This October at West Village we are celebrating all things local from our primary industries to food, fashion, and so much more. We may have missed out on the EKKA this year but we have decided to embody its spirit and host an activation called Homegrown.

Homegrown will pay homage to local history, produce, artists, and fashion. From mushroom workshops hosted by Brisbane locals Little Acre Mushrooms, to a world premiere music event that celebrates fresh produce and so much more!

 

Brisbane Fashion Month

Homegrown Pop-Up Store – Meet the Makers: In conversation with Britt’s List

Sunday, 3 October at 4pm – 5:30pm

$20 ticket


Meet, mingle and hear from local designers Maven Label, Soul Silk and Rebellious Grace, in conversation with Britt’s List editor Brittanie Dreghorn.

With a focus on local and ethical production and a spotlight on sustainability, we’ll be unpacking what inspired the Homegrown designers’ labels and collections and how they measure and manage their brands’ environmental impact.

Ticket includes a glass of bubbles and treat on arrival with one-off discounts for attendees on the day.

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Seed Ball Workshops

Sunday, October 3 and 24 at 10.30am and 12.30pm

$10 ticket includes a coffee voucher for parents!


Little Urban Farmers can get their hands dirty and have fun creating their own seed bombs. Using Sunflower seeds so that when Spring arrives, kids can have lots of good bugs buzzing around the garden. Kids will learn all about urban gardens!

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Little Acre Mushroom’s Class For Kids

Saturday, October 9 and 23 at 9:00am

$20 TICKET including your take home mini-farm kit! 


Celebrate nature’s very own superfood! These hands-on classes provide kids with the knowledge and skills to grow their own mushrooms at home! Learn easy to follow techniques, with kits suitable for any size home. Each child will take home their very own mini-farm kit!

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Beeswax Candle Workshop

Saturday, October 9 and 30 at 11:00am

$10 TICKET


Craft your own natural beeswax candles with handrolls beeswax wrap and pour your own tealight candles, while learning about the myriad of beeswax uses and the fascinating behaviours of the bees who make the wax from Brisbane bee experts, Bee One Third. Take home your creation and a new appreciation of bees.

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Songs at Sunset presented by Opera Queensland

Friday, 15 October at 5:30PM

$120 Ticket for a table of four guests.
Includes Cheese graze and bottle of wine.


Be serenaded at sunset in The Common with an intimate glimpse of favourite songs from stunning Opera Queensland of mezzo-soprano Xenia Puskarz Thomas and soprano Rebecca Cassidy, while enjoying fine cheese and wine.

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HOMEGROWN Factory Projection Show – Vege Patch Kingdom

October 25 - November 7

FREE Nightly between 6pm - 8pm


In celebrating the theme of “Homegrown” to its fullest, this animated short takes you on a fantastic journey inspired by West Village’s living heritage village. From a classic surreal version of the Peters Ice Cream Factory with its colourful characters throughout, this story leads you across to a Vege Patch Kingdom.

Edible Encore

Saturday, 23 October at 3:30pm – 4:30pm

$15 Ticket, includes cheese box, juice and fruit bag


A delicious world premiere music event from Camerata – Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra - West Village and Harris Farm Markets. Sit back and enjoy as a full ensemble showcases an experience for the senses inspired by fruit and vegetables!

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THE FIRST OWNERS – stories, dance, history and song from the Traditional Owners of Meanjin (Brisbane)

Friday, 15 October at 10am – 11am

FREE


Powerfully educational and inspirational, these classes are hosted by the Traditional Owners of Meanjin (Brisbane) and include telling of history, conversations around indigenous artefacts and their meanings, songs and dance of Meanjin, the didgeridoo and it’s magic, and the stories and beliefs of painting and body art. Learn, appreciate and understand as Tribal Experiences take you back to a time before the city existed.