Thank you for being in touch! After 14 weeks of catching up from our homes, we will be taking a break from our Friends cuppa sessions. When the lockdown started, a weekly Zoom catch-up was a chance to exchange views on how the pandemic was affecting people in rural areas and to support each other. Over the weeks we’ve discussed many issues, from chickens and snakes, to reconciliation and the... read more
CuppaFolk: Ans Van Erp, Qld; Wendy Downs, NSW; Sue Wade, NSW; Josh Arnold, Qld; Chris Moorhouse, Tas; Martin Butler, Vic; Janine Turnbull, NSW; Adrian Schoo, Vic; Leanne Coleman, NSW; Irene Mills, WA; Gordon Gregory , ACT.
Ans van Erp welcomed everyone and acknowledged traditional owners, past, present and emerging. It's Carers Week in the UK and Ans paid her respects... read more
Thank you to everyone who contributed to this fantastic muscial collaboration brought to you by Small Town Culture and Friends of the Alliance. We received so many inspiring lyrics, ideas, photos and videos from people all around Australia that capture... read more
Rachel Yates welcomed everyone and acknowledged the Ngunnawal people as the traditional owners of Country where the Alliance is situated, and also acknowledged the traditional owners of other lands around the country.
Friends of the Alliance first got to know Monica from Dondingalong, NSW a few years ago when she attended the 6th Rural and Remote Health Scientific Symposium in Canberra. We have kept in touch and were so delighted to see her again at the 15th National Rural Health... read more
Bandy Bandy Snake. Photo Will Brown
Gathered around the billy this week were Wendy Downs, Lily Sher, Lynne Strathie, Linda Beaver, Adrian Shoo, Gordon Gregory, Rachel Yates, Felecity Gemmell-Smith, Renee Strazzari, Sue Pagura and Janine Turnbull.
We are well into 7 weeks working from home and this was our fifth Friends cuppa session. This week’s conversation focussed on gratitude, bad habits, orchids and the history of the Jimmy Possum chair.
Lynne Strathie, sitting in front of beautiful orchids from her garden and a photograph of her family in time for Mothers’ Day this weekend, exchanged orchid tips (digital... read more
This is the end of the sixth week working from home and the fourth Friends cuppa session.
This week’s discussions focussed on the weather, COVID-18, supporting the arts and Reconciliation Week 2020 - https://www.reconciliation.org.au/national-reconciliation-week/
“The theme of National Reconciliation... read more
Josh Arnold has collated contributions and we are very pleased to launch ‘Build ‘em up... read more