Get crafty and be entertained at centre’s festival

Ashwini SaseedaranThe West Australian
Stirling Street Arts Centre programs coordinator Dee Mosca gives a sneak peek of The Big Weave at this Saturday’s Act Belong Commit Food, Arts and Music Festival.
Camera IconStirling Street Arts Centre programs coordinator Dee Mosca gives a sneak peek of The Big Weave at this Saturday’s Act Belong Commit Food, Arts and Music Festival. Credit: South Western Times, Jon Gellweiler

ARTISAN market stalls, engaging activities and exciting entertainment will be on offer at Stirling Street Arts Centre’s inaugural Act Belong Commit Food, Arts and Music Festival today.

The family-friendly event aims to provide something for all-ages with cubby-making, messy mud kitchen and a Loose Parts Play for the kids, a crafty maker space perfect for young ones creating cards for Mother’s Day, country blues musicians like Zoe Dellaca for the older crowd and even The Big Weave – a community weaving project for all to get involved in.

Coordinator Dee Mosca said launching the new festival was part of an initiative to revamp the centre’s calendar of events while showcasing South West talent.

“Browse the market stalls, check out the live artists, grab a basket of food from the food vendors and picnic in front of the live entertainment,” she said.

“Wandering through the centre, you’ll also find some open studio sessions from the Patchies, Potters and Weaving group as well as a 90-minute Art Battle where artists Kye Meredith and Leon Hardy compete to see who can best represent adventure in their unique painting style.”

The free-entry event will run from 11am to 4pm.

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