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Be Bold Festival 2021

April 9 at 8:00 am - April 10 at 5:00 pm

Be Bold Festival 2021
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


April 9 at 8:00 am
April 10 at 5:00 pm
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