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Geelong After Dark 2016

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Gathering of the City Ceremony
Geelong After Dark
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Welcome to Geelong After Dark 2016

What is Geelong After Dark? It is Central Geelong's pop up night of arts. This annual mulit-award winning event transforms the streets, the laneways and the venues of Geelongs CBD into arts installations and exhibitions. Come and explore the city and enjoy a jam-packed program of exciting, unique pop up performances, installations and arts experiences. This event is for one night only.

You can download a program of events here. There are four zones, with many different artists displaying their work at each different zone.

Celtic Lights on the Town Hall
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A Brief Summary of Some of the Events

From 6.00pm to 6.15pm you can listen to Wendy Grose - renowned Geelong Soprano, when she appears at Sailor's Rest, 4 Eastern Beach, Geelong.

From 6.00pm to 6.30pm you can head to the Geelong Performing Arts Centre foyer to listen to Viva, a women's vocal group. Viva's special guests Acabella Fellas will accompany Viva with their harmonic voices.

From 7.00pm to 7.15pm at Geelong Library and Heritage Centre come and listen to the World Premiere of "On the Air", a wacky radio murder mystery, complete with 1940s costumes and styling.

From 7.00 to 7.15pm you could head to City Hall and dance to Havana Pavlava, a high energy street band, as they pump out Latin and Ska beats and grooves.

Birds of a Feather
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From 8.45pm to 9.15pm "The Tides of Welcome Choir" meet "David Robertson Drummers" in Little Malop Street Central. This is an awesome experience where African Drumming and vocals entwine with raw personality and synergy. This is a rare act!

From 9.00pm to 9.30pm at Geelong Performing Arts Centre, come and listen to Stardust: The Col Brain Story. This is an epic musical and theatrical journey through the belongings of Geelong music legend Col Brain's wooden dresser. This is a radio cabaret show performed by Col Brain's grandson, Joel Carnegie.

At the Waterfront Kitchen, music will be playing from 6.30pm onwards. At 6.30pm to 7.00pm Sarah Carroll and George Wilson will be performing. Listen to The Von Robertsons from 7.15pm to 7.45pm, and Victoriana Gaye from 8.00pm to 8.30pm.

From 6.00pm to 7.00pm Geelong Sculptors Inc will present an exhibition "Birds of a Feather" inspired by Geelong After Dark's theme of "Air". This exhibition opens for Geelong After Dark at Geelong Performing Arts Centre and will run until May 20th.

What a night! Music, art, installations, exhibitions. Explore Geelong after dark to see, hear and discover a range of arts. Some of the events on the night will be a Children's Treasure Hunt, Music, Theatre, Visual and Multimedia Arts. This is a Family Friendly event.

Wendy Grose
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Geelong After Dark Children's Treasure Hunt

You can pick up your treasure hunt card at the Geelong After Dark Information Centre, at the Focus Five Building in Gheringhap Street, Geelong.

To join in the treasure hunt, children need to follow the clues, collect a stamp and win great prizes.


Geelong After Dark is an all weather event. "There is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing." Norwegian saying.

Gathering of the Elders, You Yangs
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Geelong After Dark 2016 coincides with Mountain to Mouth to create extreme art.

Every 2nd year Geelong After Dark forms part of the Mountain to Mouth Extreme Arts Walk, welcoming the walkers into Central Geelong for the second ceremony of Mountain to Mouth.

Moutain to Mouth will perform three ceremonies during the Mountain to Mouth walk. There is the "Gathering of the Elders" which starts the proceedings at the You Yangs Regional Park. Then the 2nd ceremony "Gathering of the City: Geelong Connected Communities" is performed in Central Geelong from 8.20pm to 8.40pm. The final ceremony is "Gathering of the Elements" which will be performed at Barwon Heads at the end of the Mountain to Mouth Walk.

At the midpoint of the Mountain to Mouth 2016 (extreme walk), dancers will emerge from the darkness at Steampacket Gardens, as Canoe and its entourage of flag bearers and walkers arrive from their journey from the You Yangs.

Dancers, made up of dance groups from across Geelong, will weave like threads through the central artwork, gathering the people of the city together.

The "Gathering of the City: Geelong Connected Communities" ceremony will take place at Steampacket Gardens / Eastern Beach Road from 8.20pm to 8.40pm.

Geelong Connected Communities
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Head to Central Geelong Friday May 6th for a night of Dancing, Art, Traditional Ceremonies, and a Children's Treasure Hunt.
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Why? For a night of Art and Ceremonies, Music, and Theatre
When: 6.00pm to 10.00pm
Phone: 03 5221 6044
Where: Central Geelong
Cost: Free
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