More entertainment and activities added to #NHCSydney line-up

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In a program replete with engaging and challenging sessions, we are pleased to provide NHC delegates with a host of entertainment and relaxation options to enhance the Conference experience. We’re thrilled to announce that a variety of creative and talented artists and practitioners have joined the National Housing Conference street choir logo 205 x 180

The Sydney Street Choir brings their harmonious tones to #NHCSydney.

The Sydney Street Choir is a passionate and supportive musical community that aims to empower those who have experienced hardship or disadvantage by providing them with a therapeutic musical program that promotes social skills, independence and management.

Formed in 2001, the Choir is a group of musicians with an active performance schedule that regularly takes them on tours to the Northern Territory, Melbourne and regional NSW.

As a special treat and an opportunity to recharge, we have organised the fantastic team at Holistic Services Group to provide massages to delegates.

Massage is one of the oldest healing traditions and produces many benefits. Massage reduces stress, fatigue, muscle tension, and relieves mild to severe headaches. It’s also a great source of improving mental focus and concentration along with heightening mental alertness, so it’s the perfect way to get the most out of your Conference experience!

The Holistic Services Group are offering five minute massages at the National Housing Conference – this is a great opportunity to take the time to relax, refresh and rejuvenate during the Conference.

Massage sessions will be available during the morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea breaks on both Thursday and Friday in the Exhibition Precinct. The seated massages will be conducted by two professional masseuses and will be held on the HSG adjustable chairs and will aid in leaving delegates aligned and energised.

Adding an arty slant to #NHCSydney, the artistic talents of a number of Bridge Housing’s creative tenants will be on display in the bustling Exhibition Precinct.

The artists work in a variety of mediums, ranging from ceramics to print and acrylic paintings. The five featured artists have diverse backgrounds and bring a richness of experience to their finished works. The works touch on a wide array of topics, from mental illness to life under occupation in Palestine.

A number of the artists have discovered the therapeutic benefits associated with creating their own unique works of art and the processes involved in painting, moulding, and creating.

Ceramic artist, Ray, has found a renewed sense of purpose and strength through his art therapy classes and his creative pursuits.

‘Art brings meaning to my life,’ Ray said.

‘My goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover beauty of different forms and colours,’ he said.

The artwork will be showcased and will be available for purchase throughout the entire Conference period.hpb-sml

Rounding out the entertainment offerings is the dynamic Hot Potato Band who are bringing their unique sound to the Official Welcome Function. This vibrant and energetic 11-piece brass band has become one of the most celebrated street and stage performance groups in Australia and they’re sure to put a smile on your face.

The Hot Potato Band combines world influences such as ska, blues, afro-Cuban pop, reggae and folk into a New Orleans-inspired brass band with a distinctly Australian edge. We’re thrilled that the talented crew are sharing their dynamic tunes in the Exhibition Precinct of NHC 2017 this November!

Entertainment will feature over the three days of stimulating headline speakers, panel discussions and workshops at #NHCSydney. These activities join our existing line up of Conference activities.

Take a look at the full conference program for full details on these performances and all conference sessions.