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Low Light Festival: See Queenscliff in a different light this winter Dan Sultan + All Our Exes Live in Texas + Justin Townes Earle | whiskey + gin | food + wine | film by Matthew Barney | music by Sigur Ros | seaside warmth Program Four Weekends in Queenscliff June 22-24 | June 29-July 1 | July 6-8 | July 13-15
Low Light FestivalAs winter enters its darkest weeks, Queenscliff launches the inaugural Low Light Festival, bringing the finest international and local arts, music and culinary talents in a month-long celebration of all the senses. Featuring an extraordinary array of events across four weekends including live music, gin and whiskey tastings, heritage walks, progressive dinners and unmissable mind-blowing visual art installations, Low Light will shine a beacon on the renowned seaside village, providing visitors with plenty of reasons to spend a winter's weekend in Queenscliff. In a very special partnership with the Icelandic Dance Company, Low Light will screen exclusive Australian premieres of three new films: Ã-RÃ†VI or Life in the Undergrowth featuring original music composed by Sigur Ros which will be projected outdoors; Union of the North by Matthew Barney, Valdimar JÃ³hannsson and Erna marsdÃ³ttir; and Des Irae, by visual artist GabrÃela FriÃ°riksdÃ³ttir. This program appears courtesy of the Lighthouse Arts Collective. In addition, Bellarine Lighthouse Films have curated an entire film festival, including a very special filmmaker Q&A to follow the incredible Gurrumul documentary on opening night. A series of one-night-only performances at the glorious Queenscliff Town Hall will take place over the month when Dan Sultan, folk-pop outfit All Our Exes Live in Texas, and international Americana star Justin Townes Earle come to the seaside town. Festival-goers can enjoy a range of art exhibitions in surrounding galleries or take part in workshops ranging from printmaking to drawing; the perfect activity to warm your seaside spirits in the depths of winter. Culinary delights will be on offer throughout the festival including a five-course big red dinner featuring a battle of the wines from Bordeaux and Bellarine, a Bastille dinner will be complemented with a French musical twist, and a progressive dinner showcasing the best of the region in four top locations. Just 90 minutes' drive from Melbourne, Queenscliff is one of Victoria's most renowned seaside resorts, filled with Victorian-era architectural grandeur and top and tailed by two lighthouses (High Light and Low Light). Low Light is a new twist to proceedings, offsetting the low season and Queenscliff's bracing seaside cold with a month-long celebration of warming, immersive comforts and the arts. Low Light can be enjoyed as a day trip or as a full weekend away with the events taking place from Friday through to Sunday each week and all within easy distance of the town centre. Queenscliff and Pt Lonsdale are equally accessible from Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat and of course Sorrento and Portsea by ferry. A range of accommodation is available in Queenscliff and local regions. Low Light Festival will take place in Queenscliff from 22 June to 14 July 2018. For the full program of events, bookings, accommodation options and further information visit lowlightqueenscliff.com.au Low Light Festival is proudly presented by Visit Victoria, Borough of Queenscliff and Queenscliff Music Festival. Quotes attributable to Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren: 'The low light festival will bring droves of visitors to Queenscliff - and that's good news for local jobs, businesses and the economy.' "This historic sea-side village will come alive with light, delicious food and the finest local art during this month-long celebration of all the best the region has to offer."
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