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Community events

As well as our regular join-in activities, we run events in our local community. There are annual events such as the Folk Festival, Bush Dance and Carols, and others we organise on an occasional basis in the streets and parks of our local area.

Newport Folk Festival

Traditionally the Folk Festival has been a weekend of music and entertainment in late June/early July each year. Since the Covid-19 pandemic we have re-imagined the Festival, spreading the events out over the year. But the fun, the music and the invitation to "Come and play" remain the same!

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Bush Dance

Our annual Bush Dance is an opportunity to gather in the beautiful bushland setting of Newport Lakes Park for an afternoon of local entertainment, kids activities and good old-fashioned bush dancing.

With live music from the Newport Bush Orchestra and experienced dance-callers to teach you the steps, this event is fun for everyone!

Annually in March, subscribe to email updates for details of the next one.

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Carols Night

Every December the Newport Carols Orchestra appears out of nowhere and leads a night of carolling at The Substation. The Newport Community Choir leads the community singing and everyone has a delightful evening. In between the carol singing, we'll bring you music from local performers.

Annually in December, subscribe to email updates

for details of the next one.

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Music on Mason

Our local area has some great areas for informal live music. One of our favourites is Paine Reserve on Mason St. Occasionally we line up a few performers and put on a few hours of music and kids activities in the park. Our performers are also often seen around the area at various community events - festivals. markets, school fetes, Open Days and more...

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