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Planting ideas or planting trees – the Byron Youth Theatre does both

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The BYT cast of Koda and The Sticky Situation with Emma Woodburn. Photo supplied.

The Woodford Festival is well known and loved by many locals yet it is the lesser known planting weekend that nurtures and develops the site for future generations. The Planting started as a weekend working bee where volunteers came to help plant, regenerate and nurture the 240-acre site that has become home to the Woodford Festival.

The Byron Youth Theatre are excited that they have been invited to join The Planting next weekend to present their interactive ecological event production called Koda and The Sticky Situation.

From its humble beginnings The Planting has become an annual event that includes talks, presentations and performances as well as the planting and weeding it started out with.

‘It’s so exciting to be going to a festival with BYT,’ said Director Lisa Apostolides.

‘Koda and The Sticky situation is aimed at four to ten year olds and includies solving puzzles, making up poems as well as solving a mystery. It’s a fun way to get important environmental messages across to people.’

Lisa was delighted when BYT’s performance was accepted to this year’s festival program and the Company have been busy rehearsing for the event next weekend.

‘We wish to thank Chris Klemens from Global Ripple and Jo from the Salvation Army Op shop in the Byron Arts and Industrial Estate who have generously supported us in acquiring all sorts of items for this production. Also to Emma Woodburn whose creativity helped transform these into tree character costumes for the cast,’ comments Lisa.

For more information about The Planting visit https://theplantingfestival.com/. Tickets are still on sale.

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