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Meet The Team – Di Wills

Di Wills is Creative Producer at Creative Regions, and Stage Manager for Crush Festival. Di is a theatre director and playwright and her role with Crush has her overseeing various stage events, from contemporary circus to cabaret. While she’s looking forward to delivering her new play ‘Grey Nomads Vs The World‘ during this year’s Festival, her…

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Meet The Team – Wendy Zunker

Wendy Zunker is an Associate Producer at Creative Regions, and a Project Officer and Volunteer Coordinator with the Crush Festival. Fun Facts: Wendy has been involved in the Crush Festival for a few years – enough time to have over a thousand crazy memories of Festivals past. One especially memorable moment for Wendy is the ‘cane trash angels’. Wendy…

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Meet The Team – Sasha Mackay

Sasha is an Associate Producer at Creative Regions, and a Crush Festival project officer. October 2017 will be Sasha’s second Crush, and she’s looking forward to recreating last year’s spirit and buzz through another great suite of projects and events. Fun Facts: Sasha’s background is in research and writing and she’s passionate about narratives in all…

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Meet The Team – Ainsley Gatley

Ainsley has been involved in the Crush Festival since 2010, taking on the role of Festival Co-ordinator in 2015. Out of all the Crush Festival events Ainsley has coordinated, the Red Dirt Degustation of Crush 2015 remains a favourite. Held in a cane field, Ainsley describes it as the most challenging event she has done. 24…

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Final Circa Crush Workshops go on sale – June 2017 School Holiday Series

Circa is a leading contemporary circus performance and training organisation. We are privilieged to have Circa in Bundaberg in 2017 funded by Festivals Australia and the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation. Heavily subsidised workshops are available in June. The Circa Crush Project provides incremental skill development for participants as well as opportunities for beginner level students…

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Meet The Team – Shelley Pisani

Artistic Director Shelley Pisani has been involved in Crush for 9 years – since the Festival’s humble beginnings back in 2009. Fun Facts: Shelley is one of the founding directors of Creative Regions. In between managing the company and designing arts projects large and small, she enjoys hip hop dancing! Shelley’s also about to take up clogging. Over the…

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Capitalise on the Crush Festival

The Crush Festival is looking for local and regional business partners who would like to capitalise on the Crush Festival as a drawcard for tourist visitation outside of the peak school holiday periods.  You can invest in the Tourism Partners Program and promote your business to these visitors.  

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Tickets Go On Sale for Remainder of Circa Crush 2017

Circa is a leading contemporary circus performance and training organisation. We are privilieged to have Circa in Bundaberg in 2017 funded by Festivals Australia and the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation. Heavily subsidised workshops are available in April and June. The Circa Crush Project provides incremental skill development for participants as well as opportunities for beginner…

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Crush Festival Celebrates Survey Results

How many visitors did we get? The Crush Festival organisers are celebrating with the recent results of an independent study on the economic benefits that the event brings to the Bundaberg region. 2016 was the first year with the new look ten-day program and these results exceeded expectations. With a total of 19,318 visitors attending…

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Circa Crush workshop open for 2017!

Circa Crush Workshops February 2016 The Circa Crush Project provides incremental skill development for participants as well as opportunities for beginner level students to experience contemporary circus.  Try your hand at acrobatics, hula hoops, skipping tricks, juggling and more.   Advanced students also get to experience apparatus such as tissu and trapeze.  Adults are also encouraged…

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