Going live

THE inaugural Coogee Live Festival is on this weekend, so if you’ve been holding your breath in anticipation, it’s time to breath out.

Unless of course you’re planning to do some snorkeling at the Omeo hub, where you can enjoy some impressive underwater art.

Keeping dry, there’s a swag of entertainment at four coastal hubs between Port Coogee and the surf club at Woodman Point.

Movies Over the Marina 

Movies Over the Marina will screen full-length and short films that can be viewed from the shore.

There’ll be live painting by local artists, market stalls and a lighting competition by marina boat owners.

A huge futuristic lighting installation will guide people to the Omeo hub to catch a variety of bands and street performers.

Junkadelic is running workshops for kids where they can learn to make an instrument from recycled material and then perform with a “big band”.

At night Coogee jetty will transform into an open-air stage for aerial performance, DJs and lighting shows.

The two km festival route will be dotted with an array of acts and music, including rollicking sea shanties from the Lost Quays. It will also have instillation art and a community market.

There’ll be mermaids on the beach, face painting pirates and storytelling faeries.

It’s a family-friendly celebration of Cockburn and a chance to find out what “hidden treasure” is in the city, mayor Logan Howlett says.

“We felt it important to create an

event to showcase all that is great about living in the Cockburn area, and we’re all proud to be able to share our pristine beaches, rich history and diverse culture with the broader community.”

The festival kicked off Friday March 23 and finishes on Sunday evening.

For the full program go to http://www.coogeelive.com

by JENNY D’ANGER

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