Help fund the flushers

JOIN US: Previous music events at the Alma's Hem Ampitheatre have brought together people from all walks of life for days and nights of music and dancing. Photo: Supplied.
JOIN US: Previous music events at the Alma's Hem Ampitheatre have brought together people from all walks of life for days and nights of music and dancing. Photo: Supplied.

A festival this Saturday, May 11 will raise funds so the owners of Alma's Hem Ampitheatre can install a permanent ablutions block at the site, allowing for more events to be held there.

Alma's Hem Amphitheatre is located among the majestic gum trees and glacial stone of Inman Valley. Its concept was born 20 years ago with view to provide a natural experience for cultural activities which deepen connection with country and with each other.

For the past few years it has hosted music festivals, namely Alma's Hem Music Exhibition and Field Good Festival, plus activities for school groups, which have been successful and different to any other in the state.

Fund the Flushers is a fundraiser to assist with the construction of permanent ablutions so engagement on the land can be increased to include small group workshops, particularly to marginalised groups, but also to benefit the farming community, environmentally-sustainable practices, and skill increase through workshop style gatherings.

The construction of the toilets is underway and funds will be put towards concreting, rainwater tanks and the fitting out of the building, which is designed to sit in the landscape without intrusion.

To make toilet funding fun, the crew at Alma's Hem are putting on a full day of music, wine and food. Performing artists vary from rock to folk to indie pop.

The event is headlined by eclectic 11-piece Bromham, along with Loren Kate, Glenn Skuthorpe, Ripcord and Kylie Kain to name a few. The afternoon will begin with the Tal Kin Jeri Dance Troupe - Ngarrindjeri traditional custodians of Inman Valley at 2pm.

Local food vendors will be on site and a selection of wine, beer, spirits and soft drink will also be available.

For those interested in camping, barbecues and kettles are supplied to treat the mothers with breakfast in bed Sunday morning.

Tickets are $30 each or two for $50. Kids under 13 are $15 and encouraged to come along. For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.facebook.com/events/1306151676189430/

Camping is $25 per site, payable at the gate and can be booked by emailing admin@almashem.com