An update from the team.

Normally we would be gearing up for our 2021 Festival now. Posters would be up around town, planning well underway and the community a’buzz and looking forward to the day when residents, friends, guests, volunteers, exhibitors and entertainers come together to celebrate our diverse community.  Festival organiser Unison Housing has made the difficult decision not…

2020 Kensington CommUNITY Festival Postponed

In the interest of public health and based on guidance from Australia’s health authorities and Federal Government, Unison has decided to postpone the 2020 Kensington CommUNITY Festival until further notice. We know the Festival brings much joy to many in our community as well as visitors. However, the safety and wellbeing of the festival goers and…

Welcome to our Platinum Sponsor: ACC Plumbing

We are pleased to announce that ACC Plumbing Pty Ltd is our proud Festival Platinum Sponsor for 2020.  Director Anthony Cascio has been in the plumbing industry for 16 years and formed ACC Plumbing back in 2013. The team knows Kensington well as they provide plumbing services to the local community.  ACC Plumbing Pty Ltd…

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 11th 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…

Thank You

So many wonderful people contribute to making our Festival so fabulous. We thank our Festival donors for their generous contribution. A HUGE thank you to Engie, MSS Security, KTR, React Property Maintenance, United Lifts.

We have a fabulous community.

We say THANK YOU to all our community stall holders. There are too many to mention but you know who you are! A HUGE shout out to you guys for showcasing our fabulous community.

Bravo bravo to our major funders and sponsors!

Thank you City of Melbourne, the Victorian Multicultural Commission, A&J Bonello Plumbing, KCES Facilities Group and Bradrod Building Services for supporting and getting behind our Festival which brings joy and connection to our diverse community. We are super excited to see you all at the Kensington CommUNITY Festival on Sunday.

Treading lightly in the “burbs”

The 2019 Festival is proudly a sustainable event.  We have a whole range of initiatives to help us all minimise waste at the Festival and to get thinking about how we can live more sustainably and reduce our footprint living in the “burbs”. First up, getting to the event: Catch the train to either South…

We are turning 11.

Our Festival is 11 this year. It began way back as a small community event initiated by the Kensington public tenants to celebrate Kensington’s diversity in the spirit of the then-new Kensington redevelopment which transformed a gated public housing into a mixed and connected community.  Sandra Joy has been a Festival champion for all of…

The 2019 Festival Program is here!

We have been working with our partners in the community to bring you an amazing 2019 festival program. It’s going to be an amazing day.

Return to the Dollhouse

Be sure to grab your copy of the latest Flem Ken News, where Claire Hughes wrote the following wonderful piece about the Return to the Dollhouse Project which is excitedly going to be on display at this weekend’s festival! Be sure to pop by the Bill Vanina Pavilion this Sunday to see these amazing creations…..

Wondering the best way to travel to the festival?

We recommend coming by train, bus, bike or just stroll on down. Catch the train to either South Kensington or Kensington stations. JJ Holland Park is a short walk from either. Bus # 402 to Macaulay Road/Kensington Station then a short walk to JJ Holland Park. Or ride your bike – there will be bike…