Sustainability sets the tone for Street Festival

Published: Monday, 6 May 2019 at 11:32:00 AM

Sustainability sets the tone for Street FestivalEverything old is new again when it comes to the fun and entertainment at the Vancouver Street Festival on Saturday, May 11.

Opening at 11am, the Festival is set among some of Albany’s most magnificent heritage buildings, the perfect backdrop to showcase the range of old skills and sustainable crafts on offer. Kids will be entertained with a suite of activities for all abilities.

Two stages will play host to a swag of Great Southern musicians and performers to set the ambiance, including two time WAM song of the year winner Simone Keane and the Albany Shanty Men.

Street performers will be roaming, with Southern Edge Arts and Albany Contemporary Dance presenting acts around local themes called Presence of Wool and Sea Creatures.

Local history will also be front and centre, with the Western Australian Museum heading up a tour of Albany’s historical precinct, exploring the intersection of the science and art at our feet.

City of Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington said the Vancouver Street Festival was always a fantastic way to celebrate two great cultures in Albany.

“Albany has thriving arts and history cultures, and the team at the Vancouver Arts Centre bring them together every year in the best way,” he said.

“With gourmet food, live music, entertainment, retail therapy and a great spirit, there is nowhere better to be on your Saturday.”

The Vancouver Street Festival is proudly presented by Act-Belong-Commit, and is sponsored by Healthway, Lotterywest, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Australian Heritage Festival, the City of Albany, Vancouver Arts Centre, and Country Arts WA.

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