Event History

LoveMandala2Hearts of Love Human Mandala

Tablelands Folk Festival 

October 2014

Hundreds of people came together in a fun and complicated mandala to express love for ourselves, each other and the Earth.  Glowsticks were used to unite the path of heart with light.

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Peoples-Peace-Sign-croppedPalm Cove Peace Day including the 

Body Mind and Harmony Market 

and the Global Mala Yoga for Peace

Sunday 21st September 2014

Hundreds of people came together to celebrate peace by joining a human mandala; a human peace sign for peace. Led by Mathilde from Nia and entertained by Soul Song Choir as we awaited the plane to take the photo of the Cairns community sending peace out to the world. People were delightfully entertained earlier during the day by Bec Drollinger and Jeremiah Johnson, as well as being able to participate in workshops, Nia Dance, Aikido and more. The morning was spent with Peace Warriors doing 108 rounds of the Sun Salutations lead by 7 of Far North Queenslands' top Yoga Instructors.

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ReneeAnnabelPatConnect Magazine 10 Year Anniversary 

March 2013 

Connect Magazine was launched in March 2003. This was a quiet afternoon of key people involved with getting the magazine off the ground and keeping it going over the years. Including some of the Connect team, contributors and artists alike.

 

 

 

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Mandala-full-in-daylightThe Seven Sisters Human Mandala at the Tablelands Folk Festival 2013

Saturday 26th October

A huge thank you to all who make the Tableland Folk Festival come alive each year, and to those who participated this year in the Seven Sisters Human Mandala. A big thank you to Klaus Itter for his preparations and the beautiful design. Thank you to all the musicians who played during the mandala, including Woyaya for sharing their beautiful song. Thank you to Michael Goddard for the sound system, and Adam Shisea from Rocktrans for the truck, and George Kidner for bringing his cherry picker! Thanks also to Mimi Tannaka for capturing the moments with her camera. Last but not least thank you to the Seven Leading Sisters: Debbie, Nghaomi, Esther, Charmaine, Wendy, Miry and Donna, and the Seven Inner Sisters: Liz, Carli, Bec, Kristina, Gaby, Annie and Betsy. 🙂

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PC_Peace-sign-on-the-beachThe Palm Cove Peace Day with the Body Mind Harmony Markets

Sunday 22nd September 2013

Hundreds of people came together in Palm Cove to celebrate the International Day of Peace.
Thank you to Tourism Palm Cove, Francetta Bridle, Mike Newton of Art Explosion, and all the Global Mala Yoga Instructors, stall holders and performers and participants.
Thank you to Saundra of Dru Yoga for also bringing the essence of the World Peace Flame to the event and to Cairns.
Thank you also to Charlotte's Photography for capturing the spirit of the day ♥

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Connect team by MimiLaunching the Connect in Harmony CD and Celebrating our 100th Edition

National Harmony Day - Thursday 21st March 2013 from 7pm

Those that joined us on this night enjoyed fantastic live music by some of the artists featured on the CD including, in order of appearance...Astrid Elika, Lani Brouwer Hughes, Jeremiah Johnson, Marilyn Davison, Frank Frikker, Eddie Skiba and Bec Drollinger. The 100 editions of Connect were on display as well as 100 Feelgood Feathers, each with a quote taken from each of the magazines. Cover Artists  Adam Scott Miller, Donna Raymond, Jilli Manning and Susanna Isabella, had some of their artwork on display and guests also enjoyed a yummy finger food feast by The Cultural Place in Cairns.

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Body Mind and Spirit Weekend -Cairns

Connects' 2nd Birthday (as we were born on Feb 29th 2004)  

Approximately 600 people came over this weekend to enjoy the variety of health and well-being stalls and the free workshops and demonstrations. It was so hot inside the hall but luckily there was an air conditioned Chill Out Zone featuring the Cover Artists Exhibition and ambient Entertainment.

 

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Labyrinth at the Wellbeing section
of the Yungaburra Folk Festival 22nd -24th October 2010

With a gong as the central feature, the Yungaburra Folk Festival Labyrinth was a "resounding" success.

With a beautiful opening ceremony performed by The Soul Harmonics Orchestra, the labyrinth was enjoyed by children and adults of all ages.

Along with the sounds of delighted children, amused parents and curious onlookers, the steady stream of bangs on the gong kept the Labyrinth close to the heart of the Fair.


