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Cubby House

The brain-child of one of my all-time favourite music festivals - Secret Garden - and the excellent online journal Concrete Playground, Cubby House was created as the perfect Sunday. A place to revel in home-cooked food, meaningful conversations, learning new life skills and sunny relaxation.

Taking place on the lawn of Strickland House, a hidden jewel in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs, the festival runs from a big shared Sunday lunch and bloody Marys through a series of talks, comedy, music, workshops and errands. I programmed the speakers and performers for this successful, fresh take on a one-day festival, and it was a truly glorious day.

Looking out over the harbour, painting watercolours or learning how to fish while listening to top Guardian journos discuss the issues of the day, or Tracey Spicer learning about the future of sex cyborgs, made this a very special immersive kind of event.

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