Wonthaggi,
18
November
2013
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04:30
Australia/Melbourne

Waving Flashmobbers Liven Up Apex Park

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Flashmobbers emerged from the crowd at the RAMP IT UP celebration in Apex Park on Saturday and performed in unison to the music, while others stopped to look on in amazement.

The flashmob started in two groups, with members waving to each other from across the site. They gradually moved towards each other in choreographed steps that ended in a finale of embracing in a gesture of acceptance of others.

Bass Coast Shire Council’s Acting Community Strengthening Manager, James Bremner, said it was moving to watch the flashmob and a credit to the forty participants who learned all of the movements in just one hour earlier on the day.

“Other highlights were stage performances by CSA Moonya, the Karen Community and the Harmonizers,” Mr Bremner said.

“There were also plenty of people trying their artistic hand by drawing self-portraits at the portable art studio called Nebula, set up in the Park for the day.”

RAMP IT UP celebrates Social Inclusion Week and International Day of People with Disability and continues this week with more free entertainment.

This Tuesday, 19 November from 1.30pm to 3.00pm you can grab some cake and coffee and watch a free screening of indigenous films at the Coffee Collective in Wonthaggi.

There is also IGnite, a karaoke night, in Wonthaggi on Thursday, 21 November from 7.00pm to 10.00pm, hosted by Interchange Gippsland. This event has a $5.00 cover charge. For enquiries, please contact Heidi Gratton on 1300 736 765.

You can still book to see 15 diverse films at the St Kilda Short Film Festival on Saturday, 23 November at the Wonthaggi Town Hall at the Civic Centre from 7.00pm to 10.00pm. This is a free screening.

For all details, see the ‘What’s On’ programme at www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/RAMPITUP.For more information or to book for an event, call 1300 BCOAST (226 278).