The night wraps up with Improv Teacher, Writer and Actor Lou Chapman’s improv games, breaking down your reservations and bringing down the house.
Proudly sponsored by the Hunter Writers Centre, this event blends together many different people and interests. Leave with new friends and ideas.