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October 2015

Havana Palava

October 30, 2015 @ 5:00 am - 5:30 am
Free

Havana Palava is a vibrant street band of brass, saxophones and percussion who take their energetic cacophony of Latin, African, Balkan, jazz, blues and ska rhythms to the people. Melbourne's bright pink and black Palavas love to dress up, get the crowd dancing and create a carnival atmosphere on the street, at community festivals and at private functions.

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The Tabernacle

October 30, 2015 @ 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

Survive the apocalypse with a smile! Talks, installations, food, cooking, gardens, art, various stuff. Revolving program throughout the day

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World Kitchen- Opening

October 30, 2015 @ 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

Opening night food fun! Meet the chefs, the kitchen aids, the dishwashers and taste the substances, if you dare!

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Origami

October 30, 2015 @ 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Rotunda Australia
Free

Patrons to the sensory experience, remove their shoes at the entrance to the rotunda and are offered a calming warm sage foot bath on arrival before being given Japanese Slippers and being ushered into the space and asked to sit. Peaceful traditional Japanese Kyoto music plays as they select a sheet of beautiful hand made and painted WASHI origami paper from the many various designs provided. This is just the beginning of a meditative and ultimately positive and healing experience.…

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Pol the painter

October 30, 2015 @ 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Edinburgh Gardens, St Georges Rd
Fitzroy North, Victoria 3068 Australia
Free

Pol will paint. Pol will paint you. Pol will paint with you. Paint with Pol. Paint Pol.

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Red Cross Op Shop

October 30, 2015 @ 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Free installation. Purchases from $1

Red Cross Op Shop & Installation

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Special-T Lounge

October 30, 2015 @ 5:00 am - 8:00 am
Cup of tea $2

The old and the new meet in the tea lounge. Check in on social media and check-in with your inner self, with a customised cup of tea using a variety of ingredients based on a list of health benefits.

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Jimay and Sha Gazey

October 30, 2015 @ 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Free

Jimay Falcon and Sha Gazey are, Masters of ALL Ceremonies!!! Panning from the outer reaches of the multiverse to the humble Cat Island of The Bahama's. These two super stars bring you high quality KO-WALA bear entertainment! Sure to set you sailing through space and time with a whole new groove in their unlimited thought provoking Games Extravaganzzza's and immeasurable love parties. They will be hosting the Main Music Stage.

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Benji

October 30, 2015 @ 5:30 am - 6:00 am
Free

This Kiwi guitarist makes his guitar sound like a hammer dulcimer! It's lovely!

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Low Down Big Band

October 30, 2015 @ 6:00 am - 6:45 am
Free

The Low Down Big Band is an 18-piece group from Melbourne. They’re young, fresh and play high-energy music. You can expect a big sound, funky beats, swinging solos and good times when Low Down hits the stage

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KT Prescott Live Portrait Atelier

October 30, 2015 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 am
included in session pass $10

Be immortalized in only 15 minutes as artist KT Prescott strives to give a truthful account of each face before her. Become part of the longstanding tradition between sitter and artist, and experience what is known as the human connection, as your portrait is drawn. Over the festival weekend, a gallery of faces will appear before our very eyes as an exhibition…Staring into Humanity. Old, young, solemn, smiling, profile or frontal, lovers, divorced, pets, babes in arms, well known, unknown, all…

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Glambulance

October 30, 2015 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 am
Free

The Glambulance takes you to the Glamergency Room, equipped with sparkles, costumes, arts and crafts, with WrongTown Boutique hosting your outfit revamp. Once your disco ensemble is ready, step onto the catwalk or straight into the discotheque to boogie your troubles away

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5 minutes- Kristian Santic

October 30, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
Free

a dance improvisation experiment, focusing on random text and interpretation of chosen text. I will purchase 50 books, at random, probably cheapest, from the closest op shop/book shop. One person enters tent, reads a line, or two, and we start to move (for five minutes of course). Rinse and repeat.

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Papa G and the Stray Cats

October 30, 2015 @ 7:15 am - 8:00 am
Free

Papa G and The Starcats are a funk collective that has been playing and packing out venues across Melbourne for the past two years. This year alone they have released their debut EP, a music video for their single,”Smooth Lovin”, and a live album. The grooves the lay down delve into sweet soul, hip hop, rock and old-school funk, so get ready: this 10-piece powerhouse is gonna get you up to get down!

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8 Foot Felix

October 30, 2015 @ 8:15 am - 9:00 am
Free

This band's unique brand of dance music is crafted from gypsy, ska and funk roots, with the salty taste of sea shanties and a good splash of hip-hop and blues.

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Avenida Sol

October 30, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
Free

This brand new Melbourne six-piece plays sounds direct from the streets of Cuba. Whether you are dancing, drinking or carousing, this is good-time music.

