Bega: Are you ready for PARKLIGHT?

Opening night of the Festival of Open Minds promises to be a spectacle for all the family

Littleton Gardens, Bega

From 6pm • Friday 13th September

Are you ready for PARKLIGHT?

A festival of light, sound and movement in the heart of Bega.

We'll be lighting up Littleton Gardens for a night of magical occurrences and happenings.

Celebrating our communities, youth and Indigenous culture, along with the Festival of Open Minds, and the opening of South East Interference III at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery.

Littleton Gardens will come alive with projections from The Bermagui Create & Make Crew and VIVID Sydney, and performances by Sassi Nuyum, COPE, FLING Physical Theatre, The Gulaga Dancers, Mica Mahani, Yunion, Sam & Robyn Martin, Timor Leste Belun-Malu Choir, & The Navigate Explorers.

Join us for a free, family friendly and fabulous evening out, soaking up visual and musical wonders from our talented locals, with a few visitors appearing also.

PARKLIGHT commences with projections onto nearby buildings created by the young people of Bermagui Create & Make. Expect stories, soundscapes and language. Expect light, dance and movement, glowing orbs and shimmering umbrellas! Expect music on a flat top, clap sticks, bamboo flute and Japanese Taiko.

Commencing at 6pm, at the Doctor Dr McKee Fountain, you will be led on a journey weaving through the gardens, watching strange and beautiful things as you go. The event will culminate in a performance by the wonderful Belun-Malu Choir, recently back from a tour of Timor Leste, a high impact performance by local poet Sassi Nuyum (Meaghan Holt) and a stunning projection from VIVID Sydney onto the gallery wall.

Official launch of the exhibition South East Interference III at the Bega Valley Regional Gallery will then commence from approx. 7.15 – 7.30pm

South East Inteference III, curated by Gallery Director Iain Dawson is a collection of works produced over the last three years by Shivanjani Lal, an Australian artist with Indo-Fijian ancestry.

Local restaurants and cafés are supporting the event by staying open to trade before and after the event. Issi & Co will be serving wine and cheese before-hand, and will be open for dinner.

The Nook Espresso will be staying open and putting on some live music in their arcade in the time leading up to the event. Mal’s Pizza Bite will of course be open and The Bistro at The Commercial Hotel will keep the kitchen open late.

The wonderful organisations supporting this event are: The Bega Shire Library, Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Bermagui Create & Make Crew, Navigate Arts, Bega Valley Shire Council, NSW Family & Community Services, Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre, UNSW Art & Design