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 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…

Welcome aboard Engie Fire, our Platinum Sponsor.

“ENGIE Fire is happy to continue our support of Unison Housing, the Kensington Estate and this wonderful CommUNITY Festival.   An event we are proud to be a part of again in 2017.” ENGIE Fire is a proud member of the ENGIE Group. As part of this Group, Engie’s experienced technicians help building owners who…

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…

Crowds celebrate multicultural Kensington at JJ Holland Park

JJ Holland Park was once again alive with Festival fun and footy as the community enjoyed another fabulous Kensington CommUNITY Festival on Sunday 20 March in glorious sunshine. Festival organiser Deb Wilson, Community Engagement Manager with Urban Communities was delighted with the whole day.  “What another great fun filled Festival. Each year it gets bigger…

Meet roving performer Edvardo Iguano and his accordion

Edvardo is a performing waiter. Sometimes comic. Sometimes serious. Always fun. With warmth humour and his unique talent for spontaneous song, Edvardo is full of delightful surprise. Comments and stories from the audience are playfully woven into song. For those who love to dance, the accordion is full of compelling rhythms that include The Tango,…