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On 23 September 2017, Surry Hills Festival will culminate in one fabulous celebration of Surry Hills. With delicious food by local eateries, a themed picnic, fresh produce, stages with live music, performances, art and design installations,guided tours, our companion animal showcase and loads of fun and creative programs for the kids.

Funds raised through Surry Hills Festival sponsors, partners, volunteers and donations on event day go to community programs of SHNC. In particular, creative programs servicing needs of people with low income and marginalised groups such as elderly, homeless, people with social anxieties or mental illness and people from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds. SHNC hosts family and community programs including children’s activities, art, film, dance, performance and cooking programs for all ages. Our programs and facilities provide access for diverse community members to get together and share experiences through sad and good times. Please give generously!

SHNCs model for producing the Festival invites everyone to get involved with creating the program. The event of Stories, Love & Tales, gives festival fans, the community, artists, musicians, local venues and businesses the chance to celebrate and share all there is to love about Surry Hills. It’s one amazing showcase of community driven performances, local innovations and enterprises, sharing of history and stories, and bold public art projects.

Surry Hills Creative Precinct, a collective representing the area’s creative industries is a major event partner.

So, Get Involved!

Submit an application as a musician, artist, vendor or local business participant. If you are an artist, designer or creative industry, register for the Surry Hills Creative Trail. Or come along to Surry Hills Markets (first Saturday each month, Shannon Reserve 10am to 3pm) to join in creating public art and performance projects like The Most Amazing Devonshire Tea Party, Ever (2017), The Popping Pom Poms, the Blanket Story Project (2015) or now internationally famous – Surry Sock Puppets (2015).