Mary Street Piazza Wins National Award

Our very own Mary Street Piazza received a commendation at this year’s National Awards for Planning Excellence in the Great Place category – https://www.planning.org.au/awards

The piazza was designed, built and funded by the City of Vincent. What a great job guys! Thank you!

But the piazza was also made possible by the positive feedback from the community and the hard work of the Beaufort Street Network. It is an excellent example of a local government working closely with the community to create an awesome new public space, which we can enjoy for decades to come.

The West Australian newspaper wrote about the award in this article.

If you don’t know about it, the piazza is located on the corner of Beaufort and Mary Streets in Highgate, outside the Mary Street Bakery. And this is what it looks like.

Staged on Beaufort featuring The Premiss Collective Sun 5th March 3-4pm

The Beaufort Street Network would love you to join us for the first instalment of this year’s Staged on Beaufort series, featuring The Premiss Collective.

Inspired by the neo soul influences in modern US hip hop, Premiss is an experimentation in how alternative time and harmony can influence the creative process of urban poetry.

Highly influenced by the musical language or jazz greats such as Robert Glasper, Roy Hargrove and Troy Roberts!

 

  

This free community concert will showcase a host of local talents including composer Brendan Scott Grey, Marksman Lloyd, Coin Banks, Drapht, Hyclass, Macshane and Alex Ford.

Come sample their highly eclectic mix of styles and concepts aimed at combining the chaotic beauty of a live 8-piece band with Perth’s finest story tellers.

If you like the sound of that, then we’ll hope to see you there!

When:        Sunday 5th March 3-4pm

Where:       Mary Street Piazza

 

Beaufort Street Network Annual General Meeting 2016

It’s that time of the year again when we ask our members to consider where they would like to see their Network heading and to actively get involved.

The Beaufort Street Network Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 30th November, 2016 at 6.30pm at Defectors Bar, Upstairs at Flying Scotsman, 639 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley.

All positions on the Executive Committee are open for nomination.

We need a mixed representation of business and resident members directing the Network and volunteering their services. If you feel strongly about your community, then we would urge you to nominate for one of these positions.

The current office bearers (Chair, Deputy, Secretary and Treasurer) will ensure a timely handover to new nominees so please get in touch if you have any questions whatsoever.

You need to be a paid up member to nominate, we will be sending out renewal notices this week to any expired members, if you know of someone who would love to fill a position on the Network Executive Committee and they aren’t a current member then please feel free to pass this email on and we will make sure they are in a position to nominate.

Thank you all for your support this past year and we look forward to moving into 2017 with a new Executive Committee and new members of our subsidiary committees which include Events, Membership, Marketing and BSAM (Beaufort Street Artisan Market). If you wish to sit on one of the subsidiary committees and not the main committee, we would like to hear from you.

The following positions are now open for nominations:

• Chair
• Deputy Chair
• Secretary
• Treasurer
• Eight (8) General Member Positions

Nominations must be delivered in writing and signed by the Nominee, as well as a nominator, who is a member of the Beaufort Street Network. Nominations can be delivered to:

Dale Emery,
Secretary, Beaufort Street Network
c/o Method Clothing 557 Beaufort Street

Nomination forms may be requested from hello@beaufortstreet.com.au and may also be returned to this email address.

Please note nominations must be received not less than 7 days before the day on which the Annual General Meeting is held. For further information regarding this, please contact the Beaufort Street Network Chair, Pam Herron on 0413 610660

Dogtober Dog Show Photos

October is Dogtober on Beaufort Street! The Beaufort Street Artisan Market hosted the annual Dog Show, which was a massive hit and lots of fun! Here are some of the pics.

Thanks to City of Vincent for being the major sponsor of Dogtober!

Dogtober on Beaufort Street

Dogtober on Beaufort Street is back this Sunday 9 October 2016.

dogtober-2016

Visitors will be able to have photos taken with their favourite pooches, pick up doggie treats, win raffle prices and enter the Dog Show, hosted by special guest City of Vincent Mayor, John Carey.

dogshow

There are 4 x $100 Dogtober prizes on offer in the Dog Show at 11.30am:

  • most talented dog
  • funniest dog costume,
  • biggest dog
  • smallest dog

The Beaufort Street Artisan Market is an initiative of the community-based non-profit, the Beaufort Street Network and will include all the usual products such as art, craft, food, ceramics, fashion, furniture and jewellery. It was established in 2014 to promote local artists and create a vibrant, colourful and dynamic event on Beaufort Street.

“Dogtober is one the best events on Beaufort Street”, said local dog lover, Pam Herron, Chair of the Beaufort Street Network. “We’ll have a photographer taking free photos of you and your dog and our famous Dog Show from 11.30am.

“Dogtober also supports local dog-focussed charities that will have stalls on the day”.

The free outdoor art market offers a unique chance for local creatives to display their wares in a market stall, a suitcase display or a fence display. All products are Western Australian-made, with art from the local area the top priority.

“There are lots of other markets around Perth now. But there is nothing quite like the Beaufort Street Artisan Market. It’s a very affordable way for local artisans and stallholders to find new customers and sell their products.”

“It’s one of a range of things we are doing to create a better Beaufort Street”, says Herron.

The Dogtober Artisan Market will be on from 9am to 1pm, Sunday 9 October 2016 in the Barlee Street carpark on Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley.

 

 

 

 

Staged on Beaufort Outdoor Music Events

The Network is hosting the Staged on Beaufort music series, which started on Sunday 2 October.

We have organised a series of free community concerts featuring a carefully curated and diverse selection of local artists for your entertainment pleasure! Come along and enjoy an afternoon of live music on Sunday 6th November, with the WAAPA Gospel Choir.

A special thanks to major sponsor, the City of Vincent.

staged-on-beaufort

 

The Weekend on Beaufort Street

It was a great weekend on Beaufort Street. There were tunes in the piazza, our monthly Artisan Market and the usual cool shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Plus the beautiful winter sunshine.

Here are some of the pics –

Piazza Performances this Weekend

Beaufort Street is hosting 5 FREE public performances this weekend in the Mary Street Piazza. This is a perfect lead in to the upcoming Beaufort Street Network event series to be held over summer. And there is also the Beaufort Street Artisan Market on Sunday. Here are the details.

Mary Street Piazza
Mary Street Piazza – corner Beaufort and Mary Streets, Highgate

Saturday 13 August

10am – 12 noon – Café Jazz (7 Musicians – Jazz/ Blues/ R&B)

12pm – 1pm  – Yeager Strauks (Solo – Improvised Loopy Grooves with MC/ Beatbox)

Sunday 14 August

9.30am – 11am – Taryn Ryan (Ukulele/vocals – indie/folk/covers)

12pm – 1.30pm – Laura Binding Citizens (7 Musicians – Blues & Sole)

1.30pm – 2.30pm – Taylah Cox (Solo – guitar)

9am – 1pm – Beaufort Street Artisan Market in Barlee Street carpark.

Come down and check out the action!

Thanks to the City of Vincent!

Jazz in the Mary Street Piazza
Jazz in the Mary Street Piazza