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Committee progress report, 23 July 2018

Association members and friends of the Winter Magic Festival, we are calling for aspiring artistic directors!

Committee progress report and call for Association members, 16 July 2018

Association members are invited to attend the next committee meeting, where we will be making important decisions about the artistic vision of the 2019 Winter Magic Festival.

Committee progress report, 11 June 2018

On Monday 25 June, the weekend after the Winter Magic that wasn't, we are conducting a planning workshop to identify what we need to do right now to make 2019 happen.

Committee progress report, 28 May 2018

Progress update from the President: the Winter Magic Festival committee had its regular meeting last night and decided it is a good time to answer a few questions about how the Winter Magic Festival came to be in hiatus in 2018, and explain what the association and the committee do.

Committee progress report, 14 May 2018

The new committee of Winter Magic was elected on 26 March 2018 and we have been busy, so we thought it was time to update the public about our progress towards relaunching Winter Magic on 22 June 2019.

Winter Magic back in 2019

Winter Magic is in hiatus in 2018, so will not be held this year. This decision was not made lightly, but the festival will return, refreshed and invigorated, on 22 June 2019. We're getting a handle on things!

What is Winter Magic?

The Winter Solstice has been celebrated by civilisations ancient and new over millennia.

Often concealed beneath myth, elaborate artifice and tradition, at its core it is a physical event.

The Beginning of Winter Magic

It's nice to have something you can call your own.

The Winter Magic Festival began in 1994 after a meeting where business invited community to discuss ways of making Yulefest more relevant to local residents and encourage their participation.

The result was a completely new concept - Winter Magic. The festival ran continuously until 2017, and will return in 2019.

It is now in its 25th year and is managed in its entirety by the local community.

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