Woolloomoolivin’ – Annual Festival of Urban Arts and Culture

The Woolloomoolivin’ – Annual Festival of Urban Arts and Culture is a City of Sydney sponsored drug and alcohol free family focused yearly event held in the heart of Woolloomooloo that has been running since 2016. It has quickly gained momentum and become a popular event on the City’s calendar drawing families from across the city, interstate, and even overseas!

Partners include The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia oldest youth benevolent organisation – Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC), BaptistCare, C3 Cares, WEAVE, Kings Cross Police, Artspace Gallery, and Plunkett St Public School.

Woolloomoolivin’ represents a celebration of our multicultural and socio-economically diverse and vibrant inner-city communities with a focus on maintaining that diversity, and a return to old school village values.

Woolloomoolivin’ has successfully reactivated our underutilized urban amphitheaters by engaging youth and families through sport, creativity, and the arts whilst promoting inclusivity and social cohesion in a fun, safe space; firmly placing the UNITY back into community.

With performances from our local Youth and Family Connect feeder community programs such as the Women Of Woolloomooloo (WOW) Community Gospel Choir,  Dancehall Community Class and Community Performance Courses amongst others that run throughout the year.

The day is jam packed with exciting performances from Sydney’s best dance crews, vocalists, DJ’s, live street art, free food, facepainting for the littlies, and sport and arts workshops for the bigger kids. A great family fun day for all; and the best part is, it’s 100% FREE!  If you haven’t been to Woolloomoolivin’, you ain’t livin’!­

Woolloomoolivin’ – The Movie!

Below is a short documentary commissioned by the City of Sydney featuring performance highlights, showcased feeder programs, and interviews from global superstar Russell Crowe, community members, and representatives from participating service providers.

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