Celebrating St Andrews – a celebration of resilience

Who what why where when how…….

Brought to you by the St Andrews Community Bushfire Recovery Association

Venue is 75 Ninks Rd



Disabled parking available

FREE shuttle buses every ½ hour from the Oval

FREE food and drink vouchers for SACBRA members

Lunch: Sausage sizzle

Dinner: wood-fired pizza, gourmet sausage, paella, falafel, dessert

Wine and beer, soft drinks, water

Yes! There will be toilets!

No! There won’t be fireworks!

Sign in/sign out system for childcare (qualified workers)

First aid

Bring: blanket, warm clothes, umbrella, smiles and hugs

(Activities may be subject to change…..)


Programme of events…….

12 noon til 5pm……listen out for our town crier…..watch out for the roving performers….. Total Fire Band/Roving Jazz – 1.30-5; clowns; balloon art

Express yourself in a dance/music workshop….

Flamenco – 12.30; Dance it out – 1.30; Belly dance – 2.30;

Drumming – 3.30; Singing with Nerida Kirov – 4.30

Arts – Come and try basket making, felting or join in a Community art project

Watch live footy! Who’ll be in the grand final????

Check out the wine tasting, have a cold beer

Wine appreciation talk with Karen Coulson, Hills of Plenty

Exhibitions for the exhibitionists!

Chook fest; Billycarts; Lasting memories mosaics;

Guitar making; Men’s shed ideas

Indulge in some therapy! Try reiki, shiatsu, massage

EFT/tapping, tarot cards aura reading….and more

Youth stuff!

Hip Hop workshop and performance and more; Sumo suits

Climbing wall


Plaster painting, sumo suits, carnival masks

Balloon sculptures, stories and dance for littlies

Parents – – take advantage of the childcare – from 6 weeks to 10 years, with qualified YMCA staff, Change table, baby wipes, nappies etc. Activities will include play dough, colouring in, collage


Women’s singing performance with Nerida Kirov

Official opening – Christine Nixon

MC for the evening – Roddy Mullinar

6pm til midnight

Great bands to make a great evening…..

Bande de Sandro

Shala Ensemble with Kate Adam

Garry Hayes ‘Rockalot’ – a tribute to Graeme Savage

Chicken House,Black Cat Bone

clip_image004La Bande di Sandro Music that resonates with authenticity, romance, and the essence of having a good time”. All good reasons to have yourselves ‘ un bon timp’

This new combo has allowed Melbourne Jazz musician Sandro Donati to explore his North East Italian heritage and present a selection of Friulian Folk songs in a jazz / world music setting, along with some New Orleans, Cuban, Caribbean and Tex Mex flavours. The band’s sound echoes the string/brass combos of ‘danson’ and ‘son’ traditions of Cuba, Brazil and the Mexican gulf region. The members of the band sing and play songs in English, Spanish, and Italian and in Sandro’s mother tongue ‘Furlan’ (FRULAN is regarded as a language of the Rheto-Romance group along with Ladin and Romansch). Joining Sandro are Patrick Miller and Emelia Wilmot on sax; Denis Close, Cavaquinho and percussion; Peter Baylor on guitar; Andy Ross on bass and Jo Abbott with piano accordion.


Black Cat Bone, with their unique combo of sax, guitar, bass and harp bring a party atmosphere with their jazz/blues style.

Pictured here at local winery.

Garry Hayes ‘Rockalot’ will present a tribute to the late Graeme Savage

Welcome to The Shala Ensemble, an innovative and unique world jazz ensemble. An exceptionally talented line-up sees world class Saxophonist Tony Hicks on Saxophone, Flute and Percussion, Dave Davis on Drum Kit and Percussion, Kurt Roberts on Bass and Percussion, Louise Goh on Piano and Percussion and Kate Adam on Flute and Percussion.



The Total Fire Band has been entertaining Victorians (and Melburnians in particular) since 1990, at birthdays, fetes, engagements, weddings, anniversaries and wakes, in theatres, restaurants, pubs, clubs, private homes, halls, shopping centres, trams, trains, in the open air – even the Melbourne Aquarium.

Chicken House play an interesting style of funky, rockin’ blues, incorporating a lot of slide guitar influenced by greats like Ry Cooder, Sonny Landreth, David Lyndley, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, BB King, etc. Their infectious rhythms guarantee to get you moving, if you want to, or just sit back and listen to some good clip_image010music and playing.


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