The 2015 extended Parties at the Shops program kicks off this Sunday 15 March from 3-6pm in Campbell.
Parties at the Shops is now in its third year, and producer Amy Moon says she is delighted to be putting on the first ever event in Campbell.
“Campbell plays an important role in Canberra’s military and defence history,” she said.
“We’ll have local historian Alan Foskett on hand to talk to people about the history of the suburb, as well as a full program of music performances by the schools and local performers.
“The tennis club will be inviting people to have a hit and we’ll have a bunch of activities to keep the kids entertained. Residents of Campbell and Reid are invited to bring a picnic, or enjoy a BBQ put on by the Scouts,” she said.
Through the support of the ACT Government’s event fund and a new partnership with Bendigo Bank, Amy has extended Parties at the Shops to be a year-long program, allowing communities to celebrate on dates that are significant to them.
“This year we’re aiming to deliver 25 events,” Amy said.
“We’ve got seven parties happening in March, a sprinkling in May, then a whole bunch of fun planned for the Springtime.”
Canberrans should get in touch through www.partiesattheshops.com.au to express their interest in hosting, coordinating or performing at a party in their suburb.
“If you love Parties at the Shops, if you’ve got a great idea for an arts project at your local shops, or if you just want to get involved in planning a fantastic event in your suburb, get in touch now,” she said.
“Let’s talk about what you think is special about your suburb, and let’s figure out how to celebrate that.”
2015 PARTIES AT THE SHOPS DATES
- CAMPBELL – 3pm-6pm, Sunday 15 March
- LYNEHAM – 4-9pm, Friday 20 March
- WANNIASSA – 10am-1pm, Saturday 21 March
- THEODORE – 3-7pm, Saturday 21 March
- SCULLIN – 3-7pm, Friday 27 March
- CRACE – 2-6pm, Saturday 28 March
- KINGSTON – 11am-3pm, Sunday 29 March
- DOWNER – 10am-2pm, Saturday 2 May
- HUGHES – time TBC, Saturday 9 May