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* Open Spaces Festival 2019 | Abbotsford Convent *
Soak up the sounds and surrounds of the Abbotsford Convent at our all-ages arts and music festival, Open Spaces, featuring live music, DJs, roving performances, art, kids programs, markets, food trucks and more Enjoy your beats with a side of natural beauty at the Gulanboon stage set in the Convent's sprawling heritage gardens. Curated by Joel Ma (Joelistics), our diverse lineup of musicians includes Haiku Hands, DRMNGNOW, HAYCH, Elle Shimada, N'fa Jones, Parvyn, Pookie and Danika Smith. We're celebrating female-identifying artists on our DJ stage, featuring Colette, Aucan Alias, Adriana, Imaxx, Mamacita Bonnita and Emelyne. Young ones are in for a treat with a slew of our beloved Convent Kids programs including a Polyglot Theatre program, karaoke for kids, book making with Kids' Own Publishing, a Deep Soulful Sweats dance party and more. Get crafty with workshops, demonstrations and open studios by the Convent's creative community including Ink & Spindle, Cone 11, Ghost Wares, Katheryn Leopoldseder and more. Browse handcrafted treasures made by our creative community at the Convent Made market, plus West Wind Collectors will gather a dreamy mix of Melbourne makers. The Convent precinct will be buzzing with roving performances and art installations by Ngioka Bunda-Heath, Maddison Kitching, Leisa Shelton, Jake Potter, Mary Peacock, Rick Matear and more. There'll be plenty of opportunities to fuel up with food trucks and markets including Taco Truck, Billy van Creamy, Ghost Kitchen, Mabu Mabu and two pop-up bars. Our onsite eateries Cam's, Lentil As Anything, Convent Bakery and Kappaya will also be open over the weekend. When you need a break from the action, our WellBeing group will be on hand to offer massages, yoga and meditation sessions, plus one-on-one taster consultations. $5 entry at the gate, free for children under 5 and Companion Card holders
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