In 2019 Bendigo was designated a UNESCO Creative City and Region of Gastronomy.
In this episode we discuss what that means and also deep dive into an event called Djakitj Larr which explores all the reasons why our region was chosen for this.
In early 2021 about 100 people gathered at a winery just outside of Harcourt. Djakitj Larr was an afternoon of food, performance and creative conversation that allowed people to connect and reflect, and generate ideas for building sustainable food systems on Djaara Country.
In this two part podcast Allie shares audio from the day and also an interview with the creators.
Djakitj Larr creative team:
- Jodi Newcombe, executive producer and director
- Sam Thomas, creative development, sound design, stage manager: animate objects
- Will Tait, co-producer, performer and MC
- Rebecca Phillips, creative development, performer, advisor on Djaara knowledge
- Charlie Ahrens, creative development, stage manager: inanimate objects
- Anna Knight, Bendigo City Council
- Alex Perry, Situate Dining
- Ira Barker, Murnong Mummas
- Mitch Boney, sound scape in performance
This episode was created in 2022 as part of a series called Saltgrass: Turning the Goldfields Green, which was created with support from MAINfm and the Community Broadcasting Foundation.