The Wyndham Learning Festival 2021, will showcase a diverse range of learning events to support the community to Re-emerge, Connect & Thrive. The festival will be a smaller and more curated experience, with a limit of 55, In-Person and Virtual events across the 5 days. Unless, unforeseen circumstances arise again.
The opportunity to lodge an Expression of Interest to run an event at the Wyndham Learning Festival is open to all who wish to share a free learning activity. All events must be free for the duration of the Festival, live events must be held in Wyndham.
Events for WLF 2021 will be selected by criteria, in alignment with this years theme, Re-emerge, Connect & Thrive, lifelong learning, diversity & inclusion within following categories:
- The Arts (performance and visual), crafts, & hobbies
- Business, jobs & career
- Science, technology & digital literacy
- Health, wellbeing & self-care
- Language, faith & culture
- Cooking & food culture
- Children & families
A few examples of organisations that have participated in past festivals are:
· Interest groups
· Men’s Shed
· Vocational & Higher Education Institutions
· Community Centres
· Galleries and Art Spaces
Running an event in the Festival can provide many opportunities to both the event holder and the participants. Lifelong learning can help improve quality of life, improve confidence and motivation for career and personal development. It can provide a platform for a community group to speak from, offer broader exposure of your organisation to different sections of the community. Coordinating and running a learning event can develop skills in leadership, networking, public speaking, event planning and management. On a broader level, you are proactively contributing to enhancing skills and knowledge and capability within the community.