Smith Street Dreaming: One Street, Many Mobs, One Community

A special event as part of the Leaps and Bounds Music Festival
Saturday 19 July from 1.00pm to 5.00pm Smith Street cnr Stanley Street, Collingwood

Smith Street Dreaming is about celebrating all that is good about the local community. It is about promoting awareness of Aboriginal culture and building strong relationships with each other. It is about one street, many mobs and one strong and connected community.

The incomparable Archie Roach will perform live in the heart of Collingwood to help Smith Street Dreaming celebrate its second year. Archie will be joined by MC Uncle Jack Charles and a line up including Joe Geia, Deline Briscoe, Nikki Ashby and Crystal Mercy.

Smith Street Dreaming is a collaborative effort shared between community members and local organisations based on and around Smith Street. Supporters include: Neighbourhood Justice Centre, City of Yarra, Victoria Police, the Salvation Army, Co-Health, Department of Justice, Smith Street Business Association, Eastern Health and Charcoal Lane.

Other features include a Welcome to Country and traditional dancers, a streetscape, seating, wet weather cover and a ceremonial fire. A free BBQ will also be provided.

No alcohol will be available for purchase and Smith Street Dreaming has a no alcohol policy.

In 2014, Leaps and Bounds Live Music Festival runs from 4th – 20th July with a program that showcases Yarra’s iconic live music venues. The festival will include talks, tours and workshops, an all ages’ event, and gigs in numerous participating venues.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri as the first owners of this country. Today they are still the custodians of the cultural heritage of this land. Further to this, Council acknowledges there are other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have lived, worked and contributed to the cultural heritage of Yarra.

Leaps and Bounds Music Festival is proudly presented by City of Yarra, Music Victoria, Beat Magazine & PBS 106.7 FM with the support of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.

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