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    From entertaining interactive kids performances to creative arts and craft to themed picnics and much more, the Surry Hills Festival is the ideal place to bring the kids this September. There will be food, animals, rides, activities, and of course music.
    Just some of the live entertainment:
    Nay Nay Let’s Play! (Ward Park) 
    A feature of the Ward Park Stage, Nay Nay Let’s Play! stars ABC Children’s Television personality, Nay-Nay (Naomi Young), who is funny, silly, adventurous and full of stories. With her big brown hair, she loves telling stories, singing tunes and busting snazzy dance moves. Nay-Nay keeps children across Australia entertained every day as “Hootabelle” on the popular ABC4Kids show, Giggle and Hoot.
    Elephant and Car Wash (various locations) 
    What happened when an Elephant from Surry Hills Wimbo Park Circus is taken for a bath at the car wash? What if it escapes down Crown Street? The children of Surry Hills Public Schools have come together to interpret archival footage from the 1950’s into current artworks, to be displayed at the Festival. Working with ESEM projects they will be projected to Elephant size on the walls and streets, while the original works available to purchased at auction (proceeds going to help the vital projects of the SHNC).
    Surry Hills Creative Trail Tours with Urban Walkabout – The Art Attack Guided Tour for Kids
    Calling all budding artists! Come along as we journey through the wonderland of Surry Hills’ local theatres, galleries and craft shops. It’s a family-friendly affair, with face painting, interactive workshops and a treat from Sparkle Cupcakery to top things off.  For more info and booking details, go here.
    There will also be:
    Old fashion fun – Prizes Galore – Three legged and Potato Sack races and loads more
    The URM & Richardson and Wrench, Surry Hills Present Family event and enviro education hub
    Picnic and Bar (Shannon Reserve) – It can’t be Surry Hills without amazing food on offer.
    The Mills of Surry Hills – Kids creative workshops to produce a bold public art installation – Ward Park
    Sketching Workshop (Surry Hills Library)
    Pop up Library (Collins Street Reserve)
    Fairy Poppilina (Ward Park)
    Bot Workshop by DLUX – teaches all ages how to make a bot  (Ward Park)
    Face painting by Fairy Starbright (Shannon Reserve)
    Potato sack and three-legged races (Ward Park)
    Pet Fancy Dress booth (Ward Park)
    + much more
    From Ward Park to Shannon Reserve, Crown Street to Hill Street and everything in between, get involved and join the 50,000 expected Sydneysiders for the unofficial welcoming of spring.
    Surry Hills Festival is an initiative of Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre, supporting the community.


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