Out of the Park Picnic


12:00 pm-6:00 pmSunday, 12 March


Darebin Arts Centre

Corner Bell St & St Georges Rd, Preston

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FUSE Festival Autumn 2023 is a contemporary, multi-arts festival presented by the City of Darebin that turns the community into a platform for local artists and performers to highlight their creative and rich, artistic talent. FUSE takes place every Autumn and Spring. This Autumn, from 11–26 March, Darebin’s streets, parks, venues, theatres, galleries and other public spaces will all be transformed into locally unexpected zones of art, culture and creativity.

Launching the FUSE Autumn programming this year is Out of the Park Picnic, hosted by Queen Acknowledgements, aka Nartarsha Bamblett, a proud Yorta Yorta, Gunai Kurnai, Walpiri and Wiradjuri women. This free afternoon event at Edwardes Lake Park features interactive activities with shared culture, local artists, food, site art, music, family activities and a strong community voice.

Artists performing include Emma Donovan, DJ Jumps, and Dorsal Fins. There will also be the All-inclusive Interactive Drum and Movement Activity, presented by African Star Dance, a group of performers and musicians who are committed to bringing the community together through African culture and tradition. Everyone is invited to rehearse with the band prior to their performance or join in on the day.

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