There’s a new café coming to Geelong but this time with a bit of a twist. Craft Space is set to open soon and looks at bringing the best of coffee, food and creative inspiration into the same space through a creative studio also located at the venue. It’s also another addition to the Little Malop Street precinct (shop number 87), watch this space!
Geelong shoppers, go find your wallet because you’ll be needing it. Purple Cow have been a household name for a number of years now but it’s time the store infiltrates the shopping centres. Opening a few days ago Purple Cow is officially Market Square’s newest store.
It’s been around 11 years now of campaigning for marriage equality in Australia and the time has come around for those located in Geelong to get involved this Saturday (September 19). Speakers for the day will be Jye Cannon, Sarah Hathway, Greens Senator Janet Rice and Victorian Commissioner for Gender & Sexuality Rowena Allen. Meet at 1pm at the Little Malop Street mall and make some noise on the issue.
The Geelong acquisitive print awards exhibition is now on with 42 works by 44 leading and emerging Australian artists on show and short-listed for the prize. The awards exhibition will be on show until November 22 including Sophie Cape’s piece, who was the recipient of the award. Head to the Geelong Gallery to see what you think of the entrants.
October means more than just a few months until Christmas, it’s also a month where donning your finest dress for Frocktober (a not-for-profit organisation raising funds and awareness for ovarian cancer research) is common-place. Adding to the usual events, the Australian International Tea Expo are throwing a Frocktober Morning Tea on October 17 with all proceeds going to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. Visit australianteaexpo.com.au for more information.
Here at Forte we love ourselves a nice smelling candle (or a nice smelling anything for that matter) and Peach Boutique in Geelong has its own sweet smelling fruity peach scent thanks to local candle maker Love Ludie. Make sure you pick yours up!
How many times do we have to say that anything is a laneway is damn cool? Well count this as another time as Blackman’s Brewery in Torquay (26 Bell St) are having another laneway session. Set for September 5 and 12, celebrate the return of spring with live music, pop up stalls, and how could we forget, the mobile bar serving you some bevvies!
The Melbourne International Film Festival have just lined up their regional screenings and GPAC has gained a few to hit their screens. Results, Song of the Sea, Neon and Putuparri and the Rainmakers will screen from September 11 to 12. Mark it in your diary!
The Take 2 Market is back with over 30 stalls of pre-loved designer, high street and vintage fashion items. Head to the Geelong West Town Hall on August 29 between 10am and 4pm to pick up something to give your wardrobe an upgrade.
Boom Gallery has a new exhibition on the walls, floors and smooth surfaces (at least it feels that way) and it’s a goodie. Running until September 5 will be works from Anita Beaney, Jiri Tibor Novak and Trudy White. Stop in for a coffee at Dirty Rascal and stay for the pretty things on the wall.