Throw on your winter coat and head out into the night as the Glow Winter Arts Festivaal returns to Melbourne's southeast for its fourth year. Hosted by the City of Stonnington over 11 chilly nights, this after-dark arts fest celebrates the best that local creatives have to offer, with everything from comedy acts to dazzling light projections to tempt you out into the cold.
With a solid progra m of free and ticketed events stretching from Windsor to Malvern, figuring out an itinerary is no easy feat. Following on from Fitzroy's Gertrude Street Projection Festival and Footscray's West Projections, Glow will employ lights, projection art and lots of neon to bring the area to life once the sun goes down. Malvern East's Central Park oval will become Alice's Garden with surreal larger-than-life flowers, mushrooms and rainbows, while Greville Street will be lit up from 6pm each night.
Punters will have plenty to discover on a little wander, with guerrilla opera taking over Greville on August 19 and Helpman Award-nominated theatre If These Walls Could Talk..? showing over at Chapel Off Chapel for two nights. For the complete Glow Winter Arts Festival program, go here.
Images: Phoebe Dunn.