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This year, Melbourne's all-night arts extravaganza is part of a three-day city-wide festival which will be happening in winter time.

White Night Melbourne returns in 2019, but not as you generally know it... this year, they will introduce White Night Reimagined.



This event will be on from Thursday 22nd to Saturday 24th August 2019. Since 2014, White Night has lit up Melbourne with an all-night arts festival each February. However, when summer came to an end this year, the city was not glowing with light and culture. Instead, this popular evening event has shifted to a new winter time.



White Night will now move to August as part of a huge new winter festival taking over Carlton Gardens, Birrarung Marr and the Treasury Gardens. As well as this, this year the festival will also return to Ballarat.

For the very first time and over three consecutive nights, it will be in three key precincts. Melbourne's inner city parks and gardens will undergo an alteration to host White Night Reimagined.



You can experience Carlton Gardens, Treasury Gardens and Birrarung Marr like never before, as three unique prolific experiences are uncovered.



There will be artists from around the city and the rest of the world as they take you on journeys, "mythological, mysterious and mesmerising" events. Melbourne's iconic cultural institutions will, once again, come to life with their own special programming and will open for extended hours.

Enticing food and music offerings will complement the event, showcasing some of Victoria's best local produce and talent.

PROGRAM
This is presented in partnership by Visit Victoria and the Department of Premier and Cabinet's Deadly Questions campaign. This work has the voices of Aboriginal Victorians and will showcase the artwork of award-winning artist Wathaurung (Wadawarrung) Elder Marlene Gilson, Land Lost, and Treaty.

You will learn from Aboriginal Victorians about the oldest cultures on earth. Here you will learn about the Aboriginal cultures, histories, connection to place for Treaty in Victoria.

You can go round the La Trobe Reading Room and meet a mysterious lift operator who will take you downstairs into the State Library Victoria on a journey to discover how books are made.

As the elevator comes to a halt after going down, you will see some of the building's history before arriving at your subterranean destination. Discover worlds imaginary, factual, historic, geographic, biographic and fictional as you learn what it takes to bring a book to life.

At Birrarung Mar, you will see terrific feats of grace and dexterity with works celebrating the art of performance. These have been inspired by a combination of multiculturalism and children's stories. These performances will actually float above the crowds, while magical and ethereal bodies who defy gravity will interweave across and over the landscape.



This is an Australian first for White Night! It will feature renowned Netherlands performance company Close-Act and will bring you the visually spectacular work Globe.

This is an internationally acclaimed live performance which makes its Australian debut here. It features 41 performers in, on, around and above its 16-metre formation in an acrobatic show that will leave you stunned.

Globeshows you the real world from a child's perspective, creating a fantasy world filled with outrageous characters where the most important feeling is the ability to fly. It combines circus skills, dance, music and projection, and this extraordinary show is a must-see at White Night Reimagined.

You can read all about the other events and attractions by going to this site.
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Why? For a fun few days
When: 22nd to 24th August 2019
Where: CBD
Cost: FREE
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