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As producer of The Roaring 20s…and all that Jazz! Festival, Sandy Luxford brings to her role a motivating passion and love for all things of the era.
After a visit to Napier in New Zealand, Sandy returned to the Blue Mountains, her home of some 16 years, with a dream to develop a 1920s festival that payed homage to the decade and the Blue Mountains region’s wealth of era appropriate architecture, cultural heritage and history.

It was somewhat serendipitous when the region’s tourism organisation, Blue Mountains Lithgow and Oberon Tourism, was also envisaging a festival along the same themes.

After her appointment as Festival Producer, Sandy set about with gusto and utilised many of her skills gained across a diverse range of industries including film production, interior design, adventure guiding, tour guiding, corporate training and as the organiser of many events in the mountains, to establish the inaugural Festival in 2011.

The Roaring 20s…and all that Jazz! Festival 2012 programme Sandy has compiled is a combination of loved events from the 2011 Festival such as the Highland Steam & Vintage Fair, costume balls and fashion parades of vintage garments from Charlotte Smith’s Darnell Collection to innovative additions like the opportunity to explore the vertical world of abseiling 1920s style through to the world record attempt for the most number of costumed Charleston dancers stepping it out on Saturday 4 February in Leura Mall.

Sandy’s inspiration is to stage a festival that intertwines a sense of history, with a degree of fun and a touch of the era’s hedonism.

3 Comments »

  1. Pam Pascoe says:

    How can I obtain latest info on events and how to attend for Roaring 20s 2012. Am a member of local historical society.
    Many thanks Pam

    • admin says:

      Hello Pam, Many thanks for your comment. We have sent you an email with all the details and relevant website links. Should you require further information please do not hestiate to respond. Sincerely, CCDU

    • Check the website for details of the many and varied events for the 2012 Festival

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