Dirrum Festival 2021

Festivals and Celebrations

6 Aug 2021 to 7 Aug 2021 Annual Event

The Dirrum Festival aims to challenge, inform, and promote action on social justice issues facing our community. The Dirrum Festival is a student-led Radford College initiative based on the Ngunnawal phrase Dirrum Dirrum, meaning ‘red’, the colour of blood and earth. The theme for the 2021 Festival is Stepping Stones for a Better Tomorrow.

The Festival presents a series of thought-provoking and inspiring speakers to the wider community, who each speak on their issue and its link with the theme. This year, our speakers include:

Brooke Prentis, CEO of Common Grace
Stephanie Rice, Olympic swimmer and gold medallist
Christina DeLay, ACT Young Business Woman of the Year and founder of Altina Drinks
Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister and advocate for the diversification of Australian media
Jahzeel Campbell, poet and dancer
Andrew Colvin, co-ordinator of the National Bushfire Recovery Agency
Margi Bohm, atmospheric scientist
Dianne McGrath, sustainability expert and candidate for the 2031 Mars One mission
Helen Szoke, former CEO of Oxfam Australia

The 2021 Festival offers a variety of food, drink and goods stalls, including Altina Drinks, Isla Baird Jewellery, Fairly Good Food and Black Mountain School’s Six Degrees Café. The Festival also hosts a number of local bands and musicians, including George Huitker and Junk Scuplture Jr, The Fence Sitters, Canned Pineapple, Flowermarket as well as Uncle Johnny Huckle, a Wiradjuri elder and musician.


Cafe Carpark Family Friendly Free Wifi Non Smoking Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop


From AU$10.00

Session 1 (Friday 4:30-8:30) OR Session 2 (Saturday 4:30-8:30) Tickets

Event Dates

Annual Event

6 Aug 2021 to 7 Aug 2021

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