The Laneway Festival is a favourite event for many, and FREE. This time it's on Sunday 21 March 2021 from 10am to 3pm at Space2b Social Design, 144 Chapel St, St Kilda. The air will fill with aromas of international cuisines, vibrant music and breath-taking art. The design market itself will have wares that are not easily found in shopping centres. Agenda Cultural Creative Events Project by Lily Smallbone brings you over 15 stalls of new migrant designers and artists as well as Australian local makers.
Celebrate this community event just behind Space2b in a small lane between Rosamond and Nightingale Street. There's face painting and henna art all day. Come along and connect with vibrant artists, buy some beautiful products, eat some delicious food and listen to music from afar. See their Instagram account to have an idea of what you're likely to find at the market. There'll be activities that are kid friendly as well. Show your interest by clicking going on the Event Page and that way the organisers have an inkling of numbers to cater for. See event schedule as follows.
10:00am - 3.00 pm - Maker's Market - migrant designers and artists plus local Aussie makers.
10:00am - 3.00 pm - Global Food - food from various cultures offering freshly baked and finger licking good treats and delicacies with vegan options.
10:00am - 3.00 pm - Face Painting and Henna Art - kids activities and entertainment throughout the day with face and t-shirt painting.
10:00 am - 11:00 am - Toranj Musics - Persian/Azari music. Some of Melbourne's finest Iranian musicians invite you to journey back with them, thousands of years to Persia.
11:00 am- 12:00 pm - Rhythm of Life - the rich vibrant culture of West Africa with djembe drumming. Drums will be available for an interactive workshop on the day.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Forroz - Live dance with traditional Brazilian folk music. An intimate dance, it includes many different musical beats and dance styles.
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm - Bloco 3K (meet in front of St. Kilda town hall, 99A Carlisle St, St Kilda)
2:00 pm - 3 :00 pm - Los Pareceros - an acoustic duo from Colombia and Argentina specialising in what they call Tropical Folk.
For more details about the musicians, see here. Be sure to adhere to government guidelines in regard to Covid safety and please carry a fitted mask and follow social distancing rules.