Sunday 8 October, 10am-4pm
Lackey Street, Summer Hill
The annual Neighbourhood Feast returns once again, a street festival celebrating the area’s rich culture. Serving up a range of eats from local eateries in the heart of Summer Hill, from the Middle East, Italy, Thailand and around the world, your mouth will be watering in no time. There’s also a Kid’s Zone with a petting zoo and jumping castle, and a pop-up bar to boot.
The Neighbourhood Feast will play host to a range of speciality shops showcasing their unique products. From Urban Euphoria, the gift store to end all gifts stores, Sweets Workshop, an art gallery and retail shop, to local photography stores and ASHBug, a local bicycle group, there’ll be something for everyone to treat themselves to. The Trading Circle, a Fair Trade retailer empowering women in poverty, will also be at the festival, offering artisan handmade products made by women in developing countries.
While you’re feasting on the scrumptious offerings, feast your eyes on this jam-packed entertainment schedule. It includes dance performances, a belly bursting pizza-eating competition, and plenty of live music.
10am — Inner West Music College
Kicking off the festival is the Inner West Music College who are celebrating their 10th birthday this year. These gifted musicians will be showcasing their talent and entertaining the crowds with both solo and group performances.
10.30am — Jam On Toast!
Come and sing! Come and dance! Come and jam! If your kids love to sing and dance, then Jam On Toast! is an experience for your family. This high-energy show performed by children’s musician, Jamie, will have the young ones on their feet from start to finish!
11.50am — Sydney Dance Rhythms Summer Hill
The dance floor will be set on fire by the dazzling rhythms and moves of Sydney Dance Rhythms. Get ready to be on your feet during this high energy interactive performance.
12.50pm — The Yamma Dance Group featuring The Budawang Man
Back by popular demand, the Yamma Dance Group featuring The Budawang Man will mesmerise the audience. This traditional Aboriginal dance group will take you on a Dreamtime story through didgeridoo music playing, song and dance.
1.30pm — Irish Dancing
There will be dancing in the street when the Kennedy Irish Dance School take to the stage. Kick up your heels and tap your feet to the rhythmical percussion sounds of Irish dancing.
2pm — NSW Police Band
The longest standing concert band in the country, the 33-piece NSW Police Band will be gearing up to provide an exciting afternoon line-up.
2.45pm — Pizza Eating Competition
Sign up early to be part of the annual Pizza Eating Competition. Note that serious competitors should undertake some basic training prior to the event!
3.20pm — Martial Arts Display
Sydney Self Defence will be showcasing their martial arts display on stage, but throughout the day there will be plenty of opportunity to try out your own skills at kickboxing and martial arts.
The Summer Hill Neighbourhood Feast is presented by Wests Ashfield Leagues Club, with special thanks to Slater & Gordon Lawyers Ashfield and Ray White Summer Hill for their contributions.