Wings ‘n Things Special Guest Gerard Cafe

September 13, 2013

Throughout Wings ‘n Things Bird and Bush Festival you will get a number of opportunities to see special guest entertainer, Gerard Cafe.  Gerard is a bush poet and performer who heard about the festival whilst visiting friends in Gravesend, and wanting to be involved, contacted Gwydir Shire Council.

Appearing at four events, Gerard is sure to be a hit with young and old alike as he spins a yarn and sings all your favourite Aussie tunes. You can see Gerard at the events below.

‘A’ is for Australia, Friday 4 October at 7:00pm
‘A’ is for Australia is a stage show for family audiences based on Australian history, with plenty of crowd participation. Presented by Gerard Cafe under the guise of three characters: The Guv, The Bushy Ranger and Australiana Bill, ‘A’ is for Australia takes the audience on a journey from early European settlement through the bushranger period and onto the progressive and modern nation we have become.

Tickets are $5 each or $15 for a family of 4.
Bookings can be made online at or or by phoning the Bingara Visitor Information Centre.

The Galah Ball – Saturday 5 October
Saturday starting at 7:30pm at The Living Classroom, EXHUMED semifinalists Oldscool will rock the night away; in their breaks Gerard will entertain the audience again with bush poetry and a country yarn or two.

The Galah Ball is a licensed function hosted by Vision 20/20.

Tickets are $40pp with tables of eight and are available online at or or by phoning the Bingara Visitor Information Centre.

Wings ‘n Things Bush Poets Breakfast
The Wings ‘n Things Bush Poets Breakfast will take place at the Cranky Rock picnic area on Sunday 6 October from 7:00am with a host of local entertainment. Gerard will again be the star attraction as he premiers “The Gate”, a poem he co-wrote with David Schouten of Gravesend. “The Gate” tells the harrowing tale of cowboy Ol Mort and his unexpected ride on The Gate at the famous Gravesend Rodeo.

Entry to the Bush Poets Breakfast is free. Warialda Rotary Club will be providing a hearty BBQ Breakfast for purchase on the day, as well as tea, coffee and cold drinks.
Whilst at Cranky Rock, be sure to take a walk through the magnificent bush land to look for and photograph some of the beautiful birdlife on show.

The Scarecrow Competition Judging at Gravesend
The final showdown and crowning of the winning scarecrows from the scarecrow competition will take place in Gravesend on Sunday 6 October from12:00pm. With a jumping castle, face painting and fairy floss machine to keep the little ones entertained and lots of fun, food and coffee for the young at heart, the Scarecrow Judging afternoon will be a fantastic afternoon for all ages.

Gerard will again entertain with “The Gate”, telling the story in front of the home town of the Gravesend Rodeo.

Scarecrows will be on display and there is $200 up for grabs for the best scarecrow, along with lots of other great prizes. School scarecrow entries will also be on display with the prize in this section being $500 towards a school based environmental project.

Entry is free. Scarecrow competition entry forms are available from or either of the Visitor Information Centres.