Celebrate “creativity, curiosity, and freedom of expression” at Our Hood, a new community event launching April 25th at COMMUNE, Waterloo.
COMMUNE, a Sydney collective promoting and celebrating local talent and creativity, is launching the monthly event as a platform for more new voices to be heard.
The founder of COMMUNE, Sam Ali, says that costs and council censorship make it difficult to launch many of the projects they are pitched, so Our Hood is a way to combat this: “We wanted to provide an accessible platform to support voices we believe need to be heard. By creating a monthly event that brings together multiple mini curations within one major event, it will become an ever-evolving machine, championing progressive ideas from local creators”.
FBi Radio will be providing the soundtrack for the launch event, with innovative audio-visuals brought to you by Brisbane boy Sampology; self-proclaimed underdog magic from Sydney rap-poet-princess Kimchi Princi; and dance tunes provided by Western Sydney rap duo Slim Set.
Sydney Vegan market will be bringing the goods food-wise, with their cruelty-free food stalls as well as “Tent Talks” about sustainable practices, for those looking to up their eco game.
Canberra-born and Sydney-situated Jess Cochrane will exhibit a large-scale art show for visitors to peruse, with prints also available for purchasing. In line with the nature of her feminine works, 10% of all art sale profits will go towards local women’s charity The Rough Period, who provide Sydney women sleeping rough with “safe and clean sanitary items”.
COMMUNE’s yoga by donation classes will also be available for those wanting to get their flex on, with a fun twist in the form of a live DJ.
Our Hood’s launch event will be on Wednesday 25th April, from 5pm-10pm, at COMMUNE’s Waterloo precinct at 901 Bourke Street, with tickets priced at $10 (plus booking fee). For tickets to the launch event, or to apply as a contributor to the event, click here: http://www.thecommune.co/ourhood