CULTURAL WORKER LIDIJA ČUŠIN
Lidija told us:
“I joined the Slovenian community in Geelong immediately on my arrival in 1970, as cultural animator and supervised the tour of the band Slak. I organised the children and youth for the band’s admission. They welcomed the band members and their accompanists with words and flowers.
It happened that a few times when I praised adults on their correct use of Slovenian, they replied “You taught us to do so.” They still remember all the passages and parts that they played on stage as children at various cultural performances.”
Lidija also coordinated and directed many cultural programs and is also responsible for the archive of the Slovenian Association Ivan Cankar in Geelong.
The best of the programs were: (coming soon)
Lidija was as well a director of the drama group for many years. They performed in Geelong, Melbourne and Adelaide.
The plays Lidija directed: