Over summer, Fed Square was transformed into a bustling green oasis. And now, everyone’s favourite cultural hub is about to receive a winter glow-up of epic proportions with an undeniably French twist.
The centrepiece comes from French artist Cyril Lancelin in the form of a glowing installation called The Knot, which if you take a look, pretty much speaks for itself. The mammoth-scale knot will illuminate Fed Square through the entirety of the festival from Thursday 15 July to Sunday 5 September, but there’s so much more happening in between, too.
In partnership with Alliance Française de Melbourne, the square will present several weekends dedicated entirely to French film and music on the main stage between Friday 27 August and Sunday 5 September. Meanwhile, square-goers can tuck right into a French feed—keep an eye out for the Posh Brioche van.
Throughout August and September, there’ll also be a stack of free workshops which are becoming a mainstay of Fed Square. These workshops, of course, will be undoubtedly French-focussed and will cover off everything from decoding French lifestyle to a boozy Monet and Mimosa painting session.
For a rundown of the full program, head on over to Fed Square.
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