If you’re visiting the Tamworth Country Music Festival this year, you’ve got a great chance to learn some new skills and explore your future options at The Made By TAFE NSW Precinct.
From January 19-23, The Made By TAFE NSW Precinct on Peel Street will feature an array of different demonstrations in food and beverage, hair and beauty, horticulture, music and creative arts, and indigenous culture.
TAFE Western Institute Director Kate Baxter said local staff and students from Western NSW would help present the Made By TAFE NSW Precinct and encouraged those heading to the festival to come and check it out.
“Join in to learn a new skill like speaking an Aboriginal language, keeping your kitchen knives sharp, making a mocktail, drought proofing your garden or recording music and making sound effects,” Ms Baxter said.
“TAFE Western staff and students will also help festival goers learn to play an instrument and sing language songs, as well as provide information and advice about our Indigenous Police Recruitment Our Way (IPROWD) program, our Maliyan Experience Project, and all of our other courses.”
In the evening the precinct will transform into a pop up food venue, right at the centre of the Country Music Busking Championships, one of the most anticipated aspects of the festival each year. So stop by, kick up your heels, have a cheeseboard or antipasto platter, a cold drink and enjoy some tunes from an array of buskers from around Australia.
TAFE NSW will also provide a recording session to the ‘People’s Choice’ busker, as voted at the championship on Saturday, January 23.
There’s also the opportunity to win a double pass to Saturday evening’s Golden Guitar Awards, the pinnacle awards event for country music, either by dropping in and entering in person or by visiting the TAFE NSW Facebook page.
The Tamworth Country Music Festival is the largest music festival in Australia and one of the top 10 music festivals in the world, attracting 50,000 visitors daily.
The Made By TAFE NSW Precinct is presented by staff and students from TAFE Western as well as TAFE New England, North Coast TAFE and Hunter TAFE.