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November 2015

The Tabernacle

November 1, 2015 - November 2, 2015
Included in session pass $10

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

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Ape Man

November 1, 2015 @ 11:00 am - November 2, 2015 @ 5:00 am
Edinburgh Gardens, St Georges Rd
Fitzroy North, Victoria 3068 Australia

Did Man descend from the ape? See a man who descended into an ape (costume). Great fun from one of the best all-round entertainers. Various times

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Dan’s Caravan of Consumption

November 1, 2015 - November 2, 2015
Edinburgh Gardens, St Georges Rd
Fitzroy North, Victoria 3068 Australia
included in session $10

Follow the advice of cantankerous football supporters the country over and "Go Up the Guts". This is a caravan being converted into a human, where visitors get to experience the digestive system frmo the inside. Eeew!

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World Kitchen- Food Fun!

November 1, 2015 @ 11:00 pm - November 2, 2015 @ 5:00 am
Free

Hungry Sunday in the World Kitchen is fun and educational. Includes Honey Extracting with Alana; Prepping Indian Food with Tony Adams. And then it is all about Thalis. Book in for the workshop and/or feast.

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Origami

November 1, 2015 @ 11:00 pm - November 2, 2015 @ 6:00 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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Pavlova

November 1, 2015 @ 11:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Free

Simple grooves, adventurous solos and an easy-going, laid-back approach to music making result in a good time for everyone, whether performing, listening, or taking photos to share on Facebook later.

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Shakuhachi Workshop

November 1, 2015 @ 11:00 pm - November 2, 2015 @ 12:00 am
Free

Shakuhachi Melbourne is a newly group formed by shakuhachi and multi-instrumentalist, Adam Simmons, to promote the sound and beauty of Japan’s famous bamboo flute

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Gherkin Khan’s Amusement Arcade for Young Warriors

November 1, 2015 @ 11:00 pm - November 2, 2015 @ 8:00 am
With a session pass: $2

Complete the 7 Tasks of the Great Khan. If you dare... enter into the wooden venue. Once you have negotiated with the gnarly guard, take a chance and guide your pinball through the maze. Hand-eye co-ordination needed. The iPad of the future (and past). Various times.

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The Hadal Zone

November 1, 2015 @ 11:00 pm - November 2, 2015 @ 8:00 am
Edinburgh Gardens, St Georges Rd
Fitzroy North, Victoria 3068 Australia
Included in Session pass $10

The Hadal Zone is a place deep, deep, deep under the sea, where only the most tenacious (and weird) things live. This is that zone recreated at sea level.

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Pol the painter

November 1, 2015 @ 11:00 pm - November 2, 2015 @ 8:00 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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Lolly Shop

November 1, 2015 @ 11:00 pm - November 2, 2015 @ 8:00 am
from $0.50

A lolly Shop, for sure. But SO, SO, SO, much more. But you have to buy a lolly to find out.

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Sharpie a van

November 1, 2015 @ 11:00 pm - November 2, 2015 @ 8:00 am
Edinburgh Gardens, St Georges Rd
Fitzroy North, Victoria 3068 Australia
Free

You are invited to grab a texta and doodle on a Big White Van.With Tristan Stowards and with thanks to GoGet Car Share.

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Book Pedaller

November 1, 2015 @ 11:00 pm - November 2, 2015 @ 5:00 am
Edinburgh Gardens, St Georges Rd
Fitzroy North, Victoria 3068 Australia
included in session $5

Look out for the Book Pedaller at the Village, seeking stories to share! An opportunity for children to create and publish their own book with the Portable Publishing Kit carried by bike using both traditional hand made and digital publishing techniques. Presented by Kids’ Own Publishing and the City of Yarra

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Red Cross Op Shop

November 1, 2015 @ 11:00 pm - November 2, 2015 @ 8:00 am
Free installation. Purchases from $1

Red Cross Op Shop & Installation

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Special-T Lounge

November 1, 2015 @ 11:00 pm - November 2, 2015 @ 4:00 am
Cup of tea $2

The old and new meet in the Special-T Lounge. Check-in on social media and check-in with your inner self, with your choice of organic herbal tea based on a list of awesome health benefits. While you visitt, contribute #thevillagefestival to Facebook and our live Twitter feed, take an Instagram snap or simply lounge about and fill out a quick survey.

