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April Festivities

April 1, 2022 in News

Can you believe it’s April already? Neither can we! 

Get your chocolate bunnies out and easter eggs hidden because April is not only school holidays, but also Easter Bunny season. Expect a month full of chocolatey goodness and highly entertaining  family fun.

Read on for our round up of the best events and attractions of the month. 

We hope you have a wonderful Easter break with your families! 

Casey Green Living Festival 2022
Casey Green Living Festival 2022

When: Wednesday, 2nd April

Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Cost: Free entry

Where: Bunjil Place

Come join us to learn how we can all live a more sustainable lifestyle as a community!

With expert presentations, workshops, stalls and kids activities, this event has something for everyone. Especially with free entry and a family friendly environment, we encourage you all to come along. 

The Casey Green Living Festival is a community initiative to boost our sustainability efforts and turn our eco-living habits into a lifestyle. 

Stallholder applications for the Green Living in Casey Festival are now open.

For further details and updates visit: https://www.casey.vic.gov.au/casey-green-living-festival-2022

Cranbourne Girl Guides Mothers Day and Easter Market

Cranbourne Girl Guides Mothers Day and Easter Market

When: Wednesday, 2nd April

Where: Cranbourne Girl Guide Hall

Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Cost: Free entry

You’re invited to our Cranbourne Girl Guides market – one of Australia’s largest volunteer organisations for girls and women.

These girl guides develop confidence, self-reliance, learn team building and leadership skills – all while making new friends and having fun. As a community, the City of Casey takes pride in young initiative and women empowerment. 

Some stalls will include candles, crystals, handmade jewellry, face-painting, items for the kids and pets too! A Devonshire Tea will be hosted by the lovely Campbell Trefoil Guild also. 

The best surprise for last – there will also be a special visit from the Easter Bunny! 

Come down with family and friends to support our girl guides and see what our stall holders have to offer. 

The 13-Storey Treehouse LIVE

The 13-Storey Treehouse LIVE

Where: Bunjil Place Theatre

When: Sunday 3 & Monday 4 April 2022

Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm (Sun) and 10:30am – 11:30am (Mon)

Cost: $16

A live production and first-ever show of the award-winning ‘The 13-Storey Treehouse’.

The ultra-brilliant and super-famous characters, Andy and Terry are bringing their story to life in an exclusive production that’s guaranteed to make you laugh your socks off. 

Perfect for children aged 6-12 and adults of all ages, this play is based on Andy Griffith’s and Terry Dentons best-selling book which returns on stage following their previous sold out seasons at various theatres Australia wide and the Sydney Opera House. 

Your kids and family will be begging to go to this! Definitely a show you can’t miss – take our word for it! 

Tickets like these won’t be around for long. Be sure to secure yours before they sell out here: https://tickets.bunjilplace.com.au/overview/6753

Night Mode: Cycle of Life edition


Night Mode: Cycle of Life edition

Where: Bunjil Place: Plaza, Gallery, Library, Foyer

When: Thursday 7 April, 2022

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00-pm 

Cost: Free entry – bookings essential

An adults arts evening that explores all things life and death with innovative programs and talks.

With exclusive after-hours access to Bunjil Place exploring ‘One foot on the ground, one foot in the water’, adult art-making, drinks at bar prices, food, new live music, Library programs and book nooks, plus more.

The whole evening is carefully planned down to the very last minute full of entertaining events where you’re guaranteed to have a great time.

There are also some incredible picnic packs a pre-order food which are available to order at the time of registration.


