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KRA Free Long Lunch Festival

The KRA are turning 40 and we are having a party. Come and celebrate with us on Sunday the 12th November in Borthwick Park where we will be hosting a long lunch picnic in Borthwick Park. There will be music and raffles and fun for the kids. Get excited for what will be a fantastic public event for the residents of Kensington.

The event is FREE but we still need people to register. Secure your place at the table HERE

There is also a free raffle with heaps of great prizes drawn on the day. Details below.

Details of the event are as follows:

Celebrating the cultures of Kensington and our 40-year anniversary

12 noon to 5:00 pm

Borthwick Park, Thornton Street, Kensington


The KRA is celebrating its 40-year anniversary in November and in recognition of our achievements and special cultural diversity, we are hosting a free long-lunch festival entitled Cultures of Kensington.

The one-day festival will celebrate the wonderful diversity of our neighbourhood, with an afternoon full of great entertainment, food from around the world and activities for the kids.

Long trestle tables will be placed end-to-end in Borthwick Park, complete with tablecloths and chairs All you need to do is bring a shared plate from your cultural background and if you want to, dress the part as well. 

For those of you who can't bring a plate or are extra hungry, the Rotary Club of Norwood will be on hand with a Vietnamese and German BBQ selling Banh Mi, sausages and soft drink for a good cause. 

How does the lunch work?

1.Bring a plate of food from your cultural background and add it to the communal food table

2.Grab a place at our long lunch table. You can store your drinks in the ice provided

3.Help yourself to the food brought in for everyone to share

4.Enjoy a fabulous lunch with your neighbours!




Here’s the entertainment line-up:


12:00 noon – Kensi Ukes 

1:00 - Kensington & Norwood Brass Band

2:30– Native Animal Capers

3:00– Kensi String Trio

3:30 – Open Mike (bring your instruments!)

Win with our free Raffle:

Local businesses have donated $1000 worth of prizes for those who pre-register for this free event and attend on the day. 


To book your free registration, click HERE


Thank you to our supporters:

Karl Chehade Dry Cleaning

My Dentist

Rotary Club of Norwood

Solomons Flooring

Taste of Nepal

The Kensi Hotel

The Marryatville Hotel

The Rising Sun

The Robin Hood

Heart and Soul Interiors



Kensington Day of Garage Sales – Register Now

If you haven’t registered for our 2016 Day of Garage Sales on Saturday 24th September, it is not too late but you need to act now so that you don’t miss out on the opportunity to participate. Please download the form provided and return it to the KRA.

By concentrating a number of garage sales across Kensington on the day we attract hundred of interested buyers. It has become a well know event and buyers come from all over the metropolitan area. We make it easy for you. Simply, register. We provide advertising the week before and on the day, and through our posters.

On the day we provide you with a poster for your home. We hand out maps with details of each garage sale and post the details on our website. Most importantly, we protect our sellers from early morning callers by not handing out maps before 8:00am.

You have the option of holding a garage sale at your home at a cost of $15 or if you only have a few items to sell and want to join others in Pioneer Park, you may have your own table in the park for only $5.

If you have a few unwanted items and you don’t want to bother with your own sale, you may donate them to the Girl Guides who will be set up in Pioneer Park. Email us if you have such items.

We also welcome participants who would like to sell food and drinks during the morning.

To register, simply complete the registration form in the latest newsletter or download here and return to our Secretary together with the required payment.

Please note that to end the day, the Kensington Hotel is hosting a happy hour from 5-6pm, with special priced drinks and nibbles. It is likely that some members will stay on for dinner at the hotel.

Early Painters of Kensington - Monday 17th November 2014

To celebrate the 175th anniversary of settlement of Kensington village.

  • Historian Denise Schumann speaks about the early painters of Kensington.
  • St Matthews Hall, 67 Bridge Street, Kensington (Kensington Road end)
  • Monday 17th November, 7:30pm.
  • To be held in conjunction with our 2014 AGM.
  • Evening to be concluded with our traditional scrumptious KRA supper.

Annual General Meeting - Monday 17th November 2014

  • St Matthews Hall, 67 Bridge Street, Kensington (Kensington Road end)
  • Monday 17th November, 7:30pm.
  • An opportunity for all Kensington residents to share priorities and local concerns and set the directions for 2015.
  • Come and have your say and vote for those you want to represent your community.
  • Guest Speaker Historian Denise Schumann speaks about the early painters of Kensington (see item below).
  • Evening to be concluded with our traditional scrumptious KRA supper.