Love Thy Self - Women's Health event, the Love Wins Festival, heading to Ferguson Valley

Ayjay from Urban Art Australia (Caturs live portrait). Photo: Supplied.

Ayjay from Urban Art Australia (Caturs live portrait). Photo: Supplied.

A local organisation is holding a fundraising event to raise awareness for women’s health issues. 

Love Thy Self - Women’s Health are hosting The Love Wins Festival on Saturday, October 14 at the Moody Cow Brewery, Ferguson Valley from 10am to 3pm. 

The festival will include: 

  • A massage tent
  • Beauty vouchers
  • Live entertainment
  • Griffos Soft Serve Van
  • Health and fitness instructors
  • Vouchers and discounts to various local businesses
  • Wellbeing and life coaching seminars
  • Kids free play and a bouncy castle
  • Clothing and local produce stalls

All profits made from the not-for-profit event will go towards LoveWins - Making it count for the Catur Foundation

Catur was born in Java, Indonesia within a family of working traditional puppeteers known as Dalangs.

His childhood was spent in thick Sumatran jungle before relocating to Bali at the age of 18, to pursue an independent life of his own using music as his muse.

In 2005, he migrated to Wollongong, Australia to start a family and find new opportunities with his music,  being recognized for his musical talent and his passion for community.

In 2009, Catur moved his family back to Bali to open Indonesia's first African Drum N Dance company, building a business highlighting his talent as a percussionist and his passion to be an ambassador for West African Music, Dance & Art.

There is now a thriving African drum and dance community throughout Indonesia today to reflect his impact. 

In 2012, Catur experienced sudden illness that was later diagnosed as a rare terminal cancer and returned to Australia for treatment, where he continues to inspire and build community by sharing his journey & joy for life & love of world music.

Catur is currently traveling Australia in his Love Bus, that was entirely purchased and modified by the love of a community both in Wollongong and online.