Anstey Village Festival

Anstey Village Festival: Cape Party 2017

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Live Music! Local Stores!
Come along for a FREE family event!

Jones St Car park on Sydney Road, Brunswick


Squishfash Studio Discover the world of Zines or get cartooning yourself with the help of these skilled artists. Squishface is an open comics studio. Walk in, sit down, draw. Come to events. Comic launches. Exhibitions. Drawing nights. Kids’ classes.

Brunswick Tool Library(BTL) is a lot like a book library, but you get to check out tools instead of books! BTL is a non-profit organisation run by volunteers and rocking the share economy in Moreland.

Jungle City Studios- Melbourne’s home of Dancehall and Street Dance, music, and culture – promoting #TGA Project – The General Army Project is aimed at raising awareness about the link between mental health, drug abuse, and suicide – and creating positive platforms for healing, connection, prevention, and community through music, dance and culture. Teachers and students will also perform as part of the music and dance program

Multicultural Women’s Sewing Group
Based at the local Baptist Church, the group offers a welcoming place to learn or share sewing and other craft skills, meet diverse women and children, and create community. Meet them on the day to find out more – perhaps they may even have made a Cape or two.

The Haya Atelier – is Brunswick based artisan Reyyan Emniyet-Ates’s business.As Australia’s first ever scarf styling and bespoke headpiece salon, she specialises in custom handmade Bridal and exquisite headpieces for all occasions. She will be sharing her style with Festivalgoers as part of the day. 

The Good Brew Company – Based on Hope Street this local business will be serving their lip-smacking range of chilled non-alcoholic kombucha.


Workshop Stalls:

Crafternoon – Melbourne’s favourite craft creators will be leaving their café for the day – Nurture your creativity with arts and crafts, as they will be there to help you make the best accessories for your Cape and costume on the day.

New Futures Creative – Members will be on hands to help you find your CapeAbilty and the everyday superhero in us all. New Futures Creative is creative community space. In an informal and inclusive environment, programs offer the opportunity to build healthy and nurturing relationships between cultures, through creative exploration of art & wellbeing.

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy – Join in the fun with the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy. A small group of local students welcome other Anstey children to take part in their specially developed and improvisational cape games and theatre activities. The Helen O’Grady Drama Academy provides local, weekly classes that help school aged children develop their confidence, verbal communication, and social skills – all through the fun and creativity of drama. Come and give it a go in “Who’s Cape Is It Anyway?”

The Cape Station:

This will include New Futures CreativeCrafternoon and Everyday People and will be facilitating all manner of creative activities – Capes – cuffs and masks along with identifying everyone’s CapeAbilities. Materials will be provided or bring along your Cape and give it some pizazz. Cape competition at 3pm – see program below for more details.


Performance Program
Midday – 5pm

Welcome to Country – Wurundjeri Council 

Jadida – This band pulls together the strands of different cultures into a unique sound that is heavily grounded in North African, Middle Eastern and Indian influences. Their live performances are a joyful celebration of music and dance, enhanced by dancer extraordinaire Josie Palermo.

Flow Project by Senivoda – Inspired by the melodies of European mountain folk, the rhythms of indigenous tribes, infused with jazz harmonies, set in soulful grooves. The fusion of styles is fresh and new. It calls for dancing shoes and closed eyelids, arms in the air and ears wide open.

Jafra Palestinian Dabke Dance – A group of passionate Palestinian youth dancing dabke based in Melbourne, Australia they are proud to share this traditional dance.

Jungle Dance Studios – An explosive performance, displaying a variety of dance styles from dancehall, hip-hop and street dance. Take a visit to their studios and explore dance, music and movement, in a welcoming and supportive creative community.

The Senegambian Jazz Band – Featuring an internationally renowned line up that traverses The Gambia, Senegal, Ethiopia, Ghana and Australia, the Senegambian Jazz Band channels over eight thousand years of African musical traditions, transporting the power and beauty of these ancient sounds, rhythms and melodies to euphoric audiences across Australia.

CAPE COMPETITION  3pm – 3.30pm

Cape Competition – Free to Enter – Sign up on the Day

 The Greatest Cape Competition will give you a chance to strut your stuff along the Capewalk, with winners flying off with prizes from Anstey businesses, including Mary Eats Cake – Dejour – Villain – Round and Round Records and more…

Bridal Cape, Inspired by the Anstey Village and the Bridal salon capital of Australia, it’s a nice day for a white wedding – open to boys and girls.
Double Denim, One denim is never enough – a pair of world famous Dejour jeans up for grabs…
Kids Open Category – the little peoples chance to fly around the Capewalk – with no limit to a child’s imagination we are looking forward to the show.
Anything Goes Cape – wild, wacky, stylish, sophisticated – which way will your cape flow.


Anstey Village Festival 2016