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By NATALIE GALLENTI-BREKALO

Williamstown was alive last weekend as local performers took to the streets and entertained onlookers with some groovin’ tunes and pop-up antics.
Talented school students and artists from across Melbourne’s West took part in the Busk A Move project as part of Art in public Places and wowed onlookers with their amazing talents.
One performer Monica Weightman said she enjoyed busking as it offered a sense of freedom and spontaneity.
Singing and playing acoustic guitar, Monica said the festival was a great way to engender community spirit.
“I love busking and have been a busker at different times over the years. It has a wonderful sense of spontaneity and freedom about it,” she said.
“I think it’s a great idea to have this busker festival because it gives us all a strong sense of community and belonging on a grassroots level.” 119221 Picture: JOE MASTROIANNI