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Food Justice Truck

November 1, 2015 @ 11:00 pm - November 2, 2015 @ 4:00 am
Edinburgh Gardens, St Georges Rd
Fitzroy North, Victoria 3068 Australia
Market prices from $1

A first for the local area! Get your fresh produce right here in the heart of North Fitzroy. The Food Justice Truck (FJT) is an award-winning, mobile fresh food market that enhances food security for asylum seekers in the Victorian community by offering locally sourced produce including fresh fruit, vegetables, grains, legumes, tea and bread at a 75% discount to people seeking asylum. It’s a social enterprise initiative by the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) and will be selling food…

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Sounds From Planet Sol

November 1, 2015 @ 11:30 pm - November 2, 2015 @ 12:10 am
included in session10

Charlotte guides you through a lyrical landscape as she introduces you to the musical medicine of Dr Lala Lulu

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Low Down Big Band

November 1, 2015 @ 11:30 pm - November 2, 2015 @ 12:30 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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5 minutes- Kristian Santic

November 2, 2015 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 am
included in session pass $10

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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Shakuhachi Concert

November 2, 2015 @ 12:00 am
Free

Shakuhachi Melbourne is a newly group formed by shakuhachi and multi-instrumentalist, Adam Simmons, to promote the sound and beauty of Japan’s famous bamboo flute

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KT Prescott Live Portrait Atelier

November 2, 2015 @ 12:00 am - 4:00 am
included in session $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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Miss Muffet

November 2, 2015 @ 12:15 am - 1:00 am
included in session10

The hit of the Melbourne Puppetry Festival. Funny, clever, cheeky, incredibly highly skilled. For kids, adults will love it!

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Roslyn Quin

November 2, 2015 @ 12:30 am - 1:30 am
included in session10

Join storyteller Roslyn Quin as she brings traditional stories and new tales from around the world to life through her quirky performances and charming puppets

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Titillating Tassles

November 2, 2015 @ 12:30 am - 2:00 am
Edinburgh Gardens, St Georges Rd
Fitzroy North, Victoria 3068 Australia
$2

Peep Box

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Glambulance

November 2, 2015 @ 12:30 am - 2:00 am
included in session $10

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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Dandyman- Prince Idiot

November 2, 2015 @ 12:45 am - 1:15 am
included in session10

a must see show of outrageously funny proportions

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Sex On Toast (Dance With Me)

November 2, 2015 @ 1:00 am - 2:00 am
Free

One of the hottest live bands in the country. Funk, latin, yacht-rock, naughtiness. Sex on Toast are an irrepressibly charming 10 man organisation who specialise in raw early 80’s funk, hard-edged new jack swing, blazing improvisation and heartfelt blue-eyed soul. Currently residing in Melbourne, Australia, their choreographed stage act, complex arrangements, performative larrikinism and danceability have won the hearts of casual punters and hardcore fans alike, all across Australia. 2014 saw the release of their self-titled debut album, featuring the…

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Otto Learns to Fly

November 2, 2015 @ 1:30 am - 1:50 am
included in session10

Otto has a dream. He wants to fly. But bears can't fly...can they? Ultimately he discovers that it's all in the mind.Otto Learns to Fly is performed by a collection of vintage puppets and objects in The Magic Lantern Travelling Puppet Theatre. Then the action explodes into the wider world on a much larger scale with Sanctum Theatre’s life-sized body puppets

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Dance With Me – massed / intimate dance

November 2, 2015 @ 1:30 am - 2:15 am
Free

Dance With Me lets you learn some fun partner dance routines with dancing duo Bec Reid and Timothy Harvey. There’s a Gypsy Tap Progressive, a Salsa and a modern street dance. There are videos on-line. Choose one of the parts and learn the steps for each dance on-line at your own pace. Simply choose Part A or Part B for each. Or come to one of the intergenerational dance workshops throughout October. Then at this final session, come to The…

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StoryCatcher in the Garden

November 2, 2015 @ 2:00 am - 3:00 am
included in session10

YOU will be telling stories! A storytelling workshop from a great teacher.

