Published on Monday 22 March 2021

Be Bold Festival 2021 Full Program Announced

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Celebrating Brimbank’s Bold and Creative Arts Community

Daring to be different - the Be Bold Festival returns in 2021 with a dynamic program of arts, culture, music and performance by and for our community in Melbourne’s west. 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.

Be Bold Festival
9 & 10 April 2021
Bowery Theatre and St Albans Community Centre, 33 Princess Street, St Albans and surrounding areas.

A global pandemic has not hindered the determination and creativity of our community! Be Bold is a jam-packed two-day festival and everyone is welcome to join in the all-ages celebrations.

We’re excited to unveil the 2021 program:

Day 1: Friday 9 April, 6-9pm / Be Bold Blakout

MC and Be Bold Blakout Program Curator: Lisa Maza

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 (Book now)
  • 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.
    Book now

  • 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.
    Book now

Plus more!

No charge to attend festival, bookings required for Bowery Theatre program and artist tours.

*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

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