Festival of Joy

Katoomba Community Garden’s annual festival of community, creativity and place. Music, workshops, circus, picnic and play!


Saturday : Keep your eyes out for the Climate Action Superheroes, WaterWiz, Veg Head and Fashion Fixer who will be wandering the crowd educating on how you can help be a planet protector!  Take the Superhero Pledge! Saturday:  Collaborative Art Project -A free family friendly art project where together, we will create a layered collage … Read more

Song Lines in Darug Country

Join Jacinta Tobin in a workshop covering her research on song lines in Darug Country as a Darug woman on a walk of revitalisation of her culture. Jacinta is developing greater understandings on how to read signals and signs in Country, while learning to trust and strengthen her own ways of knowing how to connect. … Read more

ASYLUM – BMRSG Fundraiser

Join us for the rescheduled concert/ fundraiser for Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group We are lucky to have well known local musicians ASYLUM with Andy Busuttil, Jim Jarvis, Jason Roweth and John Napier. Their music combines saxophones, electric and acoustic guitars, cello and magnificent vocals. The material for Asylum’s performances is drawn from the CD that band … Read more

Drumming for Resilience

Drumming for Resilience and Wellbeing This will be a fun, hands-on experience of drumming suitable for all ages. Each participant has a drum, we sit in a circle and learn rhythms based on traditional West African Styles. No previous experience is necessary. Drumming is a very joyful and accessible way to experience connection and wellbeing. … Read more


A headline Festival of Resilience event – ReIMAGINE is a community-led forum of ideas, discussion and practical workshops focussed on community resilience and transformation

In the press – Festival reimagines future

Published in the Blue Mountains Gazette 14 September 2022: HOW do I start a community garden? Is zero waste really possible? How would we manage if our roads were cut off by natural disaster? What could a wellbeing economy look like in the Blue Mountains? These are some of questions that will be explored at the … Read more

Come and Play with Mic Conway!

Everyone is invited to bring along a musical instrument made out of junk and have a play with our iconic man of music and merriment – Mic Conway! If you need some help check out his youtube video: “How to make music with anything”   This special performance is part of the ReGENERATE Opening Event.


The Festival of Resilience kicks off with a fun, free community event celebrating resilience and showcasing local, practical approaches to sustainability, climate action and caring for country. Performances, talks, art, music. All welcome! Starting from 11am at Carrington Place performers include: Aria winner Mic Conway, better known from the Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band. Bring along a … Read more