Creativity, connection, culture, cooking and kids activities will feature in the bigger and better Coogee Live, confirmed for March 7th and 8th along Coogee Beach.
With an event footprint close to 1.5 kilometres, Coogee Live will be divided into ‘worlds’, each with its own theme and activities.
City of Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett said that Coogee Live is about bringing the local community together as well as attracting visitors.
“Coogee Live is designed to showcase the local area as well as its local artists and artisans, creating a free family-friendly festival for the community,” the Mayor said.
“It’s inclusive with something for everyone, be it a hands-on cooking class to a DIY demonstration, dance lessons, art appreciation, composting and gardening, silent cinema, live music on the jetty, pop up restaurants and so much more.
“There are over 80 activations along the beach from North Coogee to Coogee Beach Reserve. Coogee Live will really bring the area to life.”
At the northern end of Coogee Beach at Omeo Park is the LiveLighter Omeo Hub, inspired by the area’s nautical history where winding pathways lead to little fairy nooks and to boisterous pirates recounting maritime stories and teaching youngsters how to make treasure maps. The sprawling adventures zone is a place where parents can relax as kids are entertained with games, activities, circus workshops, music and more. There’ll be beachside yoga and a chance to learn about the park’s namesake, the Omeo Shipwreck, during historic walking tours. On stage, kick back and listen to tunes played by Joan and the Giants.
Adjacent is the Ocean Kitchen Garden, which is all about food and sustainability. Themed to fit with a healthy beachside lifestyle, local produce and producers will star alongside artisan fare, pop up style restaurants, workshops, hands-on cooking classes with Jordan and Anna Bruno, Q & A sessions with some of Western Australia’s top chefs including Scott Brannigan of Coogee Common and Gord Kahle from Cook & Mason who’ll be demonstrating how to cook over coal. Feed your inner greenie with a herb garden creation and learn the art of compositing from gardening gurus.
Further along towards the Coogee Jetty, LiveLighter Community Hub embraces creativity and is the ideal place to come together, learn and laugh. Learn the art of origami and contribute to the flock at the ‘Coogee Takes Flight’ installation and have a go at making your own Brolga puppet with the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre and witness the large scale Brolga puppets migrate through the hubs in a moving performance. They’ll also be performances of Yirra Yaakin's acclaimed Djinda Kaatijin, an open air silent cinema, Coogee Community Showcase featuring dance and cultural performance from local artists and the handcrafted Makers Markets.
The Nova Jetty Sessions beach fun party central celebrating the best of Coogee’s iconic beach lifestyle - sun, sand and surf. Presented by our good friends and sponsor NOVA, the Jetty Sessions Hub features live music by the soul funk queen Grace Barbé. At sunset the Fliptease Terrabats light up as they move in mythical giant orbs. Help paint the Big Splash ‘Blank Canvas’ Dolphins with artist Kevin Bynder in conjunction with Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, join in sand castle competitions, visit the magical Mermaid Cove, shake it off in barefoot dance classes and take advantage of the calm Coogee Bay with SUP and dive lessons.
Coogee Live is totally free. The full program with timings will be released in February 2020. For now, keep an eye on Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/coogeelive/] for updates and block your diaries for March 7 and 8.
For more information, visit www.coogeelive.com