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Darebin Community & Kite Festival returns for 2015

BY Darebin Arts | 25-Feb-2015
The annual Darebin Community and Kite Festival returns to Edwardes Lake Park on Sunday 15 March. With sky-high kite flying, kite making workshops, kids’ activities and great entertainment, this is a calendar favourite for local residents and kite flying enthusiasts.
Venue: Edwardes Lake Park
Address: Corner Edwardes Street & Griffith Street, Reservoir
Date: Sunday 15 March
Time: 11am - 6pm
Ticket: FREE
Buy / Ticket: www.darebinarts.com.au/kitefestival
Call: 03 8470 8888
Duncan Foster, Claudia Osegueda and Kim Le from No Passport Required. Photographer - Sarah McKenzie.
Local artists, guest musicians and colourful community groups showcase their creativity on the Park Stage, while youth and emerging acts take centre stage on the new Train Stage and animals join magicians and clowns on the Pet Expo stage. Entertainers and stilt walkers roam the gardens to delight curious minds. Council services, social groups, charity organisations and special interest groups go on display in the community connections stall area. Special guest performers include MC Jodie Hill, a kids show with Drakis the Dragon, musicians from far corners of the globe with ‘Kunadlila’, ‘No Passport Required’ and Gamelan DanAnda Orchestra. Plus school bands, community group performances, dancing in the park children’s choirs and traditional cultural dance performances. Emerging acts include local 15-17 year olds Anchors and Alibi’s. Animals are front and centre at the Pet Expo with doggy painting (they paint, we don’t paint them!), animal training tips, the Wild Action animal show (as seen on ABC Kids TV), cat grooming and much more. The World of Kites will present a range of free kite making workshops for children and adults. Learn to make kites from various cultures and kite flying traditions. Guest kite makers from ‘Polyglot Theatre’ will give information on the diverse histories of kite making in various countries with beautiful imagery. As always the site will come alive with interactive community activities, including the ‘Future Postal Service’ plus free rock climbing wall, soccer games, mini bikes, table tennis and a carousel and jumping castle for the little ones. It’s a great day to gather your friends and family to enjoy the spectacle. Bring a picnic or try the diverse food stalls from our foods from around the world food court under the trees. The event will run from 11am until 6pm. Ride and park your bike safely at the bike valet or take the train and wander down Edwardes Street. Proudly produced by the city of Darebin and sponsored by Love Real Estate and the Reservoir Village Traders Association.