October 21, 2023


The Kyneton community is coming together for a celebration of First Peoples culture, music and dance to launch a line up of special creative and community events on the Old Kyneton Primary School (OKPS) site, backed by the Allan Labor Government.

Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas today joined the event which was the first in a series of community focused activities which aims to open up the much-loved site to thecommunity while construction works continue on the heritage bluestone building.

The free event featured a performance of Ngarrandjeri/ Djab Wurrung/Gunditj Maramusican and dancer Amos Roach in collaboration with Kulin Nations dance troupe Murrundaya Yepengna Dancers.

Future activations will take place on two Saturdays each month through until March 2024and local creative and community groups were encouraged to submit proposals for activities as part of this program through an expression of interest process which closed this week.

This early Early Activation Program is delivered by prospective site managers Working Heritage and supported by the Labor Government through Creative Victoria.

November and December dates are now confirmed with activations on 4 and 18 November focusing on activities for young people and their families and events on 2 and 16 December celebrating the theme ’Radio GaGa’ including radio workshops, choir singalongs and Christmas-themed crafternoon.

The OKPS Activations Launch will take place on Saturday 21 October from 11am-1pm at Old Kyneton Primary School, Baynton St, Kyneton.

To find out more about upcoming activation events at OKPS follow ’OKPS’ on Facebook or ’@okps_kyneton’ on Instagram.

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas

“This Old Kyneton Primary School project is about revitilising the site for the people of Kyneton and creating a vibrant new creative drawcard for the region.”

“This event is the first of many as part of the activation program which will bring the site to life and provide opportunities for local creatives to showcase their talents."

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