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2019 PAVE Festival – ‘Resonate’

The theme for 2019 PAVE is simply, “Resonate”. It’s easy to feel despair at the constant tides of human greed, selfishness, dishonesty and exploitation reported daily. The theme for this year’s festival challenges us to be a positive force in the world and explore what it is to be human, with all its beauty and flaws. We can reflect this in the arts and also do this, within our own spheres of influence, small or large.

Waves in water and sound teach us that whenever there is an action, there is always a resulting ripple effect that spreads out. The same applies to what we do although we don’t often think of it that way. Let’s be conscious of others and show some discernment in what we amplify or what we reject.

In July 2018, remember what happened in the caves of Thailand when a boy’s soccer team needed rescue? The interest and response to the rescue attempts were received with such warmth and emotion throughout the world. The plight of the boys attracted enormous interest and the actions of the rescuers were highly praised.

But not all resonating humanity needs to happen on such a large and widely reported scale. It is the small things; decisions we make, actions we take each day that slowly catch on and change things. We can all transform our world and make it a better place for all humanity.

As you enjoy the PAVE Festival this year, we encourage you to get to know people, look for opportunities to make someone’s life better, think deeply about the messages portrayed by artists and performers, see the beauty, listen to the resonance in the sound, hear the words and watch the actions


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