2019 Kaleidoscopia – highlights!

HUGE SHOUT OUT OF THANKS to everyone who contributed to the success of Kaleidoscopia 2019 bohemian festival of love & laughs raising funds for projectHELP: ensuring children are thriving, vibrant & connected to family, community & opportunity πŸ™Œ It truly takes a village, thanks for being the most magnificent villagers πŸŒ

Lady Shiraz was delighted to meet you all…

Together we raised over 3k to assist Forget Me Not’s exceptional team in Delhi to empower families living in slum communities to raise their children to be vibrant, thriving and connected to family, community and opportunity.

: : Over 65 million people live in the slums of India.
: : One child going missing every minute.
: : Over 40% of these children have never been found.
: : Traffickers prey on children from these slum communities.

The goal being for every child to attend school, be in good health and have safe and secure housing. Your support truly helps!

Thank you to ALL Kaleidoscopians: the inspired, the passionate, the motivated, the grateful, and the open minded – everyone who dared to explore the colourful world of Kaleidoscopia on 17 August 2019.

For those playing at home, we had an awesome line-up of entertainment, including… 


Local Brisbane Band, The Sweet Formidables are a truly sublime performance, with otherworldly voices and deeply affecting instrumentation. With masterful violin and guitar playing, joined by the deep sounds of the double bass, they guarantee a transcendent experience, best enjoyed in a setting as warm as Can You Keep A Secret? Thanks Hannah, Matisse & Josh.


Comedian Jasmine Fairbairn is a mum on the edge of sanity/insolvency. She won 10 awards for her first play ‘Undertow’ and sold out her first solo show ‘Swimming the Seas of Failure’ in Canada but her kids only care about the wifi password. She has supported such great acts as Fiona O’Loughlin, Greg Fleet and Mel Buttle all over Qld but hasn’t figured out how to spend most of her day eating some form of potato in peace which is her dearest dream.


Jo Gowda is an Indian born Australian stand up comic and State Finalist of the 2019 Raw Comedy comp! Star quality AND hilarious, you can watch Jo perform hysterical observations of her heritage, her new Australian life and sidesplitting scrutiny of parenting at Kaleidoscopia! You’ll find her humour relatable, amusing and sprinkled with dry wit – our fav!!


Ashwin Segkar is a stand up comedian, presenter on ABC Radio and host of podcast, Help Me I’m a Comedian, in which a comedian opens up on a psychological issue while a therapist helps them through. He has toured nationally around Australia and performed at festivals including the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and featured on Tom Bollard’s Tonightly. He explores growing up between the merging cultures of Australia and Asia along with shetland ponies and babysitting.


Comedians πŸ’› Oliver Twist, πŸ’› Bronwyn Kuss & πŸ’› Jack Knight – all brilliant!! Performers πŸ’› Beauregard Chambers πŸ’› David Glazier  πŸ’› Thomaseana Clarice πŸ’› Bridgette Dvijlak πŸ’› Raechelle Perry πŸ’› Pipppy Zach πŸ’› Max Crocker & fortune teller Jefferson Power πŸ’› 

And plenty of great prizes up for grabs, including…


An inchargebox donated by fellow Cycle for Brighter Futures pedal-powered hero Kate Curry. These genius boxes keep your tech tidy AND locked away WHILE IT CHARGES!! Just awesome…

These gorgeous earrings are a collab between Aboriginal artist Rachael Sarra from Goreng Goreng Country and resin obsessed Rene Skelton, rogue creative entrepreneur behind Concrete Jellyfish. Handcrafted from matte silk and gloss finished resin, acrylic glass and mirror – you can’t buy them online BUT we had one pair for one lucky Kaleidoscopian πŸ’—

We had a signed copy of Women Kind by Dr Kirstin Ferguson, co-authored by Catherine Fox! Kirstin is a professional company director, keynote speaker and author. She was the creator of the Walkley-nominated #CelebratingWomen campaign in 2017.


YOU could have won tickets to multi-award winning Muriel’s Wedding thanks to our friends at QPAC.

One of the most loved and hilarious Aussie films of all time comes to life on stage in this big, brash and very cheeky new musical!

Our magnificent friends at winedirect donated a truckload of wine for us to give away!! We are so happy that they are proud to support vulnerable families in India who just need a little bit of love and support from our families β™₯️ 

πŸ’› Teah Mackay (Cycle for Brighter Futures veteran!) donated an original artwork and πŸ’› Cheryl Robinson donated a crocheted phoenix to auction!

Plus lots of other prizes & give-aways!

We’re so very grateful to πŸ’› Lady Shiraz πŸ’› The YaYa’s πŸ’› Xanthe Peters πŸ’› Keegan Travers πŸ’› Emily @ Can You Keep A Secret? & the now famous Kaleidoscopia Council – 

  • πŸ’›Princess David Glazier;
  • πŸ’›Queen Jan Owen;
  • πŸ’›King Sharon Simmons;
  • πŸ’›Prince Hollie Roberts;
  • πŸ’›Jester Jason Walton;
  • πŸ’›Chief Justice Danny Booth;
  • πŸ’›Lord Rachael Donovan;
  • πŸ’›Fun Conductor Kate Rudge;
  • πŸ’›Minister of Joy Kate Binder;
  • πŸ’›Secretary Paul Testro;
  • πŸ’›House of Ferguson; and,
  • πŸ’›House of Hills.

Thanks for making the world a better place & having fun while you do it!!