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Bellarine Winter Festival
2018 sees the inaugural Low Light Festival launched in Queenscliff, showcasing a series of events in the townships winter off-season with four consecutive weekends celebrating 'warming, immersive comforts and the arts'.
Famous for its Fort .....
..... and Lighthouses Queenscliff will host the inaugural Low Light Festival over 4 consecutive weekends throughout June and July. Photos: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
The dates are June 22nd & 24th, June 29th & July 1st, July 6th & 8th and July 13th & 15th.
Queenscliff's public spaces, galleries, cafes, bars and restaurants will host an array of art exhibitions, film premieres & screenings, literary readings and musical performances. The festival will showcase warming meals and restorative drinks in warm & welcoming surrounds from degustation dinners to wine tastings and whisky education – a whole host of culinary options to tempt every palate.
The program of events is mind-boggling and includes an Italian Winter Feast, Original Gin Tasting With Inspired Food Pairings, Painting a Winter Still Life – Workshop with Ryan Brearley, Queenscliff Progressive Dinner, Paella On The Porch with Live Music, Sunday Sessions With The Blues Train, Tapas & Cocktails, Whisky Appreciation Experience, Winter Jazz Night, High Tea On The High Seas, Lighthouse Tours, Fort Tours, Bordeaux Vs Bellarine, Bastille Dinner & French Music Show, Bellarine Lighthouse Films …
The list seems endless and far too comprehensive to detail here, so be sure to go to the Low Light Queenscliff website for the full program of events, locations and costs.
Queenscliff will come alive as its public spaces, galleries, cafes, bars and restaurants host an array of exhibitions film premieres & screenings and musical performances in what is normally its winter off-season. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank
Enjoy the Low Light Festival as a day trip or a weekend away with events hosted each Friday to Sunday and all within easy walking distance of the town centre.
Remember Queenscliff is at the heart of one of Victoria's premier tourism areas with a broad range of accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets.
Queenscliff is 102 kilometres south of Melbourne, about a 90-Minute drive via the Princes Freeway/M1 and the Bellarine Hwy/B110.
Enjoy Queenscliff's Low Light Festival as a day trip or weekend away in this very popular Bellarine tourist precinct. Photo: Ian Gill / Footloose PhotoBank