The ‘hub’ of the arts festival has arrived

NEAABE110715d3, Eastwood arts festival carnival parade.
NEAABE110715d3, Eastwood arts festival carnival parade.

Everybody’s favourite highlight of the Eastwood Arts Festival takes place this weekend and will have an Olympic-themed twist.

The popular family fun day for the kids and music Vibe event for teenagers both take place on Coronation Park tomorrow, Saturday, July 14.

Throughout the fun day in the afternoon visitors will be able to enjoy street theatre, live music and various sporting activities and, as usual, there will be some unusual characters including Captain Crumbucket tackling some tricky Hawaiian melodies, and Circ Rum Baba who will wow the crowds with an orchestra and theatre of circus acts hidden under her petticoat.

With a dance tent, make your own Olympic Torch workshops, and sporting challenges ranging from football to martial arts, the fun day will truley launch the Olympic season.

Between 6pm and 9pm there will be an exciting programme of live music, urban arts and sports challenges at this year’s Vibe event.

A live music area will take centre stage with performances from up and coming bands and various dance troupes will wow the crowds.

There will be jewellery and accessory making and air dry clay workshops, and physical challenges such as Body Zorbs and KMX carting.

Eastwood Mayor Brian Griffin will be opening both events, and described them as the ‘hub’ of the arts festival.

“It’s a very exciting day because we have got a lovely park and it is the hub of the festival. It’s very carefully planned and a great opportunity to show off what we can do.

“I’m proud of it and I do hope people will come. We can put events on but it’s not a success unless people come and enjoy it.”

A road closure will be in place in the town centre for the annual parade of school children between 1pm and 2pm.

Parking is available at the football club off Chewton Street.