Zig Zag Community Arts Festival attracts thousands


Students from Walliston Primary School enjoyed the parade.
Clare Young as the ‘Centaur’.
Zig Zag Community Arts Festival attracts thousands
Students from Walliston Primary School enjoyed the parade. Clare Young as the ‘Centaur’.

THE 31st Act-Belong-Commit Zig Zag Community Arts Festival attracted thousands of people who had a wonderful day enjoying the warm weather in Stirk Park, Kalamunda.

The festival concluded on Sunday with a parade down Haynes Street, featuring music and dance, as well as some incredible futuristic creatures made by students from Kalamunda working with Junkadelic.

The finale, called the Stirk Island Saga, was an original rock opera.

Students from Kalamunda and Woodlupine primary schools and Kalamunda Senior High School wrote, illustrated and performed in the Saga.

The music was performed by Kalamunda High School music students, Kalamunda Youth Swing Band and the Junkadelic Brass Band.

There is a CD and comic book insert of the Saga being produced that will be available through Zig Zag Community Arts.

The project was funded by Healthway.

Organiser Celia Cheffins said the day was “a brilliant collaboration across so many groups”.

Arts Minister and Kalamunda MLA John Day said the festival was a wonderful community event and the Stirk Island Saga was a great spectacle that showed the creativity and ingenuity of all involved.