If you’re like me, a sucker for all things creative whether it be fashion or music then you’d be pleasantly surprised to know about some of the awesome events that happen here in Townsville.
In April the regional music festival known as Groovin the Moo made its way to Townsville, showcasing a brilliant line up of musical acts. The festival this year sold out, and it was awesome grooving all day with a crowd of 15,000! There was a lot of dancing, music, food and awesome festival outfit’s and of course lots of beautiful sunshine. I was so happy I got to watch one of my favourite bands perform, as well as discover new unique bands and artists. Even if it was just for a day, it was the perfect escape my friends and I needed from the mental drain of university life. An event like this is something very different from what I would expect back home in Papua New Guinea, so it was also nice to experience something new.
A month later in May, Townsville hosted it’s annual Fashion Show. The show was open to the public and showcased many talented local designers. I had the opportunity to chat with a few and ask them what it was like running a fashion business here in TSV, which I came to realise had its challenges. Townsville is full of so many creatives and going to this show made me realise the importance of seeking out and supporting small local businesses!