Bunbury’s Stirling Street Arts Centre gearing up for WA Day celebrations

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Young Indigenous dancers put on a show during the 2019 WA Day celebrations at the Stirling Street Arts Centre.
Camera IconYoung Indigenous dancers put on a show during the 2019 WA Day celebrations at the Stirling Street Arts Centre. Credit: Supplied

The Stirling Street Arts Centre is set to come alive on Sunday as people flock to Bunbury to celebrate WA Day.

The event is one of 10 official Celebrate WA events happening across the State and is the first since 2019, after last year’s festivities were cancelled.

Stirling Street Arts Centre manager Rebecca Corps said it was exciting for Bunbury to be able to host the event again after a year’s break.

“We are excited, particularly because we couldn’t do last year’s event, but the couple of years that we’d done it before it has always been a fantastic event and we have had heaps of positive feedback,” she said.

“It is a great way for the Stirling Street Arts Centre to engage with the community, so we are really excited to celebrate this year.”

Young Indigenous dancers put on a show during the 2019 WA Day celebrations at Stirling Street Arts Centre.
Camera IconYoung Indigenous dancers put on a show during the 2019 WA Day celebrations at Stirling Street Arts Centre. Credit: Supplied

Ms Corps said festival-goers could expect a range of activities, with the Centre’s garden set to be a hive of activity for the afternoon.

“There’s going to be heaps of things to do and lots of family entertainment,” she said.

“We will have bungee trampolines, things for the kids ... and a display showing some of the kids’ work from our art competition.”

Food trucks and coffee vans will be at the event, plus there will be an opportunity for local artists to show and sell their work, with a number of displays featuring some of the South West’s talented creatives.

“We have also got some stalls, with lots of local makers showing their wares, along with other community organisations,” Ms Corps said.

Celebrate WA chair Michael Anghie said that after a difficult year, the long weekend and the celebrations in Bunbury were a chance for people in the South West to celebrate their State.

“The festivals throughout our regions are always a fantastic representation of the diversity within our State and the different ways we come together to celebrate this unique public holiday,” he said.

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