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Twilight Art in the Park Community Festival

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A festival with many free activities and a movie
Twilight Art in the Park is an annual community festival held in and around the grounds of Monash Gallery of Art (MGA). It is presented by the Friends of MGA along with their supporters, the City of Monash Community Grants and Ray White Glen Waverley.

It will be held on Saturday 2nd February 2019, from 4.00 pm till 10.00 pm.

During the event, there will be many free activities around the grounds and inside the building, including:

Face painting
Paper-butterfly making
Library bedtime storytime at 7.00 pm
Live music - Chords cover band and the Oakleigh Brass Band
The Greatest Showman family-friendly outdoor film screening at sundown. For this, it would be a good idea to bring a picnic blanket, cushions or low seating, so you can sit on the lawn beside the lake. The main movie will commence around 8.40 pm.

You will need to register for the following free activities and workshops to secure your place. You can pick your timed session when registering.

Kids and Families (suitable for ages 5-16 years)
Wet-felting workshops: Here you can work to felt your own balls, shapes or pictures. There will be two sessions suitable for under 7-year-olds and these will last 20 minutes, one session for ages 8-15 years, lasting 20 minutes, one session for over 8 years old, and adults which will last 45 minutes.

Chinese Brush-painting will be 45-minute workshops. Pick your session when registering - one is for families (child and guardian together), and one for adults.

Life drawing with Frank from Last Peek Life Drawing Events. This will be held in the gallery, will be suitable for all ages and all materials will be provided. The tutored session goes from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm. There will be music, fun and you can draw like you never have before!

African Drumming workshops will be for all ages.

Photowalk around the grounds. For this, you will need to bring your own camera of any kind, including smartphones. The session will go from 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm.

Art and craft market with local craftspeople

But hurry - you will need to book as soon as possible as some of these have already sold out - register here.

Kitchen Eatery at MGA will be open and here you can get a great takeaway menu which will be perfect for sitting on the grass to watch the film

The Greatest Showman is a musical that celebrates a visionary who came from nothing to start a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

It is inspired by the ambitions of PT Barnum and tells the story of his insight in creating this great empire. It stars Academy Award nominees Hugh Jackman and Michelle Williams, as well as Zendaya, Zac Efron and Rebecca Ferguson.

If it is raining most of the activities will move inside, including the film screening. You will also need to bring your tickets along and the organisers hold a few seats for door sales for each workshop, so you can check in about 10 minutes before to see if there are any.

Please note: There will be a photographer on the day filming the event. If you prefer to not be photographed please let the photographer know.

Children must be supervised at all times as the movie will be screened next to the lake and the lake is not fenced off.

If you have any questions about the event please contact Monash Gallery of Art's reception desk. You can email them on on phone 03 8544 0500 during opening hours.
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Why? For free activities as well as a movie and festival
When: 2nd February 2019
Where: Monash Gallery of Art , 860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill, Victoria 3150
Cost: FREE
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