events and activities


The ‘Don’t Need Drinks to Dance’ event courtesy of funding from FRRR Heywire and the Sorell Council, was held on Saturday night and wow what a success!  This event was coordinated by Nell Degrassi on behalf of Okines Community House and incorporated some very impressive VJ, DJ, art installation and dance skills.  This event and the workshops leading up to it, were all part of a strategy to offer young people in Tasmania opportunities to experience the dance and festival scene in a safe, supported environment; free of alcohol and drugs.

The event also provided the opportunity for young people to develop performance and event management skills.   It was great to see young people have the chance to be part of the creative side of an event such as this and we wish to thank the members of the Okines Youth Committee for their wonderful efforts.  Thanks also to Dom Parker (DJ) and Logan Wade (VJ) for their support in providing workshops prior to the event as well as on the night.  The entire event was the brain child of Nell Degrassi and Okines would like to acknowledge the amount of time and effort Nell has put into creating such a fabulous event.   Keep an eye out for similar events in the very near future.

Below are a sample of the photos from the event and we look forward to providing more over the coming days.

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Call out to all teenagers interested in having a great time without drugs or alcohol – don’t miss the ‘Don’t Need Drinks to Dance’ youth dance party featuring electronic music, live performers, art installations and a visual light show being held at the Dodges Ferry School Gym from 5pm to 9pm on Saturday the 8th October 2016.


  • Please note the previously advertised free bus from Midway Point will not be available to this event due to minimal bookings for this service.


It’s not too late to become involved – if you are interested in learning how to create the kind of art installations that you would see at music festivals and dance events we encourage you to come along to the workshops  being held at Okines Community House in Dodges Ferry from 10am to 3pm on Sunday 2nd, Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th of October.  These workshops are open to all ages and you will  need to bring lunch and refreshments with you.




School holidays are just around the corner and courtesy of Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) Okines are offering ‘Cooking for Kids’ classes ages 7 upwards.   Classes will be held on Thursday the 29th of September and Thursday 6th of October from 10am to 1pm at a cost of $5 per session.


Awesome drug and alcohol free event for teenagers thanks to funding from  FRRR HEYWIRE and the Sorell Council. Festival atmosphere showcasing talented VJs and DJS, dance performers, visual art installation and much more.

SATURDAY 8TH OCT 2016 –  5PM – 9PM


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