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Welcome to Autumn!

February 28, 2022 in News

Can you believe Summer is already over and we are now in autumn?! However, fortunately, our thriving community puts on exciting things for us to enjoy no matter the season, which are culture-rich and diverse.

From food festivals and arts, to music, comedy and a kids carnival, there is an abundance of events and attractions for the whole family to enjoy.  

Read on to see our wrap up of our favourite events for the month.



Gardening for Birds and Bees and Companion Planting 


When: Thursday, 3rd March

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Cost: $5.00

Where: Old Cheese Factory 


Join us at the Old Cheese Factory for a morning filled with greenery and smiles. 

Companion Planting is now an incredibly popular practice for those beginning gardening, right up to large-scale agriculture. Companion Planting involves the growing of plants together with the intention that they will assist each other in some way – like improving growth, enhancing flavour, fixing nitrogen, or attracting beneficial insects like bees. 

This great event will teach you how to attract those birds and bees to your garden, to ensure your garden is pollinated all year round, in addition to educating you on habitats, plant selection, insects and more! 

For ticketing information and further details visit:  https://www.casey.vic.gov.au/events/gardening-birds-bees-companion-planting 



Global Flavour Feast 


When: Friday 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th March
Where: Bunjil Place Plaza

Time: 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Cost: Free entry


Friday night dinners are sorted with Bunjil Place Plaza’s – Global Flavour Feast 2022.

On every Friday night throughout March, the Global Flavour Feast will see you enjoy delicious foods from around the globe on your back doorstep, as you celebrate south-east Melbourne’s rich diversity of food and culture, and sample cuisines from India, Africa, Asia, Europe and more.

You can also immerse yourself in cultural performances, workshops, cooking demonstrations, food trucks and films. 

There is something to excite everyone at this family friendly festival of tasty dishes and fun activities. You won’t want to miss out on this one!

For more information visit: https://www.bunjilplace.com.au/global-flavour-feast-22



Casey Food and Wine Festival

Where: Old Cheese Factory
When: Sunday, 6th March
Time: 1:00pm – 7:00pm
Cost: $10.00

Head on down to the picturesque grounds of the Old Cheese Factory and take your taste buds on a journey at the Casey Food and Wine Festival. 

Bringing a range of local and regional producers, wineries, cider houses, gourmet food, cheese and cake suppliers and gourmet products, the festival invites you to immerse yourself in unique culinary experiences and continue supporting producers who have worked so hard to be there for us throughout these challenging times. 

You can enjoy journeying through the stalls or visit the workshops and demonstrations throughout the festival. For tickets and further information, head to: https://www.casey.vic.gov.au/events/casey-food-wine-festival


Cadd and Morris 

Where: Bunjil Place Theatre

When: Friday, 11th March

Time: 7:30pm 

Cost: $65.00


Brian Cadd and Russel Morris’ lifelong friendship brings the infamous Brussell A night filled with laughter, mockery and a relentless sequence of hit songs. 

Never scared to take a jab at each other, on or off the stage, their friendship will leave you laughing about the Brussel banter, all whilst being treated to a dose of Australian rock history. Both Cadd and Morris both had their first hits in the ‘60s, joining together from the ‘70s through to the 21st century. They continue to deliver relevant new music and are about to step into the Roaring ‘20s with their new show! 

This show delivers a lifetime of original music and the appreciation of two people whose professional and personal lives are so aligned. Book your tickets now for this iconic performance. 

For ticketing and further information, visit: https://www.bunjilplace.com.au/cadd-morris


Melbourne International Comedy Festival – Neighbourhood Sessions 


Where: Bunjil Place Studio 

When: Saturday, 19th March 

Time: 7:30pm 

Cost: $35.00


This Saturday 19th March, watch as Bunjil Place comes alive with Neighbourhood Sessions – showcasing some of the biggest names in comedy alongside the country’s best new talent. 

Hosted by the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the sessions are stepping out of the CBD and being held in some of Melbourne’s favourite local venues, such as Bunjil Place for one roaringly entertaining night out. See some of the best acts the festival has to offer, filled with all the crowd favourites. 

These shows will keep you laughing all the (short) way home! 

Tickets are sure to sell out fast, so be sure to secure yours early via: https://www.bunjilplace.com.au/melbourne-international-comedy-festival-neighbourhood-sessions


Casey Kids Carnival  


Where: Old Cheese Factory 

When: Saturday, 19th March

Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm 

Cost: Free entry 


The annual Casey Kids Carnival is back! 

As one of the most popular annual events, this very fun day out offers free activities for families. Enjoy live performances, rides, interactive games, roving entertainers, face painters, arts and crafts and live animals. The carnival promotes accessibility, encourages physical activity, open-ended learning and creative active community ties. 

Make sure you keep the date free and head down for an event jam-packed with family fun! 

For further information, head to: https://www.casey.vic.gov.au/events/casey-kids-carnival


Boomerang Bags 


Where: Cranbourne West Community Hub 

When: Every Friday

Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm 

Cost: Free entry 


Join in every Friday for a morning filled with crafts, whilst doing your part to stop single plastic use and pollution! 

The Boomerang Bags workshop, held at Cranbourne West Community Hub, is inviting everyone with a spare few hours up their sleeve to sew some lovely bags, be creative, get social and encourage sustainability. Boomerang Bags are reusable shopping bags made from recycled and unwanted fabric from community volunteers. 

It is the perfect opportunity to connect and empower your local community and tackle plastic pollution at its source, together! 

For further information, head to: https://www.casey.vic.gov.au/events/boomerang-bags