Walkabout Barber on the way to Forbes

Walkabout Barber owner Brian Dowd in Dubbo. They're coming to Forbes this Sunday and Monday. Photo Amy McIntyre.
Walkabout Barber owner Brian Dowd in Dubbo. They're coming to Forbes this Sunday and Monday. Photo Amy McIntyre.

Sit back in the chair and have a chat.

That's the invitation of the Walkabout Barber, who's coming to Forbes this weekend.

Walkabout Barber is the brainchild of Newcastle-based Brian Dowd, with the creed We cut hair anywhere.

Mr Dowd and his team of barbers -- and their customised Walkabout Barber truck -- are coming to Yoorana Gunya this Sunday evening and Monday.

They're holding a Sunday night workshop and people are encouraged to come along to that, and collect a ticket for a free haircut on Monday.

The workshop gets underway at Yoorana Gunya, at 40-70 Church Street, from 5pm Sunday. Free haircuts are in the carpark at Yoorana Gunya from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday.

"We are about bringing city haircuts to the bush, but more deeply our van is a mobile healing space," Mr Dowd told our colleagues in Dubbo when the van was there for the Koori Knockout last year.

"When men and young boys come in and sit in our chairs they start to talk, the barber seat is like a magical chair where people just open up about all kinds of things, they share their stories, what's good, what's bad in their life and with my background in trauma and recovery we can offer some sound advice to help them.

"Hopefully when people leave our chairs, they have a great haircut, but they might also get some good tips on routine and structure and balance that will help them in their daily lives."

For more information about the Forbes event, phone Yoorana Gunya on 6850 1222.