A kids guide to CRUSH Festival 2018
A 10-day Program of innovative arts expereinces
October 5th to 14th 2018
Every October, the Bundaberg Crush Festival provides families with an opportunity to explore lots of different art forms such as street art, digital art, writing, film, theatre, circus, exhibitions, workshops, ceramics, and more! In 2018 the Crush Festival program continues to grow with innovative ideas, emerging arts and artists.
Read our kids guide to the Crush Festival 2018 with our top picks for kid-friendly experiences and events.
Be sure to visit the new Crush Block Party, live music, street theatre, Wheelbarrow markets, interactive zones, WOW Festival Australia projects, Gin and Blank, Pizza and Poetry, Crush on the River, Travelling Film Festival, Spirit of Bundaberg Festival with Battle of the Sounds and Pub Rock Choir, Teens on the Green, Crush Sandsculptures and Beach BBQ and so much more. For the full Crush Festival program visit the official website.
Kids Guide to CRUSH Festival 2018
Friday, OCTOBER 5 2018
3.30 pm to 5 pm
Bundaberg Regional Library, Woondooma St, Bundaberg
Bundaberg Regional Library and Community Lifestyle Support (CLS) are teaming up to create a Mini Makerspace after school on Friday 5th October.
An afternoon of creativity and resourcefulness awaits!!! Celebrating the awesome possibilities of STEAM (the exciting combination of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math), the Mini Makerspace will provide children and families with the opportunity to participate in a wide range of hands on creative experiences. It will feature a 3D printing exhibit and virtual reality exhibits, Lego stations and much more.
Ergon Energy CRUSH Block Party
Saturday, 6 OCTOBER 2018
5pm - 8pm
Bourbong St and Post Office Lane, Bundaberg
New to the festival in 2018 is the Ergon Energy Crush Block Party. Join us under the twinkling lights in Post Office Lane for an evening of creative arts experiences. The evening will be alive with the buzz of street theatre, play readings, trivia, music, dance, street art demonstrations and activities for all ages. The much-loved Wheelbarrow Markets are back with more stalls than ever before. Treat yourself to something unique from one of our local artisans or put a few things away for Christmas for those ‘impossible to buy for’. Visit our ‘back-door food court’ for some delectable delights!
Saturday, 6 OCTOBER 2018
5pm to 6 pm and 7pm to 8 pm
Anglican Parish Hall
59 Woongarra St, Bundaberg FREE
Register www.moncrieff-bundaberg.com.au or 07 4130 4100
Crush Makerspace will be a larger scale, fun and interactive showcase of STEAM (the exciting combination of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). Bundaberg Regional Libraries, Community Lifestyle Support, Queensland Computers, CQUniversity, Shalom College and St Lukes Anglican School will be hosting a range of workshops and activities that will inspire any budding innovator - young or not so young! Come together to learn to use materials and technology for creative projects. Exploration, learning, innovation and collaboration is key! Try your hand at 3D printing, robotics, virtual reality experiences, drones, slime making and so much more.
Dottie Lottie's Pop Up Art Play
Saturday OCTOBER 6
5 pm to 8 pm
Gallery Park, Cnr Barolin St and Post Office Lane, Bundaberg
Gallery Park is going dotty during the Crush Block Party, as the Gallery’s Dottie Lottie does Pop Up Art Play with our littlest art lovers. It will be musical madness, as Dottie Lottie gives up her story chair for some wild and wacky homemade instruments set to make the park sing! Make a pair of Dottie’s signature art goggles, helping you to find a hidden world of tiny art in the Gallery precinct.
CRUSH on the River
Friday, 12 October 2018
Riverfeast Bundaberg 1A Scotland Street, Bundaberg East
Get into the birthday groove with us to celebrate the Crush Festival turning 10! Enjoy the acoustic sounds of blues, roots and reggae inspired music with the popular Jesse Morris Band. Want something extra special? We’ll be putting on some surprise entertainment….. and of course it birthday cake!
I Carried a Pineapple
Sunday October 14
8 am to 12 pm
Bundaberg Botanic Gardens, Mt Perry Road, Bundaberg North
We Want You! ‘I Carried A Pineapple’ is an ambitious community project that will be filmed, edited and entered into a film festival competition all in one day!
The set will be the Botanic Gardens, North Bundaberg. The gardens will be filled with activity and we are looking for AT LEAST 500 EXTRAS to make this happen. Rally a group and bring the kids to be part of this film.
The only requirement is a smile and BYO pineapple to the park! No dance skills required!
The moves are simple and there’s a happy ending complete with a dance celebration.
Please register on the day so ‘spots’ can be allocated. Registration Marquee: Below Fairymead House. Registration Times: Strictly 8am-9am. This is a community film project. ‘Extras’ acknowledge their time is volunteered.
CRUSH Sandsculpture & Beach BBQ
Sunday October 14
3 pm to 5 pm
Elliott Heads Surf Lifesaving Club Lihs Street, Elliott Heads
FREE - Drinks and additional sausages for purchase
Gather your family and friends, harness your creativity and collect your buckets and spades. Join us at Elliott Heads Beach for an afternoon of making sculptures in the sand. From dinosaurs to sea creatures, from submarines to mermaids, let your imagination run wild!
Prizes to be won, including McDonalds vouchers! To keep the vibe chilled we will be enjoying the beat with The Unity Drummers and Ramona Lane will be creating a Labyrinth walk for you to participate in. The Elliott Heads Surf Lifesaving Club are hosting a sausage sizzle and drinks stall. The first 100 sausages will be FREE!