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Chamber Update - July 2017

29 Jun 2017

This is a must-see event –

Docklands Firelight Festival

  • This Friday, June 30, from 5-9pm
  • Then again on Saturday, July 1, from 5–9pm
  • Finally, your last chance on Sunday, July 2, from 5-9pm

The ultimate festival of creativity, fire and food. Firelight takes the traditions of a winter solstice harvest and combines it with a modern celebration of arts, music, food, fire and fun.

Lantern Procession - Each night led by roving performers and musicians, participants will carry lanterns and lead attendees to the waterfront to view the burn of the nightly sculpture. The procession and nightly “burn” will be accompanied by music.

Sculptures will Burn - Three sculptures have been created by Melbourne-based artist Christian Patton, each night one of the three sculptures, Man, Sun or Bird, will be placed on a barge in Victoria Harbour and set on fire with the fireworks returning as the backdrop.

Roving Performers - Come and experience the roving performers from fire breathers and dancers, drummers, and musicians. Chaos Magnet the all-female troupe with their flashy jazz, Christophe & Phillipe with French saxophone and accordion, Uptown Brown with the patented “Goodtimes Gyratorscope”, a musical machine.

Ame Roma will use violin, piano and accordion to play lively and well-known gypsy, jazz. Lilly & King are a quirky, musical junkyard from Melbourne. Vardos led by extrovert Alana on violin, chased by Sofia on accordion and Kirri on double bass. Alwan - middle-eastern ensemble and D2 Drumline are Australia’s most experienced American-style percussion ensemble.

Also, the FireWorks Dance Company - innovative fire artistry and spectacular productions in Fire Circus and Fire Dance.

Best views – Your guide to the restaurants/bars

Berth and Cargo - Enjoy casual waterside dining in the restaurants where quality produce and generous serves are at the heart of every meal. Along with its twin – Cargo, they share the best views. Our recommendations – the shared tapas plate from Berth or the sliders from Cargo

Mint O Mustard - A new entry into Docklands with the smells and vibrancy of India – outdoor dining to take in the best of the festival and a fabulous beverage menu – anything from the tandoor is special.

Oscars Table - Perhaps you fancy something a little Latin? This restaurant has a subtle Spanish and South American flavour with some of the best cocktails served up in Docklands. Again, outdoor dining is available to make the most of the view. The Corona-battered fish is just lovely.

Renzo’s - Lastly is the local Italian … Renzo is a long-term local and is well known for a vibrant atmosphere and large servings. Get in there early enough to try some of the Italian cocktail specials and of course any of the pizzas are a must.

The festival continues with a GLOW

Docklands Winter Glow Festival is also part of the City of Melbourne’s broader winter program, featuring the Docklands as a top-of-mind destination. The festival will highlight the depth of the areas, offering with a program of vibrant activity.


Papermill Media has collaborated with a number of local businesses to activate four key activities running from June 28 –August 23.

GLOW ART - Two locations will be activated with engaging and interactive artworks. Installed in Victoria Harbour. The artwork will have a 3D element to encourage social sharing. It will be adapted and replicated across participating businesses to highlight their involvement in the Glow Festival and will be installed on June 28.

GLOW DINING - Four Glow progressive dinners will be held showcasing three different restaurants. Patrons will travel on foot between restaurants to progressively experience a different course – entrée, main and dessert – at each location. The participating businesses include: (1) Saluminsti, Banoi and TAP831; (2) Black Cod, Watermark Docklands and Wawa Chocolatier; (3) The Atlantic Group; (4) Cargo Restaurant and Bar, Berth Restaurant and Events and Bopha Devi.

A member of the Papermill Media team will attend each event and act as a host, ensuring guests move between restaurant and events will be ticketed through Eventbrite with ticket prices covering costs.

GLOW WORKSHOPS - Glow workshops is a series of activities designed to teach locals and visitors about the different services and businesses offered at Docklands.

The workshops will be hosted by a range of local business and ticketed through Eventbrite. Workshops will include: (1) Wawa Chocolatier Hot Chocolate Masterclass; (2) Saluministi Porchetta Workshop; (3) F45 Training; (4) 3D Printing class; (5) O’Brien Group Arena – Ice Skating Skills Lesson; (6) Comedy In The Dark; (7) Terrarium Building at Bopha Devi.

GLOW TALKS - A free intimate speaker series held at Library at The Dock. Hosted in the activities room at Library at The Dock, some of Melbourne’s most unique personalities will present: including: (1) Father Bob Maguire; (2) A Focus On Fashion Lana Wilkinson - Stylist, Margie Woods - Founder and Creative Director Viktoria and Woods, Melissa Singer - Age Fashion Editor; (3) The Future of Food - Nicolas Georges - Monash University Professor, Karen Inge - Sports Dietitian of Dineamic, Ravi Presser - Founding Chef of Feast of Merit; and (4) Melbourne’s Role in Social Enterprise - Kylie Wallace - Campaign Manager, YGAP, Nick Pearce - Founder of HoMie, Jarrod Briffa - CEO of Kinfolk. Promotion of the workshops and talks as well as bookings and ticketing will be managed by Papermill Media on behalf of City of Melbourne

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