2018 Media Releases

An oasis for kids and parents these school holidays

19 September 2018

Festival Oasis
Wednesday 3 – Friday 5 October
The Concourse
409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood

Parents can kick back and relax these school holidays while the children are entertained for free in a special kids zone at The Concourse, Chatswood.  From 3 – 5 October, Willoughby City Council presents a tween paradise with arts and crafts, dance workshops, movies and more.

Head down to the pop-up DIY Hut with different activities each day – learn to make slime, craft your own dream catcher or design a tie dye creation to take home. Drop-in sessions run throughout the day, arrive early to avoid missing out.

DIY Hut Schedule (11 am – 3 pm each day)

  • Slime Making: 3 October
  • Tie Dying: 4 October (please BYO t-shirt to dye)
  • Dream Catcher: 5 October

Get a sneak peek backstage at The Concourse dance studio and join Dance Central for awesome workshops. Learn breakdancing, popping and locking and stepping on Friday, 5 October. Five 45 minute sessions run daily from 11 am - 3 pm, each featuring a different dance style. Bookings essential (Must be 8 years or older to attend). Visit www.emergefestival.com.au for the full schedule and to book.

The fun continues each day with live music, temporary tattoos and glitter bar, a pop-up library and plenty of great food at The Concourse restaurants. During Festival Oasis Terrazza Italian Restaurant is offering diners 20% off all its food – mention Emerge Terrazza. 

And as the sun sets experience screenings of Boss Baby, The Emoji Movie and Disney’s Descendants on the Urban Screen.

Movie Screenings (each night from 6 pm):

  • Boss Baby - Wednesday 3 October
  • The Emoji Movie - Thursday 4 October
  • Disney's Descendants - Friday 5 October

Festival Oasis is part of Willoughby City Council’s Emerge Festival celebrating art, culture, talent and food. For further information visit emergefestival.com.au, #emergefestival

Media Contact
Acting Marketing and Events Manager
Phone: 9777 7703
Mobile: 0455 061 700
Email: Samantha.Connor@Willoughby.nsw.gov.au 

For non media related enquiries contact Willoughby City Council on 9777 1000 or email@willoughby.nsw.gov.au