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All Day Fritz

November 2, 2015 @ 2:30 am - 3:15 am
Free

Super kids pop. ALL DAY FRITZ  are a bunch of well known Melbourne performers who enthusiastically cross the great divide to play musical shows that are genuinely for adults and kids alike. The music is rootsy, swingy, jazzy, rocky, rowdy, mellow, groovy, harmonious and never dumbed down. At our gigs the dance floor is usually packed with kids and adults, grandparents swing dancing and babies jiggling. Kids of all ages have a ball and parents can relax, and enjoy the…

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Miss Muffet

November 2, 2015 @ 2:45 am
included in session10

The hit of the Melbourne Puppetry Festival. Funny, clever, cheeky, incredibly highly skilled. For kids, adults will love it!

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Claude’s Findings

November 2, 2015 @ 3:00 am - 3:45 am
included in session10

The finding from Claudes Secret Men's Business!

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Thali Making Workshop

November 2, 2015 @ 3:30 am - 5:00 am
Free

Thali Making workshop with Tony. Participants will be shown how to make lentils into a sumptuous dahl, how to make relishes/chutneys and sauces. There’ll be an intro into cooking curries, using spices and developing your knife skills! The workshops are hands-on, so be prepared to get involved! Places strictly limited and only open to those who have booked for the Thali Feast

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Tarantella!

November 2, 2015 @ 3:30 am - 4:00 am
Free

You'll dance like the spider bit you!

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The Reyclables

November 2, 2015 @ 3:50 am - 4:10 am
Free

Fridges, washing machines, dryers – exploring sounds from these everday white goods. As part of a Melbourne University community engagement project, during October musician (and Village veteran) Adam Simmons and Ass. Prof John Fitzgerald have worked in collaboration with Kids off the Kerb and the Click Clack Project in conducting creative and experimental sound workshops in Footscray. Taking discarded appliances and giving them new life, Recyclables present their debut at The Village Festival, creating some of the freshest, cleanest and…

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Otto Learns to Fly

November 2, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 4:20 am
included in session10

Otto has a dream. He wants to fly. But bears can't fly...can they? Ultimately he discovers that it's all in the mind.Otto Learns to Fly is performed by a collection of vintage puppets and objects in The Magic Lantern Travelling Puppet Theatre. Then the action explodes into the wider world on a much larger scale with Sanctum Theatre’s life-sized body puppets

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Parlor O’ La La

November 2, 2015 @ 4:00 am - 6:30 am
Free

Gorgeous Gypsy Jive with a splash of ragtag beats. This band is coming fast!

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Tales from Flyway

November 2, 2015 @ 4:45 am - 5:15 am
included in session10

Lovely, gentle telling of the migration of migratory shore birds, from Hobsons bay to Siberia.

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Indian Thali Feast

November 2, 2015 @ 5:00 am - 7:00 am
$12 – $18

Enjoy an Indian Thali feast! Come celebrate at the Long Table @ The Village’s closing night in Edinburgh Gardens with a sumptuous 2 course Indian meal served with freshly-brewed chai. Prepared on-site, the thali consists of traditional Indian-inspired dishes like red lentil dahl with freshly cooked rotis (the flakey ones!), a turmeric-infused aloo gobi and a spicy tomato relish, kasundi. As well as a fresh Gujarati carrot salad, there’ll be side dishes like raita, poppadam. For dessert, Spicycle will be…

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Tetrahedra

November 2, 2015 @ 5:00 am - 6:30 am
Free

Effortlessly reigning in a startling array of influences, Tetrahedra weld a brand of exciting electro-pop that is uniquely their own. Described as a “band approaching pop music from an outside perspective”, Tetrahedra wield a startling array of influences to create a unique brand of modern pop music. Forming in 2014 at the Victorian College of the Arts, it’s easy to draw comparison between Tetrahedra and the likes of Björk, Little Dragon or Tame Impala. Whilst incorporating musical approaches not typically…

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Horns of Leroy

November 2, 2015 @ 6:30 am - 7:15 am
Free

Melbourne brass royalty, The Horns are a fresh blend of funk, soul and traditional New Orleans jazz music.

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5 minutes- Kristian Santic

November 2, 2015 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 am
included in session pass $10

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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DJ Lovely Clearwater

November 2, 2015 @ 7:30 am - 8:00 am
Free

He is a DJ. But really he wants to control you. And he will.

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December 2015

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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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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Songs of Diversity Radio

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

Audio stories

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Tendon

October 30, 2016
Rotunda Australia

Giant inflatable arts installation

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The Pilgrim (El Peregrino)

October 30, 2016

One-on-one puppet performance

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