Introducing Guest Blogger Erin Mollison

June 04 2012

It’s clean and green, the people are friendly and in “peak hour” traffic it takes me eight minutes to get to work, rather than five. I love our lifestyle.

After spending a year abroad, I am seeing Launceston from a fresh perspective and I’m excited to see new shops/cafes/spaces pop up and thrive, and events happening in the city organised by or to support locals and the things they are passionate about. I’m pretty content with the realisation that one very cool event is on the horizon, one that will most definitely brighten up my winter- Junction Arts Festival (JAF).

My involvement with JAF has been limited over the first two years of the festival’s existence. In 2010, when the festival debuted, I wasn’t entirely sure what it was and certainly did not see or participate nearly enough in what I now know was going on. I ventured into Civic Square on the Saturday night to find this thriving space, with so much atmosphere, and I was intrigued as to what had brought this normally dormant space to life on a cold winters night.

I was only able to experience JAF last year (2011) via online feeds on my Facebook whilst travelling abroad, as friends participated and shared their experiences back at home. I was on the other side of the world having an amazing time, and yet I found myself rather envious of all the exciting events being staged and featured in my home city. So this year I really want in on the action and I decided a great way to get involved would be to help blog about the festival, after enjoying compiling my own blog for family and friends throughout my travels last year.

So I can’t wait to keep you up to date with what to look forward to, the contribution artists are making to our community and finally all the action and fun to be had when the festival actually takes place!