August 28, 2023

Tickets go on sale

Tickets are now on sale to two of the biggest events of this year’s Art of the Minds Festival in October.

The first of these will be the Shimmer & Shake fundraiser, which organisers are describing as “a mind, heart and body charity ball”.

One in five Australian adults experience a common mental illness each year, and the October 7 event – which marks the beginning of National Mental Health Week – will be a fun and inspired evening promoting mental health in our community.

All proceeds go to the festival’s official 2023 benefactor, Foundation 61.

Danni Synot will speak at the ball, which will have Wes Cusworth as MC.

Ms Synot is the founder and chief executive officer of Australian charity Brave Enough, presenter of the award-winning Beyond the Search series, and the host of the Big Brave Life radio show, which airs nationally across Australia.

She is a dynamic preacher, television, radio and podcast presenter and has featured on various networks around the globe, and is also a Christian speaker and qualified counsellor.

The event will also award the best boss in town by recognising and celebrating a local business or organisation with this year’s Mental Wellbeing Community Award.

Tickets to the ball include a three-course gourmet dinner and drinks package, live music by Lukey Luke & The Dukes, a surprise dance performance by the Shimmer Troupe, live auctions and raffles.

More event information here.

Read full Surf Coast Times story here.

Photo credit: Glenn Manton will be the headline speaker at the second Big Boys Breakfast, part of this year’s Art of the Minds Festival. Photo: SUPPLIED

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Surf Coast Shire Council Acknowledges the Wadawurrung People, and Gulidjan and Gadubanud Peoples of the Eastern Maar, their Elders and leaders past, present and emerging as the Traditional Owners of the skies, land, waters and sea country across our municipality. We acknowledge their care and custodianship for more than 60,000 years, which continues today. We walk with them as we respectfully care for and tread lightly on these lands. We also extend that respect to all First Nations people who are part of the community.