The Drysdale Primary School community has been invited to attend this weekend’s Mountain to Mouth Festival. The festival, in its fourth year, is a multi award-winning extreme arts walk that starts at the You Yangs and ends 80 kilometres away at the mouth of the Barwon River. Along the journey, the walk takes in the Geelong After Dark festival before heading along the Bellarine Rail Trail through Drysdale.
Local schools have been invited to attend Stage 8 at the Drysdale Railway Station on Sunday where local arts educator, musician and composer, Fiona Phillips, will lead a sound installation titled, “Sounds of the Earth”.
Walking participants will arrive from Leopold along the Rail Trail carrying the symbolic canoe. As it arrives at the Station, the participants will perform a Welcome Stomp featuring garden implements such as rakes and shovels. Participants are encouraged to bring along their own tools (named) to join in with the performance.
There will then be a group performance of the Mumma Wauruno song that features different layers that will increase in tempo to resemble an approaching train. Fiona has provided a link to the song for participants to get a feel for what is going to occur. For more information visit her Soundcloud page – https://soundcloud.com/fiphi/sets/m-2m-2018
The Station opens at 9:30am with the Canoe arriving at 10:55am when the performance commences. The Canoe then leaves at 11:15am on its way to Barwon Heads.
There is also an opportunity to join in the walk on either the Christies Road to Drysdale leg, or the Drysdale to Swan Bay leg. For more information, visit https://www.mountaintomouth.com.au/