Brunswick Mechanics Institute Opening Night

Next Wave and Moreland City Council will be launching their new cultural enterprise, the Brunswick Mechanics Institute this Friday night. Head down early for an evening of festivities – the Institute’s unique spaces will be brought to life with an array of events and performances that will serve as a preview of Next Wave’s future vision for the venue. In collaboration with leading creative organisations across Melbourne, the historic building will comprise a setting for film, performance, discussions and musical events, while doubling as a space for community workshops, celebrations and artist residencies. Entry to Friday’s opening is free – but do register your attendance to let them know you’ll be dropping by.

Main image: Brunswick Mechanics Institute courtesy Next Wave.

Where: Brunswick Mechanics Institute, 270 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

When: 7pm, Friday 8 September

How much: RSVP for free entry

More info: Brunswick Mechanics Institute website


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