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Merge Festival

BY City of Melville | 04-Oct-2017
The Merge Festival Village is rolling in to the Civic Square Precinct, Booragoon on Saturday November 18th in what is shaping up to be the biggest event the City has undertaken for more than a decade! Complete with pop-up venues, non-stop entertainment, food trucks galore, boutique market stalls, amazing authors, fantastic activities for all ages, free dance lessons and so much more! Check out the full program at www.mergefestival.com.au #mergefest #creativemelville #melvillecity
The Merge Festival Village is rolling in to the Civic Square Precinct, Booragoon on Saturday November 18th in what is shaping up to be the biggest event the City has undertaken for more than a decade! Complete with pop-up venues, non-stop entertainment, food trucks galore, boutique market stalls, amazing authors, fantastic activities for all ages, free dance lessons and so much more!

Performances across two stages, plus a DJ pitch, will showcase a spectrum of talent including ukuleles, Japanese Okinawan folk songs, Indian Dhol drummers, Aboriginal dancers and swing dancers. The Rastelli and The Parlour will host a rolling program of Australia’s best acrobats, jugglers and clowns. As the library turns its lights down low, jazz doyenne Libby Hammer will star in the Up Late jazz bar.

The ‘Ideas Lab’ and ‘On the Couch’ series will feature favourite writers and idea makers in conversation. There will also be live storytelling in an alfresco library and a poetry ‘grand’ slam.

Amazing art installations will include a swarm of suspended Swan River jellyfish made by local kids, the wool covered ‘Homeless’ by Kerrie Argent, a magical overhead misting machine, and Tom Muller’s duo of structures. A range of interactive activities are also on offer: painting a collective digital canvas, a strange cardboard garden and Noongar basket weaving workshops.