St Kilda News turns 5

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SKN_5th_Birthday_Donna_Killeen_WEB_20St Kilda is famous for her colourful and all-embracing community. What better moment to bathe in the St Kilda spirit than at the fifth year celebration of her own independent voice . . . St Kilda News – by the people, for the people . . .

We organised a community soiree to mark the 5th year of St Kilda’s Community Newspaper last month at Saint Martins Place.

SKN_5th_Birthday_Donna_Killeen_WEB_31We celebrated with a bevie from our friends at Crittenden Estate Wines, some fine food canapés and bites provided and prepared by Crazy Dragon and Yarra Valley Farms graciously served by the scrumptious hosts from Primal People.

We enjoyed some live bluesy funk with Erik Parker brought to us by Jam Studio Music to warm us up before our main performance troupe.

SKN_5th_Birthday_Donna_Killeen_WEB_45Coming together for this one occasion, the very talented… Nikki Nichols (vocals-John Farnham, Kylie Minogue)… Adrian Scott (keyboards- Air Supply, Kylie Minogue)… Theo Mann (guitar- The Ideals)… Rick Petropoulos (bass- The Ferrets)… Alex Formossa (drums- Ian Moss, Paul Kelly, Jenny Morris) played a few numbers for us centre stage.

SKN_5th_Birthday_Donna_Killeen_WEB_58We were awed by the spectacular aerial & roving performances from Aerial Empire and Lamplight Circus and to cap the night off, DJ Skills presented Syme Tollens who layed down some unique beats for our audible pleasures all with an array of great people to interact and socialise with.

SKN_5th_Birthday_Donna_Killeen_WEB_61Keeping in with our community spirit, our night also incorporated a “silent auction” raising funds for 2 of our local, not for profit support organisations, who together express the broad spectrum and diversity of St Kilda life – ‘St Kilda Mums‘ (a hub of activity providing support to new parents facing financial hardship) and ‘St Kilda Gatehouse‘ (an all embracing support centre for street based sex workers).

SKN_5th_Birthday_Donna_Killeen_WEB_129With over $3000 pledged by local businesses and supporters who have put up their hands kindly donating services and wares for the ‘silent auction’ fund-raiser ranging from dinner & drinks packages to Thai massage, domestic lighting to event/party hire equipment, a DJ course to flower arrangements, car-care servicing packages and much more.

SKN_5th_Birthday_Donna_Killeen_WEB_189We at SKN would like to acknowledge and thank our Affiliates, Sponsors, Contributors and Supporters who have come together making this community possible . . .

Thanks for coming!
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Entertainment:
~Erik Parker

~Nikki Nichols (vocals-John Farnham, Kylie Minogue)… Adrian Scott (keyboards- Air Supply, Kylie Minogue)… Theo Mann (guitar- The Ideals)… Rick Petropoulos (bass- The Ferrets)… Alex Formossa (drums- Ian Moss, Paul Kelly, Jenny Morris)

~Aerial Empire

~Lamplight Circus

~Syme Tollens

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Following are some of our event Sponsors.
Show your support by visiting their websites and businesses . . .

Open News Group – www.opennews.com
Saint Martins Place – www.saintmartinsplace.com.au
BluAfterGlow Event Production – www.facebook.com/BluAfterGlow
Crazy Dragon – www.crazydragon.com.au
Crittenden Estate Wines – www.crittendenwines.com.au
Yarra Valley Farms – www.yarravalleyfarms.com.au
Primal People – www.facebook.com/PrimalPeople
Lamplight Circus – www.facebook.com/LamplightCircus
Jam Studio Music – www.jamstudiomusic.com.au
Aerial Empire – www.aerialempire.net

Following are some of our Fund-raiser contributors.
Show your support by visiting their websites and businesses . . .

AV FX – www.avfx.com.au
Beacon Lighting (St Kilda) – www.beaconlighting.com.au
DJ Skills – www.djskills.com.au
Chapel Corner Tyres (GoodYear Autocare) – www.chapelcornertyres.com
Jam Studio Music – www.jamstudiomusic.com.au
Melbourne Electric Bicycles – www.melbourneelectricbicycles.com.au
The Vineyard – www.thevineyard.com.au

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