The unexpected, the indescribable and the improvised – they are all welcome at The Village.
From rip-snorting dance parties to monster tail workshops and from beauty treatments to eels (of course), explore the caravans, the boat, the car and become a villager par excellence.
|10 Minute Dance Parties||Just what it says on the tin.||Friday 9.15-10pm & 10.45-midnight; Saturday 9.15-10pm & 10.45-midnight||Pleasure|
|aMoment||A curious naughtical live art experience with one of Melbourne’s leading live art practitioners, Alex Desebrock.||various every session||Boat|
|Beauty Parlour||Get gorgeous on the outside to match your gorgeous on the inside. Bek Bibby and her acolytes will serve.||various every session||Beauty Parlour|
|Cabinet of Catharsis||Choose an emotion (hysteria, boredom, curiosity, bemusement), put a coin in the slot, see an actor perform that emotion with uncanny accuracy. Repeat.||Friday, Sat afternoon and evening||Around|
|Iron Chef||Witness two chefs go head to head in the World kitchen attempting to take home the 2014 Village Iron Chef title. Last year the losing chef chased Ian out of the park whilst brandishing a HUGE knife. Bring protective gear!||Sunday 4pm||World Kitchen|
|Kids Disco||Jip and Miro will fire up The Pleasure container for the kids.||Various Saturday and Sunday afternoon||Pleasure|
|Kids’ Workshops||Afternoon creative fun for the little Villagers||throughout Saturday and Sunday afternoon||Workshop Zone|
|KT’s Live Portraits||KT will make a protrait of you. MUCH better than a selfie.||throughout every session||Rotunda|
|Mystery Guest||Saturday 3pm; Sunday 4pm||Outdoor Stage|
|Phone Amnesty||The Village is an alternative reality – leave your phone in the van and disconnect from the outer world so you can fully explore your own outer limits. Don’t be scared!||throughout Saturday afternoon||Steff’s Van|
|Phone Shrines||A live art work that messes about with our phone obsession. Developed for this year’s Next Wave festival.||Friday and Saturday nights||Around|
|Pol the Painter||Pol is Village royalty. He has been painting things in and around The Village almost from the first day. You’ll find him under a tree, painting a piece of tin or a piece of wood. And he’ll invite you to paint something too. You should say yes.||various every session||Around|
|Red Cross Shop Op Shop and Installation||The most unusual and interesting objects from the Red Cross’s network of op shops.||throughout every session||Op Shop|
|Sideshow||Enjoy an old fashioned carnival favourite! Stop in and test your strength at the Highstriker, now with an adult’s and kid’s size! Win yourself a circus sweetmeat – delicious hand spun fairy floss! Count your fingers as you leave.||throughout every session||Sideshow|
|So You Think You Can Interpretive Dance||What it says on the tin. YOU the audience dance to mighty pop anthems. Always a highlight.||Saturday 4.30pm||The Van|
|The Famous Village Dog Show||20 dogs vie for Cutest Dog, Best Trick, Most Like Their Owner, Best Costume and BEST IN SHOW. Can’t fail. Bring you dog. No cats.||Saturday 4pm||Outdoor Stage|
|The Wedding||This is a real wedding and you are really invited. Join in the celebrations as Rob and Sara tie the knot to a Greek mythology theme. The celebrant will be in an astronaut suit (obviously). Make sure you check out the workshops during the day so you can turn up suitably attired and accessorised.||Saturday 8pm||Outdoor Stage|
|Workshops||The Village studio creative fun for all ages with Nick and Jo.
– Make your monster wedding outfit, tails, ears,paws,snouts,…dress your inner monster up for the wedding on Saturday night.
-dress up your dog for the dog show or turn your dog into a monster for the famous Village dog show on Sat afternoon
-create beautiful hats and fascinators for the wedding and the Long Table Lunch
|various Friday, Saturday & Sunday||Workshop Zone|
|World Kitchen||The imaginary love child of Nigella and the Swedish chef, this food performance venue will host food demonstrations from the serious to the spurious, with a different theme each day. Sunday sees a cut-throat Iron Chef competition and the Long Table Lunch, a three-course degustation from chef Nikki Valentini.||throughout every session||World Kitchen|
|Zumba Latinas Oz||A wonderful Zumba dancing class by Melbourne’s finest exponents of the art.||Sunday 2.30pm||Around|