Sydney’s North Shore prepares for Emerge Festival

September 1, 2017 by  

St. Leonards residents can look forward to an exciting and diverse mix of events at this year’s Emerge Festival.

A popular annual event on Sydney’s North Shore, the monthlong festival will present more than 30 different events commencing with the fun-filled Chatswood Street Fair.

An addition to the Emerge Festival this year will be its incorporation of the Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial – Kaleidoscope, which is set to deliver art installations in public spaces, as well as video art on a large scale.

Colourful promotional brochures also list the Willoughby Craft Beer Festival, which will feature on September 10 providing children’s entertainment, live music and food.

Children and music lovers will be catered for with a range of performances while community groups will also participate in events such as the Emerging Creative Writers Workshop and Sydney Taiwan Festival.

A spokesman for the organisers said quilters will also be offered an opportunity to help create a large-scale artwork using recycled fabric as part of the Willoughby Community Peace Quilt collaboration workshop.

Photographer and ecologist Alan Kwok will take visitors on an exploratory look at insect species inhabiting Willoughby’s Spring bushland, as well as share helpful information about macro-photography.

The Willoughby Visual Arts Biennial official opening on September 8 will include the launch of the exhibition ‘Home Grown: The Urban Landscape’.

The Kaleidoscope event will run from September 6 to 24.