I MET FALLS FESTIVAL VIDEO

The A.B.W. received an invitation from the Falls Festival to attend their 2013/13 New Year’s event and report back.

Unfortunately, in this case, not all members of the Bureau were able to attend.

However, our intrepid, inimitable Emma Beech took on this adventure solo style, undertaking the task with characteristic determination and commitment.   Here are some of her findings.

 

Australian Bureau of Worthiness – I Met Falls Festival from James Dodd on Vimeo.

I MET GOOLWA VIDEO

Australian Bureau of Worthiness – Goolwa from James Dodd on Vimeo.

This is a little video summary of our wonderful experience in Goolwa.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

 

BUSYNESS

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Yes, there has been a little gap in output here.  Rest assured that is only because we have been extremely busy with various other projects and consolidating our plans for world domination.  Stay tuned for some juicy content soon!

FALLS MEETS ITSELF

Emma found these people on New Years Eve at the Falls pretending to be running the Bureau after she came back from a break.

What makes your year worth it?

So it is that time of year when questions begin to surface about the year that has been- the year to come- and people reflect and project about their lives and the lives of those around them.

Some among us may even be focussing on what has made our year worth it.

Personal achievements, contributions to a cause, forging connections with new people, maintaining healthy relationships may feature among those thoughts.

On the flip side, what is it that we feel has wasted the year- made it not worth it?

Goals not fulfilled, fallings out with those we care about, time spent worrying, things we’ve said or done we wish we hadn’t?

I decided on the weekend I would make my Christmas presents this year *spolier for those receiving a gift this year* and went out to buy 8kg of tomatoes, 45 birdseye chillies and some jars to begin the relish making process… 15 hours of cooking time later I was starting to wonder if I shouldn’t have just ordered books online for everyone. Was this time really worth spending on something that may not taste that great? What if it tasted horrible and I had spent so long and nothing to show for it?

Sometimes it feels like our question at the bureau is hard to answer- What makes your day worth it? Sometimes it can be easier to think of what has made your year worth it, your month worth it or even your week…

I know us at the Bureau think about these things a lot- and we’d love to hear more of your ideas about worthiness now and in the new year.

Until then, let’s hope the relish tastes good!

 

 

 

 

I MET GOOLWA ZINE

As a little residue of our recent meeting of Goolwa we have produced a little 16 page zine.

You can view a PDF at the link below and if you ask nicely we might even send you a hard copy.

I Met Goolwa Zine v2 lo res

JUST ADD VOICES – MAGNIFICENCE

THE A.B.W. PRESENTS – GOOLWA CHOIR GROUP – JUST ADD VOICES – MAGNIFICENCE from James Dodd on Vimeo.

In October 2012, the Australian Bureau of Worthiness met Goolwa.
We met the local choir group who were wonderful in letting us use some of their work as part of our performance.
We would like to share this track with you.

A LOVELY REVIEW OF THE A.B.W.

 

Read it here –