On Friday 21st October, the Mayfield Business Association in partnership with Newcastle City Council held the inaugural Illuminate Mayfield Block Party. The evening was an outstanding success, celebrating music, art, food and community.
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Mayfield's first grass-roots urban revitalisation Better Block, took place in the sunshine on Saturday 21 May and it was a grand success! The Mayfield Business Association (This Is Mayfield), in collaboration with CycleSafe Network and Remake Creative Resource Centre, hosted a fantastic community event that was very well attended by locals and the greater Newcastle community alike. The Mayfield Better Block showcased the talents of Mayfield businesses, residents and community organisations.
Opened by the Awabakal singer/dancers, it was a thoroughly enjoyable day that showcased many Mayfield business, talent and organisations. In a celebration of our wonderful cultural diversity here in Mayfield, there was a myriad of delicious, mouthwatering foods on offer from the Islamic Centre (who also hosted an open day all day), The Bhakti Tree, Rotary Club of Newcastle Enterprise, A Little Bit Of Spain and Afghani Kebabs.
Mayfield's own England Purton Dance Academy provided 3 dance shows, and local young talent Olivia and Bailey Clarke as well as Zac Sharah entertained us all day with their beautiful music from the custom-made stage that was hand built by the Waratah Mayfield Men's Shed & painted by local artist Jessica Miller. Mayfield's own The Bhakti Tree cafe even led us in public Kirtan and meditation!
Punters lazed around on arm chairs in the middle of the closed-to-traffic Victoria Street and under the new Thomas Jackson mural on the gorgeous greenspace. The Victoria Street greenspace was cleared, cleaned, repaired & tidied by Newcastle City Council & the mural made possible by an NCC Make Your Own Place grant.
We had a great lineup of guest speakers educating us on a range of interesting topics:
There were stalls featuring a great range of local businesses and organisations:
Mayfield's Acrobat Removals assisted greatly by loaning and transporting furniture & materials to transform Victoria Street and the Dora St carpark into social leisure spaces with lounges, flooring and games. Many local residents volunteered their time, expertise and energy to bring the Mayfield Better Block to you - we say a very , very special thank you to them.
We are excited and delighted about the success of the first Mayfield Better Block, and we hope it will be the first in many collaborative urban revitalisation projects hosted by The Mayfield Business Association. Would you like to be involved in our next adventure? Let us know by completing this contact form below:
Do you work in an organisation or business in Mayfield, or that services the Mayfield area?
Join us on May 11 to enjoy a relaxed before-work get together.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast made fresh by our hosts The Bhakti Tree Vegetarian Café, while catching up with other business managers and local representatives from right here in Mayfield.
Guest Speaker Megan Sharkey (BSc, MPlan, MSusD), Environmental Officer at the UoN, will
join us to talk about town revitalisation, renewal and how you can get involved in the urban
and future-planning of our Mayfield business precinct.