On the Saturday morning the town centre comes alive with the Lotterywest Street Carnival offering a swag of stimulating and colourful entertainment. There are many buskers, children’s activities and ute and truck parade to add to the atmosphere. It’s free, spontaneous and everyone is welcome to participate. It’s a day of cheerful entertainment with a huge line up of attractions planned to keep all ages smiling. The Street Carnival is a dynamic event that transforms inner Boyup Brook into an explosion of epic proportions, combining music, art installations and roving performers.
Boyup Brook’s longevity is due to the continued support and enthusiasm of our stakeholders and community.
COLOUR ME FACE AND BODY ART
I am proud to have introduced Professional Face and Body Art to the Shire of Manjimup and surrounds over the last 2yrs. My two young children have helped me by being models, enabling me to practice and perfect my skills. I am very passionate about this art form, always looking at ways to improve my work. I attend workshops and conventions with international artists whenever possible, ensuring my designs are continually changing and improving.
TOP OF THE STAIRS PUPPETS
Glen has been performing puppetry around the South West since starting Top of the Stairs Puppets in 2016. He performs with Muppet style hand puppets and marionettes (String puppets).
He has performed at many festivals and carnivals as well as libraries, schools and theatres. He also teaches puppetry to theatre groups and children of all ages.
PHIL DONCON’S PAINT STORM
Phil Doncon’s Paint Storm is a unique and energetic performance like none other. Paint Storm combines amazing ‘live’ painting with music, drama and break-dancing. Audiences watch art come alive, as images are created in minutes, with rapid fire painting on a huge 11 x 2.5 metre wall. Images appear, dissolve and transform, keeping people intrigued as to what will appear next. The painting and dance combination is energised by music, especially live music. Phil has performed in more than 300 schools and 150 live music events and festivals. He has performed with acts such as Troy Cassar-Daley, Mental as Anything and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. As well as being passionate about art, he is excited about the potential of using art to assist others to become more resilient, motivated and proactive – and to live increasingly meaningful lives.
OLD MACDONALD'S TRAVELLING FARM
Old Macdonald’s Travelling Farm offer a supervised large walk-in farm that is a fully interactive where the children can come in to pat, brush and handfeed our diverse range of roughly 20-30 farm animals.
They have a strong focus on our animal’s wellbeing as well as education and fun for kids of all ages.
DJ REV CB
After 20 plus years as a standout DJ/Entertainer on the wedding and corporate circuit DJ Rev CB aka Carl Benjamin hooked up with Faye Makin, a ballroom dancer from York. As a live act, they engage their audience with a superb mixture of DJ music and impromptu line dance routines. Their interactive style of entertaining has made them regulars at country community events. They are renown for serving up awesome country party music. DJ Rev CB will be in town. Highly recommended to all and not to be missed by younger country music fans.
Perth's longest running circus training centre based in a traditional Big Top Circus Tent in Fremantle. Sliders is their youth troupe founded in 2015. They are a dynamic troupe who can wow the crowds with brave defeats of gravity and bring an audience to laughter. This is a troupe of young people on the brink of becoming Australia's future circus artists - see them before they become famous.
For several days including Saturday, the day of the Street Festival, many buskers take to the streets to entertain the crowds. Because they are proudly supported by Lotterywest, it means this entertainment is free to anyone visiting Boyup Brook during this time. So please do pay our little bush town a visit and enjoy your time with our wonderful community. And if you enjoy what you are seeing and hearing, please drop a gold coin in their upturned hat or guitar case, or better still, purchase one of their CDs and continue to enjoy their music at your leisure.
Please remember WA Country Music flourishes and grows because of your support.