Busking workshops now on at Stockland Baldivis

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A busking workshop will be held on November 17 at Stockland Baldivis.
Camera IconA busking workshop will be held on November 17 at Stockland Baldivis. Credit: lecreusois/Pixabay (user lecreusois)

Calling all aspiring musicians: busking workshops are now on at Stockland Baldivis

The workshops will be run by The Dead Abigails vocalist and guitarist Carl Fiddler and will be a chance for local performers to show their talent to the public.

“Being a good performer is half ability and half confidence,” Fiddler said.

“This workshop aims at helping you feel more comfortable when you perform so you can focus on your performance, which will in turn boost your confidence.

“The role music plays in our life is much more than just a source of entertainment or escapism. Music is a way of expressing our feelings and emotions.

“It is a powerful therapy tool that offers relief and reduces stress and is a vehicle for identity and expression like no other. Collectively, the music ecosystem generates rich social, cultural and economic benefits.”

Local musician Samodya Peiris has registered to attend the workshop and said providing more opportunities for performers was an important part of creating thriving cultural and social spaces for the community to enjoy.

“Music has been my hobby, love and passion since childhood. I have always wanted to show today’s society that music isn’t just entertainment, but it’s also something that is healthy for our communities,” Peiris said.

“Busking in Baldivis will not only showcase my talents and increase my exposure, but it’ll also allow me to use my music to bring people together and connect with our diverse community.”

Stockland Baldivis centre manager Clare Riley said buskers “contribute to the character and vitality of our places” and live entertainment and cultural events were a great way to enrich public areas.

“Stockland is excited about showcasing local talent to our customers and creating vibrant spaces at Baldivis for our community,” Ms Riley said.

“Providing workshops and pitches for buskers is just one way that we’re supporting local performers.”

Performers can visit the Stockland Baldivis website to register to attend a busking workshop and receive their permits. The next busking workshop will be held on November 17 at 3.30pm. All successful applicants will also receive a $20 Stockland gift card.

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