Creativity, connection, culture, curiosity, kids activities and more feel good activities will feature at the free Coogee Live community festival on 6 and 7 March along Coogee Beach.
Coogee Live is a jam-packed family-friendly weekend that brings the community and visitors together creating a sense of belonging through joyful entertainment, interactive experiences and a chance to learn new things.
There are over 130 events, performances, experiences, workshops, demonstrations and activations along a 1.5 kilometre stretch along Coogee Live, and all are free of charge. Some workshops have limited space and require a (free) booking to reserve a place.
From cooking classes to bush tucker and bush medicine, teenage talks, kids craft, gardening, growing and composting, upcycling, wax wraps, camel rides, animal rehabilitation, singing, yoga, Auskick, forensic findings, stories, robotics, acrobatics, circus performers, concerts, pirates, fairies, mermaids, reptiles, bake-offs, mini masters cooking, mud kitchens, mojitos, markets, meditation and plenty of opportunity for movement. Also, big band music, DJs, dance lessons for kids and adults as well as dance performances of colourful samba, cultural showcases and belly dance.
Joining Coogee Live this year is dumpling master Brendan Pang, chef Kenny McHardy of Manuka Woodfired Kitchen, gardening guru Josh Byrne, Ngungar artist Sharon Egan and a host of talented folk ready to inspire, entertain, and enrich.
Coogee Live is divided into four ‘hubs and worlds’, each with its own theme and activities. The LiveLighterOmeo Hub is inspired by the area’s nautical history, the Ocean Kitchen Garden is all about food and sustainability, the LiveLighter Community Hub includes wildlife, culture, dance. In the afternoon it becomes party central with Buster Vogt’s Good Vibes Concert, and the Jetty Sessions are for connecting to the ocean, learning to fish or being mesmerised by mermaids. Cycling Without Age will offer tri-shaw rides between hubs for those less mobile.
Visit www.coogeelive.com to book into workshops, along with a full list of events and performances at the jam-packed, completely free Coogee Live 6-7 March.