Expo Stars!

Cute Expo Stars, tomorrow at the free Humans in Geelong Expo, Geelong Racecourse 10-3pm. Read a story to pretty Penny the Story Dog and listen to local children’s author Kaye Baillie at 10.30am. Meet Elaine’s chooks Pom Pom and Squiggles in Room 3 upstairs at 11am. Roaming Reptiles, in the Briseis Exhibitors space. Jarrah the wonder dog performs tricks at 1pm.

Anna and Olaf from Frozen from 11-1pm. Roving magic by Dazzling Dan from 1pm. The Mik Mak’s at 2pm. Storytime on the hour in the Geelong Libraries Chill Out space. Mini train, kids crafts, wooden toy making, henna, jumping castles and free family passes to see Western United. Heaps for the adults too. Full Program: www.humansingeelong.com/humans-in-geelong-expo-2021/

Victorian Government rules for events are that everyone needs to show they are double vaccinated. Bring your water bottles for the Barwon Water Refill station. Photos supplied.

Christmas gift ideas at Expo.

Christmas gift ideas at the Humans in Geelong Expo tomorrow. Chutneys, pickles, hand-made Indian crafts, Artwork, specialty clothing, sand penguin molds, books, Bellarine and Geelong Maps, succulent plants, Ballerina&me and more. Shop without the crowds in an open fun environment. Bring cash as not all stall holders can accept card.

All proceeds going to good causes. 10-3pm Geelong Racecourse.

Opportunity to help families in need through The Elf Squad, you can bring toys to donate or help in many other ways.

Victorian Government rules for events are that everyone needs to be double vaccinated.

Photo: supplied from Offspring Project, helping vulnerable women in India.

International Day for People with Disability.

Today, December 3rd, is the International Day for People with Disability (IDPwD). To celebrate, VALiD’s peer action group, the Victorian Advocacy League for Individuals with Disability, have teamed up with us to present the Kid’s Kindness Art Competition.

Kids, win one of three $100 Adventure Park vouchers. Make a Kindness Art piece, about the size of A4, it could be 2D or 3D, that you can hang from a tree or fence at the free Humans in Geelong Expo, this Sunday December 5th. Bring it along to the Geelong Racecourse and attach it on the day. Or come along and make it at VAILD’s craft table in the Briseis Stand.

Make sure you have your name, age and school name on it. You could also add a kindness/inclusiveness message.

The art pieces will be collected to be kept and distributed by the Peer Action Group.

Note: People with low mobility, there will be hoist in the easy access toilet on ground level of the Briseis Stand, opposite the stage, hired thanks to VALID’s Peer Action Group.

Expo Program: www.humansingeelong.com/humans-in-geelong-expo-2021/

Photo: Commissioned by the City of Greater Geelong, artist Mark Cuthbertson worked with artist-collaborators Robert Croft, Hannah Wilkinson, Christian Den Besten, George Macaronis and VALiD to develop the public art sculpture, based on over 85 contributions from the local community through a series of artist-led workshops. The resulting text-based works were curated by the artists and cast into the side profile of the I AM letters.

Bring on the crowds.

Bring on the crowds! The free Humans in Geelong Expo is this Sunday, 5th December at the Geelong Racecourse. PLEASE SHARE! There really is something for everyone with guest speakers, nonstop live performances, exhibitors, Christmas gift ideas, local artists and heaps of free fun for the kids.

There’s a mini train, face painting, henna, wooden toy making, Roaming Reptiles, Anna and Olf from Frozen 11-1pm, Dazzling Dan from 1pm, read to the story dogs, view the sand penguins, join in a Geelong Libraries book reading, food trucks, sausage sizzle, Barwon Water Refill station so bring your drink bottles, crafts for kids. Bring cash as not all stalls take card.

The list is too long! Check it all out: https://humansingeelong.com/humans-in-geelong-expo-2021/

Victorian Government rules are that everyone needs to be double vaccinated.

Thanks for the article Alison in the Geelong Times!


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Sand Penguins at the Expo.

Occasionally, you meet a really young person who has what I’d like to call an ‘old soul’, someone very mature & thoughtful beyond their years. I instinctively knew this applied to 8-year-old Willow, who I met a couple of years ago.

She was always writing stories, playing with her beautiful puppy Rusty & even making little signs for stall holders to put on their stalls at the local market, etc.

So, it was no surprise, that in the midst of yet another lockdown & all the frustrations & uncertain times, I saw an article showing how young Willow set out to make the people of Anglesea smile again… by making lines of sand penguins.

To cheer us all up, Willow and her sand penguins will be at the free Humans in Geelong Expo on this Sunday at the Geelong Racecourse between 10-3pm. Come say hi!

Info: Luke Richens

Expo Sunday.

It’s free, it’s this Sunday and it’s going to be a whole lot of fun! There’s something for everyone. Nonstop performances, speakers, exhibitors, artists and heaps of free fun for kids. Thanks heaps Geelong Advertiser for the article you published today on page 3.

We’ve got The Mik Maks, The Sweethearts, Anna and Olaf from Frozen, The Streets Barber, The Roaming Repitles, a mini train, food trucks and Sausage Sizzle. Artwork by @breatheablueocean and @myheadsajungle. Bring your water bottles because there will be a Barwon Water Refill Station.

VALID’s Peer Action Group have organised a hoist so people/or persons with low mobility can plan to stay at the event for an extended time if they wish.

The list is SO long. Check out the website for full details: www.humansingeelong.com/humans-in-geelong-expo-2021/

Piano Bar at the Expo.

There’s nonstop free music and dancing at next Sunday’s Humans in Geelong Expo at the Geelong Racecourse. The event runs from 10-3pm and there’s something for everyone. An addition to the live performances on the stage is that the Piano Bar Geelong will have their marquee open to show everyone what they do best. It’s located behind the Mounting Yard Bar where local artists will be exhibiting. For the full program of performers, speakers, artists, exhibitors and free fun for kids: www.humansingeelong.com/humans-in-geelong-expo-2021/

Here’s founder of Humans in Geelong, Jacqui Bennett, talking with Mitchell Dye on The Pulse about the free community event: https://mitchellsfrontpage.com/humans-in-geelong-expo-2021/

Victorian State Government rules are that everyone attending events must be double vaccinated.

Photo: Piano Bar marquee.


The Sweethearts have a reputation for sassy neo soul, punchy originals and great entertainment. The unique feature of the Sweethearts is that it constantly changes each year with new and emerging artists coming into the band and others leaving to pursue their career paths. It is made up of High School age girls. We’re thrilled to have them playing at the Humans in Geelong Expo on Sunday 5th December at 11am at the Geelong Racecourse.

To top off the live music options, the Piano Bar will be opening their marquee on the day, to show you what they do best.

Photo: Expo 2019 by Vic Downey.

The Streets Barber.

Nasir Sobhani is the Streets Barber. He gives back by cutting the hair of the people on the streets. Hear his story when he speaks at the Humans in Geelong Expo, Sunday 5th December at 11am in the Silks Dining Room at the Geelong Racecourse. It is a free community event, with something for everyone, celebrating International Volunteers Day.

Nasir was born into one of the few Iranian families living in Japan, before moving to Canada as a child. Later in life he struggled then overcame drug addiction, finding sobriety through his supportive family and friends. He’s found his passion. He loves people, he loves cutting and connecting with the hair on the streets. Now that he is sober, serving others is the best high that he has ever felt.

For the full program: https://humansingeelong.com/humans-in-geelong-expo-2021/

Victorian State Government rules are that everyone who attends an event must be double vaccinated. Photo supplied.