It’s time to dust off your red dress and dancing shoes and gather on the misty moors of the Woodford Reserve for the Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever.
The homage to 1970s British pop sensation Kate Bush and her 1978 hit Wuthering Heights will take place on Saturday, July 15, following a successful debut event last year.
The idea originated at the 2013 Brighton Fringe Festival when 300 ‘Kates’ performed Bush’s ethereal dance from the original clip in an open field.
The Woodford Academy is granting a special discounted entry of $2 per person to everyone dressed as Kate on the day. This will provide ‘Kates’ access to the museum, cafe and amenities as well as the academy’s current exhibition, Ephemeral Threads, by floral artist Edith Pass and photographer Jennifer Leahy.
Mr Darcy and Heathcliff will make an appearance again this year and the fun continues afterwards as the Kates are invited paint the town red at The Metropole Hotel in Katoomba who have donated the upstairs venue for the after celebrations.
While entry is free there will be buckets collecting donations to cover the cost of equipment hire as well as raised funds for The Altitude Project, a series of contemporary art exhibitions to be held on heritage-listed sites in the Blue Mountains. Last year a donation was made to a local women’s domestic violence service.
The community event is made possible by the support of the Mid-Mountains Neighbourhood Centre, The Woodford Academy (National Trust), Shine Dance School, The Metropole Hotel Katoomba and the Blue Mountains City Council.
All ages and genders are welcome.
Organiser Miriam Williamson said participants should wear a red dress, red stockings, and black belt (wig and makeup optional). They should also bring a sense of humour. Beards are welcome too.
Rehearsals will be held on Thursdays, July 6 and 13 from 6.30–7:30pm at The Holy Trinity Church Wentworth Falls (gold coin donation).
The event starts at 1pm with a rehearsal at 1.30pm before the performance at 2pm.
For further details contact Miriam Williamson on 0409 032 211, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Facebook event page.