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Renew Fest 2018 created a space to drop into the depths of our challenging times. Photo Jeff Dawson

With Renew Fest making its return to the Mullumbimby Showgrounds from May 10 till 12 next year, the first lineup has been announced.

Organisers say it is ‘Australia’s festival of ecological, economic and social renewal’, and the focus for 2019 will be around themes of grief, praise, eldership and belonging.

Festival patron is internationally acclaimed Canadian grief-walker and author of Come of Age: The case for elderhood in a time of trouble, Stephen Jenkinson.

QLD-based choreographer Meredith Elton will also be bringing an embodied multi-arts movement journey based around bloodlines and belonging, similar to an amazing work she just completed for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, in collaboration with local elders.

Director Ella Rose Goninan says she is ‘proud of the way the festival has come to hold the heart of the sustainability mission.’

Applications for presenters and stalls can be made online at www.renewfest.org.au.

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