Streets hub of fun

Roy Burton from the Jazz Cellar, Jon Randall from the Paddo, Natalie Upson from Mt Hawthorn Hub and Festival Food coordinator Iain Lawless get ready for the festival. |Picture: Andrew Ritchie          d436100
Roy Burton from the Jazz Cellar, Jon Randall from the Paddo, Natalie Upson from Mt Hawthorn Hub and Festival Food coordinator Iain Lawless get ready for the festival. |Picture: Andrew Ritchie        d436100

Hub chairwoman Natalie Upson said the aim was to create a more engaging space for locals and visitors.

�We saw what was happening in other main street precincts and felt that we needed to do something with this area,� Mrs Upson said.

�Businesses and the community are the main drivers.�

Mt Lawley resident and former local small bar owner Ian Lawless is encouraging restaurateurs to set up food stalls and get involved in the festival. Mr Lawless owned Wee Bar on Oxford Street until recently and remains passionate about the area.

The event, co-hosted by the City of Vincent, will include DJs, performers, The Paddo Street Bar, rides, face painting, laneway art activations, massages and pilates and a silent disco sponsored by the Guardian Express.

Visit www.mthawthornhub.com.au.