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
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