Last night was the 4th annual Zest Awards; an evening to celebrate all the wonderful community work that goes on in Western Sydney.
“The ZEST Awards are the annual celebration of the innovation and creativity of the Community Sector and its workers. ZEST, now in its 4th year, gives us the opportunity to recognise and honour the leadership, capacity building and partnerships which allow the Sector to support local communities.
The event raises awareness of the impact of the Community Sector in the region and promotes a positive image of Greater Western Sydney through highlighting our assets, our diversity and the creative and innovative work happening throughout the region.” (Zest Awards website)
Congratulations to all the nominees and winner for 2014!
What a perfect place for a pirate adventure! The hugely successful Pirates of the Caribbean movies were filmed all over the Caribbean with some of the more memorable scenes inspired by or filmed on the beautiful, pristine island of Dominica. Discover Dominica here in this short video, then see if you can recognise any of the film locations in the images below!
Between October and February each year large plankton blooms close to the coast of Djibouti draw these beautiful gentle giants close enough for tourist trips and driving adventures. Although enormous (often growing to an incredible 12 m!) whale sharks are docile fish and sometimes allow swimmers to hitch a ride!
Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) is the actualisation of so much that is great in Western Sydney. Described as a creative conduit between Western Sydney and the world, ICE brings to life the qualities of Appreciative Inquiry I wrote about here…..https://caravanserai230.wordpress.com/word-from-the-west/ and demonstrates the ways in which we can benefit from sharing our stories and experiences.
“Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) works at the intersection of arts, culture, technology and community. ICE projects engage diverse communities, build capacity in digital media and arts practice, and tell the stories of an extraordinary place, Western Sydney – the most diverse region in Australia.” (From the website) To learn more about ICE and read about the amazing projects and people visit http://ice.org.au/what-is-ice/
I'm Leah, a freelance Photographer born and raised in Macon, GA, USA. I spent 8 years in the wild west and this is my photo journal on life, love, and the spirit of Wyoming. Welcome to Uprooted Magnolia.