White Night Melbourne 2014
After captivating audiences in 2013, White Night Melbourne is back.
In its 2013 debut, White Night Melbourne attracted more than 300,000 people.
Starting at 7pm on Saturday, 22 February 2014, Melbourne’s city streets, laneways, landmarks and cultural institutions will once again be transformed into a cultural playground from dusk-till-dawn.
White Night Melbourne 2014 will offer a mix of free and ticketed entertainment to appeal to everyone.
Over 12 hours, in venues and major cultural institutions right across the city centre, visitors can participate in an urban adventure of exhibitions, street performances, fashion, lighting installations, film screenings, multimedia projections, concerts, dance and interactive events.
Inspired by Paris’ Nuit Blanche, the international network of White Night programs has grown to over 20 cities globally and Melbourne’s own unique interpretation of this worldwide phenomenon will capture your imagination.
Join in the celebration of our city’s passions – music, art, food, theatre, sport, fashion, film, design and performance.
Come discover or rediscover Melbourne, expect the unexpected and enjoy a night like no other.
There'll plenty to eat and drink, with many cafes and restaurants extending their hours, specially for White Night.
One of White Night's highlights will be The Pom Pom Project by Etsy in collaboration with the Centre for Adult Education (CAE).
Melburnians are invited to get arty and contribute to a giant pom pom sculpture as Etsy, the world’s handmade marketplace, hosts The Pom Pom Project during White Night.
More than 1,400 pom poms made from 80kg of white wool are expected to be created which will be formed into a growing circular structure to complete the planetoid artwork. Participants will also be encouraged to write personal messages of hope to accompany to their pom poms.
The completed sculpture will then be donated to an as yet undisclosed recipient.
The Pom Pom Project will be located in the event’s Rags to Riches Precinct, on the corner of Flinders Lane and Degraves Street.
Special guest instructors will help participants in their pom pom making efforts, and an instabooth will allow makers to share their creations online.
What: Pom Pom Project
Where: Rags to Riches Precinct, CAE info shop, corner of Flinders Ln and Degraves St
When: As part of White Night Melbourne, Saturday, 22 February 2014
Time: 7pm – 7am
Social hashtags: #whitenightmelb, #pompomproject