Brought to you by the Victorian State Government through the Pick My Project initiative, this is a celebration of the arts, Sunshine's rich industrial history and cultural diversity, with the side effect of rejuvenating a much loved landmark that paves the way for other commercial opportunities.
Brimbank City Council and residents have partnered up to make the iconic Silos as the centrepiece for a program of art, live music and performances and projections designed by Little Projector Company. Kids activities abound, along with roving performers, and food trucks; for what is a celebration without food and drink. Enjoy this drug and alcohol free with the whole family and friends.
As you can see from the poster above, there's a plethora of entertainment organised just for you. Once darkness takes hold, the silos will be lit up with more than 1000 artworks and animations and the Reserve will take on a Festival vibe. What a great way to hang out with neighbours, family and friends in an atmosphere akin to a block party.
Aurora Kurth will MC the event. A highly sought after entertainer, she's renown for her sublime vocals, cheeky comedy and sharp wit. Kinematic, an Aussie four-piece indie pop band will be sharing their music with the local community amongst other musicians. A bit of trivia fact; lead singer Michael is a Sunshine resident for over a decade.
Fandata Studios will be running their EscriVento workshop; a creative constructive project aimed to build flying gifts to the skies. Under the guidance of Ana Rita Pires & Mito Elias, visual artists and community arts practitioners, children will create kite gifts that'll resemble mini parachutes and symbolically carry a personal message from each participant. This activity will allow the kids to send special messages to their neighbourhood, or neighbour, friend, family etc. Ana Rita and Mito have a vast experience in working with youth and diverse community groups.
Chow down on Sticks & Bones Barbecue cooked in a custom-made smoker or Crępes for Change who are changing the world one crępe at a time. Crępes for Change exist to raise crucial funds to support young people at-risk-of ,or currently experiencing homelessness, to exit the cycle. This social enterprise model is tackling one of society's huge problems, so show your support. As you can see, this is not an event to be missed so come out in droves and really celebrate Sunshine! Stay in touch with updates as they come to hand via the Festival's links given above.