With each winter I learn to appreciate the season more and enjoy the contrast it brings. Yes, the wind is icy cold but there’s nothing like the feeling of a long beach walk and breathing in the crisp, fresh air. To be honest, we have had some glorious days on the Mornington Peninsula this winter and the regular appearance of blue skies and sunshine makes it a perfect place to visit during the cooler months. Check out some of our finest creatives at local markets, family friendly events and wonderful workshops throughout August.
Art | Saturday Art Talks @ Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Saturday 4th August | 2pm – 4pm
Join MPRG curator, Danny Lacy, as she present three artists with ties to the peninsula as they share some insight into their arts practice and inspiration.
Free event with exhibition entry but bookings preferred.
Market | Sorrento Makers Market
Saturday 4th August | 10am – 3pm | Free parking
My favourite type of market where you get to meet the faces and makers behind the amazing products on offer…and visit one of the Mornington Peninsula most scenic towns!
Exhibition | FAC Open Exhibition ‘Immersion’ @Frankston Arts Centre
Friday 10th August | Opening Night
FAC Open Exhibition theme immersion is inspired by FAC’s 2018 Dive into the Arts campaign. Artworks come in many forms and from a wide range of members of the community.
Exhibition from 10th August – 31st August @ Cube 37 | Free entry
Kids Workshop | Young at Art ‘Paperworks’ @ Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Tuesday 14th August | 10am – 11am or 11:30am – 12:30pm
$5 per child, carer free | Bookings essential
Workshop | Circus for Big Kids @ Cube 37 Frankston Arts Centre
Saturday 18th August | 2:30pm – 4pm | $20 *or $10 with ‘Humans’ performance ticket.
When the ‘Humans’ performance come to Frankston, you get the chance to get involved too. Test your flexibility, learn some circus skills and have a laugh at the same time. So much fun you’ll feel like a kid again! Ages 16+
Re-opening | Mock Red Hill Re-Opening Party
Saturday 18th August (10am – 5pm) +
Sunday 19th August (11am – 4pm)
One of the Peninsula’s finest cider houses is getting a face lift and is set to reopen on the 16th of August but all the party fun will be happening across the weekend with live music and great food + drink, of course!
Check out their Instagram for more details @mockredhill
Wine | Mornington Peninsula Mums’ Wine Club Event @ The Peacock Estate – Tyabb
Friday 24th August | 7pm – 11pm | Further info + tickets
One of my favourite events to attend each month (I’ve only missed one since they started), it really is a wonderful way to spend a Friday night. Meet new people, drink wine, eat great food + listen to phenomenal speakers.
This month local, Kate James, an author, life and career coach and mindfulness teacher will be talking about believing in yourself & doing what you love.
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