FloetryAn Evening of Flute Music and Eco-Poetry



An Evening of Flute Music and Eco-Poetry


Floetry is a contemplation of the beauty and fragility of our ecosystems
explored through poetry and music.

It is a unique collaboration between Leeming Flute Troupe
and award-winning poets living and writing on Whadjuk Nyungar Boodjar.

Each poet will read a selection of carefully curated poems on the theme of environment,
interspersed with evocative musical pieces selected and performed by Leeming Flute Troupe.

The works will allow the audience to reflect on the significance of
our irreplaceable natural heritage, to lament its degradation, and ultimately
feel inspired to uphold our collective environmental wealth with renewed resolve.

The performance will culminate in a suite of poems specific to wetlands,
interlaced with exquisite musical motifs.

Saturday, 5th November 2022

The Wetlands Centre Cockburn, 184 Hope Road, Bibra Lake, Western Australia 6163



This event takes place on Whadjuk Nyungar Country. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and acknowledge that this is, was and always will be Aboriginal Land.


The Flute Troupe

Leeming Flute Troupe is a project of Leeming Area Community Bands (LACB), a not-for-profit community music organisation with multiple concert bands, smaller ensembles, and a big band. LACB exists to create opportunities for musicians and music students alike to rehearse, develop, and perform together.

If you would like to join, please talk to one of our musicians, or email contact@lacb.org.au.

The Poets

Lisa Collyer is a poet living and working on Whadjuk Nyoongar Boodja. She writes poetry with a focus on women’s bodies like the jagged edge of a can opened-up. Recently, she was short listed for The Dorothy Hewett Award for her unpublished manuscript, How to Order Eggs Sunny Side Up.


Elio Novello writes poetry when he has something to write about.  He became interested in poetry when reading his older brother’s school poetry books as a youngster. His subject matter tends to revolve around religion, mathematics/physics, the environment and other social issues.
Lakshmi Kanchi is an emerging Western Australian poet of Indian descent. She is a Centre for Stories' fellow and the recipient of the 2021 Pocketry Prize for Unpublished Poets. Her work appears in—"Social Alternatives", "Portside Review", "Burrow Journal" and more. She is the current Poet-in-Residence at The Wetlands Centre Cockburn.


Sunny Blundell-Wignall is grateful to have lived and grown up on Whadjuk Nyoongar Boodja. He writes to stand with, hope, rage and remember. His poetry is published in the anthology Becoming Known: Emerging Poets 2020, Poetry d’Amour 2015, ekphrastic poetry anthology Creative Connections, online journal Recoil and his chapbook These Reeds.


Gillian Clark is a WA-based poet with a sensitivity to nature and a love of performance in poetry. With a NIDA acting background, inclusions in “Letters To Our Home” anthology, “Creatrix” issues, and “Poetry d’Amour” anthology, she has facilitated and performed with Storytellers Guild of WA and at Melville Midwinter Festival. Samantha Melia has always had a deep passion and love for the written word, especially poetry. She writes about her travels, childhood, self-discovery, birth, death, and experiences that shape the conscious and subconscious mind. Read more of her work in her first collection, Love and Loss.



The Programme


__ Composer Format

Danny Boy

Irish Traditional Ensemble
Welcome by Emcee Matt Price

Ave Verum Corpus

Mozart Ensemble
Poetry by Lisa Collyer

Theme from A Summer Place

Steiner & Discant Ensemble

Theme from Ice Castles
(Through the Eyes of Love)

Hamlisch Ensemble
Poetry by Elio Novello

Summertime, from Porgy and Bess

Gershwin Ensemble

Pavane (op. 50)

Faure Ensemble
Poetry by Lakshmi Kanchi

Le Cygne (The Swan)

Saint-Saens Solo by April Johnston

Sheebeg and Sheemore

O'Carolan Solo by Nathan Clarke

Humoresque (Op. 101, No. 7)

Dvorak Solo by CJ Chew

House of the Rising Sun

Traditional Solo by Nathan Clarke
Poetry by Sunny Blundell-Wignall

Hedwig's Theme,
from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Williams Ensemble

Pachelbel's Canon

Pachelbel Ensemble
Poetry by Gillian Clark

The Flower Duet, from Lakme

Delibes Ensemble

In the Hall of the Mountain King,
from Peer Gynt

Grieg Ensemble
Poetry by Samantha Melia

The Wexford Carol

Irish Traditional Ensemble

What Child Is This (Greensleeves)

English Traditional Ensemble
Finale: Poetry of the Wetlands

Edelweiss, from The Sound of Music

Rodgers Ensemble + Recitals

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