  • 6.00 – 8.30pm: Café open – Foyer
  • 6.00 – 9.00pm: 
  • Bar Open – Foyer
  • Drop-in art-making workshops – Foyer
  • Exhibition: One foot on the ground, one foot in the water – Gallery
  • Exhibition: Emergent 2021: Graduate Showcase – Studio
  • Library Book Nook – Library 
  • Exhibition: Look into my Eyes – Library 
  • Outdoor Lounge – Reading Garden 
  • Outdoor screen program – Plaza
  • 6.00 – 7.30pm: Live DJ set – Foyer
  • 7.15 – 7.45pm: Art talk – Gallery
  • 8.00 – 9.00pm: Live DJ set – Foyer
  • 8.15 – 8.45pm: Artist conversation – Library

Tickets are sure to sell out fast, so be sure to secure yours early via: https://tickets.bunjilplace.com.au/6997/7006


Our go-to, no-bake Easter treats


Our go-to, no-bake Easter treats

Treat yourself this Easter with a delicious, family-favourite no-bake Easter egg marshmallow slice. Picture rocky road with an easter twist full of biscuit, marshmallows and chocolate, whilst topped off with Cadbury Speckled Eggs. 

10 Ingredients

  • 250g packet malt biscuits
  • 150g butter, melted
  • 280g packet marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 200g block milk chocolate, chopped
  • 100g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 190g packet raspberry lollies, halved
  • 140g packet Maltesers
  • 2/3 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 x 125g packets of Cadbury speckled mini eggs


5 easy steps

Step 1

Grease an 18cm x 28cm (base) rectangular slice pan. Line base and sides with baking paper, extending paper 2cm above edges of pan.

Step 2

Using a food processor, process biscuits until finely chopped. Add butter. Process until well combined. Press mixture evenly over base of prepared pan. Refrigerate.

Step 3

Meanwhile, place marshmallows and milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 6 to 8 minutes or until melted and smooth. Working quickly, pour marshmallow mixture over prepared base, levelling top with a spatula. Tap base of pan on bench to remove any large air bubbles. Stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Step 4

Place milk and dark chocolates in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100%), stirring with a metal spoon every 30 seconds, for 1 to 2 minutes or until melted and smooth. Set aside for 15 minutes to cool.

Step 5

Combine raspberry lollies, Maltesers, coconut and 3/4 of 1 packet of eggs in a bowl. Add 1/2 of the cooled chocolate mixture. Toss well to coat. Spoon mixture evenly over marshmallow mixture. Drizzle remaining chocolate mixture over egg mixture to cover completely. Decorate with remaining eggs. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until set. Cut slice into squares. Serve.

We hope this kicks off your Easter season! Enjoy!


ROSS Music and Arts Festival

ROSS Music and Arts Festival

Where: Bunjil Place Theatre

When: Saturday 16 April 2022

Time: 5:00pm

Cost: Tickets start at $25

Australia’s first annual South-Sudanese led Music and Arts Festival 

The Rise of South Sudan (ROSS) is a festival with a strong intention to bring high-quality entertainment to suburbia. It is a multi-artform experience that seamlessly weaves over 13 acts of various forms including: Poets, Dancers, Rappers, Singers, Visual artists.

Bunjil Place is proud and honoured to host ROSS this year and encourage everyone to come along. This is a family-friendly event that showcases emerging and established talent within the South-Sudanese community in Victoria. 

To book your tickets and announcements for the 2022 line-up, visit: 



Blowin’ In The Wind – a salute to the Anzacs and Vietnam Veterans

Blowin’ In The Wind – a salute to the Anzacs and Vietnam Veterans

Where: Old Cheese Factory 

When: Friday 29 April 2022

Time: 10:30am – 11:50am

Cost: starts at $20

Dedicated and in hour of the 60th Anniversary of Australia’s first involvement in the Vietnam War (1962-2022), Bunjil Place Theatre is holding a production of Blowin’ In The Wind.

This production captures and recounts the various songs, stories and laughter that came from WW1, WW2 and the Vietnam War. With many great singers honoured in the show such as Dame Vera Lynn, The Andrew Sisters, Bob Dylan, Normie Rowe, The Sapphires and many more, this musical tribute is set to be one of the concert highlights of 2022.

Join us in remembrance to our loyal soldiers and embrace our country within this community acclaimed production as a symbolic tribute to our veterans. 

To secure your tickets in time, visit:  https://tickets.bunjilplace.com.au/6696/6699