PRESS PLAY: a week of fun

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Join us for a week of summer events and activities at the Multi-Arts Pavilion, mima in Speers Point Park.

From 15 to 21 January, the lawns of the new Multi-Arts Pavilion, mima (MAP mima) will be transformed into a dreamy underwater garden with giant starfish, turtles and technicolour sea creatures that beckon you to come out and play. Take a ferry ride across the lake and arrive for a magical picnic, listen to an open-air concert or set off on a story quest. 

The fun begins on the Saturday 15 January with Ocean Garden. Wander around this wonderful installation of larger-than-life inflatable sea creatures, or join their makers, Maurice and Matt from Goldberg Aberline Studio for a workshop to tap into your own creative flow. 

As the sun goes down, the MAP mima stage will open up for a special concert featuring the first-ever performance of Andy Firth’s MAP mima Fanfare. This captivating and joyous piece of music celebrates the arrival of the new arts pavilion in Lake Macquarie City. Join us for this unique work that thunders like a storm and sparkles like the lake. After the performance, stay on for an evening light show and disco with DJ Pucko.

On Sunday 16 January, Catapult takes to the MAP mima stage with the final performance of their astounding contemporary dance piece, Drift

Throughout the week the fun continues with kids yoga, story time and drawing sessions, art workshops, markets, roving performers and more. Explore the new Multi-Arts Pavilion, mima and immerse yourself in our 360-degree audiovisual experience EMERGE by Plugin HUMAN.

And just when you think it’s over, Speers Point Park brings you the Lake Mac Festival from 22 to 23 January.

Program

Date and time Event Tickets/Free
Saturday 15 January
12pm - 9pm Ocean Garden inflatables  Free
3.30- 5pm Goldberg Aberline Studio creative flow workshop  Tickets $15
5.30pm

Smoking ceremony with Pete Townsend

 Free 
5.30-9pm Skux Az art installation Free
6.00-6.40pm Jazz band: Half Nelson   Free
7.00-8pm

The Big Bang with Andy Firth

Tickets $10
8pm 

Illumination event

 Free 
8pm-9pm

DJ Pucko's disco 

 Free
 Sunday 16 January
 All day  Ocean Garden inflatables  Free
10-10.45am Ocean Garden Art Space pop-up workshop - session 1 Fully booked
11-11.45am Ocean Garden Art Space pop-up workshop - session 2  Fully booked
10am-2pm

Homegrown markets

Free
10am-3pm EMERGE 360-degree audiovisual experience Free
6.30pm-7.45pm Drift by Catapult Dance Tickets $0-30
Monday 17 January
All day Ocean Garden inflatables  Free
9-10am Yoga for kids Fully booked
10.30-11.15am Meet the author and illustrator of 'What if...'  Free
Tuesday 18 January
 All day Ocean Garden inflatables Free
7-10pm Awa by Saretta Fielding, screening in the Node  Free
Wednesday 19 January
All day Ocean Garden inflatables Free
10am-3pm EMERGE 360-degree audiovisual experience by PluginHUMAN  Free

10- 11.30am

EMERGE Artmaking workshop

Tickets $10

11am-12pm Ocean Garden Story Quest Adventure Tickets $5
7-10pm Awa by Saretta Fielding, screening in the Node  Free
1.30-2.30pm Ocean Garden Story Quest Adventure Tickets $5
Thursday 20 January
 All day Ocean Garden inflatables Free
11.00am-12pm  Ocean Garden Story Quest Adventure Tickets $5
 1.30-2.30pm Ocean Garden Story Quest Adventure Tickets $5
 10am-3pm EMERGE 360-degree audiovisual experience by PluginHUMAN Free 
 10am-11.30am EMERGE Artmaking workshop Tickets $10
 1-2.30pm EMERGE Artmaking workshop Tickets $10
 7-10pm Awa by Saretta Fielding, screening in the Node  Free
Friday 21 January
All day Ocean Garden inflatables Free
10am-8pm EMERGE 360-degree audiovisual experience by PluginHUMAN  Free
Sunset/7.30pm Stargazing event (postponed) Free
7-10pm Awa by Saretta Fielding, screening in the Node  Free
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 January  
10am-3pm EMERGE 360-degree audiovisual experience by PluginHUMAN  Free
8am-4pm Lake Mac Festival  Free
7-10pm Awa by Saretta Fielding, screening in the Node  Free

When

  • Saturday, 15 January 2022 | 11:59 AM - Friday, 21 January 2022 | 08:00 PM

Location

Multi-Arts Pavilion, mima (MAP mima) Lake Macquarie, 96 Creek Reserve Road, Speers Point   View in Google Maps

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