Head Full Of Love is about the unlikely relationship between a white woman and an Aboriginal woman at the annual Alice Springs Beanie Festival.
Head Full Of Love is about the unlikely relationship between a white woman and an Aboriginal woman at the annual Alice Springs Beanie Festival. Amanda James

A yarn to warm your heart (and your head)

ON WEDNESDAY July 29, the Events Centre, Caloundra will present an inspiring play that will warm your heart and your head called Head Full of Love.

Head Full of Love is the story of two remarkable women and the unlikely but inspiring friendship which forms between them and the unlikely relationship between a white woman and an Aboriginal woman at the annual Alice Springs Beanie Festival.

Tilly Napuljari (Paula Delaney Nazarski) is running out of time to finish her new beanie creation and enter it for judging. Nessa Tavistock (Annie Byron), a Sydneysider, has run away to the Red Centre to escape her own problems back in the big smoke.

With time and talk, they realise that despite their differences in language, surroundings and upbringing, they are not so different after all.

In making their beanie together, Tilly and Nessa's stories become entwined and made into a thing of beauty - row by row, colour by colour, yarn by yarn.

Head Full of Love invites you to look differently at the possibilities of the humble beanie: a much-loved everyday item, and an extension of ourselves and the everyday lives we wear.

Wesley Enoch directs this intricate, warm and wisely told tale by Australian playwright Alana Valentine (Run Rabbit Run, Parramatta Girls).

Head Full of Love is on at the Events Centre, Caloundra on July 29 at 7:30pm. Tickets: adult $42, concession: $37, students $37, group 6+, $35pp.

Bookings: www.theeventscentre.com.au or phone 5491 4240.


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