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
Location: 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)
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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