Anytime the Wind Can Change – Shadow Puppet Show

A beautiful, intimate evening of acoustic music and shadow puppetry. Suitable for all ages.

On November 1st, The New Shadow Cabinet and Oasis Farm Waterloo bring you an intimate evening of music and folklore.

Told through the age-old artform of shadow puppetry and music, Anytime The Wind Can Change shares with audiences the touching parable of two lonely giants on opposite sides of an ocean, performed by an international collective of world-class artists, puppeteers and musicians unexpectedly united through the turmoil of this year.

The performance will take place in a covid secure manner, there’ll be warm drinks to have, marshmallows to toast and we’ll all have a reason to be glad it’s getting darker earlier.

Total duration: 80 minutes

30 mins – Acoustic Concert, Benjamin Yellowitz

Benjamin Yellowitz takes the singer/songwriter format to new levels with his unique mix of mysterious, slow-burning pop worked into magic with his dark production style. Featured on several BBC Introducing Sessions, Benjamin has received considerable critical acclaim and is a rising star in the UK’s independent music scene.

10 minute interval

40 mins – Anytime The Wind Can Change

Two lonely giants fall in love across a vast sea, sending messages to each other on the wings of birds, but as peace becomes chaos in the wake of a disaster, cracks start to appear. Naut and Astrid float closer together as their people drift further apart – but in the darkest hours we sometimes find the best of humanity.

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Anytime The Wind Can Change is a contemporary folktale about compassion in a time of chaos, originally written for Woodford Folk Festival’s Closing Ceremony (Australia’s largest annual outdoor performance), now reimagined in the charming medium of shadow. Told with simple yet beautifully detailed puppets and a moving live score, Anytime The Wind Can Change is a story for all ages that reminds us to consider the struggles and journeys of people who are brave enough to ask us for help.

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Written and directed by Alex Podger

Puppets by Caitlin Strongarm

Co-produced and Narrated by Alex Gomar

Music by Benjamin Yellowitz, Sian Herbert

Title Song by Kavisha Mazella + Arnold Zable

www.thenewshadowcabinet.com

Recommended age: 4+

October Family Day

It’s finally here! Oasis Farm Waterloo is very excited to throw open our gates for our first Family Day since March!

As with all things this one is going to have to be a little different than it’s been before, but the core will be the same as always; we’re inviting you to come and explore our little ‘oasis’ of a farm.

We’ll be open on Sunday the 25th October from 1pm – 4pm for families (whether or not they include children, or even if they’re the kind of family that you get to choose) and each group will be asked to book a slot here. We’ll come back to you to confirm your spot within a few days.

Within your hour you’ll be able to visit with the animals, explore the farm and get involved with some craft. We’ll also have some farm fresh produce for sale.

If you’ve got any questions, or would like to be put on the notification list for our Family Days, please email farm@oasiswaterloo.org.

November Volunteering Day

UPDATE: We are currently at capacity for this November. You are still welcome to fill in the form and you will be added to our waiting list. We’ll also put you at the top of the list for our December day.

Our next COVID-secure volunteer day will be on the 7th of November. We’re keeping to the rhythm we’ve built over the last few months so you’ll have to bring your own lunch still BUT we’re super excited to have the kitchen open again – just in time for hot chocolate weather!

It feels like winter has really swept in on us, so we’re looking to finish off our harvest and get the beds ready for the colder months. As always there’s also lots of mucking out, fixing up and gardening to do. So you’re invited to come and keep the farm looking fresh.

We only have a limited capacity for volunteers at the moment, so you’ll need to register here: https://forms.gle/4FCPNJgYDUcdPmdu7 for a place. We’ll then confirm the place and send you some details on our COVID secure measures. If you have any questions please email us at farm@oasiswaterloo.org.

Hope to see you all soon!

The Farm Team