Wuthering Heights of Mapleton

28th July 2024

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28th July 2024


Lilyponds Park, Mapleton, Queensland


Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever

Red Dress Day

The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever is a fun and inclusive event that celebrates Kate Bush's music while raising money for charity. The event is run by volunteers on a non-profit or for-charity basis and takes place annually in various cities worldwide. The event is open to everyone and is a great way to bring people together to celebrate music and raise money for a good cause.

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The Nutbush is a dance that originated in the 1970s and was popularized by Tina Turner's hit song "Nutbush City Limits." It is a fun and energetic dance that is perfect for events like "The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever

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Wendy Turton, the creator of the Wuthering Heights of Mapleton event, was inspired by the sight of people dancing, laughing, and smiling in red dresses in a park on the news four years ago. She immediately wanted to experience it for herself.

"In 2021, with the lifting of COVID restrictions and a relocation, I began haunting local op shops for a suitable red dress. I decided to invite a couple of dozen new friends over to join in, then I got scared and hesitated. However, the word had spread, and by Christmas 2022, we were planning for 2023 and 150-200 people. My confidence grew as everyone I spoke to, (I spoke to a lot of people 😄), shared their stories. I realized that the stories I was hearing were the survivor stories, that there was trauma not far away for many, and that everyone was keen to contribute to raise up those who needed help. We chose DV Safe Phone as our charity as they are local. This linked with the Blackall Range Lions Club through their ongoing mobile phone recycling project.

Music and laughter are crucial to good mental health, so I thought what better time to have a Wuthering Heights Day than July, when there is an increased risk of SADs (Seasonal Affective Disorder). Join us in 2024 for a shot of irrepressible joy and a boost to your mental health.

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