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December 2015

Falls Festival Lorne

December 28, 2015 - January 2, 2016
Falls Farm: Falls Festival, Benwerrin-Mount Sabine Rd
Lorne, Victoria 3232 Australia
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The Falls Music and Arts Festival is an institution. Mainstage acts include Alpine, Birds of Tokyo, Courtney Barnett, Young Fathers, Hilltop Hoods and so many more. The Village is the festival within the festival. Relax by day, party by night! The Village operates: Tue 29 December, 1pm-6pm Wed 30 December, 10am-6pm Thu 31 December, 12.30am-4am; 10am-6pm Fri 1 January 2016, 12.30am-5am

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Falls Festival Marion Bay

December 30, 2015 @ 7:00 am - January 1, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Falls Festival: Marion Bay, Marion Bay, Bream Creek
Bream Creek, Tasmania 7175 Australia
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The Village is part of the nation's finest musical festivals, in one of Tasmania's most picturesque locations. The Village will operate: Tue 29 December 8pm - 1am Wed 30 December 10am - 6pm Thu 31 December 12.30am - 3.30am; 10am - 6pm Fri 1 January 2016; 12.30am-5am

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Falls Festival Byron Bay

December 31, 2015 - January 4, 2016
Falls Festival: Byron Bay, North Byron Parklands, 126 Tweed Valley Way
Yelgun, NSW 2484 Australia
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The new kid on the block as far as Falls Festival is concerned, this has already grown to one of the nation's most sought after tickets. Set on the tropical oasis of the North Byron Parklands, it’s a special place to spend your NYE with sequined palm trees, stars, music and friends. The Village will feature Lola's Bar full of surprising cabaret performances and great music.

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October 2016

The Village Cafe

October 28, 2016 - October 30, 2016
Edinburgh Gardens, St Georges Rd
Fitzroy North, Victoria 3068 Australia

Food for sale

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Red Cross Op Shop

October 28, 2016

Op Shop & Installation

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Songs of Diversity Radio

October 28, 2016
Edinburgh Gardens, St Georges Rd
Fitzroy North, Victoria 3068 Australia

Audio stories

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Tendon

October 28, 2016
Rotunda Australia

Giant inflatable arts installation

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The Pilgrim (El Peregrino)

October 28, 2016

One-on-one puppet performance

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The Village Bar

October 28, 2016 - October 30, 2016
Edinburgh Gardens, St Georges Rd
Fitzroy North, Victoria 3068 Australia

Drinks for sale

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Captain Planet

October 28, 2016
Edinburgh Gardens, St Georges Rd
Fitzroy North, Victoria 3068 Australia

Interactive installation

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Photo Booth

October 28, 2016
Edinburgh Gardens, St Georges Rd
Fitzroy North, Victoria 3068 Australia

The Village Photo Booth

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Pol the Painter

October 28, 2016
Edinburgh Gardens, St Georges Rd
Fitzroy North, Victoria 3068 Australia

The Village painter

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January 2017

Village Festival: Midsumma @ Gasworks

January 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - February 4, 2017 @ 11:00 pm
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Wednesdays to Saturdays

In partnership with The Village Festival, Gasworks Arts Park will transform into a Midsumma Festival hub. Take selfies with the giant inflatable rainbow, wander around the park and enjoy the bar-and-lounge, Cuddle Puddle and a range of shows in the Pink Pavillion. Village Festival faves include "So You Think You Can Interpretive Dance", 10 Minute Dance Party Caravan, Penny Candy Sideshow, Cuddle Puddle and more. In the Pink Pavillion, check out these shows: Playtime Staged Readings Priscilla Queen of the…

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October 2017

Floriade Fringe

October 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - October 21, 2017 @ 11:00 pm
Haig Park, Braddon, Haig Park (between top of Lonsdale and Mort Sts.)
Braddon, ACT Australia
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The Village is coming to Canberra! Join us in the heart of the city for this incredible festival: one part carnival, one part arts festival, one part Village fair. At the Floriade Fringe you can expect music, theatre, dance, film, circus, sculpture, story telling, puppetry, live art, installations and anything in between. Playful and participatory, ranging in scale from one-on-one experiences to mass events. Australian Dance Party are our Artists in Residence. Facebook Event Thanks to our sponsors: ACT Government…

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December 2017

The Village at Falls Music and Arts Festival: Lorne (VIC)

December 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - January 1, 2018 @ 6:00 am
Falls Farm: Falls Festival, Benwerrin-Mount Sabine Rd
Lorne, Victoria 3232 Australia

Each year, The Village Festival presents an arts village at the Falls Music & Arts Festival, one of Australia's finest, longest running, boutique music events. The Village is an oasis, described by The Age as "a haven of weird and wonderful creativity". The Village will feature hundreds of performers: live theatre, comedy, music and all the strange things that could only really happen at The Village. Relax by day, party by night!

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