Surrey Hills Music Festival

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The Surrey Hills Music Festival has always been the premier community music event in the area. Starting quite a few years ago as a multi-arts festival, this will be it’s sixth year as a dedicated music festival – yet it is so much more than that! Workshops, food, dance and community are some of the many elements that come together to create this inclusive, engaging festival which takes place right here in the heart of Surrey Hills. 

Friday 13 & 20 November @ Surrey Hills railway station with Bohemian Nights and Gabriel Simbine the African drummer Join us on the outbound platform of the Surrey Hills railway station for some great gypsy jazz music and some incredible African drumming and dance. Try out the "Sounds of Surrey Hills" interactive audio experience and get some information about the festival too.

Friday 20 November The Music Festival begins with it's usual bang! We take the period charm of the hall at Our Holy Redeemer in Mont Albert and add some invigorating music, some tasty snacks, some delicious beverages and a whole night of excitement. Featuring International Soul Diva "Chelsea Wilson" with her deep soul band to get your ears open and your feet tapping. Then it's the funky boogaloo beats of The Riot Squad playing the syncopated sax riffs that pack the dance floor and get you feeling joyful.Doors & bar opens at 7.30pm, with concert at 8pm. Delicious antipasto plate, estate wine and beer on sale. Tickets: Adult $30, Concession $26 from TryBooking.

Saturday 21 November The Festival continues with free performances across multiple stages. An eclectic variety of acts will appear with the program featuring the range and calibre of artists that has characterised the Surrey Hills Music Festival in the past.Music and refreshments will continue on into the evening. Multi-stage music, dance, craft and workshop events, children's activities all presented free to the public. Download your printable program 

Three local cafes are also hosting musicians: Cafe 131, will have John Singer playing at 2.30pm, Bistro Chez Nous will have Amie Brulee singing at 12noon and Reunion Cafe will have dinner & the lovely jazz tones of Suzanne Peterson (bookings direct on 9836 1442).

Sunday 22 November The Neighbourhood Centre forecourt comes alive with music as the Gospel morning gets under way at 11am. The Yarra Gospel Choir, the Mood Swing Choir and the incredible Meg Corson. Plus many others to keep your sacred Sunday full of soul.

Zimt Cafe @ 2pm Ade Ishs Trio playing original contemporary jazz music by bandleader/composer/pianist Ade Ishs, known for his lyrical, emotive, and atmospheric style.

Where are we? Events will be central to the Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre, 157 Union Rd, just near the railway station.

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What you will learn
  • Have a go at a new instrument - drumming, pan pipes or ukulele
  • Enjoy the amazing line up of diverse music on offer
  • Connect with others in your local community
What you will get
  • A fun, free, social day out enjoying fantastic music locally.

What to wear


Activities for everyone: health and wellbeing, leisure and learning, social activities and volunteer opportunities and children's programs.

The Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre Inc (the Centre) was founded in 1978 at the initiative of local residents and was registered as an Incorporated Association in 1996. The Centre is located at 157 Union Road and an adjoining property at 1 Bedford Avenue. All our facilities are leased from the City of Boroondara.

Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre was founded in 1978 as a friendly, inclusive and welcoming meeting place where people could come together to share experiences and skills.The Centre offers a wide range of programs and activities run by friendly and knowledgeable teachers, at affordable prices.

The Centre is a overseen by a Committee of Management, and receives funding support from the City of Boroondara, the Department of Planning and Community Development with the remainder of the Centre’s income generated by fees from programs and venue hire.

We have many active volunteers supporting the activities of the Centre and social activities to help you connect with your local community. Call 9890 2467 or email: to find out more.

The Surrey Hills Heritage Collection at the Centre, is open for viewing on Mondays.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre or organised by Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre.


I agree to give Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre classes and events or on Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre's premises. (For use of Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre marketing materials).


Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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