Get Ready To Flash!

Have you ever wanted to be in a flash mob? Now is your opportunity to get involved as part of the RAMP IT UP celebration in November.

RAMP IT UP is a week long program of inclusive events being held from Saturday, 16 November to Saturday, 23 November 2013.  RAMP IT UP celebrates Social Inclusion Week and International Day of People with Disability.

There are plenty of events happening over the week, but now is the time to register to be part of what is expected to be the largest inclusive flash mob ever in Gippsland!

Bass Coast Shire Council Community and Economic Development Director, Steve Piasente, said the flash mob is just one of many activities the Shire will be presenting as part of the RAMP IT UP program.

“We have a performance group called Rawcus, who are planning the flash mob choreographed with easy movements, so that people of all abilities and ages can get involved,” Mr Piasente said.

“We encourage friends and family to sign up, the idea is to get as many people involved as we can, so ‘spread the word’.”

“Flash mobbers need to sign up before the 4 November to attend a 10.30am to 11.30am rehearsal on Saturday, 16 November and then perform the flashmob on the same day at the RAMP IT UP Celebration in Apex Park.”

Flash mobs started about 10 years ago in Manhattan, and are a fun concept where a group of people gather out of a crowd in a public place, perform a set of rehearsed movements to music for a short time (about five minutes), and then disperse back in the crowd.

There are other inclusive activities happening for RAMP IT UP that require bookings, such as art classes and a free screening of the St Kilda Film Festival.

For bookings, contact the Council’s Administration Officer for Community Development on phone 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or via the National Relay Service on 13 37 77 (for people with communication difficulties), or email community.development@basscoast.vic.gov.au.

For more flashmob and other RAMP IT UP program information, visit www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/RAMPITUP.