Join the official PAVE Splash MOB
When: Sunday 30th March 4pm – 6pm
Location: Upper Beaconsfield
The Event will be fully filmed for a public presentation at the PAVE Family Fiesta night (Saturday 12th April 2014 – Emerald Secondary College). Paint will be provided but bring your own paint brush to paint 30cm x 30cm x 30cm x30cm diamonds – there will be 200 to paint. Register with Big Art Ted on 0405 505 858. Come join the fun!
The Performing And Visual arts in Emerald, better known as the PAVE Festival has taken the honour of being Cardinia Shire Council’s 2013 Event of the Year at the recent Australia Day celebrations.
The Festival is unique:
PAVE runs over an entire week with events every day and evening. Over 200 performers and artists contribute to the PAVE festival. PAVE offers something for every taste, age, ability and interest.
Now its tenth year, the PAVE program gets better each year. For the first time PAVE will kick off with the Emerald FunFest on Sunday 6 April, a huge street festival featuring rides, street performances, three music stages (including Battle of the Bands), a dance stage, art and photographic exhibitions and over 100 quality food and market stalls.
The international food court has something for every taste. Relax with a glass of wine and watch some entertainment, marvel at the colourfully costumed steampunks, let the kids try out some of the free events, browse among the artisan stalls or join in the fun and festivity.
A world music concert will cap off the first day featuring the brilliant soulful reggae rhythms of African dance band, Blak Roots, Ukelele and Japanese drumming group. Every day is jam packed with events providing great activities throughout the school holidays.
Learn a new skill at a workshop, have some fun with shaving cream art, see an exhibition or come along to one of the evening events. Abbie Cardwell & The Chicano Rockers are a 10 piece Mexican “Rocanrol” band inspired by vintage Mexican music of the 50′s and 60′s sung in Spanglish and performed by a bunch of gringos and one Latino! They will be playing at a huge Family Fiesta night on Saturday 12 April along with circus and dance acts, comedy, Mexican food and lots of fun activities for the kids
When: Sunday 6 April and Sunday 13 April
Time: 11am – 4pm @ Emerald Arts Society Studio
View a range of affordable artworks For Sale by local artists in various media including paintings, prints, drawings, photography and mixed media.
PAVE reaches across all social demographics to provide affordable access to arts based projects and performances in Emerald, whilst offering another reason for people outside the community to visit the town.
Here’s an outline of some of the festival events:
Sunday 6 April 2014 – FunFest
A street party to kick off the PAVE Festival in 2014 – rides, market stalls, live music, dance, performances and a wide variety of food from the international food court.
Monday 7 April 2014 – Rockabilly Dinner
Rockabilly Dinner featuring The Atomic Hi-Tones at Elevation while Rod Quantock delivers his mathematical secrets at the library.
Tuesday 8 April 2014 – Dance Workshops
A day of dance workshops for primary and secondary school kids, followed by Home Grown stories and verse for adults by local identities
Wednesday 9 April 2014 – 3MDR Women in Song
3MDR’s Women in Song featuring four notable female singer songwriters
Thursday 10th April 2014 – Burlesque Spectacular
The Burlesque Spectacular featuring a Troup of top class circus and dance performers at the GEM theatre.
Friday 11th April 2014 – Aussie Kid’s Rock
April Aussie Kid’s Rock at the GEM during the day followed by a virtuoso guitar performance featuring Ken Nicol (ex Steeleye Span) in a concert to treat your aural senses.
Saturday 12th April 2014 – Circling the Brink
Enjoy the Open Garden and Circling the Brink dance performances at Telopea Gardens, followed by the great family Mexican themed gala night.
Sunday 13th April 2014 – Poets Breakfast and Matthew Fagan’s CD Launch
The festival closes on Sunday 13 April. Ease into the day at the Poet’s Breakfast, attend international and local artist Matthew Fagan’s CD launch at the GEM and finish the festival off by attending the hilarious Golden Cow Literary Awards featuring bovine poetry and stories or if jazz is more your scene, wind down with Ruby Jazz at Emersleigh Estate Winery.
These are just some of the activities during the week. Pick up a full program in person at Emerald Community House or online here.
PAVE 2014 Festival in Emerald. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 5968 3881 for queries.
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