The Baysie Rollers hosted the first street festival in Bayswater in over three years.
The Baysie Arts & Street Fest had a huge variety of entertainment and activities including live music across five stages, free music and craft workshops, food stalls and pop-up bars, a dog fashion show, free historical walking tours, an insight into local history and a lantern parade (to name a few activities).
The day was a hot and humid Sunday in March 2019 but we had an incredible turn out of attendees. Guest figures were estimated at around 15,000 people throughout the day with many getting involved in a variety of activities.
We had a great level of involvement from local businesses as well as students and teachers from the three local schools who collaborated with local artists from WizznBang to finish the festival with an interactive lantern parade. Walking along King William Street, the hand-made lanterns illuminated the evening street scape and told a story of local history, finishing off in Bert Wright Park with musical performances and pyrotechnics display. See the images below for some of the activities captured on the day. Further below is the itinerary of activities.
We're crossing our fingers that we will once again be able to present the Baysie Arts & Street Fest in the future once we are out of the COVID woods.
Sunday 31st March 2019
2pm - 8pm
Between King William Street, Veitch Street, Murray Street and Glyde Street to Bert Wright Park
**EVENT PARKING ON KING WILLIAM STREET (GUILDFORD RD END), SIDE STREETS, WHATLEY CRESCENT & MILLS AVENUE PARK**
· Bayswater Mazda
· Bendigo Bank
· The Greens
· E Fire + Safety
· CGM Communications
· King Somm
· Lisa Baker
· Patrick Gorman
· Drip Expresso
· Thai Esarn
· Pharmacy 777
· DYNA Engineering
· Metro Net
· Bayswater Bowls & Recreation Club
The Baysie Rollers have curated a wide variety of local music, will play host to various free workshops, provide food trucks, pop-up bars and a wide variety of kids entertainment to showcase all that Bayswater, Perth has to offer. Join us at the Baysie Arts & Street Fest
Being home to a wealth of local artistic talent we will be hosting various FREE workshops throughout the afternoon. Always wanted to learn how to play the drums or the ukulele? Learn in 1 hour from a professional and then perform your new found skills. Have something tired and worn out at home that you have wanted to up-cycle but don't know where to start? Bring it along and learn to upcycle an item in our 1 hour workshop
Want to register your interest? Click the link below to sign up for our FREE workshops:
* Learn to play the drums
* Learn to play the ukulele
* Learn to upcycle
The Choirs from Hillcrest, Bayswater and St Columba’s primary schools have formed as a massed choir and along with local Aboriginal elder Alan Kickett Alan will be sharing the story of his life, and partnering with the Madjitil Moorna Choir, Indigenous artists Gina Williams & Guy Ghouse, will be singing indigenous songs and close off the event with fireworks
A parade of over 300 lanterns constructed by local school students and artists will tell the story of Bayswater’s history and its connection to the Swan River. It will commence from Veitch St and the parade, led by the Junkadelic band will march through the town to join up in front of the Bendigo stage with Allen Kickett and the combined choirs and follow them to Bert Wright Park to close out the festival with a whizz-bang.
A musical event based upon Bayswater’s historic Pineapple Inne which was a popular gathering place in the early history of Bayswater and Maylands. It has a New Orleans French Quarter ‘walk through theme’ with musicians playing on resident’s front verandas, their lawns or on the street in the form of ‘unplugged’ performances of various musical styles and genres. Located in Murray Street Veitch Street throughout the day.
Bayswater has at Riverside Gardens, the largest off-lead dog park in the metropolitan area which brings pet owners into town on a regular basis. The Bayswater community also has very high levels of dog ownership. To recognise this the festival is celebrating an ‘all things dog event’ in Bert Wright park in heart of the festival footprint. The event will include a Dog Show, dog rescue opportunities, dog merchande for purchase. A community celebration of our canine friends in Bert Wright Park at 3pm (registration from 2pm)
Have you or others found an object or piece of memorabilia in your Bayswater house or garden?
Come and learn how to tell a story of your Bayswater found object with the Bayswater Historical Society and local storyteller Glenn Swift. Located on the Bendigo Bank Verandah all afternoon.
2:00 Open and welcome. Bayswater Society’s welcome President Lynn Deering talks about the district – Why Bayswater? 20 “rare facts” to know about our town! Quiz!
2:30 - 3:00 Glenn Swift presents Stories of Bayswater Community.
3:15 - 3:45 Robert Russell’s “Antique Roadshow”. How do collections begin? Is this a rare or precious item?
4:00 - 4:20 “Twenty Rare Facts” to know about our town! Quiz!
4:30 - 5:00 Glen Swift presents Stories of Bayswater Community
5:00 - 5: 30 Robert Russell’s “Antique Roadshow”. How do collections begin? Is this a rare or precious item?
In Partnership with the Bayswater Historical Society, professional actor and local resident Monica Main will lead a heritage heart walking tour starting from the Bureau of Found Objects (behind the Bendigo bank) in Murray St. This fun tour will reveal many behind the scenes stories and characters of yesteryear and will identify local buildings of historical significance.
Download the QR code app onto your phone, scan the QR code on the heritage heart sticker which will allow you to view the original images of buildings alongside present homes and businesses through the app
Meet at Bureau of Found Objects- Bendigo Bank Verandah- 3pm - 4pm
Have energetic kids who are always on the go? No problems. We will be providing tiny tots tennis at Bert Wright Park as well as a variety of activities hosted by FUBA & Howdy- 9/11 King William Street.
2:00 - 3:00: Baysie Bears Junior Football Club (AFL) HAVE A GO! Running some skills and fun drills for the kids.Top courtyard
2:00 - 4:00: Maylands Meccano Club INTERACTIVE DISPLAY. Have fun playing with Meccano. This one’s for the kids AND the adults! In the Hub at 9 King William St. Come on in!
4:00 - 6:00: Bayswater City Soccer Club SHOOT FOR GOAL! A target practise competition to have lots of fun and to win some soccer merchandise. Top Courtyard.
All day activities (2:00 - 6:00 include)
GIANT MURAL PAINTING. Participate in adding your bit of paint to a giant mural. Help fill it in with
colour and have lots of fun with international artist and sculptor Len Zuks.
BENDIGO BANK MINI BANK – let the kids play “bank” at the mini bank set up. Colouring-in
competition to win Merchandise and passes to Constable Care in Maylands
GIANT INDOOR & OUTDOOR GAMES - Jenga, Quoits, Connect 4 and Naughts + Crosses
ALSO- COFFEE & GOURMET SAUSAGE SIZZLE ALL DAY 🌭☕
In the shell of the old Commbank building, we are reviving the space to showcase local artists and their artwork connected to the City of Bayswater. Come and see artwork as well as watching graffiti art being installed on the side of the building in front of your eyes.
Located at 83 Whatley Crescent all day and graffiti art installation
If you are joining us for the Sunday, we want to make sure your food cravings are met. We will have a variety of food stalls selling different foods to tickle any tastebud.
Socialising can be thirsty work. We will be providing 2 designated licenced areas within the festival, hosted by Baysie Bowls and Recreation Club and new kid on the block King Somm, located on King William Street itself