The Village Festival

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The Village Festival Pleasure Edinburgh Garden
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The Village Festival Edinburgh Gardens
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Time Out says

Travelling community arts festival the Village Festival is putting on one last hurrah

The travelling Village Festival has charmed communities all over Australia for the past 15 years with programs showcasing creative artists from all over the country. More than 450,000 people have been to the Village Festival over the years so for the event's final hurrah at Edinburgh Gardens, they've decided to cap it off with one final party. 

Hitting town this October, the Village Festival will boast a diverse music line-up of everything from stomping rock and delightful jazz to surreal electronica. It's also jam-packed with colourful art installations and theatre performances. Bring your little ones along, as they'll love the dedicated program for kids and the teenaged acrobats from Circus Oz Fanatics. 

The World Kitchen is cooking up a "food performance" that will explore some of Melbourne and the world's oldest culinary traditions. You can sample Tibetan momo dumplings, Colombian treats from Mama Verana and learn the secrets of Somali cooking with Luul and Marian. 

Sadly this will be the last year the Village Festival is being held at Edinburgh Gardens after fifteen strong years. If you're keen on heading along, entrance is via a gold coin donation but you can reserve a spot online

By: Steven Otani

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