Spring into Corrimal

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Spring Into Corrimal organisers Juliet Scrine and Susan Kennedy showcase some of the fun art activities that will feature at the popular street festival. Picture:  ROBERT PEET

Spring Into Corrimal organisers Juliet Scrine and Susan Kennedy showcase some of the fun art activities that will feature at the popular street festival. Picture: ROBERT PEET

A diverse range of entertainment will highlight the vibrant family festival that is Spring Into Corrimal.

Running on Sunday, September 14, one of Australia’s most successful street festivals will be headlined by ABC children’s television personality Nay-Nay (Naomi Young).

A professional performer since the age of 12, Nay-Nay keeps children across Australia entertained every day as Hootabelle on the popular ABC4Kids show Giggle and Hoot.

She will bring her fantastic kids’ show Nay-Nay, Let’s Play to the festival.

The Corrimal Chamber of Commerce is once again teaming up with the Eaton Gorge Theatre Company to run the annual festival, which last year attracted more than 40,000 people.

Chamber president Paul Boultwood said the 2014 festival was shaping up to be the best on record.

He said this year’s event included three entertainment stages and more than 240 market stalls.

‘‘One of our highlights is Michael Sattin, better known as Mick on Wheels. Mick is one of our local hard-working musicians who recently appeared on The X Factor, wowing them with his soul/R&B renditions,’’ Mr Boultwood said.

Event organiser Juliet Scrine said Ambitions The Art of Entertainment, Fire Face, Gotham City Newsmen and the Hot Teas were also part of the day’s entertainment.

‘‘There will be something for everyone at this year’s Spring Into Corrimal,’’ Ms Scrine said.

Festivities will start officially at 11.45am when Corrimal Public School sings the national anthem, before Corrimal’s citizen of the year is named.

Stalls this year will stretch from Short Street in the south up to Collins Street on the northern side, with plenty of food stalls also on the oval near the new Corrimal playground.

The NSW Police Force will have some restored police cars and motorbikes in Memorial Park.

Another highlight is the Giant Car-Boot Sale in the car park of the Corrimal RSL Memorial Club, which is the major sponsor of the 2014 festival.