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5 March: Clean Up Australia

Clean Up Australia Day is on again in March. KRA is organising the annual volunteer clean-up of Kensington on Sunday 5th March 2023.

The main effort will be conducted from Borthwick Park, Thornton Street from 9am on Sunday, wrapping up with a BBQ lunch at noon. All welcome but let us know if you are coming for catering purposes.

For those who prefer to clean up a designated section of Kensington prior to Sunday, bags will be available for collection from Friday evening (March 3rd) from High Street, Kensington. Address provided as required.

Please register to join our clean-up by emailing Andrew at

You’ll be joining Australia’s largest community-based environmental event, held annually on the first Sunday in March. To learn more about this fabulous national institution started over 30 years ago by an Aussie bloke who just wanted to make a difference click here.

12 Feb: Working Bee

The first Borthwick Park working bee for 2023 will be held 9am-11am on Sunday 12th February. We will be spreading mulch as well as the usual tidying up and boundary patrol.

We are looking forward to seeing familiar and new faces. Morning tea provided.

Borthwick Park working bees are held on the second Sunday of the month.

5 Feb: Movie fundraiser at The Regal Theatre


Sunday 5 February 2023, 4pm – 7pm for drinks and nibbles with raffles and silent auction, following by screening of What’s Love Got To Do With It? at The Regal Theatre, 275 Kensington Road.

Swiping right has only delivered an endless stream of Mr. Wrongs for documentary-maker and dating app addict Zoe (Lily James) to the dismay of her eccentric mother Cath (Emma Thompson). For Zoe’s childhood friend and neighbour Kaz (Shazad Latif) the answer is to follow his parents’ example and opt for an arranged (or “assisted”) marriage to a bright and beautiful bride from Pakistan. As Zoe films his journey to marry a stranger, she begins to wonder if she might have something to learn from a profoundly different approach to finding love. Striking a touching balance between respect for cultural customs and belief in the power of romance What’s Love Got to Do with It? offers an impassioned take on the notion of love, romance and finding that special someone.

Here’s the official trailer!

Get your complimentary glass of wine and nibbles when doors open from 4pm. Great raffle prizes and silent auction bargains. Film starts at 5pm and finishes at 6:45pm

All profits from the event will be used to fund KRA activities and insurance premiums.

Buy your tickets now from Eventbrite or the KRA committee … and we’ll see you at the Regal Theatre on 5th February from 4pm.

    12 Dec: Carols in Kensington

    Kensington residents and friends are invited to join our annual Christmas Carolling around the streets of our suburb on Monday 12th December.

    Led by fabulous pipers and choirmaster William, we will start in the little park opposite the Kensington Hotel (intersection of Regent & Thornton Streets) at 6:45pm and end up at the Rising Sun at about 8:30pm.

    No singing talent required, just plenty of enthusiasm! Be sure to dress for the weather and consider joining the thirsty singers for a drink at the Rising Sun afterwards.

    Contact us if you’d like the carol singers to pause and sing outside your home and we’ll do our best to make it happen.

    11 Dec: Working Bee & Morning Tea

    Our next Borthwick Park working bee is set for Sunday 11th December, 9-11am.

    Can’t manage the physical work? Not to worry, just join us for a cuppa from 11am. The KRA Committee prepare tea, coffee, and a delicious spread of morning tea treats… we’d love to see you!

    For something completely different we’ll be spreading mulch 🙂 with a bit of weeding and possibly tip pruning shrubs if that’s more your thing. Jobs for all.

    Bring a friend. Bring a neighbour. Bring the kids.

    Tools and full training provided for all volunteers. Wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring your KRA volunteer vest if you have one (we will issue you with one on the day if need be).

    See you there! Call John for more info on 0422 909 710.

    28 Nov: Urban Agriculture online masterclass


    An online masterclass is being held Monday evening 28th November, 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm ACDT as part of Urban Agriculture Month.

    David Holmgren, co-originator of permaculture and author of Retrosuburbia, will explore ways we can return our food systems to suburbia.

    Registration for this session is free, but any donation made at registration will be forwarded to refugee youth-led community food and permaculture education programs.

    If you can’t make it still register and you’ll be sent the recording. Click here for event information and registration.

    21 Nov: KRA AGM

    Monday 21st November, 7:30pm start, Bethany Centre, Mary MacKillop Precinct, 4 High Street

    Annual General Meeting of the Kensington Residents’ Association followed by a free community supper

    Why come to our AGM?

    Elect our committee for 2023. Meet or renew friendships with other residents. Enjoy supper and a glass of wine.

    Guest Speakers: Joost den Hartog and Christie Anthoney share their story of establishing The Pear, a neighbourhood coffee house and meeting place in Alberton, western Adelaide. Come and be inspired by this tremendously successful example of community engagement.

    13 Nov: Plant Swap

    This is a Kensington Residents’ Association event – grown from a resident’s suggestion and supported by your KRA.

    A Spring plant swap will be held in Borthwick Park for residents to trade seedlings, cuttings or saved seed.

    Living in a unit? Renting? Container gardening is for you! Many plants grow well in containers, and you can take them with you if you move. Jungle up your bathroom! Turn your patio into a herb patch!

    Don’t know much about plants and gardening? No worries. Learn some tips and tricks from Kensington gardeners in Borthwick Park on 13 November.

    Register via Trybooking to give us an idea how many plants, people, and plant-people we’ll be hosting. This is a FREE event with a few basic “ground rules”:

    1. Plants and soil need to be pest-free and healthy.
    2. Bring 1-10 items to trade e.g. struck cuttings potted in individual containers, or collected dry seeds in envelopes, or fresh cuttings in a bucket of water (without water is fine for succulents).
    3. Ideally swap items should be labelled with the name of the giver and simple tips for success e.g. “succulent from Liz, water sparingly” or “mystery plant from Barbara, likes shade in summer” or “lemon thyme from Jane, sprawling, flavour for cooking”. We’ll have blank labels and pens at the swap if you need.  Or skip the labelling and share your growing tips whilst chatting.

    Let’s have a bit of fun with plants and neighbours who enjoy growing stuff or would like to give gardening a go. Leftovers will be used to stock a Kensington plant exchange. For further info email

    13 Nov: Working Bee

    Our next Borthwick Park working bee is set for Sunday 13th November, 9-11am.

    Can’t manage the physical work? Not to worry, just join us for a cuppa from 10.30am. The KRA Committee prepare tea, coffee, and a delicious spread of morning tea treats… we’d love to see you!

    We’ll likely be weeding, maybe some mulching and possibly tip pruning shrubs. Jobs for all. Bring your neighbours, bring the kids.

    Tools provided for use. Wear suitable footwear and clothing and bring your KRA volunteer vest if you have one (we will issue you with one on the day if need be).

    3 Nov: Weeding + Wine

    Borthwick Park needs YOU! All that fabulous rain is good for our native plants, but the weeds love it too.

    Please join us for an hour of weeding on Thursday 3 November in Borthwick Park, Thornton St, Kensington.

    WEEDING from 4.30pm

    WINE from 5.45pm (the order is important!)

    Full training given. Wear suitable clothing and footwear.

    Hope to see you there.