CAMPSIE STREETS TO COME ALIVE WITH MAJOR FOOD AND ARTS FESTIVAL
Campsie streets are set to come alive with a major food and arts festival, expected to attract thousands of people over two days next month.The main street will be lined with cafe-style seating, games, musical acts, children’s entertainers,roaming performance artists and DJs.There will also be plenty of food stalls dishing out Chinese-Malaysian cuisine, as Campsie’s Beamish Street is opened to pedestrians only.
The nearby Anzac Mall will be bustling with activity, a main stage set amongst a garden installation with performances, festoon lighting and street decorations lining the plaza. The event will also include a unique digital cube, known as Storybox, which will present a collection of digital stories and artworks that explore historical and contemporary moments in the life of the Campsie community. Canterbury-Bankstown Mayor Khal Asfour said the festival will stimulate the local economy and help businesses still recovering from COVID.
“There’s no doubt local businesses were impacted,” Mayor Asfour said.
“We recognised this, and through the Campsie Street Festival we’re hoping to show some much-needed love to the community and shine a light on this amazingly diverse, resilient and welcoming suburb.
“As well as supporting locals, we’re also hoping to bring people from outside the area into Campsie –perhaps for the first time – and introduce them to the delights this cosmopolitan suburb has to offer.”
The event has been funded by the NSW Government’s Festival of Place Open Streets program, which supports the revival of Campsie from an economic, social and cultural perspective in the wake of the COVID lockdowns of 2020-21.
“I’m looking forward to coming down and trying out some of the different foods on offer and I invite everyone else to come down and do the same,” Mayor Asfour said.
“Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we prepare to announce the full line-up of performers, restaurants and artists who will be participating.”
Campsie Street Festival will run from 11am-8pm on 21 and 22 May.
For more information,visit: cb.city/CampsieStreetFestival