2018 Festival announcement

We regretfully announce that the Kensington CommUNITY Festival will be held in abeyance for 2018. We love our Festival as much as you do. We know you love it because you have turned out in droves each year. The Festival has grown incredibly over the past 10 years, and the Festival planning committee is currently…

Bumper crowd celebrates community at Kensington

Attendance records were broken as the community turned out in force at JJ Holland Park to celebrate community diversity and connection at the 10th Kensington CommUNITY Festival. Festival organiser Deb Wilson, Community Engagement Manager at Unison Housing was absolutely delighted.  “It is obvious the Kensington community has embraced this Festival wholeheartedly and it was terrific…

Kensington kids sing with all their heart

JJ Holland Park will ring with the sweet sound of two local children’s choirs on Sunday April 2 as part of the Kensington CommUNITY Festival. Kensington kids from 2 locals schools, the Kensington Community Children’s Co-operative and The Venny, the local “community backyard”, are joining forces to create the Kensington Children’s Choir, performing for the…

Simple things you can do to help save our planet

Ever wondered what you can do to help? The Sustainable Living Expo are back again at the Kensington CommUNITY Festival. Come and visit the team to learn about simple changes you can make at home that will benefit  our beautiful planet. Click below to download their top tips brochure. Simple things to help our planet

A big welcome to Bradrod Building Services, our 2017 Silver Sponsor

Managing Director Bernard Mortimer began what is now Bradrod Building Services in 1977, providing contract plant room maintenance. As the company grew and began carrying out government contracts, Bernard broadened the scope of the business to include plumbing and building works. In 1993, Bernard’s son Andrew joined the business having gained a Diploma of Mechanical…

#kencommfest17 Program

We’re excited to share our Festival Program with you. Click on the links below to download the activity details and times. Be sure to stop by the BECSit Grandstand, the MSS Security Tasters tent and the Kensington Sustainable Living Expo in the Bill Vanina Pavilion for a fun action packed day! KCF CommGrandstand KCF Sustainable…

Cariño Son are back again!

Cariño Son are back again in 2017!  Cariño Son is a six-piece Melbourne-based Latin band who play a variety of Cuban styles such as guaracha, bolero and ‘son’, which is the precursor of modern salsa. The line-up of fine and experienced musicians consists of double bass, congas, bongos, guitar, très, saxophone, vocals and percussion. Cariño Son’s infectious…

Welcome Becs IT, our 2017 Festival Gold Sponsor

Becs IT is a Melbourne based, Australian owned and operated company. Established in 2003, Becs IT has been providing effective and innovative IT solutions to the public, private and social sectors. Becs IT’s mission is to provide elegant IT solutions on time, on budget, every time! They are committed to self improvement and development, utilising…

Welcome aboard Bronze Sponsor, MSS Security

MSS Security has proudly been part of Kensington for nearly twenty years and the role of security has changed as the Estate has evolved.  The site covers 2.4 hectares and has 27 main blocks of flats with a dozen being for public housing, the rest is a mix of private and affordable housing.   Not only…

Volunteers Wanted

If you love being part of the Kensington community please consider spending a few hours volunteering at this year’s Kensington Community Festival. It’s a great way to connect with the community. We’re looking for volunteers who are available on Sunday 2 April between 8am and 5pm. You don’t need to be available for the whole…

Sustainable Living Expo back again at the Kensington CommUNITY Festival

The fabulous Sustainable Living Expo is back again as part of the Kensington CommUNITY Festival bigger and better than ever. The Festival will offer a huge day of fun for the whole family as Kensington celebrates its diverse community at the JJ Holland Park precinct on Sunday April 2. The Expo promises a whole host…