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Labyrinth Walking Meditation
Sat and Sun the 21st and 22nd August 2010
Townsville Spiritual Fair

More than 50 people took the solo journey of walking the labyrinth. We provided a suggestion for the labyrinth meditation: ‘Write on a heart slip (heart-shaped paper slips) something that you wish to let go of. Carry this heart with you as you walk into the labyrinth. When you reach the centre, let it go by placing the heart into the shell in the centre. Contemplate what you would like to solidify into your life. Pick up a stone from the labyrinth as you leave. Write on the stone, (with permanent markers provided) what it is that you are now solidifying in your life. Take the stone home with you as a reminder.

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The 7 Sisters Human Mandala
25th of October 2008
Yungaburra Folk Festival

Over 400 people were led by the Festivals parade to
the mandala site where they were directed into
position on the 7 petal flower. People were handed
glowstix to represent the colour petal they were in
as the sun went down.

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The Best of Connect Special Edition
March 2008

A collection of articles from the life of Connect Magazine 2004-2008.
Our biggest edition EVER, larger format, with 68 pages, full of articles
no advertising and a gloss cover!

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Connects 1st Birthday

29th of February 2008
Connect celebrates 4 years of operation from 2004-
2008. Over 200 people enjoyed the features of the
night including an art exhibition, guest speakers, local
musicians and entertainers, local authors, finger food
feast and the creation of a human mandala.

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Common Ground
12th October 2006
CCFSNAQ Conference
Over 50 people participated in this
event which wove a web between
participants highlighting the
commonality we all share.

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Humandala Peace Festival

Humandala Peace Festival
29th July 2006 – CCC Peace Week
Fogerty Park
Over 500 people enjoyed entertainment and
markets and 100 people participated in creating the
Humandala to raise funds for Haralds House.

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Seven Sisters

Seven Sisters
22nd October 2005
Yungaburra Folk Festival
Prepared for 700 participants in this mandala as the
street procession was leading people to it, however
the rain came pouring down and this event was cancelled.

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Seven Sisters

Peace Project and
Human Mandala

31st July 2005
Cairns - Peace Week Activities
Over 250 people came together to form this human art piece for peace and enjoy many of the other activities and guest speakers.

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Peace Project and Human Mandala

Connect Celebration
26-06-2005

Cairns
Over 50 people came together to celebrate the
ongoing success of our local community holistic magazine in Far North Queensland.

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Connect Celebration

Moving Spiral Mandala
19-03-2005
Malanda Monsoon Festival

Over 100 people came together to walk this spiral
symbolising the coming together of men and
women, black and white, young and old.

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Moving Spiral Mandala

Humandala
24-10-2004
Yungaburra Folk Festival

Over 100 people came together during the
Tablelands Folk Festival to form this flower
image, to blossom the peace that lies within our hearts into our community and out to the world.

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Humandala

Human Harmony Mandala
25-07-2004
Machans Beach
Cairns Peace Week began with over 300 people
coming together, including 48 musicians, to form
a living Human Harmony Mandala, to bring together all cultures, all ages and all religions.

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Human Harmony Mandala

Venus Transit Dinner
4-06-2004
Lake Placid
Over 200 people celebrated the transit of Venus
across the face of the Sun by acknowledging the
peace, love and beauty that lies within our hearts.
Local community groups shared ways we can
bring it foremost into our communities.

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Seed of Light
17-04-2004
EXPO 2004 @ Cairns Spiritual Centre
Over 50 people participated in a ritual theatre peace to bring peace to our community.

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Launch of Connect Magazine

Launch of Connect Magazine
29-02-2004
Cairns
Connect Magazine is the only local holistic magazine in FNQ.
It’s focus on integrating the community and spreading information
and inspiration in the areas of:
Community-Spirit-the Arts- Environment-Health and Wellbeing

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Performing Arts at Aged Care Facilities

Performing Arts at Aged Care Facilities
Dec & Jan 2003 & 2004
Cairns

A group of us went and played a variety of instruments to the elderly. They loved it!! And so did we!

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Celestial CommUnity Celebration

Celestial CommUnity Celebration
9-11-2003 - Lake Placid
Over 250 people gathered for a dinner, entertainment
and ritual theatre piece to celebrate a Grand Sextile in
the skies, marking a time of Unity.

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Theatre of the Holy Numbers

Theatre of the Holy Numbers
22-06-2003
Cairns
Over 100 people attended the co-creation of JAIN and
Bee Universal Inc. with this theatre piece which
taught and honoured the power of magic square mandalas.

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Peace Mandala

Peace Mandala
22-03-2003
Machans Beach
When the Gulf War began around 100 people laid
down their arms to create a human art-peace for
peace in our world. “A mandala, a medicine wheel,
let us show how we really feel!”

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World Healing Day

World Healing Day
22-06-2003
Machans Beach
Over 200 people came along to
enjoy markets, workshops,
meditations and healing modalities.