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Surry Hills Festival 2018

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Live bands, food stalls, children's activities & more
On Saturday 22nd September, 2018 The Surry Hills Festival will culminate in a fantastic celebration of Surry Hills and everything that is great about this urban community. The event will be on from 10 am to 10 pm, and it is FREE - entry by donation.

At this festival, there will be:
delicious food by local eateries
a themed picnic
fresh produce
stages with live music
loads of art and design installations
guided tours
creative programmes
workshops for children
workshops for adults
pop-up spaces
local narratives

The funds that are raised through the festival sponsors partners, volunteers and donations, will go to community programs run by the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre.

The needs of people with low incomes will benefit from these funds. These people include such people as the elderly, homeless, people with social anxieties or mental illness and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

SHNC hosts family and community programmes including children's activities, art, film, dance, performance and cooking programs for all ages.

Stories, Love & Tales
This event gives festival goers, the community, artists, musicians, local venues and businesses, the chance to share all there is to enjoy about Surry Hills.

Surry Hills Creative Precinct, a collective representing the area's creative industries, is a major event partner.

Music Line Up
This Festival has a reputation for bringing the public the best in outstanding Sydney live music, and this year will not disappoint!

Some of the people who will be on the Ward Park stage will be:
singer-songwriter pop duo Chymes
funky collective The BIG ILCH
folk/pop duo Microwave Jenny
King Tide

On the Shannon Reserve Stage will be:
experimental rockers Rackett
hip-hop star DOBBY
garage rock band Crocodylus
psych indie pop group Pirra
retro-pop singer Iluka
Jackie Brown Jr.

The MC for the event will be locals Gavin Ivey from Koori Radio and Emily Nicol of NITV. There will be more DJs announced for the official after-party at The Clock Hotel.

Returning by popular demand is the curated Pop Up Stage featuring artists from the Australian Institute of Music (AIM).

The festival will encompass Ward Park, Devonshire Street, Shannon Reserve, Crown Street, lane-ways, pop up spaces, local venues, creative spaces and everything in between.

The festival is actually spread over ten days and this year's program is themed "Spring into Surry Hills". This festival and theme begin on 13th September.

The theme celebrates the founding of the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre in the times of flower power which was late 1960's/early 1970's. There will be trails of projections, installations and performances running from 13th to 22nd September, around Devonshire Street.

There will also be some special tours which will explore the heritage, art and architecture, great cafes and the creative enterprises of Devonshire Street and surrounds.

Starting in August, there will also be five tours leading up to the festival, and you can read more about these and book for them here. The meeting point will be at the information stall in Ward Park and the cost will be a $10 donation to SHNC and community programs.

Themed tours include:
1. Art/Architecture Creative Trail on Saturday 25th August
2. Craft Beer Creative Trail on Saturday 15th September
3. Art/Architecture Creative Trail on Saturday 15th September
4. St Peters Church Choir and local history on Sunday 16th September
5. Surry Hills Spring Tasting Trail on Thursday 20th September

The guided tours on the festival day will visit all the highlights.

There will be heaps of stallholders including food stalls from all over the world. There will also be home-wares amongst other stalls.

Why not join the thousands of Sydneysiders who are expected for the unofficial welcoming of spring.

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Why? For a fun festival in Surry Hills
When: 13th to 22nd September, 2018
Where: Surry Hills
Cost: free - gold coin donation
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Thanks Finy. How do you know so much about what's happening in Sydney (that I don't even know & I live here,) when you live in Perth?
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Way too many "markets" aroind these days. I wouldn't risk eating food from a market because there is not appropriate scrutiny on its preparation and storage.
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