MELBOURNE | After experiencing huge success last year, the Glow Winter Arts Festival returns to Melbourne for a second year. From 13 to 23 August 2015, the streets, laneways and car parks of Stonnington will light up and be transformed into a fun, creative playground with a diverse and contemporary after dark line-up of comedy, cinema, installations, roving performances and live music.
A variety of free and ticketed events will be held across the suburbs of Prahran, Malvern, Armadale, Toorak, Windsor and South Yarra, with something for all age groups on offer. Think projections on Greville Street, street parades, and a range of free concerts, exhibitions and events all over town.
In the words of Stonnington Council’s manager of economic and cultural development Francesca Valmorbida:
…the Glow Winter Arts Festival is an opportunity for residents and visitors to gather and celebrate the idea of art in unusual places.
As regards the ticked events, of particular interest to us is Flicks + Feasts, a collaboration between Time Out Melbourne and Prahran Market which is a popup cinema which will be located at one of the Prahran Market’s laneways. Over 4 of the festival’s nights, Flicks + Feasts will be pairing cinema classics with food served by some of Melbourne’s top food trucks.
On Saturday 22 August for example, you can watch the Italian Job and enjoy Italian food from Pasta Face, Popstic Ice Cream, Toasta and Pizza Be With You. There will also be a popup bar on each of the night serving up wine, beer, mulled wine and matched cocktails.
Another event that sounds like it will be too good to pass up is having a go on the Open-Air Ice Staking Rink, which will see the Cato Street Car Park in Prahran transformed beyond recognition into a winter wonderland.
For those who enjoy a good laugh, the comedy events on offer look like they’ll be well worth checking out too. The Glow Comedy Club will be led by comedian and MC Justin Hamilton who will host a rotating line-up of leading Australian talent including Anne Edmonds, Dave Thornton, Michael Workman, Tommy Little, Michael Chamberlain and Cal Wilson.
It’s been a really cold winter this year but we all know it takes more than some cold weather to stop Melburnians from getting out and enjoying their city, so embrace the cold and check out Glow Winter Arts Festival.
For more information, and to download the full program of events, visit the official site.
Glow Winter Arts Festival
When: Thu 13 August to Sun 23 August
Entry: Most events are free, but some are ticketed. See the full program of events for more details.
Where: Multiple locations in the City of Stonnington