Be Bold Festival 2021

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Celebrating Brimbank’s Bold and Creative Arts Community
Daring to be different – Brimbank’s beloved Be Bold Festival returns with a dynamic program of arts, culture, music and performance by and for our community in Melbourne’s west.
Join the Brimbank community for a jam-packed two-day all ages festival located in the cultural arts hub of St Albans.
On Friday 9 April we present Be Bold Blakout – a dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program and Saturday 10 April is a full day community Arts and Culture program for all ages.
The Bowery Theatre will have a program of film, art, and children’s theatre over the Friday and Saturday delivered by its artists-in-residence.
? 9 & 10 April 2021
? Bowery Theatre and St Albans Community Centre, 33 Princess Street, St Albans and surrounding areas.
✨ DAY 1 ✨
Friday 9 April, 6-9pm
Be Bold Blakout
? Be Bold Stage Performances by:
? The Merindas (Pop / Dance)
? Pirritu (First Nations / Folk / Roots)
? Kalyani Mumtaz (DJ set)
? Shauntai Baztke (Classical / Opera)
Featured events:
Welcome to Country
Unveil Aunty Joyce and Uncle Boots Mural + Artist Talk with Artists Mike Maka, Mandi Barton and Lee-Anne Clarke.
Blakout Market Stalls
Art Installation – Fibonacci by Dave Murphy
MABU MABU Food Stall
✨ DAY 2 ✨
Saturday 10 April, 10am – 4pm
Arts and Culture Program
Be Bold Stage featured performances:
? Ajak Kwai (Soul / Funk)
? KVYNL (Hip-hop / Electronic)
? Lavinia Tosev (Folk / Pop )
? FReeZA Youth Special feat. Levz, Vava’u Brothers and Mercii Makepeace supported by DJ Julz and DJ Spell
Featured events:
? Duets with a Shapeshifter Exhibition and Films by James Welsby aka Valerie Hex
? Western Edge Youth Art Film
? Our Kitchen Stories with Jennifer Tran
? Dance Zone with L2R Dance and Dagogo Obogo
? Kontiki Fashion Show
? Art Tours + Demonstrations of St Albans Public Art
? Markets and Food
Children’s Program:
? Child Nation – Digital Art Play presented by Artist Jessica Wlison
? Family Art Workshop with Artists Jo Mott and Aida Azin
? Little Tadpoles Looking for Mama Installation and art workshop with Dan Wei
? Children’s Short Films presented by Sunshine Short Film Festival
? Giant Puppets by Snuff Puppets
? Roving Entertainment
Bowery Theatre Program by Be Bold Performance Residency Artists
? Ipu Ti Film Preview + Artist Talk presented by Fipe Preuss and Irihipeti Waretini (Friday)
A film excerpt of contemporary and classical Pacific/Māori performance art and storytelling followed by an artist talk.
? Tahlilah (Lullabies) presented by Aseel Tayah* (Saturday)
In this participatory performance, Aboriginal and Palestinian artists share lullabies their cultures in a twilight inspired installation space. Suitable for under 6s.
Plus more!
No charge to attend festival, bookings required for Bowery Theatre program and art tour.
*Option to pay what you can $20, $10, $5, $0
#BBF21 #BCreative #WeAreBrimbank
This is a COVID safe, accessible, smoke-free and alcohol-free event
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