The Manningham City Council in partnership with Heide Museum of Modern Art will be presenting a free family day of fun on Saturday 19th September from 3pm to 10pm.
Enjoy an evening under the stars in the gardens at Heide Museum of Modern Art in Bulleen with this screening of Jim Henson's 1986 classic family film Labyrinth, starring David Bowie. This enchanting world of puppetry, trickery and bizarre characters becomes the backdrop for a young girls' exploration of family loyalty and trust, as she seeks to save her little brother and finds the adventure of a lifetime.
'Labyrinth' Free Screening at Heide, starring David Bowie
Prior to this screening, from 3pm, enjoy the family games space and arts play. Join Barking Spider Visual Theatre artist, Justine Warner, to create wild sock puppet creatures worthy of Jim Henson's Creature Shop! Construct a box-stage for a puppet performance and learn how to lip-sync. There'll also be Bowie-inspired face painting, a giant game pop up park with activities involving bowling, croquet, giant chess, lego, and connect four, inflatable games and Heide Detective trails with lucky dip prizes.
From 6pm, there will be free entertainment with magic illusionist, 'Mr Tails', a roving entertainer who will delight kids and adults alike with crystal ball manipulation, fire eating, and diabolo.
Then from 6.45pm, get comfortable for the free screening of Labyrinth (PG) outdoors.
No bookings required. BYO blankets, bean bags, pillows, deck chairs, dinner and drinks. Picnic hampers are available for order from Cafe Vue at Heide, phone 9852 2346. Coffee and snacks will be available for sale during the movie screening.
Also available from 3pm, there will be a special offer to introduce the family to Heide's galleries with an entry discount of two for the price of one. Kids under 12 are free.
Heide Museum and Cafe Vue is open from 10am to 5pm.
For more information, contact Manningham City Council on 9840 9246, or Heide Museum of Modern Art on 9850 1500.
What a perfect way to kick off the start to spring.
I know councils take a bit of a bagging at times but they really do put on some great stuff for the community. I loved 'The Labyrinth when I was younger and I'm sure it has timeless appeal for today's kids as well.