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The highly anticipated Carriageworks Night Market on Friday 15 February will be curated by the well-known culinary star Kylie Kwong.
This incredibly popular event (get in quick for your tickets) has a line-up of over 60 stalls from Australia's best chefs and producers. These are set against a program of live music, DJs and cooking demonstrations.
Kylie Kwong describes her vision for the event as one of 'sharing and story-telling'. The theme comes from Nick Cave's installation which is presently at Carriageworks and is shown in all its multi-dimensional glory below.
In terms of sharing, Ben Shewry of Attica will be there to share how to cook native Australian seafood. It will be cooked over a fire made by founder and managing director of Ngaran Ngaran Culture Awareness, Dwayne BanonHarrison, who will conduct a demonstration of traditional fire making. This event will be accompanied by Indigenous dancers.
Gospel-inspired acapella singing group Cafť of the Gate of Salvation will surround the Night Market with the joyful soulful sounds of African-American music.
While Matavai Pacific Cultural Arts will showcase dance and music from Maori and Pacific Islander traditions, and local FBi Radio's Music Director, Amelia Jenner will play an eclectic mix of international beats.
Amongst the restaurant showcasing and sharing their fare will be plant-based, vegan restaurants Alibi and Paperbark; new restaurants Bert's Bar and Brasserie and Don't Tell Aunty; Fish Butchery by Josh Niland; David Thompson's Long Chim; The Rockpool Group's Bar Patron, Rockpool Bar and Grill and Rosetta; and Chase Kojima's restaurant Sokyo.
Drinks come to your from Byron Bay natural wine company Jilly Wine, Potts Point wine bar Dear Sainte »loise, Brent Savage's Monopole, Enmore purveyors of natural wine P&V Wine.