Wednesday, November 27, 2013

ReActivate Latrobe Valley: Spring Design and Sustainability Festival

Commercial Rd South & Tarwin St, Morwell, VIC - Friday November 22nd, 2013

 As promised, the Spring Design and Sustainability Festival did not disappoint. Hundreds gathered on Commercial Rd and Tarwin St to be part of this exciting event on Friday afternoon. Locals, residents of surrounding towns, as well as people from Melbourne made their way to the festival to experience the creativity of the local community. This talent was demonstrated through live music and performances, various types of cuisines, art and design stalls that all set up a vibrant atmosphere in the town.

The event was free and open to anyone, which allowed for various demographics to interact in the one setting.The roads were closed and became entirely accessible by pedestrians. The entire festival contained about 50 unique stalls that all had something different to offer.

The ambition of the Spring Festival was to intensify town centres, strengthen local communities, support micro industries, and in turn begin to transform and ReBrand the region.

A variety of cuisines was available at the festival which demonstrated some of the qualities of the locality. 

 Jerry and Vesile having some fun at their Yummy Gozleme Stall. 

Sari's Restaurant brought some authentic Indian cuisine to the festival.

The creativity of the locals did not fail to impress! The festival had plenty to offer: jewelry, furniture, homewares, bookbinding, t-shirts, and many more...

 Waterwheel Orchards and Yinnar General Store set up a beautiful showcase of their products. 

Live performances set the atmosphere for the entire festival. 

The Nigellas performing. 

 The Drumming Circle ended the festival with a bang! 

The Spring Festival was a lot of fun and attracted people from various places. Morwell was the place to be that night! The success of the event was felt by the residents, the local shop owners and many more as we begin to witness a positive shift in the town.