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Festiv Arty  Performing Arts Competition

Sunday, 10 September 2023

Show us what you’ve got at this spectacular one-day event showcasing Collie talent in the Bendigo Bank Music Shell at Festiv Arty’s Street Fair.

Do you sing? do you dance? do you play an instrument? Or do you  have some other talent to showcase?

We know there's lots of talent out there and we'd love to see what you can do at the FESTIV ARTY performing arts competition to be held in the Bendigo Music Shell on Sunday 10th of September 2023.

Dancers, singers, musicians and variety acts, in solo, duo, trio or ensemble groups are all invited to take to the stage and wow the crowds.

Excitement is already building for this year's competition, so get your sequins in a row and register today! Entries close 5th September 2022.

Ready to enter?

Before you enter, make sure you have:

Your entry details: performing name, the title of your piece, composer/author, and any additional requirements for your performance.

Downloaded the entry form.

Completed entry forms can be emailed to Karen or dropped into the Collie Public Library.


Contact Karen on 0438 658 987 or email kaziqfestivarty2023@gmail.com


Rotary Club of Collie presents the Bystander-Collie by Whisky & Boots.

Bystander is a storytelling experience created by Whiskey & Boots celebrating the people of Collie. Join us for one of two live performance retelling the real stories of the real people of Collie performed by the team from ‘Whiskey & Boots’

Featuring Georgia King, Mark Storen, Holly Garvey and Luke Dux, and the many collaborators who have shared their stories about living in Collie.

  • 7.30pm Friday, 8 September
  • 7.30pm Saturday, 9 September
  • Ticket Price $20 per head  BYO drinks & nibbles
  • Collie Mineworkers Institute 75 Throssell Street, Collie, WA 6225

Mural Trail Walking Tours

Meeting behind the Bendigo Sound Shell, one of our volunteers will guide you on a walk through town visiting some of the murals and historical spots that Collie is proud to share. Whether a local or visitor, learn about the stories behind the pictures and places in this short tour.

All ages welcome, unrestrained young children will need to be within arm’s reach of a responsible adult. Participants will need to be able to walk consistently for the 45-minute walk time.

Time: 45mins approx.

  • Saturday & Sunday, 9-10 Sept: 10am, 11am, 2pm, 3pm.
  • Sunday, 10 Sept: 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm
  • Wear weather-suitable clothing and footwear good for a walk
  • Bring water and an open mind

Bookings recommended


Book Club Breakfast

8.30-10.30am Collie Public Library

Join us for a discussion with author Sarah Evans and children’s author/illustrator Gabriel Evans for two quite different views of creating literature.

Sarah Evans

A multi-award-winning and internationally published author of crime and romance novels, novellas and short stories. Her fast-paced crime romps, featuring Perth cop Eve Rock, Operation Paradise and Bad Habits, have been optioned for TV and her memoir recipe book, Seasons and Seasons in a Teapot, is a country favourite. But it hasn't been an easy ride. Come and find out how a Luddite, who wrote by candlelight and cut and pasted with actual scissors and glue, grappled with technology and became a traditionally published novelist who was this year 'discovered' by a TV producer.

Gabriel Evans

An Australian author and illustrator creating heartfelt and humorous picture books in his studio on a hill surrounded by trees. His books have been published in twelve countries, shortlisted twice in the Children’s Book Council Picture Book of the Year, read on ABC Play School and reviewed in the New York Times.
A Friend for George is his latest picture book, publishing in May 2023.

Book online or in person at Collie Public Library