Expo locked in

September 11, 2021 BY

Humans in Geelong volunteers will present their annual expo next month, with multiple plans to work around restrictions.

THE DEDICATED and determined Humans in Geelong volunteers are “living in hope” with multiple plans for their free 2021 community expo next month. Humans founder Jacqui Bennett said the organisation had several plans in place and an online version of the expo would proceed via YouTube on Sunday, October 10, regardless of COVID restrictions. She said Humans in Geelong (HuG) also hoped to hold an “in person” event on the same day at the Deakin Waterfront campus with a huge line-up of entertainers, speakers and activities. Jacqui said the community was “crying out for an opportunity to connect and celebrate” and the expo would provide that much-needed opportunity. “We are living in hope. Hope that the Humans in Geelong Expo 2021 can proceed,” Jacqui said. “There will be colourful live performances, uplifting speakers, informative exhibitors, artists from our region and lots of fun in the courtyard for the kids. “Speakers include the enormously popular Princess Aspien and The Streets Barber. “The Sweethearts and many multicultural dance groups will be performing; there will be face painting, henna, making wooden toys and crafts in the courtyard. “If numbers of attendees are limited due to restrictions, we have a backup date for the in-person event for Sunday ,December 5th.” The program also includes the With One Voice Choir led by Kym Dillon, Wild Moves Drumming, the launch of Mental Health Week, a Spoken Word Extravaganza and an insight into the endangered Yellow Bellied Parrot with Craig Morley. More event information including regular program updates are available on the HuG website.
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