Anstey Village Festival Cape Party

Sunday 2 April, 12–5pm – in the carpark opposite 673 Sydney Road, Brunswick

IT’S A CAPE PARTY!

The Anstey Village Festival 2017 will bring this Sydney Road carpark to life for one day only. Wear a cape or come and watch the spectacle! There’ll be live music and dance, stalls from local traders and activities for kids. If you don’t have a cape, you can make one at the Cape Station on the day. The Greatest Cape competition will be taking place in the afternooon!

The line up features Bar Oussou favourites The Senegambian Jazz Band, as well as Flow Project by Senivoda, Jadida and Stars of Cedars... with performances by Jungle City Dance Studios and the Jafra Palestinian Dabke dance group.

The carpark is on Sydney Road, just south of Albion Street (opposite 673 Sydney Road, Brunswick). Arrive early to fly around the Anstey Village area of Sydney Road – pick up some food or a coffee from one of the local businesses and then settle in for a fun day of entertainment.

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Featuring an internationally renowned line up that traverses The Gambia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Ghana and Australia, the Senegambian Jazz Band channels over eight thousand years of African musical traditions, transporting the power and beauty of these ancient sounds, rhythms and melodies to euphoric audiences across Australia.

Featuring an internationally renowned line up that traverses The Gambia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Ghana and Australia, the Senegambian Jazz Band channels over eight thousand years of African musical traditions, transporting the power and beauty of these ancient sounds, rhythms and melodies to euphoric audiences across Australia.

Inspired by the melodies of European mountain folk, the rhythms of indigenous tribes, infused with jazz harmonies, set in soulful grooves. The fusion of styles is fresh and new. It calls for dancing shoes and closed eyelids, arms in the air and ears wide open.

Inspired by the melodies of European mountain folk, the rhythms of indigenous tribes, infused with jazz harmonies, set in soulful grooves. The fusion of styles is fresh and new. It calls for dancing shoes and closed eyelids, arms in the air and ears wide open.

This band pulls together the strands of different cultures into a unique sound that is heavily grounded in North African, Middle Eastern and Indian influences. Their live performances are a joyful celebration of music and dance, enhanced by dancer extraordinaire Josie Palermo.

This band pulls together the strands of different cultures into a unique sound that is heavily grounded in North African, Middle Eastern and Indian influences. Their live performances are a joyful celebration of music and dance, enhanced by dancer extraordinaire Josie Palermo.


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SThe Greatest Cape Competition

Your chance to strut your stuff along the Capewalk, with prizes sponsored by local Anstey traders. Just come along on the day to enter! 

Categories...
DOUBLE DENIM
One denim is never enough – a pair of world famous Dejour jeans up for grabs…

BRIDAL CAPE
Your interpretation – be inspired by the Anstey neighbourhood, bridal capital of Australia!
Sponsored by Mary Eats Cake

THE OPEN CAPE
An anything goes category – maybe it’s an excuse to make that sparkly cape you’ve been dreaming of
Sponsored by Centre Stage Costumes

KIDS CAPE
Open to all the little people under 12…everyone’s a winner


Visit the Cape Station to make your own cape!

Our friendly Cape Artists will be on hand to help you fashion yourself a cape if you don't have one on the day.

Crafternoon will be running workshops to help you get crafty and accessorise your cape. New Futures Creative will also be helping everyone work out their CAPEabilities and find their everyday superhero inside.

Join in the fun with the Helen O'Grady Drama Academy. A small group of local students welcome other children to take part in their specially developed and improvisational cape games and theatre activities. 

Head scarf  specialist The Haya Atelier will be transforming everyday scarves into striking headwear and Australia's only cartoon house Squishface Studio will get you cartooning. The Good Brew Company will have lip-smacking kombucha all day or meet Mehmet and sample a cup of traditional Turkish sherbert, a drink prepared from fruits or flowers.

 
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Important event information

Please note that Sydney Road is a very popular destination on the weekend and as such Parking is very limited in the area.

The location is well serviced by public transport and your are advised to use this.

Your options:
No. 19 Tram – Sydney Road – Stop 26
Metro Trains –  Upfield Line – Anstey Station
Bus : 503 Essendon – East Brunswick – via Albion Street – Sydney Road/Albion Street junction
PTV journey Planner

Direct links:
TRAM
https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/725
https://static.ptv.vic.gov.au/mapupload/Route/1487304442/725-Route-19.pdf

BUS
https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/842
https://static.ptv.vic.gov.au/siteassets/Maps/Routes/PDFs/842_Bus503.pdf

BIKES
Extra bike parking will be available on the day.

ACCESSIBILITY
Event site is wheelchair accessible
Ambulant toilet at event site