ARE YOU READY TO CONNECT?
We hope you are ready to help us create the most perfect ending to the Know Yourself, Show Yourself, Grow Yourself Mental Health Festival 2022 with an epic community block party.
Sunshine Heights Primary School will be transformed into a universe of possibility with food and drink trucks, performers, music, community experiences and activities, a makers market and a community services space that will help us to connect to, and celebrate, our magical community and the love and support it gives.
Dust off your dancing shoes, amp up your connection and bring that community spirit for this one, it's going to be big and beautiful, in true Sunshine style.
KYSYGY BLOCK PARTY
On Friday 25th March, our community will come together to celebrate our uniqueness and wonder with a block party guaranteed to bring the magic. Sunshine Heights Primary School will be transformed into a universe filled with food trucks, performances and entertainment, experiences, creativity, a makers stands and community service booths.
On the main stage, you'll find our legendary MC - Greg Perkins from Big Childcare - bringing the hype. He'll be joined by guest speakers - the Mayor of Brimbank, local MPs and Sunshine Heights PS Principal David Cocks. The festival will launch with a traditional smoking ceremony, Welcome to Country and didge performance by a Wurundjeri elder, before launching into hours of endless entertainment featuring:
Our very own Sunshine Heights PS students flash mobbing en masse for Harmony Day
Local Sunshine sisters, 2ndGlance
Florence's community choir
Sunshine College's Band
Inkrewsive Hip Hop Crew
DJ Joey Lightbulb
And a very special guest appearance from Big Childcare's Mike the Monster
Around the stage, you'll find roving performances from Balloonatic Bruce, Princess on Skates, Ricky Resilient and Big Childcare's Mike the Monster.
But that's not all - there'll be interactive community art project with Maddy & Bea's Talking Tea Tent capturing our community's stories, the Candle Melbourne's interactive community art installation, a whole lotta games from Big Active and the Western Bulldogs Foundation, a compliments stand to bring the good feels, a photo booth so the memories will never fade, some epic inflatables, seed planting for Growing for Country and raffle with the Koorie Homework Club, art making with the ArtBus and face painting too! And we'll have LIVE FM broadcasting live with student-created and driven content that will capture all the good vibes.
Did we mention there'd be a lot of food? We've got a stellar line up of local foodies ready to serve up a delicious assault on your tastebuds.
Our food truck line up includes -
Sweet Forbidden Journey
Mr Fresh Truck's Gelati & Icecream
Flaming Wheels Taste of Malaysia
Bboy's Filipino BBQ
Sunny Heights Sausage Sizzle
We can't have you eating in silence though, can we? Don't worry about that, we've got DJ Nashuan serving up the groovalicious beats while you eat. There'll be plenty of space at the oval for you to get the groove in your heart and your feet, or take a seat at the chill zone.
There'll be a Makers Space brimming with local makers, creators and artisans selling it all - diversity books, sensory toys, handmade facial products and scents, jewellery and tees, crocheted buntings, flowers and much more!
And don't forget to pay a visit to the 'OUR DREAM, YOUR VOICE' community project in the Specialist Hub Casa. Imagine a collaborative and inclusive community Wellbeing space at Sunshine Heights Primary School where everyday presented an opportunity for each of us to know, show and grow ourselves? What would it look like? That's our DREAM and we want to build it with you. Visit the Specialist Hub, rumble with the vision, and add your voice and ideas to the wall of creation. While you're there use the QR code to buy some merch. All profits will go directly to building the community Wellbeing space.
Most important of all, there'll be an abundance of community services at the Community Space so you can come find out what supports are out there, how you access them and what a community support eco-system looks like.
We can't wait to journey with you as you know yourself, show yourself and grow yourself.
This event will take place ACROSS THE SCHOOL GROUNDS at Sunshine Heights Primary School
For further information about the Know Yourself, Show Yourself, Grow Yourself Mental Health Festival, visit us at www.knowshowgrowfestival.com or on socials @knowshowgrowfestival
THE MAKERS SPACE
Find an array passionately harvested wares from local makers and creators in our exciting festival marketplace.
ANTJE, ARTJE AND ME
Antje, Artje and Me are local makers from Sunshine West who specialise in creating magical products using fthe fibre art techniques of cross stitch and embroidery. Find them in the Makers Space to unearth tees with cross stitched motifs, embroidered jewellery and accessories, and framed cross stitch art made with heart.
COMMUNITY SERVICES SPACE
Connect with a gamut of community services who are there to provide information on their services and how they can help with your mental health and wellbeing.
Big Childcare is a high quality, community-oriented, childcare provider, supporting schools in the provision of Outside of School Hours Care. They are also philanthropic and have a big heart for supporting community. Come find them in the Community Space to learn more about their services and how they can support your family.
Our festival will feature an array of performers who will lift your spirits and rock your worlds. Meet the performers gracing the main stage and roving the festival.
Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung Elders
It is with great respect and honour that we welcome our Wurundjeri Elder to open in our Community Block Party to gratefully acknowledge our First People and their land on which we live, play, work and connect. A welcome to country, smoking ceremony and didge performance will open the hearts and our connections.
Discover the block party's all ages activities that will energise and joyify!
Immerse yourself in these two beautiful interactive installations from The Recollective artist, Talitha Fraser. Nestled at the front of the school, under the iconic and age-old Ash Tree, these installations are part a curated series of reflections to assist individuals and communities as we recover living through a pandemic by allowing space for our strength and wisdom, loss and grief, and anger.
Come crown yourself, self reflect and recognise your strengths and achievements, or come bury something you are grieving and want to let go of.
THE FOOD & DRINK TRUCKS
We've got your tastebuds covered with an array of food and beverage trucks to nourish your body, mind and soul.
FOOD & ENTERTAINMENT AREA & ROVING